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Google bug reveals favored web sites

Posted By stephan On 1/9/2005 @ 7:30 pm In Google | No Comments

A couple months ago I shared one of my Google secrets [1], since that secret no longer worked. ;-) Specifically, it was how to obtain a list of the most important web sites according to Google.

Now, surprisingly, this little trick appears to work again (it stopped working in 2003), thanks to a bug introduced into Google’s algorithm. Two months ago, a search for http would have revealed results like HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview [2] and Welcome! – The Apache HTTP Server Project [3]. Today, these sites appear nowhere near the top of the results. Instead, the top results are occupied by a “who’s who” list of highly important web sites — sites that don’t include the word http anywhere in the text of the page.

As already noted by blogger Nathan Weinberg [4], this same phenonemon occurs when you search for www.

One thing I found curious is that http and www Google queries return different results. Now these results are NOT in order of PageRank score, at least not the PageRank scores as revealed by the Google Toolbar. You can verify this to be the case yourself simply by using SEO Chat’s PageRank Search [5] tool. Indeed, it’s a well-known fact within the SEO community that the PageRank scores served up by the Google Toolbar servers are not the actual PageRanks used by Google in the ranking algorithm. PageRank debate aside, perhaps this list offers us a (now) rare glimpse at some of Google’s Chosen Ones — the most important sites on the Internet according to Google.

What makes me say this is due to a bug in Google? For one thing, these results are NOT relevant to the search query. Secondly, I’ve uncovered another bug newly introduced into Google’s algorithm, namely that the inurl: query operator does not work properly, and I think these two bugs might be related. For an example of this second bug in action, search Google for site:blogs.msdn.com scoble inurl:msnsearch and the top search result is currently blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2004/11/10/255417.aspx. Note there’s no msnsearch in that URL!

I’ve compiled a list the top 1000 results for each of the two queries for your convenience. You’ll see, they do vary quite dramatically:

