When reading forums about search engine optimization, people discuss results from certain datacenters. How do they get those results? How would I search one specific datacenter?
posted by goodwillstacy
on Jan 13, 2006 -
How can we make documents stored on our password-protected Verity website visible to Google? [more inside]
posted by MattD
on Jan 12, 2006 -
HtAccessFilter: I’m seeking regular expressions to describe URLs that encompass search engines’ image and video search engines, but not the engines themselves, so that I can block said image and video search engines using “SetEnvIfNoCase Referer” in .htaccess. Also, I’m also seeking to block all incoming requests for one particular URL which is popular with these video and image search engines but which no longer exists – but I don’t want to serve them the normal 404. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 5, 2006 -
Why would Google display a lesser number of results when I remove a word from my search? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Dec 31, 2005 -
How does Google collect content that is subscription-only? I've found that I can often read the cached html versions of pdf files from subscription-only sites even when I can't get the pdf itself. How do they do that?
posted by shoos
on Dec 30, 2005 -
What is the catch for uploading to Google Video
? It looks like a great place to share one's own videos, but what are the cons of posting videos there (letting Google eat all the bandwidth costs) instead of on my own site? Why not move all of one's multimedia content there?
posted by shannymara
on Dec 24, 2005 -
I have no coding skills, but I have an idea for a really usefull san francisco based google maps hack... [more inside]
posted by atom128
on Dec 23, 2005 -
When using google to get a link to a commerce site, what are the ramifications for clicking on the "sponsored links" versus clicking on the commerce site as it appears in the non-sponsored links, below the googe ads on the google results page? [more inside]
posted by aliksd
on Dec 21, 2005 -
Calling all webmasters that display Google ads -- how much do you, in your own experience, make from them? And to put it in context, how busy is your site and what is the essence of it, primarily? (blog, forum, fun DB, static page, etc) I have thought about slipping ads into my websites, but I'm not sure it's worth it just to earn 47 cents.
posted by rolypolyman
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Google syntax query. So: I want to be able to find all the links to Site X, while filtering out all internal links from within Site X. I'm using [link:sitex.org -site:sitex.org] as my query and get about 3 results. However I know there are thousands of links out there. Others
seem to have had the same problem. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
posted by carter
on Dec 19, 2005 -
Does it bother you to click on Yahoo! links and unexpectedly see your Yahoo! name on the screen because you prefer to store your Yahoo (enough with the exclamation point already) password in a cookie? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco
on Dec 18, 2005 -
I've found a domain name I want to acquire from its current owner, and it looks like I may be able to do so. The IP address at which the domain resides is
listed in a spam blacklist database
. If I acquire the name and give it a new IP address, I assume that particular problem goes away. What's the best place, though, to check and see if the domain name itself is widely considered to be a spam source? Should I consider the IP listing to sully the domain -- am I buying a potential Superfund site
? [more inside]
posted by precipice
on Dec 4, 2005 -
After checking out the latest Google Maps API/Web2.0 deal
, and making a map
which hits on an obscure piece of local history, I got to wondering: Are there any more-or-less out-of-the-box packages for making a site such as that one, so people who don't know how to code can create interesting usages of this sort of technology themselves?
posted by theonetruebix
on Dec 4, 2005 -
Will be in San Jose/Silicon Valley on this Monday and Tuesday. I'm interested in technology-related attractions. What should I do/see? [more inside]
posted by qslack
on Nov 26, 2005 -
Maybe a year or so ago, there was something posted on the blue about a guy starting a company where people could call in with random questions... basically a call center with exceptional google-fu. I believe the operators were called "angels". Can anyone point me to info on this or any similar ventures?
posted by squidlarkin
on Nov 26, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a free piece of software (or internet site) that can monitor a web site's ranking in various search engines using various keywords? [more inside]
posted by mattwatson
on Nov 20, 2005 -
A friend is trying to find a Google resource that allows one to see the number of times a phrase has been searched for recently. [more inside]
posted by kongg
on Nov 12, 2005 -
Why does my website have a zero PageRank when its traffic and search placement would suggest otherwise -- at least an actual number? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Nov 8, 2005 -
Google Map satellite imagery filter: On Google maps, why does the state of Indiana seem to be so entirely scanned at highest resolution, when just about every other "place" on the map seems to just have high resolution scanning in heavily populated areas? What makes Hoosiers so special (to Google Maps, anyways)? [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground
on Nov 8, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a way to be let back into AdSense after being banned? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by ac
on Oct 29, 2005 -
How do 'they' do this? Google the word "failure" and click "I'm feeling lucky.
posted by bobduckles
on Oct 26, 2005 -
I have been noticing more and more websites using Google to index their restricted content. For example, this search
(top item) brings up what is supposedly a full 30 KB paper, but visiting the link
we get a different page that goes to a login. Even the cache carries the false page. Are these websites abusing Google, or is Google permitting it and why? Why doesn't this stuff belong under the ads?
posted by zek
on Oct 19, 2005 -
Every computer in our house will not grant us access to a select few web sites... CNN.com, and Google to name a couple. The really weird part is that anything relating to Google... any logos, Google ads... nothing containing 'Google' will run on my, or anybody else's computer in our house. Can anybody shed any light onto our problem?
posted by bamassippi
on Oct 18, 2005 -
I am creating a new website for a company my friend owners.. and i want to give it a good "trustworthy and user friendly feel" one way I have noticed that lots of sites do htis is by have a "search engine box" like google or yahoo that allows users to search the net through the search engine but through the specific site they are on.. I tried google but my fu is failing me, is there a way to do this that is free and if so... how do I get it done.. [more inside]
posted by crewshell
on Oct 12, 2005 -
Is there a way to utilize a whitelist of specific sites in either Google or another search engine? The "site:" operator seems either too restrictive (one website) or too expansive (e.g., edu, gov). [more inside]
posted by aiko
on Oct 8, 2005 -
website search: I am looking for a site of cell phone towers camouflaged as trees.
posted by mirileh
on Oct 8, 2005 -
How can I make google do what I want? When I search for "tellme alternatives
" (I was looking for other VoiceXML platforms), Google returns results containing "tell me". How can I tell it not to? Thanks! (Also, does anyone know how I can search for "com
"? allintext doesn't do the trick)
posted by null terminated
on Sep 28, 2005 -
Is there anyway to get Google maps to log multiple locations on a single map? [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Sep 20, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience with the Google Search Appliance or similar enterprise search tools? [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Sep 16, 2005 -
I am living in switzerland for the next two months and I want to access google.com listings. However, whenever I type it into my browser i get google.ch.
Anyone know a way around this?
posted by tirebouchon
on Sep 14, 2005 -
My friend has a very popular website and added Google's textads to it to make some money from the site. But after earning a decent amount of money, Google terminated the ads and accused my friend of falsely inflating the number of hits. My friend was not doing this. My question is whether there are any ways to prove to Google that all the textad hits are legitimate or to otherwise convince Google to allow my friend to have textads on the website again.
posted by EatenByAGrue
on Sep 9, 2005 -
What's the deal with the Google Video interface? More specifically, how can I grab frames from videos that aren't playable, like this funky site
does? [more inside]
posted by tommyc
on Aug 24, 2005 -
How can I size down a google or yahoo map to fit it onto a flier so that it doesn't take up 1/4 page or blur to illegibility? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne
on Aug 10, 2005 -
Well, what do you know, err.. what do I know, Google does support
some sort of regular expressions. However, I can't find the usage guide. Anyone?
posted by Gyan
on Jul 28, 2005 -