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Postby enthropic » Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:36 am

http://www.bettybowers.com/christianadvice.html

A QUOTE FROM betty bowers WEBSITE
"This is the most popular site on the Internet for "Christian Advice" according to Google. As such, thousands of lost souls turn to Mrs. Bowers for her tart, sage advice every day. And while Mrs. Bowers is vaguely cognizant of the fact that her guidance is probably the only thing standing between her readers and the sulfurous pits of an everlasting Hell, hair appointments at Jonathan Sahag Workshop in Manhattan, couture fittings in Milan, and fabulous luncheons at the type of de rigueur restaurants (at which even Christ Himself would have trouble getting Mrs. Bowers' prime table) keep her from answering all of her mail (unless, of course, it contains a tithing check that exceeds the monthly payment on one of her Bentley leases).

We hope that you enjoy the correspondence between lost, previously hell-bound sinners and a woman with the wrath of God, the wardrobe of Herod and the social instincts of Bathsheba."


?????????????? ????? EXPLAIN PLEASE
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Postby Bob » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:02 am

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Postby enthropic » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:16 am

Why is this the first site that pops up when I search "Christian Advice" This seems strange? Does money put you at the top of the search list? If so my question is still the same. Is it just the ads that make them at the top of the list?
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Postby Badger » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:25 am

Why is this the first site that pops up when I search "Christian Advice"


The answer should be obvious. It's not the $ BTW.

It's solely because Ms. Betty Bowers provides the very best in Christian(TM) advice to the lost souls who seek both salvation and fabulousness.

Same goes for when you do a Google search for 'Baptist.' First hit takes you to the Landover Baptist Church site. All otheres are pretenders to the throne. Landover provides you with your One Stop Christian Needs.
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I think I get it

Postby enthropic » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:42 am

I understand whats going on here. People are taking the most common 'search strings' and trademarking them? This is fascinating! I wonder if someone could buy the 'master list' of the most commonly searched words and trademark them? This is a good scam! I hope all good christains get there advice here! LOL :twisted:
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Postby Badger » Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:53 am

I understand whats going on here.


No, I don't think you do.

There's quite a chasm between your initial question and your conclusion.

Trademarking search strings? You need to read a bit more about how Google functions kiddo.
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Postby Chai Guy » Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:59 am

Badger wrote: You need to read a bit more about how Google functions kiddo.



http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
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Postby stuart » Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:27 pm

Trademarking search strings? You need to read a bit more about how Google functions kiddo


while not trademarked, I know of one shopping portal that became massively profitable after they figured out how to do massive google tweaking. They are rather protective about the info.

as far as the positioning of landoever and betty bowers, it is because the folks at google have a left leaning sense of humor. They are known for their easter eggs.
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Google bombs

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Postby blyslv » Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:16 pm

>>Does money put you at the top of the search list?

Yes.
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Postby Keltoi » Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:14 pm

I have been told by someone who knows alot about computers and the internet that When doing search strings there are many hidden ways to be able to get your website up first, one of the most common methods used, which is used to attach a single word to something, for example many porn sites will some how attach something in their strings which would lead their websites to pop up for children who may be searching for say something on Disney World.. this may be the same case scenerio. I don't know though, is that possible?
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Postby stuart » Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:54 pm

yes
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Postby Lilly Flower » Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:57 pm

Religion should go the way of Mary Kay. :lol:
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Postby Badger » Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:44 pm

You mean it hasn't already?

Picking and choosing what you want, what works and then paying WAY to much for what you get.
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Postby madmatt » Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:00 pm

Keltoi wrote:...hidden ways to be able to get your website up first...attach a single word to something...porn sites...children...Disney


First of all, Disney is actually porn for children. Second, yeah, that search thing is also used to get you to porn sites if you type in things like "Burning Man AND videos," that all started with the Voyeur Video scandal thingie.
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