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I work in Online Marketing Development for some medium to large size companies in the UK doing SEO, Online Marketing and Coding. I like to spend my spare time playing online games such as BC2 Vietnam with my friends, and playing around with websites such as building them, making changes and keeping content up to date etc. I also work on and run a number of sites for online solutions from web hosting to game servers and much more. Read more about me and my sites at My Profile. Just another rocker/metal head, that cares for nothing much but having fun and lots of it!

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Archive for July, 2011

My Holiday To Spain 2011 – Part 2 Day One

Posted by NathanielB On July - 25 - 2011

So We had arrived in Spain at about 10:30am and got to Karen’s place in Bar by around 12 mid day. First things first was to say thanks for the lift and handout a couple of things I got for Karen and Michelle from England, oxo cubes for Karen and Cadbury Flakes for Mich, as they can’t find them where they live.

Then we showed Diana, Chris and Olivia the bar where they would be sleeping (Karen and Georgette had converted it in to a lovely little place for them to stay with beds, chairs, tables and a TV for them to watch in bed if they liked.

Once they was settled in I went back over the road with Karen – as I was staying in Mich road as she currently stays at he boyfriends Carlos.

We all got our bits sorted as we wanted (I dont bother to unpack everything as I cant be bothered with trying to find homes for it all so I just got a couple of bits ready that I might need quick for walks and the beach etc.

After sitting around for a bit and having a good chat with Karen we headed of to the little beach just down the road – a nice private’ish little beach which is literally on Karen’s door step as it takes 30 seconds to walk down the road, and your on the beach :)

Chris was straight in the beach and we all followed but Diana and Olivia didnt want to go in to deep as Di cant swim and Olivia had never been to a beach like this before in her life! Shes only 12 (I think) and it was her first time ever abroad, first time on a plain, first time on the beach and her first time for anything like this all together!

My Holiday To Spain 2011 Part 1 – The Trip To Karen’s

Posted by NathanielB On July - 20 - 2011

So on the 15th July I was whizzed of to Standard airport at 5am in the morning to catch our fight to Santiago Airport in sunny Spain to spend 10 days in a small place called Bar which is in Pontedeume, Galicia (North East Spain). But my holiday started the night before as I didnt sleep a single z due to staying up all night watch TV and chatting with Olivia until about 2am when she finally feel asleep lol

I guess I should mention the fact that I went on holiday with Diana (my aunty) Chris (Diana’s friend) and Olivia (Chris’s daughter), and it was a laugh from the minuet I got to Chris’s house as all we was doing was messing about and making sure they all had bags under the allowed weight by Ryanair (15kg).

When we landed in Spain my friends and family (Karen, John, Michelle and Carlos) where waiting to pick us up. The journey back to Karen’s (my aunty how lives in Spain) in Bar takes about an hour (I think lol) and its got some lovely scenery to look at (and a crashed lorry, I think the driver was ok but his parking skill was not so good lol) which passes the time quite nicely :)

Once we got to the beach not far from Karen’s we pulled over at a bar for a drink and to show Diana, Chris and Olivia the massive beach (pics to come as I aint put em on my PC yet), where Karen told Chris how to say C**T in Spanish and Diana — without knowing what she was saying — shouted it out rather loudly, which as you can imagine got us some quite funny/strange looks from the people sitting on the tables around us ROFL!

After the ball of laughs we all had at the bar, we went to have a quick look at the massive beach over the road as it was practically empty, unlike last year, when it was more full then a tin of sardines! Once we had taken in the lovely view, we piled back in to the cars and made our way to Karen’s house in Bar.

Google +1 Black Hat SEO Scamer…

Posted by NathanielB On July - 14 - 2011

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Google +1 Black Hat SEO Scamers In Full Swing!

Posted by NathanielB On July - 14 - 2011

So now that everyone has got to install the Google +1 buttons on there sites we have been starting to see a whole range of Black Hat SEO Scamers come out in full swing!
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For example here is part of an email I have literally just got from a spammy link building site I had signed up to some years back (actually this is what inspired me to write this post!):

We’re beta testing a brand NEW Google +1 service. Google +1 is Google’s new game changing way of incorporating social media with search rankings. We have a limited amount of inventory. It will be a few weeks before we have any more open inventory. They all come from unique IPs and real google user profiles.

There are 3 options:

1st Option – Starter Package – 100 +1s for $199 – 5 Packages Left

It usually takes about 3 to 5 days after your project is started to fulfill 100 +1s. Projects will typically be started within 72 hours depending on how backed our team is at the time.

