Glenn over at SSEO asked for a script to do mass whois lookups.
Use this function:
function getwhois($domain, $tld)
For all those wanting to check the rollout of the BigDaddy update, here's a list of 116 Google Datacenters:
126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 (more...)
Spent a bit of time yesterday trying to get my code examples highlighted using the GeSHi class. However using the WordPress plugin code, I found that though the code was coming up fine it was removing all paragraphs and line breaks from any surrounding text. So I then wrote my own plugin still calling the GeSHi class file, but where it displays both code and text properly.
It is (more...)
For crawling in PHP I have always used the fantastic cURL.
My curl single-threaded function:
$agent = "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)";
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_NOSIGNAL, 1);
On ThreadWatch yesterday there was a thread about rank checkers, and I couldn't believe that some SEOs don't use them. We use our own heavy duty mega serp scraper to fully analyse any industry we are working in. Anyway, Graywolf mentioned how he would love a Google RSS or XML feed - I having been waiting for this for a long time, as their SERPs are so (more...)
I can be quite slow sometimes :)
Just right-click on the ads, choose 'This Frame' then 'View Frame Source' (obivously I knew this for normal frames :)):