Have to say that I am baffled by google at times, that the site seems to be able to suck millions and trillions of pages and many of them detailing stuff from about 2001 or pages that no longer exist or pages with noindex in them (I assume it does ignore those pages but mysteriously they turn up in their pages a lot) and yet a new site (well, one that has been out there for a few months now) and with quite a few references and pages around the web to it, still only has 18 pages indexed even though the site structure is as basic as it comes (there are 53 or so pages in total) Pages on it’s google blog with only a line or two of text end up listed in seconds but pages with lots of information, forget it
Related to this – I have been doing some searching via google and why is the search so hard to use now. Certain key words sway the search massively. I was searching for a “Maidstone Mayor 1960s Peter Robinson” .. now I would assume that the search would at least try and keep it related to Maidstone but certain keywords like Peter Robinson (Irish politician) sway the search away from Maidstone and the reference to Mayor seems to force New York Major to the fore and 1960s.. well, I was half expecting multiple references to the Beatles to appear. Just having the word Mayor in the search was enough for popular pages with the word Major (a single reference) to appear in the search – truly weird. To me, pages with actual information on the Maidstone Mayor (Peter Robinson) in the 1960s should have appeared at the top of the search – no swaying the search to popular pages but just to the actual pages with actual information in. Finding this more and more on the search for Photoshop brushes, Photoshop shapes etc.. pages with the word brushes in or shapes etc might appear or Photoshop might appear but many times only a single reference word such as brushes will appear in article (and it might be that they are ‘brushes with’ and nothing to do with Photoshop brushes at all. Is search ever going to connect with relevance to the search i.e category search. but then again, perhaps the simplicity of a single search box would be lost
Anyway, enough of the whinging – it does no good as the pages will still probably be only 18 indexed in another two months or so and I will still probably find no more information about actual Photoshop brushes than I did before
http://www.andrewshapes.com .. there are quite a few pages on that site, it is all about Photoshop shapes (as well as Photoshop elements shapes) and also fonts and they can be used in any application (which has always been a problem for fonts.. when people search for Paint shop pro shapes they find psp shapes but they might not find fonts and as fonts can be used in PSP in the same way as fonts, there is no difference) Same with corelDRAW and many other applications. Having an entire list can be a little distracting.