Saturday, November 15, 2008

Testing custom domain permalinks before conversion to custom domain

One of the worries that prevented me from using custom domain for my more active blog is that permalinks (individual post URLs) may become dead links. So before I converted my less active blog http://dummies-guide-to-google-blogger.blogspot.com/ custom domain, I saved all the permalinks before conversion to custom domain.

I tested clicking on those permalinks. I was expecting either of 2 results:
  1. permalinks become dead links

  2. permalinks lead to new custom domain permalinks


What I got was a surprise, neither of the above. Clicking on the permalinks led to the old permalinks (individual post page URL) prior to conversion. The only clue that there is something strange is a little message at the task bar "Done but with errors on page":

error message for permalink

I will check them later to see if the situation changes. Update: All pre-custom domain permalinks lead to the new custom domain permalinks seemlessly

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Testing future post scheduling

I am going to try to schedule this post for November 13 2008 at 2.16pm directly in Blogger post editor. If this post is published immediately, test is a failure, but if it doesn't, check back later to see if post is published on scheduled date and time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Testing Page Rank Checker in Post

If I read the codes correctly, it should be able to be published in a post itself. Let's see:




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Friday, November 07, 2008

Testing thumbnails making with ShareAPic

I tested making a thumbnail album at Candlelight vigil at Dataran Petaling Jaya.

Conclusion: Making the thumbnail album is as easy as ABC. Just upload the photos, copy the given HTML codes and paste it into the Blogger post editor and publish.

Test alt="" title="" tag for videos

I wrote about using images as SEO trick and received a query - "would it work for video?"

Now I am a retired scientist, not an IT expert, so I can guess but cannot say with absolute certainty about whether it would or would not work. I suspect it wouldn't because Google hasn't come up with a video search yet. However, as a retired scientist, I would like to put it to a test:



video

I added the tags alt="world's youngest drummer" and title="world's youngest drummer" etc. to the above embedded videos. When I hover the mouse over the videos, no tool tip appear unlike for images. So looks like my suspicions turned out to be right.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Testing background color

Let us see what we get below:

What is the background color of this block of text?



If the above what you want, please refer to short introduction to inline CSS