# Google results for web Google results for http
1 www.yahoo.com/ www.microsoft.com/
2 www.microsoft.com/ www.altavista.com/
3 www.altavista.com/ www.yahoo.com/
4 www.cnn.com/ www.w3.org/
5 www.amazon.com/exec/
obidos/subst/home/home.html
www.cnn.com/
6 www.lycos.com/ www.excite.com/
7 www.adobe.com/ www.amazon.com/exec/
obidos/subst/home/home.html
8 www.adobe.com/products/
acrobat/readstep2.html
www.lycos.com/
9 www.excite.com/ www.adobe.com/
10 www.google.com/ www.adobe.com/products/
acrobat/readstep2.html
11 www.mapquest.com/ www.mapquest.com/
12 www.alltheweb.com/ www.nytimes.com/
13 www.nytimes.com/ www.webcrawler.com/
14 www.hotbot.com/ www.hotbot.com/
15 www.w3.org/ www.netscape.com/
16 www.real.com/ www.real.com/
17 www.webcrawler.com/ www.apache.org/
18 www.mozilla.org/ www.who.int/en/
19 www.dogpile.com/ www.mozilla.org/
20 home.netscape.com/ www.winzip.com/
21 www.hotmail.com/ www.php.net/
22 www.winzip.com/ www.dogpile.com/
23 www.who.int/en/ www.apple.com/
24 www.apache.org/ www.alltheweb.com/
25 www.apple.com/ www.hotmail.com/
26 www.ibm.com/ go.com/
27 www.macromedia.com/ www.ibm.com/
28 www.hp.com/ www.macromedia.com/
29 www.imdb.com/ www.britannica.com/
30 www.php.net/ www.hp.com/
31 www.ebay.com/ groups.google.com/
32 www.un.org/ www.un.org/
33 go.com/ www.washingtonpost.com/
34 www.tucows.com/ www.mysql.com/
35 www.washingtonpost.com/ www.weather.com/
36 www.weather.com/ www.ebay.com/
37 www.worldbank.org/ www.usatoday.com/
38 www.britannica.com/ www.worldbank.org/
39 www.oecd.org/home/ slashdot.org/
40 www.usatoday.com/ www.gnu.org/home.html
41 slashdot.org/ www.gnu.org/
42 www.mysql.com/ www.sun.com/
43 www.sun.com/ www.msn.com/
44 www.wto.org/ www.tucows.com/
45 www.msn.com/ www.northernlight.com/
46 www.cisco.com/ www.winamp.com/
47 www.gnu.org/home.html www.nationalgeographic.com/
48 www.gnu.org/ www.howstuffworks.com/
49 www.winamp.com/ www.redhat.com/
50 www.cancer.org/ www.linux.org/
51 www.barnesandnoble.com/ www.opera.com/
52 www.northernlight.com/ www.barnesandnoble.com/
53 www.linux.org/ www.oecd.org/home/
54 www.redcross.org/ www.askjeeves.com/
55 www.paypal.com/ www.m-w.com/
56 www.symantec.com/ www.symantec.com/
57 www.intel.com/ www.intel.com/
58 www.opera.com/ freshmeat.net/
59 www.askjeeves.com/ www.cisco.com/
60 www.redhat.com/ www.aol.com/
61 www.howstuffworks.com/ www.paypal.com/
62 www.aol.com/ www.reuters.com/
63 www.americanheart.org/ www.icq.com/
64 www.nationalgeographic.com/ www.redcross.org/
65 www.collegeboard.com/ www.monster.com/
66 www.monster.com/ searchenginewatch.com/
67 www.about.com/ www.cancer.org/
68 www.reuters.com/ www.download.com/
69 www.looksmart.com/ www.ask.com/
70 www.ipl.org/ www.wto.org/
71 www.download.com/ us.mcafee.com/root/
campaign.asp?cid=10550
72 www.ask.com/ www.eff.org/
73 www.wsj.com/ www.ipl.org/
74 www.unicef.org/ www.dictionary.com/
75 www.openoffice.org/ www.looksmart.com/
76 www.mamma.com/ www.wsj.com/
77 www.unesco.org/ www.openoffice.org/
78 www.pbs.org/ www.debian.org/
79 www.finaid.org/ www.wired.com/
80 www.m-w.com/ www.shareware.com/
81 www.wired.com/ www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/
rbeard/diction.html
82 www.cdc.gov/ www.blogger.com/
83 www.whitehouse.gov/ www.amnesty.org/
84 www.amnesty.org/ www.whitehouse.gov/
85 www.greenpeace.org/ www.latimes.com/
86 www.eff.org/ www.americanheart.org/
