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Block to Help Google Target Content

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The Google Helper block is a very simple block for users of the Geeklog content management system. Needless to say it could be adapted for any other weblog in about 5 minutes.

The idea is that with more and more traffic reaching sites via Google, often the search results refer to an article that has since been archived or at least 'scrolled off' the weblog's latest 10 homepage stories.

All the Google Helper does is recognise when a page hit comes from Google, and redirect it with some basic parameters to the advanced search page, original query intact.

From what I've been able to deduce, a fair proportion of traffic comes (in my case) to PHPkitchen from Google but users often can't be bothered to re-enter their original query once they don't find what they're looking for.

One drawback to the block is the lack of a fuzzy search to connect the query to. One option would be to modify Geeklog's search to OR the search terms in it's query.

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Hey this kicks butt! Huggybeer see's the same sort of problem. Majority of the searches are from google, on things I know have scrolled off the main page! This is great!---Paul 'T1Pimp' http://www.Huggybeer.com - Geek news with attitude
Paul 'T1Pimp'
http://www.Huggybeer.com - Geek news with attitude

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