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Thursday, September 25, 2003

Random Page via Google

Two random words from the dictionary mixed together and googled for the top result will serve a random page anywhere on the web. (In case you read from work: by default, results will be filtered.)

Or, you can add a keyword to the randomization. (Enter a common word like “the” to only google one random word. Use e.g. “” to restrict the search to a domain.)

This one is a “focussed” result by combining two words from a small selection of words (there’s only a little over 100,000 possible pages to be found here):

For bookmarks or other links: the URL of the randomizer is

AllTheWeb Not Showing Backlinks?

From: "Philipp Lenssen" <>
Subject: Re: Alltheweb link popularity chage???
Date: 25 Sep 2003 13:42:49 GMT
Message-ID: <bkurcp$68f2b$>

William Tasso wrote:

> Ralph Ritoch wrote:
> >  Does anyone have any information on what changes have happened with
> > FAST (alltheweb). I noticed today that their entire link popularity
> > database has been removed. My site went from having over 600
> > backwards links, to 4. Even who has one of the
> > highest link popularity scores on the internet now only has about
> > 60,000 links.

Maybe they changed their algorithm to only display links from popular
site? So does Google, as people suspect in order to defend
reverse-engineering of their algos. Only PageRank 4 and above make it
through Google's link: feature. Too bad AllTheWeb removed it, if they
did – it was one of the only features that made them better than
Google! In the meantime, you can use Technorati, but that's for the

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