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Posted in: Google by Richard Hearne on July 7, 2007
Internet Marketing Ireland

Everyday I learn something new. Really. I have never seen this particular type of Google search before. Being into Search Engines and how they tick, I would probably be considered a ‘power user’ by the major search engines, yet rarely a day goes by without a new trick of some sort.

Referrer Watch

I *might*, on very odd occasions, be known to watch my referrers [you know you're addicted when you watch this stuff...]. Here’s a curious one I got:

http://www.google.com/search?as_rights=(cc_[ ...])&q=letting+agent+courses+ireland

The bit I edited out ([ ...]) read:


That is basically an advanced filter that displays content based on usage rights – in this case a query for ‘letting agent courses ireland’ on pages which are free to use and share even commercially. Basically someone who is looking for content to re-publish. Of course there is no guarantee that they will give attribution.

Well it’s another search modifier for Joost to add to his list of Google URL parameter cheatsheet

While I’m on about referrers. I get some priceless search queries but this one gave me a good laugh today: ‘seo cock blog david naylor‘. I wonder has this anything to do with Dave Naylor’s new design?

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  1. So someone is using their head trying to hunt down content to republish. Nice little Search command.

    You know, I found seocock.com yesterday via Matt Cutts blog and my first thought was that it was Dave behind it. :-)

    Comment by Gavin — July 8, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

  2. Hey Gavin

    How’s tricks? I didn’t realise there was actually a real seocock.com site. Looking it over I have to say I doubt very much that it’s Dave Naylor behind that. He might swear a lot, but I doubt he’d be calling Matt Cutts some of the names seocock does (and if anyone weill be able to find out who’s behind that it’s Mr. Cutts. But then again, it’s not like I know either of them, so what would I know?

    Best rgds

    Comment by Richard Hearne — July 8, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

  3. Ah its all good Richard, hope you are keeping busy.

    The reason why I thought it was Dave behind the seocock.com site was not only for the swear words but also they claim to be from the U.K. In saying that, would Dave N really push the barriers that far?

    Comment by Gavin — July 9, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

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