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Old 01-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #15
Worldwalker
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Well, for starters, maybe Smashwords should have a search system that's independent of the tags in the epub file.

That's one of the reasons I don't use eBay as much as I could, by the way: the "not" crap in the titles. You'll get something labeled "metric combination wrench set not pliers not screwdriver" because they're trying to get everyone searching for "pliers" or "screwdriver" as well as the people looking to buy wrenches, and despite supposedly banning that practice, ebay doesn't actually do jack. So I try to search for, say, pliers, and I get twice as many wrenches showing up thanks to that crap.

I won't even go into the SEO idiots; I get to deal with them in person, too. *sigh* They're firmly convinced that not only are they smarter than Google's building full of geniuses, but that they can outsmart said geniuses, and the algorithms produced by the same, with some technique that was lame when someone thought it up two years ago.

The funniest, though (one I found, not built a site for!) was someone who had this insane idea that if he hid every possible porn-related term in his pages, he'd get hits from people looking for porn. Which, even if he did ... what good would that do him? Nobody is going to be looking for porn, find his site, and zip up their pants and buy car parts! Yeah, he was selling car parts. I was there looking for a brake light bulb. I couldn't understand why his pages loaded so slowly on my broadband connection, so I looked at the source ... and there were his thousands of keywords. Some of them beyond twisted. Nobody searching for that stuff is gonna be buying car parts instead!
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