notice anything new?

This site was really getting bogged down with spam (though maybe not all of it visible easily) and it was pretty slow. I even got a mail from google… unfortunately for the wrong reasons…

For almost a couple of years this site was the first hit for many keywords like ‘sanjay m’ (When I couldn’t give an email to a new contact, I’d just ask them to google for my name! 😉 ) but not any more heh heh!

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Google Search Quality
Date: 2008/9/9
Subject: Removal from Google’s index

Dear site owner or webmaster of msanjay.weblogs.us,

While we were indexing your webpages, we detected that some of your pages were using techniques that are outside our quality guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html. This appears to be because your site has been modified by a third party. Typically, the offending party gains access to an insecure directory that has open permissions. Many times, they will upload files or modify existing ones, which then show up as spam in our index.

The following is some example hidden text we found at msanjay.weblogs.us:

lots of crazy words
[…]

In order to preserve the quality of our search engine, we have temporarily removed some of your webpages from our search results. Currently pages from msanjay.weblogs.us are scheduled to be removed for at least 30 days.

Looks like I need to resubmit the URL again to google using their webmaster tools. Also some readers had complained that this site dosen’t open in IE at all I myself had seen this some times though I had no problems with firefox.

Anyway now I’ve FINALLY upgraded to the latest version of WordPress and hope that these issues are addressed now. WordPress upgrade was so beautifully effortless, kudos to the team for such an excellent effort. The UI and user friendliness was really cool esp the automatic upgrade of plugins was just beautiful.

Having been out of touch with this site for a while, have lots of things to write about, and should be back in writing action soon with plenty of pictures as well!

5 Responses to “notice anything new?”

  1. Richa Says:

    Hi,

    I am Richa from SiliconIndia. I am also an avid blogger for a while now and participating actively in Indian blogosphere. I read your blog posting and found them very interesting and informative. We would love to see a copy of your blogs posted here, whenever you are posting it on blogger.com. Here are some of the benefits of posting your blogs here:

    We have a strong community of 1 Million professionals
    Best blogs of 2008 to be published in a book “SiliconIndia bLoG PrinT”
    Best blog to be printed in SliconIndia & SmartTechie magazines each month
    Chance to be featured on homepage everyday
    There are 10,000 active bloggers who participate in active blogging

    We appreciate your community initiative here and in helping build a more powerful India! Also, if you have any ideas or want to volunteer to help for SiliconIndia, we would be more than excited to get your help. Pls mail me back at richa@siliconindia.com with your suggestions and feedback.

    Richa
    Blog Editor – SiliconIndia
    http://blogs.siliconindia.com/

  2. Suresh Panje Says:

    Dear Sanjay,
    In journalism, printer’s devil is termed as an occupational hazard. With the advent of electronic visual media (TV), a journalist often seen on the tube also became to be known as occupational hazard. Likewise, the spasm, hackers etc. are the occupationa hazards for the bloggers.
    Anyway, nice that you are back. Better late than never is well said. Do you agree?

  3. praneshachar Says:

    sanjay
    changed look is fine it is like new house warming thara taliru torana dinda kongaolisuttide. magana jnapaka agli antha kelavu kade baraha makkala bareda hagide. super get up and hope u will be regular now on and wish you all the best
    pranesh and MB

  4. bellur ramakrishna Says:

    sanjay,

    good to see you back in action.

    nicely chosen theme. this design has visual depth. the old and new feel mixes quite well. elements such as stick-it-notes, clips and pins, and handwritten headings are very vibrant. the title header which has the feel of an old diary page could have been slightly bigger. the date on the left side might have looked more natural on the right side. coz that’s where the pop-ups from a diary appear. on the whole, a much needed face-lift. but the background color still resembles the previous avatara. is that your fav. colour?

    nimmellarigu deepavali shubhashayagalu.

    take care

    bellur

  5. Veena Shivanna Says:

    Very nice blog theme Sanjay. It resembles just another dairy page and it makes sense atleast w.r.t your blog as you pen your experiences there!
    Liked the fonts and the stick notes, pins etc.,!

    Look forward read more onyour blog. I appreciate Google folks to having sent that email to keep the users updated!

    Take Care,
    Veena

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