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Hacked By GeNErAL

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hacked By GeNErAL

"Where is this domain hosted?" (web hosting location Firefox extensions)

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Yesterday’s post on locating an IP address also made me test the hostipfox (scroll down to halfway the page) and IP2LocationFox Firefox extensions. Both extensions let you look up the location where a website is hosted – just by pointing (and clicking). (more…)

Live.com tragically forgotten by Adsense engineers

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

There’s been some buzz lately on the disappointing results of the Live.com search, further loosing market share to Google. Even to the point that Microsoft is going to revive the MSN brand ( see this NYT article). Adding insult to injury, Live.com has been overlooked so far by Adsense engineers in their quest for contextual ad relevancy… (more…)

Google Blog search bookmarklet updated

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Google blog search stopped auto-prefixing urls with the “link:” operator when you enter them in the search box. A search for something starting with http:// or looking like a domain name, used to be converted automatically in a search for backlinks (for a specific post, or for links pointing urls within a domain).

That’s no longer the case, as you can see in the screenshot, whereas an explicit link:pascal.vanhecke.info still gives the expected result **: (more…)

Digg Citation Search bookmarklet

Monday, June 26th, 2006

If you have one or more blog posts “Digged”, Digg might yield more incoming traffic than Blog Search engines like Google Blog Search or Technorati – even long after the story got dugg, and without getting even close to the Digg Frontpage. Lots of people use Digg as a search engine – and because of its huge popularity, Digg might be more important a search engine than Technorati or Google Blog Search, even if the search feature for Digg is secondary.

Digg searches are analogous to the above-mentioned blog searches: (more…)

Sitedeals15? Released! (I’m in)

Friday, March 10th, 2006

I’m trying my luck in a Dutch SEO Contest – the goal is to rank nr one on Google.nl for the query “sitedeals15 released”. I’m late – it started a month ago and runs just 3 more weeks. In despair, I ‘ll plaster my entry on top of both my index page and my RSS feed :-). Read further on some funny aspects of the game (language, tricks, search engine comparison) or skip to my Ipod Shuffle giveaway right away. (more…)

IE7 Beta2 preview

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I upgraded.  You have to install a phone-home program first that checks whether you  have a legal copy, but the end result is very nice.  Remarkable: the pluggable search and tabs.  Almost feels like the original ;-). 

Google experiments with “Remove Result” in personalised search

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Google’s response to requests to block unwanted sites (the discussion on tagging spam blogs as an example). Full post at Google engineer Matt Cutts blog, but this is a summary: (more…)

Google Blog Search Bookmarklet

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

You can tell the difference between a cherished and nourished product like Technorati’s blog search from an early version like Google ‘s by small things, such as: have they thought of a ? I didn’t find any mention of it, but it’s only a matter of find-and-replace to adapt Technorati’s *: (more…)