google, opera & dmoz

I’ve noticed that google is no longer caching blogs on a daily basis, but I don’t know why. Googlebot doesn’t appear to be spidering blogs as much as it used to either. Has Google lost its taste for weblogs? Did we overstep our bounds with the google bombs or is the Googlebot just tired of us?

Opera 6.04 is out for Windows, although I haven’t noticed any difference from 6.03 since I’ve been using it.

I spent about an hour last night reading through some B-Blogs, but, unlike B-Movies these were pretty good. I expected to have 5 or 10 new ones to add, but when I logged in there were 133 shiny new blogs smiling back at me. It’s going to take a lot longer than I thought to clear them out. Luckily, there aren’t many new ones being submitted, so I won’t have to fight to maintain it once I’ve cleared out the backlog.


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  1. Well,good luck to yah.Try not to get to bored :P

    Comment by Tammie on July 30, 2002 @ 7:55 pm
  2. You prompted me to look myself up on Google (usually a hopeless cause), but to my surprise, I’m there! It has me! It spidered me! It’s also a little scary because it shows right up with my address from my resume.

    Comment by Cameron on July 31, 2002 @ 8:19 am
  3. That’s what a little link-lovin’ will do for you nowadays. As more people link to you, Google values your site more and more. I’m still curious why they are no longer spidering daily though.

    Comment by dan on July 31, 2002 @ 9:46 am
  4. I thought you hated Windows, despised it in fact. And I also thought your system had Linux on it. What’s the story?

    Comment by Rick on July 31, 2002 @ 4:34 pm
  5. Hey, let’s do this reorg of the weblogs cat. :)

    I’ll send you an e-mail.

    Comment by Meredith on July 31, 2002 @ 5:37 pm
  6. You got me good there Rick, you got me real good just now.

    I don’t despise Windows, I just like Linux better and I feel crippled when I use Windows. I only use my home machine a few hours a day while I use Linux at work (9-10 hours a day), so it’s not like I’ve converted by any means. One of the reasons I use Windows is to make sure my web sites look good, since that’s what 80-90% of the internet population uses.

    The main reason I only have Windows at home is that I’m lazy. My processor fan popped off, frying the motherboard, processor and hard drive so I had to RMA the parts and reinstall. My roommate had some Windows CD’s handy, so that’s what I used. I now have some Debian CD’s, but I haven’t gotten around to using them yet. I am content with the stability of Windows 2000 though (I liked NT a lot more than 95 when I used to use Windows exclusively). I guess it just hasn’t ticked me off (yet) to make me install Linux.

    I’ll get around to it eventually and it will be my primary OS at home. When I want to look at a site after a redesign, I’ll boot into Windows, and then pop back into Linux.

    How’s that for an explanation?

    Comment by dan on July 31, 2002 @ 6:08 pm
  7. I can’t comment on your situation and whether or not googlebot is spidering your blog less than it used to…. all I know is that the googlebot is spidering my blog a dozen times a day and that is way more than ANY of my HTML traffic sites.

    I think googlebot and all the robots love spidering blog code, it’s lean and fast.

    Comment by Gblogs on August 11, 2004 @ 7:16 am

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