Yagah

Looking at the web throught Googles dirty Goggles.

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by bernhard bauch 2007

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About Yagah

Yagah.stupidius.net is an art-project by bernhard bauch (2007).

Looking at the web throught Googles dirty Goggles.

With the use of Google and some link-modifications a webloop should be generated. This server returns the content of Googles i'm feelling lucky search-results.
E.g. the request http://yagah.stupidius.net/microsoft.html will probably show you Microsofts Website.

But what about the loop ?

All occuring links in the returend websites are changed to local links - so all links on the site will revere to Yagah itself. That means, you will (hopefully) never find a link that brings you to another server - so you're stuck here in Yagah. Every link takes you to another Google »I'm feeling lucky« result containing one or more words of the displayed links...

The question ...

What will happen when Google begins to scan its highest ranked (*) content on Yagah ?

How will Yagah be 'ranked' by Google?
Feedback, bugs and hellos are welcome ... berniq@stupidius.net.

What about Google ? Why Google ?

We all know Google - everything that exist is google-able. Things that can't be found with Google, do not exist. The basic idea was do build a webserver that traps Googlespider by faking unlimited crosslinked content on this server.

But content to use ? What would be better than already high ranked content served by Google ?

Update 2014

After nearly two years Yagah has been reactivated in June 2014.
Yagah did not change, but Google did within the last years.
You might have notices, that google.de or google.com does not spit out the same results for the same query. And it does mater from which country you access google, and of course, if you're signed in at (one of) Google's Services, you will of course receive a different list than anybody else.

That means, the good-old »I'm feeling lucky« result is not the same any more ...

I am not feeling lucky at all ...

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Yagah Details

This is how Yagah works.

Yagah Illustation
  1. You or a search-engine (spider) access a page on Yagah,
    eg. yagah.stupidius.net/microsoft.html
  2. Yagah asks Google for the »I'm feeling lucky«-result for the keyword 'microsoft'
  3. Google responses with the url of a webpage. that probably will be www.microsoft.com
  4. Yagah asks e.g. www.microsoft.com for its content
  5. Microsoft sends a page back to Yagah
  6. Yagah replaces all links in the page, so all links will refere and feedback to Yagah itself
  7. Yagah sends the changed page back to the client (you or some search-engine spider)
  8. If it was a Google spider, Google adds the address 'yagah.stupidius.net/microsoft.html' to its search index
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Insights and Statistics

Webloops

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Bots visits

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Yagah Success Stories