There are lots of fake websites out there designed to fool you into thinking they’re real. Sometimes they’re sites that you’re sent to because your system has been compromised, such as through DNS Malware. Other times they’re just mistyped URL’s. I recently typed “yourube” instead of “youtube” and got this:
As always, I recommend to ignore spam emails suggesting that someone will improve your search rank by performing Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Google knows about the tactics that SEO Consultants use. And if Google notices that you are artificially trying to improve your rank, they can penalize or ban your site from their search. Instead, the best way to improve search rank is follow our Google SEO and Other Search Engine Results Performance Suggestions.
Here’s the latest SEO spam that I received from sify.com:
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Designation: Online SEO Consultant
Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis Page
Google set up a crisis response page here:
The Google page has a person finder, maps, and information on subjects such as shelters, transportation, rolling blackouts, and donations.
To see video on events as they happen, check out NHK World (English) on the digitial over-the-air channel 30-2 from the MHz network which is broadcast from Falls Church, Virginia for the DC area. Or see NHK World streaming online at their Ustream page.
Google Instant Previews for Mobile
Google just added this nifty instant preview feature to their mobile searches.
Follow Protests Online
Al Jazeera English has a live stream that has the most in-depth coverage of events in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Iran:
From the MIBAZAAR Blog, there is a Twitter Mashup of protests:
Here’s a look at Middle East “Protests” on Twitter which are mapped out on Google Maps. This Google Maps Mashup shows the latest tweets from around Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Iran tagged with the respective country names. The map animates thru the latest protest tweets from the region. The tweets are displayed at geotagged location on the map at an interval of 5 seconds.
By selecting the country name on the left of the map (via radio buttons) you can view the tweets from those countries.