Category Archives: Search

Comments on search engines, web directories and SEO

This search engine may harm your browsing

Well it looks like Google is fubar. Every search result has a This site may harm your computer. link under it. And they all link to a Warning – visiting this web site may harm your computer! page. All that … Continue reading

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Moved blog to new url…

Just moved my blog to a new domain, Leefe.RatesTheWorld.com.au. I think this will work better in the long run, but is a pain in the short run. All the things you have to do when moving sites. You have to … Continue reading

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Where is your Australian Passport advice?

Looking up information about Australian passports the other day I noticed the following sponsored link. The URL listed looked wrong to me. Australia doesn’t allow domains straight on the ‘.au’, only as second level domains. There is no www.AustralianPassportAdvice.au. But … Continue reading

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Having trouble with your Google PR?

There have been a number of articles recently written about Google changing their Page Rank (PR) algorithm. And as a result everybody’s page rank has gone down. Well, you can’t have everybody’s Page Rank go down. I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading

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404 blogs not found or blogs are not scholarly

Trying to look up stuff on Google for uni I found an internal link with a 404 page. If you are in Google Scholar , have searched for something and then go to the more page you will find that … Continue reading

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Google takes over US Immigration

After spending billions of dollars on measures to catch terrorists, without any results, it is decided the public sector is not up to the job. “The marvels of modern technology,” said the woman, shrugging at a nearby sign: Immigration-Powered by … Continue reading

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Australian Roleplaying @ AboutUs

I recently came across About Us, a web directory of domains that uses a wiki as its underlying engine. Most of the pages are created by a bot. You enter the domain name, and the bot collects information about the … Continue reading

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Fake perl in oyster, read all about it

As it happens there is a man selling Sydney Rock Oysters laced with Viagra. His idea was to produce a super aphrodisiac. Perhaps a smart marketing move, unfortunately the same can’t be said about his Internet usage. He has been … Continue reading

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Google gobble and domains are flushed down utube

Articles of interest about Google buying YouTube. The lawsuits expected. And the problems it has caused the holder of a similar domain, utube.com. Articles: Google hedges against YouTube lawsuits (SMH, 16 Nov 2006) Policeman’s YouTube email goes to utube (SMH, … Continue reading

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Why would Hormel Foods name its product after junk email?

Hormel Foods, the producer of the canned pork product Spam is trying to stop the dilution of its product name. It doesn’t mind too much that “spam” has become a colloquial term referring to junk email. What it objects to … Continue reading

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