January 28, 2004

Google spoofing

Try this search on google: "gay adoption statistics". Look closely at the results. You will find dozens of hits on porn sites and "spam" sites.

Now take a look at the pages that Google cached for these sites. You will see innocent-looking pages. Someone is spoofing google.

Take a look at the first site, everythingonweb.net. Now put "everythingonweb.net" into google and use the "contains the term" option to see what you get: thousands of cross-linked pages.

Try "bosh dishwasher" get to a spam site via these guys.

Try "teen smoking statistics"...

What a mess.

Mark D

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January 27, 2004

NY Times mentions one of my blogs

In my first mention in the printed press, the New York Times (very briefly) mentioned my Mars Rover Blog today. The article can be found here.

In addition to blog design and customization, I can provide advice and strategies for promoting blogs and web sites, to ensure that a large number of people find your site.

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January 19, 2004

SEO Competition

Just for the challenge, I have entered an SEO competition. There are virtually no rules. The goal is to rank high for search query "SERPs" for a newly created page. The page hasn't been indexed by Google yet, but in a few days, you can check on my progress by searching for SERPs.

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January 2, 2004

Limit MT Comments to 1 Week

David Sifry presents a simple method for limiting comments for only one week after the entry was posted. There are both advantages and disadvantages of implementing this - but it does simplify comment management significantly and it may be suitable for some blogs.

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