A great stress relief with a free game: HexGl

Once the work-week is over, most people can hardly wait to get home and unwind with some interesting pastime, a game, a good TV show, or just by hanging out with friends and family.

For those that would like to unwind with a free, online game, I suggest you give this new, free, HTML 5 version HexGL a try. It’s very easy to play, and it sure captures attention, the graphics is beautiful, both on smaller and larger screens, I’ve even tried it on 1440×900 large screen laptop, and it looks very nice.

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Ahrefs bots are eating your bandwidth ? Here’s how to block them

The site ahrefs.com can purportedly tell any site owner, for prices starting from 99$ / month, who links to them from where, and also provide site owners with other seemingly significant and meaningful data about visitor activity.

The problem is, they use software bots to crawl sites, and THOSE BOTS CLICK ON LINKS in your site, if you have outgoing links, probably to verify if the outgoing links have real destinations or are just linkbaits. For a regular site, WITHOUT AFFILIATE connections, this probably won’t hurt anyone, but in the case of affiliate sites, regardless of affiliate programs, it’s a disaster.

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What is local GEO targeting and why you should care ?

Image of Local GEO targeted pages generator for WordPress

Local GEO targeted pages generator plugin for wordpress

Local geo targeting is the fine-tuning of the RELEVANCE of your search-engine result pages entries, to the specific areas or cities, in which you provide your products or services, and to those specific services, that your business has to offer. And it’s the single biggest improvement you can give your site, if it’s based on wordpress, to get better search engine rankings and outrank your competitors.

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Why I am disgusted with Yoast’s SEO plugin


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Caution: this is A RANT !

Image of dislike for Yoast's SEO pluginI’m both a blogger and a freelancer, and I write articles both for myself and my customers from time-to-time. And from time-to-time, I am faced with the inability to write compelling, in-depth, well-written and meaningful articles, because my customers or friends expect me to write those articles in accordance with Yoast’s SEO plugin’s READABILITY score. This readability test/analysis in that plugin simply pisses me off, and for good reason. Read on to find out why I find Yoast’s readability tests disgusting.

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Smarty template tricks for OG:tags with international charsets

TL;DR version: if you use opencart or prestashop and your shares on facebook don’t look good, you have product images missing or product descriptions missing, read the article completely, to learn how to properly og: tag your templates.

Some of my Prestashop and Opencart customers, especially French and eastern-europeans use in their product and category names special apostrophe characters, that while look good on the product page, in the product or category description itself, cause a very strange behaviour in Facebook’s sharer apps.

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If your booking system is stuck at loading

Image no.2 Example of an empty calendar in booking system pro (dopbsp) plugin in wordpress
Example of booking system (dopbsp) plugin stuck at loading

Image no. 1. Example of booking system (dopbsp) plugin stuck at loading

There are quite a large number of websites based on wordpress that use dotonpaper’s booking system or booking pro plugin, just in my experience as a freelancer, I’ve seen over 50 sites that use it, some of them for travel booking and hotel lodging, others for cleaning services, because from many points of view, the plugin is very easy to use and configure, and it even has (had ?) ¬†a free version.

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