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Tool Monitors Google's Datacenters
If you're an algoholic who can't stop watching Google's algorithm, then there's
a good chance you watch
their datacenters closely. Here's a program that will let you monitor them
from your desktop so you can quit searching the datacenters individually to see
if there's an update coming.
Discuss this tool
From SEO optimization firm xseo comes Dancer, a datacenter monitor that will keep
you notified of any changes. "It compares each server with the first; if different
it changes the dot from red to another colour."
You can set it to monitor the datacenters for any term as well as a site and the
program will let you know the ranking every 10 minutes (do you think you can wait
According to the site, "a low competition Search Term results in the servers'
aligning more quickly, using a high competition Search Term gives a more sensitive
Read about the download here.
Google Bug Skews URL
Astute WebProNews reader Diego Palacios Soto
noticed an interesting bug in Google's result pages. He wrote recently to let
me know that "when you search C
+ nº + B you get an error in the way Google parse the URLs of the results.
Check it out."
Discuss this bug
I sent the bug over to Jason Dowdell,
who writes the airgin blog, and caught the
armada headrest monitor bug.
He dug into the error and found that it occurs when there is a letter "C" followed
by more than one space and the letter "B."
The actual cause of the bug is a bit more difficult to pin down however. Jason
offered these speculations:
Could it be that Google is cacheing specific queries, and keeping those highlighted
results in it's resultset and then reparsing the urls and applying the highlighting
Not sure but it's possible. But that doesn't explain why we don't see the same
results in the title of the site because highlighting is applied there as well
as in the main description of the result.
Also, why is it that reversing the order of the keyphrase causes this bug to arise?
He told his buddy at Google about the problem (as he told him about the other
bugs he's found lately) and maybe someday we'll learn the truth.
Thanks Jason, for investigating
this Google bug. Check out this
bug he found too.
The story I had planned to run today, on Google's
ReRanking patent, turned out to be old news. It's still in our forum, and
may be interesting to some of you.
Google Goes Public
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Google
finally announced their IPO. Discuss
interviewed me. Woohoo!
Garrett French + The WebProNews Team
Site Architecture And Search Engines – Part 2
question: I hear search engine marketers talk about site architecture all
of the time and how important it is for search engine optimization. What exactly
is site architecture and how should I be implementing it on my Web site?
Answer: In Part 1 of this article series, I addressed the directory structure
and navigation schemes as a part of Web site architecture. In Part 2, I will address
URL structure, file names, and hyphenation.
To review, the building blocks of site architecture are:
the Full Article
|About the Author:
Shari Thurow is Marketing Director at Grantastic Designs, Inc., a full-service
search engine marketing, web and graphic design firm. This article is excerpted
from her book, Search Engine Visibility (http://www.searchenginesbook.com)
published in January 2003 by New Riders Publishing Co. Shari can be reached at
Thurow Answers SEO Questions
Today my quiet afternoon quickly turned into the buzz of excitement when Google
finally filed IPO.
Just minutes after this news went mainstream, WebProWorld members were already
talking about it.
What are your thoughts? Will you be eagerly waiting to buy stock in Google? See
what others had to say...
I thought it would be fun if we could share any good sales contests here for all
the affiliates to see. Contests are a great way to attract and motivate affiliates
and affiliates love to win! ...