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May 30, 2006

Still Waiting to be Indexed

Well, I did little more work on my site, fixing some of the alt tags and such, but still not getting indexed on Google.

When I checked the raw log file, Googlebot does seem to be coming rather often, almost once a day. So it really makes me wonder what else I must do to get the pages and links updated.

I guess this is where patience is needed. But it really bothers me because I'm not sure if I should go on making more and more contents if nothing is going be indexed by Google. It's like making web pages for no one. Once my new pages start coming up on Google's search results, I think my motivation will surely go up.

Warning people about "Statue of Liberty at Night"

One of the most popular content on my web site is the picture file of Statue of Liberty at Night. This is a photograph of Odaiba, Tokyo, and not New York, but it's a pretty cool view of Statue of Liberty with Rainbow Bridge in the background. So many people come to see this file because it comes up to be one of the top link on Google's image search.

But I've had a problem where some people from mypofiles.com were hot linking to this file and continuously downloading this file everytime their page shows up. And they're doing it without letting me know. That's not cool. I'm really not worried about bandwidth theft, since I still have a lot of bandwidth left every month. I guess it's just their bad manner that bothers me.

So I changed the filename of it. And what happens? No more hot-links, but instead, people coming to my site through Google image search would get a 404 and not get to my file. I wrote a notice at the top of the page saying that they can download the file from Kat Hara's Wallpaper page, but I'm not sure if they're actually going to read it.

The best thing to happen now would be, Googlebot comes to crawl the pages and reflect the changes I made to their cache, but somehow it is not happening. It did make a sitemap and uploaded to Google Sitemap, but I guess it still takes a while to have it fixed...

May 28, 2006

A New Bali Pictures Page in Wallpaper Section

Long time no updates... It's been more than two years since my last update on this blog. Well, here I go again.

I had a real problem with spam comments and spam trackbacks and I had to re-install a new version of Movable Type and after couple of month, I noticed that the template was mixed up with the Japanese version of my blog. I couldn't figure out how to fix this. I changed the templates but it just didn't work, so I had to re-install Movable Type again... Sending all those files to a remote rental server does take some time.

Anyway, I thought I should make more use of this blog, besides just telling things that happen to me in Japan. I'm going to use this as an update notice of this web-site. I've always had a Japanese version of update page, part of this blog will be that.

So today, I thought I'd let you know of my new page in the Wallpaper section. I just made a page with pictures in Bali Island, Indonesia. If you're ever thinking of visiting the place, take a look.