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Detecting search engine bots with PHP

I have to admit i am writing this post because i will publish soon big article about cURL extension and show you how to use it to create bots which would be even able to login to web pages and do some actions there, actually nothing illegal, but still i fill the need to tell you how to detect “good” (search engine bots) and “bad” (scrappers) bots and how to protect from them. Continue reading Detecting search engine bots with PHP

Microsoft BrowseRank

Maybe you already heared about it or maybe not. BrowseRank is Microsoft response to Google PageRank, it is not even close to being ready, but there is already some reliable data coming from Microsoft developers. It is only 8 pages long, but contains a lot of text that you may not found very interesting – like mathematical calculations and probability theory – so i boiled it down to most important facts, to present it to you. Continue reading Microsoft BrowseRank

Clone keyword in PHP

A lot of people do not read PHP manual. That is a fact, they will look for answers to their questions on forums, books, blogs (like this one for example) and so on, while most of the answers they are looking for, are already there … in PHP manual. Or maybe it is me who is weired, because i like to browse PHP.net to see “what’s new”, well can’t really tell. Continue reading Clone keyword in PHP

Semantic Search Engines

I read interesting article recently (btw i do not read my news, but if i did then i would probably found out that i begin each of them with the similar sentence), the article was about the future of search engines, mainly semantic search engines. I do not want to get into details here because as you know, English is not my native language and i am not sure if i could explain the whole concept clearly enough, so if you need more information on semantic search check out … correct, WikiPedia 🙂 Continue reading Semantic Search Engines

PHP, JSON and JavaScript usage

Today i want to introduce you to jSON (JavaScript Object Notation), in short, it is a simple format designed to exchange data between different programming languages. I will show you how to create JavaScript object, convert it to JSON string, and send to PHP script, which will decode jSON string to readable format (for PHP). But that’s not all, PHP script will create it’s own data object encode it to jSON string and send it back. All communication between JavaScript and PHP will be done thru AJAX. Continue reading PHP, JSON and JavaScript usage