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Friday, February 25, 2005

Over 10K

Just thought I would note that Uncover the Net now has over 10,000 listings. That's not bad considering how new this directory is. I expect that the number of listings will continue to grow quickly at Uncover the Net as the editors keep up the fast pace of new additions. All this contributes to the goals of Uncover the Net which are to create a quality directory that is useful to Web searchers and is also a good value for Webmasters.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A "Real" Regional Section

First, sorry I haven't posted on the blog in a while, I've mainly been on the forums!

We have been working on ditching the cross-referencing locations and opting for a real regional section, much like what DMOZ & Yahoo have. Personally when I was trying to find an interior designer or local radion station or something, the first place I looked was Google or Yahoo. After being presented with a bunch of scraped result adsese websites, I would then head over to DMOZ or Y! Directory and boom..there is a whole category on just what I was looking for and in the city I was looking for. I think regional sections on directories are possibly one of the best and most used sections of a directory. That's why we're really trying to make them the best they can be. Anyway, after working on it for about a week,we've got the ground floor paved:

So, if you have a regional specific website, now you know where to submit! Or if your browsing the directory, now you can (or will be able to :]) find that local radio station you've been trying to find.
Sunday, February 06, 2005

Seemless Integration of Articles

Today, I moved the articles section to http://www.uncoverthenet.com/articles/ and designed it for a more seamless integration.

You can see some examples of the article categories here:

And some indivdual articles here:

Building Value on The Web
Learn some of the steps which will help you build value on the web.

Determing the Value of Links from Link Renting
Article helps the reader determine what links are worth.

Evaluating Search Engine Marketing Results
Side by side comparison of the search engine results on Inktomi and Google for "search engine marketing."

There are also topic specific articles that we are working on, almost like About.com. An example would be:

Education Articles

I'll be adding more articles this week, but you can add your own too! Click here to submit an article. Questions / comments? Discuss the articles in the webmaster forums.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Blogger Error - 001 java.net. ConnectException: Connection refused

For the past few days I've tried to publish new posts and couldn't do because of the following error from Blogger:

001 java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused

So after searching Google for a solution, I found this post by Frank who had the same problem.

He outlined 4 solutions:

1. Clear your cache, history and cookies and try to publish.

2. Try publishing through a different browser.
Read this and this

3. Under Blogger -> Settings -> Publishing, change the FTP Server name so it begins with "ftp."

4. Delete your username and password in the publishing settings in Blogger and it will instead prompt you for this information when you publish. Now you enter your username and password every time you publish.

For me, it was immediately fixed when I tried publishing via IE (I use Firefox).

So..thanks Frank!

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