The other packages they offer are the same as the above but with more +1s offered, but still in the same time frame!

We all know this is a form of black hat seo, and will simply not cut it as an seo tactic, the same as spamming Facebook likes and tweets will not help, as I’m sure google has some filters in place to combat all that type of black hat spam.
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So my question to Google is… Has this already been planed for? And how is google A. Going to know what +1s have been built by some black hat service to manipulate rankings and B. What will google do with such sites and findings?

Not only is this a rant and dig at the pathetic so called seo service providers that are already trying to spam the new Google +1, but its also a warning to people NOT to take up on such offers because…

A. Google +1 is new and in testing for how it will effect the serps, if it will at all!
B. I’m quite sure Google would have seen sites and services like this coming, so they will most likely have filters set in place to pick up on the sites that start to abuse +1s
C. Its a big waste of money!
D. The people that offer such services clearly dont know what they are talking about so simply DON’T TRUST THEM!

Thats it on the subject for now, but I will be looking into other black hat +1 services which have already been started such as sites that have been created for people to signup and share/swap +1s, which I guess is more grey hat rather then black hat, but if abused it could end badly IMO!

New Counter Strike Source Surf Death Match Server!

Posted by NathanielB On July - 11 - 2011

Thanks to the kind courtesy of Game Servers Live, I now have a new CSS Surf Death Match server!

You can find the server by searching for either the IP or name “89.145.117.234:27015 GameServersLive.co.uk Surf DM Heaven!” to view its stats and join to play some fun surf maps, and with a parachute mod for a laugh! (only a test to see how it goes) you sure to have some giggles on the server once you get going :)

Surf Map Details:

Currently I have a large selection on surf maps on random rotation, along with options for admins and plays to do map votes, so please join in and let me know which maps you would like removing and / or adding!

Team Death Match Details:

As the name said, the server is also set on team death match, as no one likes to have to site around waiting for a new round when your on a surf server! So please let me know if anything needs tinkering with to have better settings for that, such as spawn protect and so on.

Other Server Mods, Setting & Details:

Along with being a surf death match css server, you can also enjoy the fun of a parachute mod, which may stay on may go as its just a bit of fun to test if people enjoy the server with it on or off!

Instantly have full money in order to buy all the weapons you want round after round! I may also add mod in order to make all weapons free for those surf maps that dont have a good weapons supply (in other words for the maps where the weapons dont come back once taken the first time), but as with all my servers, the choice is yours so please feel free to comment on how you would like it done!

Admin etc:

Apart from that (and a list of current surf maps, which I will add in a minute), I think I have covered everything thats needed :)

And as always I am more then happy to do some admin slots and reserve slots for people for £2 per month, or £4 per month for both along with a link on my lovely site :)

If you would like admin or a reserved slot please use the donate page and post a comment to let me know your paypal transaction ID along with your game details in order for me to add you to the correct list.

Current Surf Map List:

As I said above, this is in a random order and players are able to vote for the next map so please dont take this as the current map order as there is no set order for maps on this surf death match server!

surf_10x_final
surf_10_10_06
surf_4rooms_v2
surf_akron_noobs
surf_arena_b2
surf_bigramp_v2b
surf_brick
surf_cepo
surf_devilsquadron_final1
surf_egypt
surf_egypt_fixed
surf_egypt_mini
surf_EibertV1
surf_firingrange
surf_funpark
surf_funpark_x4
surf_fusion_final
surf_greatcanal_v2_fix
surf_greatriver_remix
surf_heavenlydeath
surf_hellV1_final
surf_japan_v4
surf_leet_highroof_v2
surf_leet_highroof_v4
surf_leet_turbo
surf_leet_xl_beta7z
surf_leet_xl_skytrip
surf_legends
surf_machine
surf_mcmansion
surf_metal
surf_microcatsinsanity_b1
surf_midnight_v3
surf_oncar
surf_prisoner_v2
surf_rebel_resistance_final2
surf_secret_tower
surf_skate_park_v2
surf_skyscraper
surf_skyworld
surf_skyworld_jail2
surf_style_final
surf_suicide_final
surf_superk
surf_Swej
surf_vlr
surf_xxx_betav1
surf_year3000

 

Please feel free to post the maps you feel should be removed and any new maps you would like to see on the server (I will try to update it at least once a week for new maps requested). If you are requesting a map please try to give me a url where I can download it from to save time in my getting the new maps on the server as per your requests :)

Nath’s Banner Ad Rotator – C…

Posted by NathanielB On July - 8 - 2011

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