Thursday, August 1, 2002


=======August 19, 2002=========== 

Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 2:35 PM 
Subject: PPP 8-19-02 

From: bobking

The Portal Partner Press is sent for the education and entertainment of the people who own and operate a SearchKing hosted portal or have an interest in niche portals or SearchKing and it's many services. It is intended to help you learn to better maintain and market your own portal or how to use niche portals to enhance the marketing of your web business. Anytime you have a question about any item in an issue of the PPP, please visit our forums at and feel free to ask any questions or post any comments about your portal, about SearchKing or about internet marketing in general.
Final Adjustments
This is just a short message to let our portal partners know that we will be doing some upgrading to our servers starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August, 20th 2002 .
Since we moved onto the new hot rod boxes last month, we have had several issues that we have not been able to effectively resolve. We have had a heck of a time getting the open relay on our mail fixed. We are still having problems with Frontpage and we still have a couple of miscellaneous issues with Hyperseek and Redhat 7.2
Anyway, we will be making these upgrades beginning at about 2pm tomorrow, August the 20th. This is central time. We will need you to NOT be loading anything up to your site for about 24 hours and if you do --- BACK IT UP!
Your visitors should not experience any down time associated with your site. We will be using all four of the servers we have, (yes, we still have those two old servers online), so that if we have to pull one server down for more than a few seconds for a re-boot, the request would kick over to the other server. In theory, the worst that would happen is that some of your visitors might be seeing data on the updated version of the old server and the next visitor would see data from the new server.
The only risk you will have is that anything you might load up could be put on the old server and lost. BACK IT UP!
This is the best way we know of to get the kind of speed and reliability that we are going to need over this next year. These new servers are VERY fast and from the testing we've done, even the portal pluses are going to rival the biggest names in the search industry for speed.
I know this is the first PPP in a month. I apologize but there is a reason. I have been consumed with these server moves for a month. I've had no real news to bring you and in spite of my reputation, I really don't enjoy talking just to hear my own voice. If I don't have anything to say that might serve some purpose, I don't like wasting the resources needed to send an email to a few thousand people.
Now that we almost have the server upgrades out of the way, I have all kinds of things to talk to you about. Like; you all being able to offer yellow pages, and daily polls. My trip to England to get UKSearchKing duplicating and hiring programmers from across the pond and of course the hottest topic on the net PR Text Ad Links.
In upcoming issues I will tell you guys just what Page Rank is and how to get it and how to use it to make money.
So, we'll be in touch again soon.
Publisher -- Bob Massa