Windows Live Beta

Has anyone else heard of Windows Live Beta? I was looking at it today and I must say it’s looking pretty cool.

I was particularly impressed with the image search and the way they organized the ads.


If Search Engines Were Perfect

If search engines were 100% relevant…

There would be no search results. You would only need the I’m Feeling Lucky Button.

Every page on the internet would be a stop page. The searcher would use the SE to find exactly what they were looking for on the page of your site the SE sent them to and would no longer need to browse any other pages on your site.

Affilliate programs would not exist because if searchers needed to buy something the SE would send them directly to the people who sell them.

Internet traffic would drop dramatically because hunting for information wouldn’t be necessary.No new ecommerce sites would emerge to compete because the SEs would automatically send all the people on the Internet to the most reputable online stores.There would be no need for sites that review other sites

Directories like DMOZ would no longer exist

No sites would link to other sites because the visitor wouldn’t be at your site if it wasn’t exactly what they wanted.

Forums and chat wouldn’t be needed because finding the information would become easier than asking for it.The web would be dead.


Happy Valentines Day

Sorry I haven’t been posting lately. Been really busy. I promise I’ll get back on schedule with it soon. Until then enjoy your Valentines day!


I Was Reading This BlackHat Forum

I was reading this blackhat forum today, cus I enjoy that kind of stuff, I supose. It was funny. They were talking about new ideas for css spamming. Some were talking javascript. Some were talking about hiding the text behind a picture. All sorts of witty shit that probably took them hours of devising. I just can’t help but laugh and wonder if any of them have ever heard of a marquee.

Look at me hide a bunch of text from the search engines. I can make this as small and hidden as I want. The best part is the search engines actually read this as normal text.

It’s funny how some of these people work so hard to let their spam go undetected using the latest and greatest technologies in webdesign. Yet none of them ever thought about using simple html 3.0 commands that can’t be banned or penalized. Although I’m not a black hatter I enjoy black hat discussion because it’s so much more creative and inventive than the boring repetative white hat stuff. Perhaps Blue Hat will become the non-boring white hat some day?

That will never happen with posts like this


Don’t Follow The Herd

From reading the title you already know what this article is meant to convince you of. So I will keep it short and spare you the rhetoric.

Search engine rankings are a competition. The people who follow the standard promotion techniques inevitably will always lose. This applies especially to common free promotion techniques. This perhaps became the most transparent with Google’s decision to devalue what was coined the DMOZ affect. In short the DMOZ affect was the sites that were listed in Google’s ability to gain a good page rank and inbound links solely because of the large number sites that mirror dmoz. At this point Google has even gone so far as to stop crawling once they realize the directory is a mirror of DMOZ. The same practice has even been noticed on MSN and Yahoo seems to be in the process of following suit.The question now is how far will this go? At the moment people are loving the benefits of article writing. I personally believe this is the next on the major search engines chopping block. Will the search engines start devaluing links coming from article directories? Maybe, in the mean time here’s a good philosophy to go by.

Do what everone else does and then some more. This is the only true way to be competative. By regularly reading you’re at least at a good starting point to moving beyond the herd. I wish you all the success you deserve.