New spammer on the block – Technosnack

Not sure if I should be glad that the spammers think my blog’s good enough to spam, or rather be concerned how good this spam is this time. There’s lots of spam in blogs, most of the time you can’t even read it as it doesn’t make much sense. This one is quite good, and it doesn’t even sound too spammy.

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New spammer on the block – Technosnack

Google’s blind love for Wikipedia

I found a great article about Google’s algorithmic failure when it comes to Wikipedia. According to Google most users like Wikipedia entries in the SERPs, so far so good. But Graywolf has some high-ranking (often #1) wikipedia results with nearly no content. He tested with Tour de France cities (Google really likes the Tour de France!), Lannemezan one is my favorite (if there is more content now than please check some older revisions of that article).

Now Google, tell us again that content is everything. 😉

Glen, I know, there was no need for me to post today, but therefor I don’t have to post on the weekend, I leave that up to you!

Google’s blind love for Wikipedia

Google and Privacy

Google added – after 8 years – a Privacy link to their homepage. Due to Googles layout – Nazis the “Google” – link had to get removed, apparently there is a word limit for their homepage.

I think its cynical to replace the word “Google” with the word “Privacy”. Google still insists that IP addresses aren’t personal data. Nice try. Sure, an IP address without a date and time is possibly useless (but hey, most companies have static IP addresses, Google forgot about those), but Google surely saves the date and time as well.

Probably this court decision made Google think a bit? Lets see what will happen next…

Google and Privacy

Google’s problem with the anchor text

According to this german SEO site (its very trustworthy) Google has some serious issues with the anchor text handling.

As you may know, the anchor text is quite important for links. Probably even more important then the title of the actual page.

But if a page links more than once to one other page and uses different anchor texts, then only the first one counts! See the tests on the site above (screenshots).

I think this is really important when it comes to site navigation, as that normally comes before the content, and therefor before probably better anchor texts!

Now you really wonder why Google is handling it like this, but as I mentioned before, they seem to have some problems with their reality check. 😉

Google’s problem with the anchor text

memcached as simple message queue

Some months ago at work we were in the need of a message queue, a very simple one, basically just a message buffer. The idea is simple, the webservers send there messages to the queue, the queue always accepts all messages and waits until the ETL processes request messages for further processing. As the webservers are time critical and the ETL processes aren’t you need something in between.

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memcached as simple message queue