February 13, 2005

Whoa... Search engines?

     There seems to be an inordinately enormous amout of hits comming in this month, and I attribute it to search engines. So far, I've been hit by Yahoo, MSN, Ask Jeeves, Altavista, Alltheweb, and maybe a couple others. I just submitted my site to dmoz, but I have no idea weather or not I'll be accepted. I've been partially scanned by google, and several others, but they basically only include things that were linked to by hrwiki. The only reason I really noticed this was because I have now recieved a substantially more enormous number of hits than usual.

Acquired from homestarrunner.kitkorp.com
A little exerpt from some bizarre little h*r QOD page that praises me.

     Besides that I think I may have found the best web-based proxy EVER. It's called poxy, and on occasion PHProxy. I found it here. Two reasons I give it ultra-super extra-duper high marks:
1) Encryption of the web address. When I visit http://www.ebaumsworld.com/helicopter.shtml, it won't show up in my records as that. Instead it'll look like I was browsing uggc%2Sjjj.ronhzfjbeyq.pbz%2Suryvpbcgre.fugzy This also helps avoid the reg-ex issue with the new blocker at school (which is just another way of saying: Those bastards made it so if I try and visit proxify.com/media.ebaumsworld.com it'll see the ebaumsworld and block it, even if I was only indirectly visiting it)
2) This one actually scans into flash, and is able to make flash cartoons come from encrypted addresses. How sweet is that? My old proxy app (well, technically still my current proxy app), would leave flash films alone and would therefore end up making so I couldn't visit flash game sites anyway! Booooo!

Yup, I know, non-crazy-hour posts: crazy.

Posted by Kickmyassman at February 13, 2005 02:47 PM

I personally have no idea about any project websites, but Sam said that you were wrong about proxify.com beinga bad proxy. But that's pretty cool about your hits from the websites, you're going large-scale!

Posted by: Ben at February 14, 2005 08:01 PM

     Sam? Which Sam? And I never said proxify.com was a bad proxy (in fact I use the same software), I just meant that there were other sites with less invasive forms of advertising and better scanning engines. The one thing I really don't like about proxify (despite the fact that it is a very valid thing to do), is that they have a user limit, so that if too many people are on it'll kill your browser for the paying customer's sake.
     The other thing that I don't like about CGI-Proxy in general is that most scanning software will still catch that you are visiting a blocked site while you are using it. Try it yourself: try going to http://media.ebaumsworld.com (or if that one goes through, I know for a fact http://www.ferryhalim.com/ff/g/friends.swf is blocked) from proxify and I think you'll be surprised. Another thing is that it doesn't scan into embed tags, and therefore flash games on blocked pages will not appear. And if you think that my refrence to proxify.com was in a negative way, it wasn't intended that way, I was saying the people who made the blocking software blocked links through cgi-proxy, including my own. It's just that you can't see the results for my proxy because you don't have access.

Posted by: kit at February 14, 2005 08:23 PM
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