Ten Tribes Studies (18 February, 2013, ADAR 8, 5773)
1.Â The Google Gaggle that Never Was? One More Exciting Episode in the Ongoing Saga.
2. Thank You Note Sent to Yair:Â Kingdom Unification effortsÂ
3. Comment on The Celts Called Themselves Hebrews!
1. The Google Gaggle Never Was? One More Exciting Episode in the Ongoing Saga.
The Google Gaggle was the term we gave for a list of key words when placed in the Google Search Box not showing results www.britam.org and later not www.hebrewnations.com
Previously Google had always placed us near the top on the first page for these words especially for "Ten Lost Tribes" or "Lost Ten Tribes". All the other Search Engines continued to place us at the top but Google handles 80% of the traffic so it is more important than the others. Meanwhile all our rivals and friends who deal with the same or similar matters were taking our place on the results list. Our traffic seemed to have mildly diminished instead of increasing as we had expected. We spoke to people, we sent letters to Google, we opened up a new website designed to be more SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly. Nothing helped. Google replied that an examination showed no problems (re spam, etc) that might cause us to be discriminated against. People in the know gave us all kinds of advice concerning improving our site and the web-site format language used etc.
We started up a new site, and we made changes, etc, and we ARE NOT SORRY. The improvement s were needed and are still in progress.
Our friend Jamie, who is involved in hollywood projects and has his own SEO team examined the matter. Jamie revealed to us that on the US side Google (for the key words, Lost Ten Tribes) www.britam.org is still ranking us on the front page near the top.
Apparently it always had been.
There had been NO Google Gaggle!
Google apparently personalizes and nationalizes the results it gives.
Google Personalizes automatically:
Â If you enter a search question into Google the answer will be configured according to previous choices you made when using Google. If for instance you asked several search questions about Health Foods and then out of your results always choose to click on the sites concerning peanuts then Google will begin to automatically prioritize answers with peanuts in them when you ask similar questions.
If you press all kinds of buttons here and there you may succeed in turning the personalization option off. But if you live outside the USA you will still have a nationalization problem.
Google Nationalizes automatically and with unrelenting totality.
If you live in Israel, as I do, the location of your IP address (Internet Protocol) will tell Google which country you come from. It seems you will ALWAYS obtain answers pertinent to the
country you are connecting from. It seems there is no way (for the moment, known to us) to get around this.
I live in Israel but most of my online occupation concerns the US public. I should be able to see HOW people in the US receive answers to Search Questions concerning my occupation.Â This is especially important as the US is my market and my site is apparently appearing quite well when queries pertinent to my occupation are posed.
Apparently I cannot do this. I can only receive answers to my Search Queries according to the priorities determined by the branch of Google to which my area belongs.
Personally I find this whole attitude somewhat offensive.
Why personalize answers to me if I do not request it?
Why stereotype me according to the place I happen to be in? And if they are already determining for me the parameters by which I will be answered why do I not have an option to change them?
Why did it have to take so long to obtain the simple answer to the conundrum we were faced with, and then the answerÂ was only obtained by chance and due to the good will and interest of someone who is professionally involved in such matters?
Up until now we suspected someone in Google might be prejudiced against us. We now see that such was not the case. It was simply a matter of ineptitude, partly on our partly and partly on that of Google. For us, excuses may be found. It was an honest mistake and what else were we to think? For Google with its multi-million dollar enterprise and host of high-paid, highly trained, full-time, well-qualified, professionals I do not know what excuse they can make.
Should we apologize to Google?
Or should Google apologize to us?
Anyway, the Google Gaggle now seems to have never existed!
2. Thank You Note Sent to Yair: Â Kingdom Unification efforts
Todah rabbah [Thank you very much] for your Kingdom Unification efforts Yair. Shalom. FM.
3. Comment on The Celts Called Themselves Hebrews!
Note this YouTube Clip
The Celts Called Themselves Hebrews!
has proven to be our most popular and its popularity is increasing.
To view it, go toÂ the Yair Davidiy Play Station
and you will find the clip at the very top.
From our point of view the clip is not bad but there were a few others we thought might be a bit better.
It just goes to show,
you never really know!
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Celtic polytheism was one of a larger group of Iron Age polytheistic religions of the Indo-European family. It comprised a large degree of variation both geographically and chronologically, although "behind this variety, broad structural similarities can be detected" allowing there to be "a basic religious homogeneity" amongst the Celtic peoples.