All posts for “search”


  If you’re the owner of a website, you know the power of search engines.  If your website shows up high in the results, it means more visitors to your website.  Unfortunately, it’s not easy.  But, there are tactics you can use that help your website look more attractive to the search engines.  These tactics are called Search Engine Optimization or SEO.  Our new video provides a review of the basics of SEO. Watch it now.   This video, like most in our library, is available with voice-overs in... Continue Reading

The Best Christmas Gift - From a Driver in Sri Lanka

Posted by: leelefever on December 24, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: google, search, travel, twinf


On Christmas Eve of 2004, Sachi and I made a decision.  We decided that, in one year, we would depart on a year long trip.  We reserved a web site address that night: (TwinF).  In January of 2006 we departed, dedicated to blogging the whole trip. After a glowing recommendation from another traveler along the way, we added Sri Lanka to our itinerary, with some apprehension.  Sri Lanka experiences some domestic terrorism, but it mostly stays in the northern part of the... Continue Reading

Meatwad and Wikia Search: Separated at Birth?

Posted by: leelefever on January 6, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: humor, search


Is it me, or does the new Wikia Search logo look a lot like Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force?      From what I've seen so far, they may return similar search results too.   Update: Aside from the logo fun, Wikia is in alpha and Business Week has an article about Wikia including a quote from Jimmy Wales: Wales cautions against expecting too much from Wikia Search too soon. As for any search engine, especially one with a strong human component, it will take time for Wikia Search to... Continue Reading

You Can't Build Community with a Carrot

Posted by: leelefever on March 24, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: community, lesson, search, Social Design, spam


I was recently pointed to Existential Ventures, where Broc is giving away a printer to one of the first 500 people who join his MyBlogLog "community". His inspiration was John Chow and apparently NetBusinessBlog joined in to. It looks like John has been able to drive the numbers of his MyBlogLog community to over 1000 people. John gave away a flash drive. I’m generally a fan of contests – I think they can be used to promote products and bring awareness to issues in creative ways. I... Continue Reading

The Bestest Yellow Pages Evar

Posted by: leelefever on January 27, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: business, search


There is a lot of buzz lately about Amazon's A9 Yellow Pages, which displays multiple pictures of actual storefronts along with listings. A few folks including my neighbor/friend Carrick have written about it and taken it upon themselves to help Amazon out by taking photos of whole streets. Here is a listing for my old video store on 15th Ave in Capitol Hill.Carrick's slideshow of Broadway in Seattle in Flickr (set the slide timing to 1 second). As with every meme in the next little while... Continue Reading

This is Just Not Right (Google Rankings)

Posted by: leelefever on October 26, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: google, home, personal, search


A few weeks ago I posted a note about photos from our recent nuptials. Soon after, I notice the entry getting traffic and see that Google is pointing people to it.   //--> Then I notice that somehow, at least for now, the entry is at the #2 position in a search for wedding pictures(search results- may change). I cannot imagine how many sites there are devoted to that subject or how my site gets the #2 position. This is telling me that there is a google-niche here that needs to be filled... Continue Reading

38 Sites with a Google PageRank of 10

Posted by: leelefever on July 21, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: google, search


List of Sites with a Google PageRank of "10" Interesting list- I'm surprised by some of them... Keio University is #35? Scientific organizations seem to have it dialed- big surprise. Via: ReadWriteWeb

Google's IPO $ Figure: Irrational

Posted by: leelefever on April 29, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: google, search


Peter Kaminski: Irrational? Transcendental! Peter points out that the number Google choose as the amount they would raise in the IPO could have a not-so-hidden meaning: Wow! Reading Bambi Francisco's CBS MarketWatch article, I see that Google chose to raise $2,718,281,828 in their IPO. Why such an irrational (wink, wink) number? It turns out that 2.718281828... (...and an infinite number of digits after that) is 'e', the base of the natural logarithm. Because it can't be expressed as a ratio of... Continue Reading

Helping the Googlebot Understand Your SIte

Posted by: leelefever on March 6, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: google, search

Comments - Help the Googlebot understand your web site Nice summary of how to design a site that plays well with the Googlebot.

Google Look-Ups

Posted by: leelefever on January 17, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: google, search


As you may know, the Google search box can take you directly to some resources, based on the words you use to search. These are called look-ups. A couple of basics: define: (insert word) will take you to a page of definitions link: (insert domain) will list all the pages linking to that site Entering an address (street and city) will provide Yahoo!/Mapquest Maps at the top of the page.   Aaron Swartz recently posted a list of new look-ups. These are pretty handy, in my opinion... Google... Continue Reading