All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spider’
Katie Melua had something terrifying living in her ear … a live spider! The singer told her fans that she had been hearing a shuffling noise in her ear, and when she went to the doctor they confirmed that there was a spider in her ear canal. So, how did a spider wind up inside Melua’s ear? She believes that …
Piotr Naskrecki, a Harvard researcher, was recently crucified online for killing the puppy-sized spider he found while walking through a rainforest in Guyana at night. Naskrecki reportedly killed the spider, which was a South American Goliath birdeater, and brought it back to a museum for study. His blog post about the incident sparked a firestorm of criticism on the Internet. …
Move over, Porsche. Mazda’s got a real spider car. For the second time in just a few years, Mazda has had to issue a recall for North American made Mazda6 sedans because of – yep – spiders in the engine. You know, I always knew spiders were demons sent here to destroy us. The idea that some of them thrive …
Discount supermarket chain Aldi removed its entire stock of grapes from the shelves of its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, stores in early November, after a shopper found a black widow spider in a container. The red grapes in that incident were purchased from Aldi’s Wauwatosa, WI, branch, and other black widow sightings have been reported at grocery stores in Michigan, Missouri and …
Even though this story is based out of London, you’ll probably be a little wary when it comes to eating bananas for a while. A U.K. woman had an experience that sounds like something out of a horror movie when a spider egg began hatching on the banana she was eating. To make things worse, the particular species of spider …
Robots tend to be a touchy subject for me. I am constantly terrified of their potential to rule over the human race with a literal iron fist, but some robots are just too charming and awesome for me to hate. Take for instance the MorpHex, a spider morph ball robot. Kåre Halvorsen, an engineer from Norway, has built one of …
The Web and artificial intelligence have brought about some surreal, science fiction like questions. The most recent mind-bending concept is whether or not robots can enter into contracts – that is, is a Web crawler implicitly entering a contract posted on a website announcing copyright conditions?
The concept of page cloaking has come under fire; again, because the idea is being used by a number of legitimate sites in order to protect or hide their content from users and/or search engine bots. The fact that these sites do not get punished for using cloaking techniques has become a sore spot with some bloggers.
Around the time Google announced “Big Daddy,” there was a new Googlebot roaming the web. Since then I’ve heard stories from clients of websites and servers going down and previously unindexed content getting indexed.
With the growing use of broadband, more and more website developers are looking to Flash to create a more engaging visitor experience. The problem with Flash sites, as many have pointed out, is that they can be can be difficult optimize, especially since Google seems to be the only search engine that tries to crawl them-to a limited extent. But there’s more than one way to skin a spider.
Following our overview of current paid search engine inclusion (PFI) programs, we will now take a closer look at the technical procedures involved, spidering activity, quality of service, etc. This first instalment deals with Inktomi and AltaVista, more will follow in a later article.
Some people believe that they should create different pages for different search engines, each page optimized for one keyword and for one search engine. Now, while I don’t recommend that people create different pages for different search engines, if you do decide to create such pages, there is one issue that you need to be aware of.
The field of search engine optimization is a constantly evolving industry with important changes being made almost daily.
In the beginning, search engine optimizers focused on one thing only: rankings. Tracking of actual sales or conversion rates was almost unheard of.
If a person clicks on a link from a search engine, will they find something of interest which makes them click your navigation to see more or will they leave immediately?
You have to think about how search engine’s index your site. They don’t just take your index (home page) and point to it – nope, they gather all your links to different pages on your site and list each one.
Know what you want to be found for. You should know the top two or three terms that are most important to your Web site and have incorporated them into a 25-word description that doesn’t use marketing hype, which can then be submitted to human powered directories. You should also know a list of the top 10 to 100 terms you’d like to be found for and ensure that you have pages within your Web site with good, solid content for these terms to please the crawlers.
(Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Watch)