Archive for the ‘Searching’ Category

July 12th, 2007

NCLEX Now in the Philippines

Great news for Filipino would-be nurses! I read that Pearson VUE, a computer-based testing provider for certification and licensure exams, will be opening up a testing center in Manila. This means that nursing graduates who aspire to work in the USA need not go to Hongkong for the ...

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September 23rd, 2006

Buying Expired Domains

I recently went on a buying spree on previously owned domains and found some with decent pageranks and backlinks. I'm *not* about to divulge these domains just yet! What's funny is that one of the domains I bought used to be owned by someone pretty well-known on the ...

Posted in Domains, Me, Opinion, Searching | 3 Comments »

September 20th, 2006

Are you a Big Fish?

Here's a cool way to figure out just how "big" a fish you are in the ocean that is the World Wide Web. Uses backlink information from Yahoo! Find out if you're a Big Fish. Sad, I'm just a small smelt. Certified Backlinks.Site Class:Are you a Big Fish?

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August 9th, 2006

Google does a MySpace

Google won over MySpace with a hefty $900 million revenue-sharing deal that will allow the search engine to provide its search and advertising services to the latter's 70 million-plus users. That also means MySpace dumping its current ad provider Yahoo! who also made a bid but fell short to ...

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July 24th, 2006

Google Accessible Search

There's something new brewing at the Google Labs. It's called Accessible Search, a search engine tool by Google that sorts results based on the readability and simplicity of the page layout. This proves to be useful for those who are reading or sight impaired, as it gives them faster but ...

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July 16th, 2006

Googleplex Down Under

Google Australia opened its doors to the media in Sydney, Australia, May 16, 2006. Yeah, it's two months ago, but better late than never. Some pics: More after the jump.

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July 14th, 2006

Ajax Loading Gif Animation

I was sniffing around for some nifty loading gif's for one of my projects when I found Ajaxload, a drive-thru Ajax-powered site that spits out loading gif animations to your liking on-the-fly. Yeah ... for you graphically-challenged Web 2.0 geeks out there, this is the place to go if ...

Posted in Random Sights, Searching, Sites in Review, Tip of the Week, Web Apps | 6 Comments »

July 14th, 2006

PageRank Update

There are hints of a major PageRank and backlinks update. My sites are holding steady, but one site I handle dropped a point -- which is fine. One big surprise is that some Isulong Seoph sites are hitting PR's of 6's and 5's. The competition is getting red-hot! As far as backlinks ...

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July 13th, 2006

Stopping the ODP Snippets in their Tracks

Google now gives webmasters the option to add a simple meta tag to their webpages to tell the search engine not to display their ODP (Open Directory Project) information: Insert the following anywhere between the header tags: <meta NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="NOODP"></meta> This news came fresh straight from the bakery, so not every search engine ...

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July 10th, 2006

Alleba Beta

Alleba goes Beta! The homepage looks a lot cleaner and whiter than our previous one, but what really packs a wallop is our new search engine. There are several cool new features you should check out: 1. Fully integrated 3-way search: searches the web, directory and images simultaneously, giving you better, ...

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