Just to let you guys know, it looks like the IP address that Bad Neighborhood runs on has been added to Project Honeypot (IP data can be viewed here). I had thought that you actually had to spam someone after hitting a honeypot in order to get added to the blacklist, but a friend of mine is running http:BL on her site, and the crawler is blocked from seeing her content.
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Despite the loss of all historical data, the site is back and fully functional, aside from one tool. The Keyword Suggestion Tool based on AOL Leaked Data is currently offline. I will have to re-crunch the data from the original files, and am not sure yet how long that will take. I apologize for the downtime.
A minor compatibility issue with a MySQL statement in the Login LockDown Security Plugin has been fixed. The old version, 1.0, was using a MySQL function that did not become available until MySQL 4.1.1, whereas WordPress only requires MySQL 4.0. Only those who were getting a MySQL error after activating the plugin would need to upgrade to Login LockDown 1.1.
There was an issue with attempting to scan certain urls causing the scanner to fail. I thought I had fixed it, but found out it was still happening with requests to scan SSL (HTTPS) sites. I modified the way the urls are passed through the AJAX calls and everything appears to be working again. Please let me know if anyone encounters any more issues. 🙂
Due to some misconceptions that I have come across having to do with the Bad Neighborhood Detector tool, I need to clear up a couple of things. Let me say first and foremost that the tool is designed to help webmasters in determining whether or not they might want to link out to a particular website. It was designed to help reduce some of the effort involved with the manual checking process… the tool was not designed to replace the human decision making process in any way, shape, or form.
The Google Multi-Datacenter rank checker was offline for about the past 10 days due to a couple of issues, one of which was the structure of the table I am using to store the search history. As a workaround I made a blank copy of the table and archived all of the old data. Within the next week I hope to restructure how I am storing things and port the old data over to the new tables. The tool should work fine in the interim, please let me know if anyone notices any new issues.
Thank you Donna for prompting me to fix it. 😀
My latest gizmo, Yahoo! Multiple Keyword Position/Rank Checker, is now live on Bad Neighborhood. Enter up to 5 different keywords in the textarea (1 keyword/keyphrase per line), and the domain you want to check for in the text box underneath that. It will scan Yahoo! until it finds your domain, or the end of the results, for each keyword.
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The site redesign is now complete. New tools will soon be added. Additional info as to how the current tools work will be added here as posts, and linked to from each of them as needed.