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What is a neutron probe and how does it work?

What is a neutron probe and how does it work?

  When it comes to trying to understand how much water is present within the ground, a neutron probe can be the perfect tool. This instrument is widely used across industries such as Geologging and farming, proving fundamental to the successful operating and management of their related processes. How does a Neutron Probe work? A neutron probe is a clever device which contains a pellet of americium and beryllium. The alpha particles from americium collide with that of the beryllium nuclei. This allows the detection of slow neutrons to take place, enabling the calculation of the amount of hydrogen present in...
How to Use Fire Extinguishers

How to Use Fire Extinguishers

When purchasing fire extinguishers for an office, home or other environment it is useful to know a little about fire hazards and safety so that you buy the appropriate product. There are many different kinds of fire extinguishers with different capacities and contents that have been designed to combat different fires, for example an electrical fire and an oil fire have different flammable combustibles and these will behave differently. Each will spread differently in varying environments and you would necessarily use the same methods to stop them. In the UK we categorise fires into five types. Fires that involve...
Fire Extinguishers – Using Them Safely

Fire Extinguishers – Using Them Safely

Fire safety is extremely important and that is why it is mandatory that every work place has a fire extinguisher and why every home should have one too but how many people would really know how to use them in the case of a fire? Health & safety has been so important in law to prevent accidents but most people simply tune it out as common sense or obvious. In the case of fire extinguishers you need to know how to use them under pressure i.e. when there is a fire hazard happening right in front of you but...

Christmas is Coming – How To Carry Out a Christmas SEO campaign

photo credit: krisdecurtis So, in little over a week, most of the Christian world (and hangers on) will be celebrating Christmas 2008. Also, because of it's the credit crunch, businesses are counting on the strong sales of Christmas to tide them through. As an SEO'er, have you approached your client about SEO'ing for Christmas 2008? If you haven't yet, too late. Last Christmas, around November, we obtained a couple of clients who wanted results before Christmas. We told them that they should've come to us 6 months ago. Understood, they gave up on Christmas 2007 (well, they switched to...

My Authority List on Link Building

photo credit: manfrys Ah yes, there are two things to do when it comes to SEO - optimising pages & link building. Realistically, you should spend about 40% of your time on optimising pages, and 40% of your time on link building. The other 20% should be split with sorting out relevant areas such as google local, froogle feeds, and liasing with your client (should you have one). So I guess that's three things. Today I'm going to talk about Link Building. What links do you go for? What links should you go for? Building links is a tricky...

Playing With Things

Being busy, I haven't really got anything thought provoking or intelligent to say today (sorry!) but I will talk about a little widget I've stuck on this blog. Widgets are like Garden Gnomes. One or two on a blog looks okay, but any more than that and it looks a bit tacky. Also, with widgets, they can cause no end of problems to websites, particularly with loading times. However, I have taken the plunge and decided to go with one - Google Friend Connect. Why Google Friend Connect? Well, there are a number of reasons. The first is that...

SEO Companies – What To Look For (And Avoid!)

A story that is on the front page of Digg a couple of days ago is about the State of Washington suing an SEO firm. The lawsuit centres around the following points. Misrepresenting the ability to significantly increase traffic to customer Web sites by achieving top search-engine rankings and failing to deliver other promised services. Falsely claiming an affiliation with other marketers including Specialty Merchandise Company, a so-called drop-ship wholesaler. Claiming that its customer service representatives can be reached at any time when, in fact, customers are often unable to reach representatives and sometimes do not receive return calls....

Thoughts on Baiting For Blogs

A quick post on Baiting for blogs. This won't be a guide, for a good reason. I am Rubbish at it. I can do one method okay, which I will cover here, but it's probably the only method I can do to some measure of success. I will discuss the other forms here as well. 1. To Linkbait -  Link Out For your average link baiter, the best way to link bait is by aggressively linking out to various sources. Find 5 or 10 blogs related to a post you are writing, and bonus points if you can link...

Get Huge Blogging Traffic By Predicting The News

An interesting post on sitepoint caught my eye - the post was about a member there, who's blogged about how a post written about the Johnathan Ross/Russell Brand Non News Fiasco was receiving huge traffic because the post is located on page 1 of google, surrounded by the likes of Youtube & Newspaper Stories. News based traffic is great to get, however, the top spots are usually monopolised by the big sites. The only way to get there is to predict the story before it happens. Surprisingly, it's not the hardest thing to do. Events The easiest thing to...

Using Webmaster Tools To Find Free Links

Recently, Matt Cutts on his blog suggested a way of getting free links on your site quickly and easily, using Google's Webmaster Tools. Google's Webmaster Tools contains links to pages that people have pointed to, but they're not on the server (404 errors). So say if somebody created a page to deadsite.co.uk/itisnothere.htm, and you either removed that page (or, more likely, they mistyped the URL), so how do you create them into good links? Way 1 (Poorest) - Meta Refresh The first way is to use a HTML meta refresh such as this:- <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.target.url/"/> Put that line...