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Archive for September, 2010

Updated country: Swaziland

September 24th, 2010 No comments

Swaziland has been updated with around 50 websites.

Here are some of the highlights:

Mountain Inn

University of Swaziland’s Institute of distance education

Swazi Cash Registers: POS hardware and software

From acat.org.sz to zeshar.co.sz, they are all here.

http://sz.abcmundi.com/sites_m/site_mountaininn_sz.html
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Service of the week: collapso.net

September 23rd, 2010 No comments

Collapso.net tracks property price increases and decreases in the Republic of Ireland. It uses publicly available information from two websites: Daft.ie and myhome.ie. It tracks sites as well as new and used houses.

It produces details for up to four months, twice a week.

There are two unique features: a detailed change in percentage drops/increases and a full total/average of decreases in value.

collapso.net shows property decreases over time

As for the decreases summary, the insight is quite impressive:

According to the 22 sep 2010 report, the average combined net worth of each individual owning a house was reduced by around  32000 Euro in about 3-4 days.

If there is going to be a  place where to confirm a stabilisation in prices, it is here, so stay tuned as we are following its development.

Important: Some price decreases, especially the ones at the start of reports may constitute price errors reported in daft.ie or myhome.ie.

A minor improvement that could make the site more interesting would be to add a list of properties being off the market in each period.

Related sites:

irishpropertywatch.com- Track price changes by house address

thepropertypin.com – lively discussion around issues and breaking news stories

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New country added: Kenya

September 21st, 2010 No comments

The .ke domain has lots of good quality sites and a robust web identity.

Recommended:

Wazua, finance forum

Kenya meteorological department

Ministry of Gender, children, and social development

From aakenya.co.ke to ytpr.co.ke, the full list is here

(Technorati claim code XQ3UEJHYFN5P)

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Title of the Irish prime minister website contains the word ‘Google’

September 15th, 2010 1 comment

While reading the article published 15 september in The Irish Independent about the rise of Twitter in news reporting, I became aware that the Irish Prime Minister’s website title contains the word ‘Google’:

<title> Department of Taoiseach - Google <title/>

This fact has also been picked up by other websites that keep track of meta titles and descriptions such as Robtex or Trendscape.

Is this an honest typo, or proof of the ultimate SEO strategy?

Having links to Google is a commonly known way to increase your chances at being at the top of search results,  but this is the first time we are aware of this technique (which could potentially beat them all!).

The titles for other websites hosted on the same IP, such as activecitizen.ie, onegov.ie, or orp.ie do not seem to be affected.

Bing search results for "irish prime minister" on 15 sep 2010

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New country added: The Gambia

September 13th, 2010 No comments

From africa-civil-engineering.gm to zenithbank.gm, the link is here.

Zambia websites do not use the com.gm and org.gm subdomains, only gov.gm.

Here are some of the unique websites we found:

Elegance magazine

Father Joseph Gough’s sports foundation

Francis DeGaulle Njie Foundation

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