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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, March 5, 2009
10 years ago4,266 views

googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...

Get tips for saving money

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Really cool! Nice layout, and this could definitely work in a Yahoo Answers-esque line of work in the future. Great potential!

Thanks hebbet :D

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Sorry to double post, but I had to share this, In the "Popular Tips" section at the bottom of the page I saw this, by ttt in London

"Bills for your cleaner mounting up? Do not think you can save money on cleaning by getting yourself a wife – they are very expensive in the long run."

Slav [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Google TipJar cartoon tipsdesk.com/2009/03/google-ti ...

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Peret [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

There are bound to be lots of differing tips for different regions of the world. The screenshot is a good example. Where I'm from, admission coupons are rarely heard of, let alone "everywhere". This should be localized in some form or another.

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's amazing how Appspot, while being developed by the biggest search engine, fails to use search engine (and human) friendly URLs.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp & @Marcin : these URL are used to pass data via JavaScript without loosing others. Look URL of websites like Facebook, Jiwa or Deezer: it's the same! Anyway, for the last one, all pages have a permalink, and yes it's bad Google Appspot doesn't have it.
Anyway, is it a problem to index it? No, the bot (its mechanisms) has to fit to the content, not the contrary.

KMB [PersonRank 7]

10 years ago #

Not impressed. Copycat of Google Moderator, only some colour and title changes. Doesn't work in all browsers like S60 WebKit.

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML:
Well, the URL matters for search engines as they try to guess whether a page is dynamic or static by some characteristics.

For example:
example.com/table.php?table=bl ...
and
example.com/table.php?table=bl ...

indicates that this is a dynamic page and the "session" parameter doesn't have significant effect on the contents.

It matters for humans too – try do dictate such Appspot URL over the phone, or type it in from printed copy.

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[moved from "Google Tip Jar."]

The Tip jar is a brilliant idea to feed all the tips in to gmail , instead getting quotes from brainyquotes.com

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

"wonder how this will display in search results where the last fragment may be removed"

I can't find it in the search results for [google tip jar].

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