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This page includes only those comments from GoogleGuy that were given a "Low" level of importance. Of course, you may disagree with my assessment, so...

April 12, 2004

Directory Sites at the top of Google

Importance: Low

GG replies to a member reporting that directory sites seem to be ranking very high.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Hey whiterabbit, can you do a spam report with your nickname and I'll check out an example of what you're talking about?

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Complete List of Google Domains

Importance: Low

GG replies to a member looking for a complete list of Google domain names.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Not sure if it's complete, but it's got a purty flag for each country and you could scrape the outlinks from this page: http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

It's got google.ru on it, which just re-launched last week, so hopefully that list is pretty up-to-date--possibly even auto-generated..

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Nothing New Over the Weekend

Importance: Low

GG says nothing new happened.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

I'm not aware of anything new over the weekend that would have affected things, other than possibly swings due to holiday traffic.

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April 11, 2004

More Competition for Google is Awesome

Importance: Low

GoogleGuy says more competition is a good thing. I agree too.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

"In the end for everyone, having 3 major players in the SE world will be awesome for everyone."

I agree. More competition = everybody works harder = better quality results for users. That's the best way forward in the future to me.

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April 10, 2004

Google is not the Only Search Engine

Importance: Low

GG reminds others not to focus all attention on Google, as he has done numerous times in recent weeks.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

"Google has been far-n-away the toughest nut to crack of any of the engines."

That makes me feel better, Brett. :) Seems like a good time to remind folks that there's other search engines out there and diversification plus keeping eggs in many baskets means that folks should go try to crack other search engines' nuts as well. I was reading a book that had a chapter about Infoseek, and all the utterly insane things that spammers did to show up all over Infoseek for all kinds of off-topic words. It was just wild to read about.

And I know that at least a few WebmasterWorld readers will now smile nostalgically as they recall the adventures they had with Infoseek.. :)

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Purpose Built Sites

Importance: Low

GG smiles. :)

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

"I am getting fed up with so many junk, purpose built, sites appearing in the results. I should know, because I own some of them."

I have to say I got a smile out of that one, Bobby_Davro.

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April 9, 2004

Pre-Easter Orders Down

Importance: Low

GG replies to a member reporting a drop is sales orders on April 7th.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

I can believe Easter or taxes. I know that every time I sit down to do my taxes, I'm not in the mood to spend any money for a week or so after that. :)

Dang, I gotta do my taxes this weekend..

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April 7, 2004

Defining Extremist Organizations

Importance: Low

GG replies in the debate about manually changing the search results.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

BallochBD, I see your point, but who gets to define what's an extremist organization or who's wrong? If you were to take 100 people and ask them to list all the extremist groups, I guarantee you'd hear everything from Greenpeace to the current U.S. administration and everything in between.
There's a group in San Francisco called Critical Mass. Once a month they ride around the city in large groups to rally for better biking infrastructure. Sometimes it causes traffic jams and angry car drivers. Is Critical Mass an advocate group or an extremist group? You can see where it would get problematic if people had to make value judgments like that.

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April 5, 2004

Backlinks can't hurt you

Importance: Low

Without answering directly, Google agrees that a member shouldn't worry about a link from an adult site.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Messages 2-7 make a lot of sense to me--you can't help who links to you.

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Google Re-spiderd in a Day

Importance: Low

GG replies to a member reporting that Google re-spiderd their site only a day after it was down.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Glad it sounds like it went okay, soapystar!

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URL Code in Link: Search

Importance: Low

GoogleGuy replies to a member reporting a code in the URL after doing a link: search.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Yah, I think that's been around forever..

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April 4, 2004

Everyman = Kackle = Scarecrow?

Importance: Low

GoogleGuy speculates the three members may be the same person. While it is widely know that the first two members were banned for posting negative comments about Google, I'm not sure I agree with GoogleGuy on this one. A few messages earlier, Scarecrow used the phrase, "it's so cute". THat doesn't sound like Kackle to me, but I could be wrong.

Also interesting is that GoogleGuy has said very little about Gmail since April 1. In the message he references below, he doesn't really provide much novel information.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Scarecrow, is that you? You really remind me of this fellow Everyman that used to post around here. Then Everyman stopped posting and this new fellow Kackle started posting. I haven't seen Kackle around for a while lately, but you remind me of him. :)

Anyway, I posted a bit about Gmail in message #204 of this thread: /forum86/236-7-30.htm

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Birthday Message on Gmail

Importance: Low

GoogleGuy replies to a members post about a birthday message that appeared on the Gmail home page, link to this page. Happy Birthday April, whoever you are. :)

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

ThomasB, looks like someone had a birthday. :)

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April 1, 2004

Google April Fools Jokes

Importance: Low

GG discusses April Fools jokes of the past.

Mark: [Link to quote]

"That's great.. I was hoping to find the other great Google April Fool's Day posts. I found Mentalplex, Pigeon Rank and now we have Lunar Job. Does anyone know some of the others?"

There's a long tradition of jokes inside Google. Today for exampe, the milk in the fridge was green. At least, I hope it was milk. And don't even get me started on what we did to the VP of Engineering's office a few years back. I don't know if he ever got all the sand out of that office. Come to think of it, it was April Fool's Day when someone replaced Eric Schmidt's photo in our intranet directory. Hmm. I think maybe I should stop talking now.

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Google Lunar Job

Importance: Low

GoogleGuy replies in a thread about the job posting for Google's lunar outpost (April Fools).

Mark: [Link to quote]

"Applying a Patel extrapolation to Rosing linear projections"

I can't believe that they put that information up already! I was pretty sure that proprietary project wasn't due to be mentioned until late 2006 at the earliest. I only hope that other search engines don't uncover the secret of the Patel extrapolation..

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