87 www.debian.org/ www.greenpeace.org/
88 www.dictionary.com/ sourceforge.net/
89 www.careerbuilder.com/ www.unicef.org/
90 www.oracle.com/ www.collegeboard.com/
91 www.economist.com/ www.about.com/
92 searchenginewatch.com/ www.fao.org/
93 www.imf.org/ www.pbs.org/
94 www.ft.com/ www.unesco.org/
95 www.metacrawler.com/ www.economist.com/
96 www.icq.com/ www.ieee.org/
97 www.mcafee.com/us/ www.topica.com/
98 www.shareware.com/ www.oracle.com/
99 www.refdesk.com/ www.findlaw.com/
100 www.archive.org/ www.cdc.gov/
101 freshmeat.net/ www.careerbuilder.com/
102 www.findlaw.com/ www.gimp.org/
103 www.latimes.com/ www.imf.org/
104 www.fao.org/ www.epa.gov/
105 www.blogger.com/ www.si.edu/
106 www.ticketmaster.com/ www.discovery.com/
107 www.epa.gov/ www.onelook.com/
108 www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/
rbeard/diction.html
www.ft.com/
109 www.lonelyplanet.com/ www.infoplease.com/
110 www.gimp.org/ www.nasa.gov/
111 www.discovery.com/ web.mit.edu/
112 www.nasa.gov/ www.foxnews.com/
113 www.bravenet.com/ www.refdesk.com/
114 www.amtrak.com/ www.yourdictionary.com/
115 www.usps.com/ www.archive.org/
116 www.ieee.org/ www.perl.com/
117 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page www.python.org/
118 www.si.edu/ www.dell.com/
119 www.nba.com/ www.finaid.org/
120 www.dell.com/ www.freebsd.org/
121 www.npr.org/ www.webopedia.com/
122 www.topica.com/ www.fastweb.com/
123 www.yourdictionary.com/ www.metacrawler.com/
124 www.nature.com/ www.lonelyplanet.com/
125 www.usps.gov/ www.switchboard.com/
126 www.sciencemag.org/ www.encyclopedia.com/
127 www.bloomberg.com/ www.mamma.com/
128 www.loc.gov/ www.npr.org/
129 www.bartleby.com/ www.nba.com/
130 www.exploratorium.edu/ www.nature.com/
131 www.medscape.com/ www.bartleby.com/
132 www.ups.com/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
133 www.mot.com/ www.sciencemag.org/
134 www.foxnews.com/ www.loc.gov/
135 www.petersons.com/ www.bloomberg.com/
136 www.motorola.com/ www.sciam.com/
137 www.sony.com/ www.census.gov/
138 www.perl.com/ www.biography.com/
139 www.infoplease.com/ www.whowhere.com/
140 www.switchboard.com/ www.medscape.com/
141 www.census.gov/ www.w3.org/Protocols/
142 www.zonelabs.com/ www.cert.org/
143 www.ilo.org/ www.businessweek.com/
144 www.freebsd.org/ www.metmuseum.org/
145 www.digits.com/ www.sony.com/
146 www.onelook.com/ www.digits.com/
147 www.verisign.com/ www.apa.org/
148 www.businessweek.com/ www.teoma.com/
149 www.metmuseum.org/ www.rnc.org/
150 sourceforge.net/ www.imdb.com/
151 www.hoovers.com/free/ www.newscientist.com/
152 www.time.com/ www.infospace.com/
153 www.apa.org/ www.usps.com/
154 www.cert.org/ www.petersons.com/
155 www.sciam.com/ www.amtrak.com/
156 www.python.org/ www.opensource.org/
157 www.iso.org/ www.aclu.org/
158 www.networksolutions.com/ www.salon.com/
159 www.encyclopedia.com/ www.ilo.org/
160 www.newscientist.com/ www.ajkids.com/
161 www.biography.com/ www.time.com/
162 www.aarp.org/ www.motorola.com/
163 www.teoma.com/ www.usps.gov/
164 www.amd.com/ lii.org/
165 www.undp.org/ www.funbrain.com/
166 www.whowhere.com/ www.useit.com/
167 www.fda.gov/ www.mot.com/
168 www.aclu.org/ www.networksolutions.com/
169 www.travelocity.com/ www.ups.com/
170 www.cnet.com/ www.diabetes.org/
171 www.senate.gov/ www.moma.org/
172 www.useit.com/ www.zonelabs.com/
173 www.apple.com/quicktime/ www.bigfoot.com/
