First result of our sitemaps study

Today we’re going to take a look at one of our sites, and see some of the first results from the test-sites Tobias Kluge and I started. We’re going to take a look at our site “C” - which was set up with the same general content as the other sites, and promoted to Google using only Adsense and a simulated user clicking on the site with an Internet Explorer with the Googlebar installed.

First result of our sitemaps study »

Our test setup

I know - everyone just wants the results of our small study - but let me give you all a small insight in the way we tested, how we set up our site and what we logged. Domain and server setup Our domains were 6 characters, the same for all test sites, followed by an identifier for the sites. That could be something like “kwekuqA.com”,“kwekuqB.com”, “kwekuqC.com”, “kwekuqD.com”, etc.. We tested several variants of the starting characters to make sure that we use one which doesn’t have anything associated with it in Google (or at least not that much).

Our test setup »

To (Google) sitemap or not to sitemap, that is the question

There are lots of ways to get indexed by Google. Using Google Sitemaps is only one way - the way that seems to be a bit trendy at the moment. “In the beginning” (June / July 2005), when Google had first introduced Google Sitemaps, it was a sure-fire way to get indexed within hours. It really worked. I bet it not only worked for us, but for lots of spammer sites, so Google had to button it down a bit.

To (Google) sitemap or not to sitemap, that is the question »

Intro

This website (update: well, not the one you’re on) tells you information about the se - side of the web-world. se stands for search engine - and we’ll discuss about related topics and news. About the autors: john aka Johannes Mueller is the author of the Google sitemaps tool GSiteCrawler (archive.org) and is an expert of Google Sitemaps and search engines - especially Google. tobias aka Tobias Kluge is the author of phpSitemapNG (archive.

Intro »

The FS-Duenna flight validator for the Microsoft Flight Simulator

The FS-Duenna (archive.org) is a small tool to help validate flights during the RTW-Race FlightSim vs Avsim vs Sim-Outhouse. It was found that the integrated Flight-Analysis-Window in FS2004 did not provide sufficient information to validate flights and that it sometimes displayed flights as invalid although everything was done correctly. This tool will check for specific conditions before, during and after a flight. It will create a validation-graphic which may be posted in the forum as a proof of validation.

The FS-Duenna flight validator for the Microsoft Flight Simulator »

CE_FSHost_Watch - Watch online players on a FSHost-Server on your Pocket-PC

Description This little program will show you where the online-players on a FSHost-Server are currently located. The players will be either listed or shown on a small map (with Name, Heading, Groundspeed-data). As long as they’re in Switzerland, it will also display a small map from Schindi (www.schindis-sky.com (archive.org)). The online data is currently proxied on one of my servers and locked for my FSHost-Server. Screenshot with a Pocket-PC Emulator Find your friends faster online!

CE_FSHost_Watch - Watch online players on a FSHost-Server on your Pocket-PC »

Making a screenshot with a custom backdrop in the MS Flight-Simulator

I ran out of room on my server, so here’s the german text + some pictures :) Nach diesem einem schönen Bild von Max haben sich in meinem Kopf Rädli in Bewegung gesetzt… Das Bild wurde im September disqualifiziert, da es nachbearbeitet wurde - ich glaubte jedoch, dass man es auch so im FS machen kann. Irgendwie hatte ich es auch satt, dass nur diejenigen mit Switzerland-Prof. richtig schöne Screenshots hatten (ok, dieses Mal ausnahmsweise nicht ;)) - das muss doch auch ohne teueren Addons machbar sein…

Making a screenshot with a custom backdrop in the MS Flight-Simulator »