Why is my CSS being ignored? I used !important

Why is my CSS being overridden by other CSS when I used !important? I even used it inline:

<style type="text/css">
tag {mystyle: inherit 10px inherit 10px !important}

… or …

<tag style="mystyle: inherit 10px inherit 10px !important">

Well the answer is simple, but can be confusing since its not as one might expect. If you use “inherit” as one of the values in your CSS then the entire style specified may be overridden by inheritance.

For example:

<style type="text/css">
div {margin: inherit 10px inherit 10px !important}

… or …

<div style="margin: inherit 10px inherit 10px !important">

… will be overridden by CSS present in stylesheets even though you may have specified !important or used the style inline, as in the second example.

So, if you want the inherited values to be carried through in these cases where your CSS is being overridden you can specify just the ones you want changed. In this case…

<style type="text/css">
div {margin-right: 10px; margin-left:10px;}

… or …

<div style="margin-right: 10px; margin-left:10px;">

HowTo Avoid Bogus Link Exchange Offer – The PR Hijacker

Maybe you’ve gotten an email like this one trying to fool you into exchanging links with a website that does not have the Google PageRank (PR) claimed by the person offering the exchange. I noticed this seemingly good offer just tonight by email (from the PR Hijacker):

My name is Lienka Mills and I was wondering if you are interested in exchange links, I’ll place your link on my sites exactly here:

saturdaydownsouth(dot)net PR4
yourchoice4ptonline(dot)com PR3

If you agree please send me your site details:


I’ll place your link in less than 24 hours, then I’ll send you an email with my info.


If you don’t want to receive more mails just reply with “unsubscribe”.

I thought this was a great offer since was going to get a link from a PR4 and a PR3 site
(that’s 2 links) to my PR 1 site – seemingly a site owner’s dream. Heck, if I wanted to be sneaky about it I could still do the link an benefit from it since I still get a PR 3 linking to me – but I have not.

There’s often some truth in lies. In this case, it appears that although saturdaydownsouth.net appears to be PR Hijacking saturdaydownsouth.com (innocent site), but the second site mentioned in the email does have a PR3, though it was possibly a PR Hijacker in the past – who knows?

So why does someone do this? Well right now the PR Hijacker site has most likely exchanged links with the listed below (these are sites giving “Google Juice” to the PR Hijacker, and getting nothing in exchange):

List of Sites Being Ripped Off

saturdaydownsouth.com (the site whose PR is being hijacked).


If your site is on the list above, you might want to read this entire post and the two below in “More Resources on PR Hijacking” and decide on a proper course of action.


How Webmasters Fake Their Google PR…
Stop 302 Redirects Hijacking Web Page PR…

7 Free Website Submissions

I will be listing 7 free website submission directories/sites. I chose these because I wanted a small and measurable amount of submissions to work with, I was reminded about the endless emails some of these free submission sites will send if you sign up for too many submissions at once, some of the sites will submit to other sites (including duplicate submissions by multi-submitters), and because these sites have good Google PR ratings.

For now, onto the list:

  1. http://www.dmoz.org/ PR8
  2. http://www.manta.com/ PR7
  3. http://freewebsubmission.com/ PR6
  4. http://www.directory-free.com/ PR5
  5. http://mastermoz.com/ PR4 (must register for free account)
  6. http://www.codeclassic.net/ PR4
  7. http://www.synergy-directory.com/ PR4

You will get some emails after submitting to some of these, in particular FreeWebSubmissions and the sites it submits you to will send emails. Its best to have a throw-away email for that purpose, more about that later. I will write more tips about submitting and a bit about Google PR (in case you are furrowing your brow)

HOWTO Set Up POP3 Email

POP3 email is one of the most popular ways to use for email setup. For more details about POP3 email, click the link. POP3 email is possibly more often used, and is what I will be addressing setting up email as POP3.

Setting up your email is one of those things that can readily be answered on the web with some quick searches. I think, however, that lots of times people talk themselves out of do-it-yourself service when it comes to email setup.

Even so, basic email setup requires very little info for email setup so you can send and receive email.

  • your name
  • incoming mail server (also called POP3 Server)
  • outgoing mail server (also called the sending mail server and the SMTP Server)
  • email username
  • email password

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