“Web Content Management System fr Window”: Search Engine Typos

Written by Joe Miller

Oops! I meant “web content management system for windows.” Do search engines understanding consumer search engine typos? Typing something so close to what you are looking for, like typing “web content management system fr window” instead of “web content management system for windows” may not seem like a big deal, but search engine bloopers alter consumer searches more than we know.

The phrase used inrepparttar title, “web content management system fr window” is a real-life example of a common search engine typo. In fact, within that phrase,repparttar 142975 “o” andrepparttar 142976 “s” are missed so often that search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN have recordedrepparttar 142977 phrase “web content management system fr window” as searched about 481 times on a monthly average.

You might ask how this affects your search engine searches. Well, let us userepparttar 142978 same phrase for an example. Typingrepparttar 142979 phrase you are looking for, “web content management system for windows,” yields about 29.6 million indexed pages in Google, 14.7 million in Yahoo, and 2.3 million in MSN. However,repparttar 142980 typo “web content management system fr window,” only slightly different from what you really meant to type, yields drastically different results: 654 thousand indexed pages in Google, 131 thousand in Yahoo, and 56.5 thousand in MSN.

Your Name on the Line

Written by By Val .K.

I might be in "big" trouble. Because someone persons hacked into my email box. I don't know who they are. But I am worried. No; scared. Because I know its implications. And these may be far reaching—even, incriminating. And I may just be visited, any day from now, by Interpol orrepparttar local police. And arrested—like one of my unfortunate friends—for any ofrepparttar 142974 dozen or so cyber crimes.

But know this. I will not be arrested for denial-of-service attacks. Neither will it be for credit card hijacks. Nor downloading my MP3 songs into NASA's computers. Nor even—every hackers dream—gaining access intorepparttar 142975 Pentagons secret files. And to find out if "Area 51" exists.

My arrest and exit from civilization would be quick and without a murmur. And not in a blaze of glory and media buzz. Like Kevin Mitnick's, a former prima hacker. But withrepparttar 142976 ingloriousness and stigma which follows a scam artist. Like some bogus Nigerian prince.

This situation which I find myself, however, is not an isolated case. Because I am just one ofrepparttar 142977 many victims of identity theft. Which according to one FBI comment isrepparttar 142978 "hottest, and most troubling, new scam onrepparttar 142979 Internet."

I might call myself lucky. Because I found out soon—I checked my e-mail, only to find scam mails sent from it, much to my horror. But there are those not so fortunate. And these had to wait months, or even years, before they found out that some miscreant was using their name as a front.

Some because of this have lost their credit card privileges, loans, houses and jobs. Or in some cases, arrested for crimes they did not commit. Life can't possibly be this unfair? But it is. Becauserepparttar 142980 dishonesty of others may rub off on you.

Dishonesty is an art. Andrepparttar 142981 spammers have gotten so artful. Gone arerepparttar 142982 days when you worried aboutrepparttar 142983 simple spam mail. Though annoying, these were easily detectable. That was past. Now, your worries are greater—the mails are not easily detectable. So good are these counterfeits, replete with links and genuine looking logos of bonafide outfits like eBay, that many customers are deceived into parting with their credit card and social security details. Andrepparttar 142984 name of this new actor in our cyber sitcom? Phishing mail.

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