flame: any way to avoid these directories?

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just lately - when googling for info - I've noticed a disturbing increase in
the number of 3rd party directories that come up in the search results.
These directories are just crap, they're usually shopping sites or similar
that do nothing but give a further list of things that 'they' found that
were relative to the original search string. They're a bloody waste of time.
That kelkoo thing is the worst. No matter what I search for lately I get a
kelkoo find listing companies that might sell me something.
Is there any way to exclude these things from the search function?

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Do a search for your term and put -kelko on the end.

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Well, yep, it might be a pain-in-the-ass search result wise, but it's a
great baromiter for researching other web site visitor trends.

Throw Kelcoo.com against toxicle mon.co.uk (unusual number of Google SERPs)

Kelcoo's a top destination for web users hardly (ever) any change 11/16
Toxicle-mon massive increase 11/16

Kelcoo v find.co.uk

find is doing the 11/16 dance

Do your own tests and see who's up or down, post Florida/11/16... there's
something spooky going on!

Kelcoo's not that bad, they probably employ lots of people and pay better
than the minimum wage.

11/16 Google has, if you believe the many on line stories destroyed the
livelyhood of thousands of businesses/employees from around the world.

But at the same time, it might have regenerated ailing businesses or started
new venture purely by the power of web traffic...

Strewth, this is getting deep!

Anyway, irrational hatred of a WEB SITE means YOU need a HAPPY HOUR!

Few beers to get you started...

Best regards


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thanks for your feedback jack,
I've just read an article called 'Cracking Google's New Algorithm'. It
indicates a (new) favouring by google of commercial phrases, which kind of
marries up with this sudden increase in commercial directories and shopping
sites cramming themselves into google. Bloody kelkoo, kellysearch,
british-shopping, ukshops etc all on the first page. I wish they'd all piss

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