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Forum: The Padded Room 10-17-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 5,230
Posted By rogerd
Dj morri, the Wordpress "5 minute...

Dj morri, the Wordpress "5 minute install" is about the easiest way to add a blog to your existing site. As long as you can set up the required MySQL database (usually in your hosting control...
Forum: Search Industry Growth & Trends 08-29-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 37,932
Posted By rogerd
First Bill Gates... then Danny... who's next,...

First Bill Gates... then Danny... who's next, Sergey or Brin?

>>I guess I'll have to find some other work to do

Somehow I doubt that will be a problem. ;) Best of luck in whatever's next!
Forum: Other Search Engines & Directories 05-01-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,705
Posted By rogerd
Fluid Dynamics (fdsearch) has an inexpensive...

Fluid Dynamics (fdsearch) has an inexpensive script. I converted some of my old Atomz sites to it (when they started inserting ads) and have been satisfied.

Whatever solution you adopt, be sure...
Forum: MSN Search 05-01-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 7,990
Posted By rogerd
>>serial killer by the name of Steve...

>>serial killer by the name of Steve Berkowitz

Perhaps MSN is looking for a quick way to reduce staff? ;)

(Actually, you are probably thinking of "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz. :))
Forum: Ask.com 02-28-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 15,573
Posted By rogerd
I guess Jeeves is off to the Home for Aged...

I guess Jeeves is off to the Home for Aged Retainers...
Forum: Ask.com 02-20-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 15,573
Posted By rogerd
As far as Jeeves' availability for employment... ...

As far as Jeeves' availability for employment... Please don't consider this legal advice, but I'd guess that you might be able to use a butler symbol in general and even the name "Jeeves" outside of...
Forum: Ask.com 02-15-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 15,573
Posted By rogerd
I thought the butler was kind of a cute branding...

I thought the butler was kind of a cute branding element, as it implied a level of personal service that others might not offer. He tied in nicely with their emphasis on plain language questions...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 02-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5,486
Posted By rogerd
Rockcoastmedia, there are a couple of ways to...

Rockcoastmedia, there are a couple of ways to check spiderability. One simple one is to turn off Javascript and see if you can navigate the site. If not, not only will you have spiderablity problems...
Forum: Other Google Issues 01-30-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 7,444
Posted By rogerd
Personally, I like the "business...

Personally, I like the "business proposal" contact. If you have sufficient credibility in the field, your idea won't automatically end up in the reject bin.

As an alternative approach, you could...
Forum: Search & Legal Issues 01-29-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 36,273
Posted By rogerd
>>If the cache was truly transient, then...

>>If the cache was truly transient, then it's shelf life would be hours, or maybe a day or even a weekend at the outside. But not a month.

I think that's a key distinction that the judge didn't...
Forum: Google Web Search 01-29-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By rogerd
If you are in a hobby/pastime segment, the...

If you are in a hobby/pastime segment, the chances of getting some natural linkage from enthusiast sites are probably pretty good.

One change that has occurred is that more mom-or-pop sites are...
Forum: Google Web Search 01-29-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 6,605
Posted By rogerd
Phil, while frames may be useful, virtually no...

Phil, while frames may be useful, virtually no cutting edge designs use them, or have used them for ages. When I see a site with frames, my first assumption is that it hasn't been redesigned in...
Forum: Google Web Search 01-27-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,588
Posted By rogerd
If you 301 your old folder pages to the new...

If you 301 your old folder pages to the new domain pages, you won't have a problem with duplicate content. You may, however, experience a loss of traffic for a period of time while Google et al sort...
Forum: Search & Legal Issues 01-26-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 36,273
Posted By rogerd
>>paid off the judge It sounds more like...

>>paid off the judge

It sounds more like a judge unfamiliar with technology combined with a poorly argued case by the plaintiff.

I'm quite surprised Google won. The comparison of what Google does...
Forum: Google Web Search 01-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 6,605
Posted By rogerd
I disagree with the home page headline,...

I disagree with the home page headline, "Search engines have never liked frames". Framed content can, in fact, perform very well in search engines. The only problem with frames is that they are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 01-25-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Posted By rogerd
Presumably, it's done because the coder believes...

Presumably, it's done because the coder believes that by bolding the two pieces separately that it will help the search engines separate the phrase into two parts. If the real optimization target is...
Forum: Blogs, RSS & XML Feeds 01-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,449
Posted By rogerd
You had me going there, Chris. I was partway...

You had me going there, Chris. I was partway into Secure sensor networks for perimeter protection (and totally lost!) when I realized there was an error in the URL - here's the splog paper:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 01-23-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By rogerd
You need some quality links. It looks like you...

You need some quality links. It looks like you have done a little forum spa..., er, posting, but I didn't really see any evidence of solid inbounds. Google and Yahoo show no inbounds at all. Think...
Forum: The Padded Room 01-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By rogerd
If you take a poll here at SEW, probably more...

If you take a poll here at SEW, probably more than half would say they use quotes fairly often when searching - I certainly use them frequently. But, as RC and others note, the general population of...
Forum: Blogs, RSS & XML Feeds 01-20-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,449
Posted By rogerd
I put all my blogs on premoderation of comments. ...

I put all my blogs on premoderation of comments. I do get occasional spam posts, but it takes only a few seconds to nuke them and they are never published. Presumably, the fact that at least some...
Forum: Search & Legal Issues 01-20-2006
Replies: 136
Views: 40,021
Posted By rogerd
Search engines are businesses. The operate in...

Search engines are businesses. The operate in various countries and abide by the laws of those countries. Their global scope and sometimes nebulous nexus (define exactly "where" Google is) make...
Forum: The Padded Room 01-14-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 3,800
Posted By rogerd
There are escrow firms commonly used for domain...

There are escrow firms commonly used for domain transfers and the like that you could employ. I think going the escrow route would make a lot of sense in that it protects both parties.

Something...
Forum: Link Building 01-12-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 6,922
Posted By rogerd
Welcome, cyberian. Link request emails MAY be...

Welcome, cyberian. Link request emails MAY be considered spam by some web hosts and some webmaster recipients of such email.

The key variables from the web host standpoint are the number of requests...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 01-11-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By rogerd
Maybe I'm missing something, but if the problem...

Maybe I'm missing something, but if the problem is in the style sheet, couldn't you tweak one of the values there without editing every page?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 01-11-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By rogerd
In my limited with this kind of thing, Yahoo...

In my limited with this kind of thing, Yahoo seemed more easily confused by page background vs. table background issues. Since it's all in the style sheet, that should be less of a problem for...
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