PR Updates Round II

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January 29, 2007

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I have just run the new version of the PR update script through the entire directory list so all the PR values should be correct now. If anyone finds any that are not, please report the directory and I’ll fix it manually. Thanks to the people who commented on here to let me know about the staggered update!


Promotion for new directories

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October 21, 2006

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A new site has just opened that offer directory owners some free promotion and links for new directories. This is a free service, so I encourage you to take advantage! The site is Directory Release.

On another note, just a messge to spammers who submit rubbish non-directory spam sites to Directory Critic: It only takes me 1 second to hit the delete button. I check every site before it appears on the site, so you may as well not waste your time.


PHPLD 2.x Security Problem

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October 19, 2006

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I received an email this morning about a serious security flaw in phpLD 2.x. The flaw allows webmasters to submit html tags in the description and name fields. The problem is easily fixed using php’s strip_tags() function. Here is the fix, courtesy of After 5 Web Design:

  1. Open:
    submit.php
  2. Find:
    $data[‘LAST_CHECKED’] = gmdate(‘Y-m-d H:i:s’);
    $data[‘DATE_ADDED’] = gmdate(‘Y-m-d H:i:s’);
    $data[‘DATE_MODIFIED’] = gmdate(‘Y-m-d H:i:s’);
  3. Add:
    $data[‘DESCRIPTION’] = strip_tags($data[‘DESCRIPTION’]);
    $data[‘TITLE’] = strip_tags($data[‘TITLE’]);
    $data[‘OWNER_NAME’] = strip_tags($data[‘OWNER_NAME’]);

Simple. Now that this is out in the open, you should expect spammers to try and expolit it. So I suggest you patch this up as soon as possible. I know Tim from After 5 Web Design has notified the phpLD team, and a patch should be out soon.


New Backlinks & Indexed Pages Checker

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September 17, 2006

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Over the next few weeks I’m going to be adding some link and SEO tools to Directory Critic. The first tool I’ve added is the backlink and indexed pages checker. This is a simple tool that shows you how many pages your site has indexed and how many incoming links it has in the 3 major search engines.

Enjoy!


Niche Listings Up For Sale

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August 31, 2006

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Ryan from Niche Listings contacted me yesterday to let me know that he is selling his directory. Niche Listings is one of the leading directories I have listed on Directory Critic. The auction is taking place in this thread over at DigitalPoint. If you’re in the market for a well established and profitable directory I suggest you sheck this one out.

In other news, I am in the process of moving house and have only just been able to get back online. I’m connected to the internet at a whopping 46.2kbps while I wait for ADSL2+ to get installed. It’s killing me! So, I have just finished the 120 directory updates I had waiting and will try to get through the 50 or so new directory suggestions within the next day or two. I’m way behind, but should be back in the swing of things by the weekend!


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