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Forum: Open Directory Project 03-02-2005
Replies: 171
Views: 32,991
Posted By Windsun
That mantra keeps getting repeated over and over,...

That mantra keeps getting repeated over and over, yet not once in 6 years have I ever seen any of our sites listed on any of those clones.

So, yeah, maybe if it is porn or Britney Spears listing it...
Forum: Open Directory Project 03-02-2005
Replies: 171
Views: 32,991
Posted By Windsun
http://dmoz.org/profiles/kctipton.html http://dmo...

http://dmoz.org/profiles/kctipton.html

http://dmoz.org/profiles/xan.html
Forum: Search & Legal Issues 02-18-2005
Replies: 90
Views: 39,839
Posted By Windsun
A while back - about 6 years ago - there was a...

A while back - about 6 years ago - there was a case of Gateway suing Tucows. Some idiot lawyer at Gateway sent them a registered letter claiming they had basically trademarked spotted cows..

It...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-14-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By Windsun
Isn't there also a penalty for the old trick of...

Isn't there also a penalty for the old trick of using tiny microdot sized text?
Forum: Open Directory Project 02-14-2005
Replies: 171
Views: 32,991
Posted By Windsun
As much as AOL might like to make DMOZ a pay...

As much as AOL might like to make DMOZ a pay service, according to the original DMOZ charter or contract, they cannot. Legally they would have to totall disband it and start over.

However, AOL...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-13-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By Windsun
Actually not hits, but incoming links. And the...

Actually not hits, but incoming links. And the popularity is not fixed in stone either. I have seen some sites come up very high apparently based only on their URL - especially those associated with...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-12-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 27,269
Posted By Windsun
I think the real problem here is how good is...

I think the real problem here is how good is Google - or any search engine - at differing spam from ham. At this time I would say they are still in the learning stages.

Seems to be the hardest part...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-12-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
And no, there is not keen interest in those types...

And no, there is not keen interest in those types of solar vehicles. They are highly specialized vehicles, just like drag racers are, and they have nothig to do with saving the world from the evil...
Forum: Google AdWords 02-12-2005
Replies: 40
Views: 9,889
Posted By Windsun
I love that one. Near the top of the list: Low...

I love that one. Near the top of the list:

Low Prices. Smart Deals.
See the difference.
Shopzilla.com

Shopzilla.. flower beds.. what am I missing?
Forum: Search Engine Advertising 02-12-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Windsun
I doubt very much that we will drop PPC, but we...

I doubt very much that we will drop PPC, but we are going to be a LOT more selective, and concentrate on proven "niche" keywords with proven returns.

I have noticed there is a lot less spam with...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 02-12-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By Windsun
hehe.. fact is, Overture pretty much sucks these...

hehe.. fact is, Overture pretty much sucks these days. We just about give up on them. We get rejected for such things as having a dead site, when the site has been up for 6 years with less than 4...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-12-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
Where a site shows up in a search should be...

Where a site shows up in a search should be determined by it's popularity and relevance - the MIT site is neither. Simply being on an MIT "supersite" URL does not make it relevant. And that listing...
Forum: Search Engine Advertising 02-12-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Windsun
Our conversion rate on Overture has been really...

Our conversion rate on Overture has been really poor lately - some terms that were as high as 20% are now under 1%. And many terms have none at all.

And we have had many many problems with the...
Forum: Search Engine Advertising 02-12-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Windsun
Is PPC dieing?

We are taking a 2nd look at this whole pay for click thing, since the returns just don't seem to be there anymore. Overture has been really bad lately (aside from their numerous other problems), and...
Forum: Open Directory Project 02-11-2005
Replies: 171
Views: 32,991
Posted By Windsun
The quality vs speed issue, and the horrible...

The quality vs speed issue, and the horrible structure, is what finally ended up getting me fired from DMOZ way back in the dark ages. Some people did not like my critical views on DMOZ.

After...
Forum: Open Directory Project 02-11-2005
Replies: 171
Views: 32,991
Posted By Windsun
DMOZ has many many problems. But many within...

DMOZ has many many problems. But many within refuse to see it. And we are not talking about the DMOZ "haters" that you refer to. As a user, I find the directory nearly useless since it is so...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-10-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
It is not just Google - the same site shows up at...

It is not just Google - the same site shows up at #4 on the new MSN search.

I highly suspect that both are over rating anything from the MIT domain just because it is MIT.
Forum: Google Web Search 02-10-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
And a lot of university computers also host some...

And a lot of university computers also host some student websites, which I have seen show up much higher than the content justified.
Forum: Google Web Search 02-09-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
Relevant yes. But FAR FAR FAR from being the most...

Relevant yes. But FAR FAR FAR from being the most relevant. I would place it about 50 pages back for that search term - or more.
Forum: Google Web Search 02-09-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
I realize MIT is a "powerful well trusted...

I realize MIT is a "powerful well trusted site", but it also indicates to me that Google is setting ranking by something other than what is 99% of the discussion on these forums. With almost no...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-08-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Windsun
Google Anomolies

OK, someone explain this. Go to Google, type in solar electric. In the #7 position is the MIT solar car team.

So what is wrong with this?

1. It has been in the top 10 for over 5 years
2. It has...
Forum: Open Directory Project 02-06-2005
Replies: 59
Views: 11,776
Posted By Windsun
There is some bad info, however the truth is...

There is some bad info, however the truth is probably worse in many cases - like last time I saw a hard figure, there were 3.2 million sites waiting to be reviewed. According to Alexa, hits on DMOZ...
Forum: Google Web Search 02-06-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,880
Posted By Windsun
Last time I did a major overhaul on our website,...

Last time I did a major overhaul on our website, I did what I could to find all the incoming links, and made sure that there was a similar content page with the same name there to replace the old...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 02-06-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By Windsun
IMO, banning the advertising of certain products...

IMO, banning the advertising of certain products that "they do not wish to be associated with" is hypocritical at best. And that goes for Google also (who also bans tobacco, booze, and a few other...
Forum: Open Directory Project 02-05-2005
Replies: 59
Views: 11,776
Posted By Windsun
At one time I was a very active editor and...

At one time I was a very active editor and supporter of DMOZ, with something like 11,000 edits in about 30 categories. This all ended about 3 years ago when I simply got tired of tilting at...
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