Friday, October 27, 2017

An SEO experiment to see how high a short article can rank on Google

This is an SEO experiment to see how high a blog post can rank
if I write for an audience as well as trying to hit many keywords provided by google keyword planner.

First, I use Google Keyword Planner.
I type in a word for example for this experiment, I am gonna use "GIMP" because I'd like to post about "GIMP" the free open source program that I have a forum about and it's what I am interested in.

Then I see 1st page of Google Keyword planner giving me these words/phrases:
gimp 2
gimp photo editor
gimp windows
gimp photoshop
gimp 2.0
gnu image manipulation program
gimp image editor
gimp editor
gimp windows 10
gimp 3
gimp brushes
gimp free
open source photo editor
open source image editor
gimp download

I think it's pretty hard to hit all these words/phrases without sounding desperate or look like you're only trying to hit keywords and not writing for the audience.
My goal is trying to write for an audience while being able to hit many keywords.
So I start writing my simple article about GIMP What it is, What I use it for and Where to go to help/get help from

I bolded the keyword(s)/phrases that I think are good for targetting keywords but only for my own personal purpose to see what good keywords/phrases that I hit after I wrote the article.

I did use the keywords given from first page of keyword planner as a guide but still kept focus on what I can share to the audience that might be interested in finding out information about GIMP.

So by the end of bolding keywords/phrases I have this list that's in my article:
What is GIMP (the GIMP)?
GIMP, open source image/photo editor,
GIMP, GNU Image Manipulation Program,
GIMP, open source, free,
GIMP, download GIMP, free,
What Do I Use It For?
editing, scripts, download to use in GIMP,
GIMP, Windows, GIMP
plug-ins, GIMP, plug-ins/scripts,
Photoshop, photoshop, GIMP,
GIMP, photo enhancing,
GIMP, photo/image editing
Where To Go Help/Get Help?
try to help, get help

I think the list is pretty good for hitting keywords/phrases about GIMP.   And the article is still focuses on sharing information with the audience.

Now I submit the link of my article to Google submit url, and Bing submit url for the Google's and Bing's bots to crawl my page and see how it ranks.

This is only an experiment to see if this strategy works well for the audience as well as bots or not.
The real results come in when some one searches for "GIMP" or "What is GIMP?" and see if my article shows up somewhere high on the results page.

What is GIMP (the GIMP)? What Do I Use It For? Where To Go Help/Get Help?

What is GIMP (the GIMP)?

GIMP is an open source image/photo editor.
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.
GIMP is used by beginners and professionals as it is open
source and free.
GIMP is available on GNU/Linux, OS X and Microsoft Windows.
You can download GIMP for free from

What Do I Use It For?

I personally use it editing my images.
I also write scripts (Python plug-ins) for others to download to use in GIMP.
I am not an artist but I have a lot of fun using GIMP.

GIMP automatically comes along with Ubuntu (Linux) Desktop install.
On my Windows machine (laptop), I just install GIMP myself.

Installing plug-ins in GIMP is really easy. You just toss the plug-ins/scripts
in the appropriate folder and that's it, it's ready to run.

I was taught to use Photoshop in school, but everything you learn in photoshop, you can
easily transfer those skills to GIMP when you're using it.

I also use GIMP for simple photo enhancing operations such as
auto white-balance.

I can't say enough to recommend GIMP to people. It's my go-to program for any photo/image editing.

Where To Go Help/Get Help?

There's also great community support if you don't understand something, just ask.
People are always willing to help.

Here are some places that I go to try to help and get help from:
/r/gimp on (My forum)

Monday, October 16, 2017

5 eyes (ways of seeing) - Buddhism.

This is English (rough translation) of

Five eyes
1. Naked eye - can only see things with form can't see when covered or in the dark
2. Eye of Gods - can see near/far things without obstruction like scientific radiographs and magnifying glass
3. Eye of wisdom - can see things without form, no longer deluded by form.
4. Eye of Bodhisattvas - eye of wisdom of Bodhisattvas, see clearly all wordly methods and out of the world methods, no longer falls for wrong path.
5. Eye of Buddha - includes all above eyes, completely clear all over.

Friday, October 6, 2017

phpbb forum: Added Image Search feature to the forum.

On my phpbb forum, I could search and advance search but it seems you can only select to search in posts' subject/title and/or posts' message.

I wanted the ability to search through image files (via real filenames) as well.
There doesn't seem to be any phpbb extension that does it (or at least I couldn't find it).

So I wrote my custom pages to do it and a table to keep track of image searches that had been performed.

I created a page that you can submit an image search to.
It's located here: (or you can access at the bottom links of any page on the forum)

All that page does is it has a simple form that you can submit a search to.
It then submits to /imagesearch.php with a 'q' GET parameter.
For example, if you search for 'buddha'.
It would submit to
Then imagesearch.php would show you the same form again just in case user wanted to search for something else.

imagesearch.php also does the work of showing results (with pagination).
imagesearch.php would also record what 'q' was and save it to my table (of searches that had been performed) and the number of results it found.

Then I have another custom page that shows image searches that had been performed on  It's located at

And that's it.  Now users on my forum can search for images via real filenames of attachments.

For more technical details (code) on how to implement something similar on your phpbb forum, you can go to phpbb Forum: How I added Image Search feature to the forum.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pick 3 Lotto Noodle - Enter phrase, get Lottery Numbers for your pick 3/4/5 games (Javascript Version).

This is a javascript version of the Lotto Noodle app. Specially design for pick 3,4,5 games.
Enter a phrase, and get Pick 3/4/5 Lottery Numbers for it.
Pick 3/4/5:
Enter your phrase (noodle):

Numbers generated are based on current date with hour and phrase (noodle) entered
Output will be shown below: