Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Vegas Girl Confuses Google

Poor Google. When I signed up for their ad-generating program, Adsense, I felt certain that the title of my blog pretty much explained the content. If you don't know, the principle behind Adsense is that it examines your site and generates ads relevant to your content. I thought it would be a no-brainer (if we can even use that cliche in reference to some behemoth computing system) for anyone to deduce that I write about Las Vegas. What other city could I be writing about with a title like "Vegas Girl"? Events in Las Vegas, news in Las Vegas, and people in Las Vegas - I thought all those occurrences of "Las Vegas" in titles and posts would supply all the information that the automated, ad-generating gizmos needed. I was wrong. Today, my site is running ads for volunteers in Honduras, gun training, and personality tests. Not that anything is wrong with any of these things, and who knows, maybe loads of my blog readers have been waiting for more information on acupuncture and self defense. Can it be that even the automated web crawlers cannot compute "intelligent commentary" in conjunction with "Las Vegas"? That seems to be a problem no matter if you are machine or human.
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2 comments:

lindalipstick said...

THANKS to you for your special tribute to Lt. Willis. I was sitting at my computer in California and daydreaming about his life...and, death. I GOOGLE'D his name...and, there you were...Yes, he is a GEM and wherever he is in this Universe I am certain he is keeping the peace and laughing all the way. He is my UNCLE!!!

TH Meeks said...

Thanks for reading & my sympathies go out to you and your family. Odis was a wise, kind man who will be missed.