174 www.opensource.org/ www.amd.com/
175 www.salon.com/ www.exploratorium.edu/
176 www.ajkids.com/ www.drudgereport.com/
177 www.kernel.org/ www.kernel.org/
178 www.moma.org/ www.ietf.org/
179 www.house.gov/ www.forbes.com/
180 www.webopedia.com/ www.iso.org/
181 www.bbb.org/ www.senate.gov/
182 www.thehungersite.com/ www.apple.com/quicktime/
183 web.mit.edu/ www.fda.gov/
184 www.expedia.com/ www.undp.org/
185 www.goto.com/ www.mckinley.com/
186 www.infospace.com/ www.house.gov/
187 www.ansi.org/ www.hrw.org/
188 www.nih.gov/ www.nih.gov/
189 www.eatright.org/ www.ansi.org/
190 www.forbes.com/ www.travelocity.com/
191 www.nasdaq.com/ www.webmd.com/
192 marriott.com/default.mi www.verisign.com/
193 www.irs.gov/ www.freetranslation.com/
194 www.ietf.org/ www.stpt.com/
195 www.unep.org/ vivisimo.com/
196 www.review.com/ www.nasdaq.com/
197 www.bigfoot.com/ www.jasc.com/
198 www.webmd.com/ www.goto.com/
199 whatis.techtarget.com/ www.ala.org/
200 www.ala.org/ www.bbb.org/
201 www.aap.org/ www.ticketmaster.com/
202 www.jasc.com/ www.thehungersite.com/
203 www.novell.com/linux/suse/ www.surfwatch.com/
204 www.novell.com/ www.novell.com/linux/suse/
205 www.freetranslation.com/ www.novell.com/
206 www.movabletype.org/ www.unep.org/
207 www.aa.com/ www.expedia.com/
208 www.3com.com/ www.napster.com/
209 www.mirc.com/ www.oreilly.com/
210 www.nokia.com/ www.xe.com/ucc/
211 www.historychannel.com/ www.cbs.com/
212 www.lungusa.org/ www.mayoclinic.com/
213 www.apple.com/
quicktime/download/
www.aarp.org/
214 www.icann.org/ www.kde.org/
215 www.compaq.com/ www.chicagotribune.com/
216 www.ets.org/toefl/ www.stanford.edu/
217 www.mp3.com/ www.tomshardware.com/
218 www.hilton.com/ www.securityfocus.com/
219 www.cbs.com/ www.profusion.com/
220 www.kodak.com/ www.wunderground.com/
221 www.ed.gov/ www.historychannel.com/
222 www.olympic.org/ www.snopes.com/
223 www.xe.com/ucc/ fdncenter.org/
224 www.mckinley.com/ www.icann.org/
225 www.nyse.com/ www.ixquick.com/
226 www.nbc.com/ www.cnet.com/
227 www.stanford.edu/ europa.eu.int/
228 lii.org/ www.apple.com/
quicktime/download/
229 www.securityfocus.com/ www.nyse.com/
230 www.profusion.com/ www.postgresql.org/
231 www.kde.org/ www.nbc.com/
232 www.wunderground.com/ whatis.techtarget.com/
233 www.drudgereport.com/ www.dynamicdrive.com/
234 www.collegenet.com/ www.harvard.edu/
235 www.chicagotribune.com/ www.mp3.com/
236 www.oreilly.com/ www.aap.org/
237 www.ual.com/ www.compaq.com/
238 www.kbb.com/ www.ed.gov/
239 www.ca.com/ www.mirc.com/
240 www.starwars.com/ www.studyweb.com/
241 www.irfanview.com/ www.3com.com/
242 www.idealist.org/ www.familysearch.org/
243 www.eudora.com/ www.starwars.com/
244 www.postgresql.org/ www.gnome.org/
245 www.act.org/ www.kodak.com/
246 www.sgi.com/ www.irfanview.com/
247 www.nvidia.com/page/home www.acm.org/
248 www.unaids.org/ www.eudora.com/
249 www.sec.gov/ www.realaudio.com/
250 www.studyweb.com/ www.epic.org/
251 www.harvard.edu/ www.eatright.org/
252 www.ftc.gov/ www.kbb.com/
253 www.intellicast.com/ www.ca.com/
254 www.ixquick.com/ www.nokia.com/
255 www.zdnet.com/ www.michaelmoore.com/
256 www.walmart.com/ www.gutenberg.org/
257 www.berkeley.edu/ content.nejm.org/
258 www.corel.com/ www.csmonitor.com/
259 www.wipo.int/ www.aa.com/
260 www.dynamicdrive.com/ www.thesaurus.com/
261 www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ www.olympic.org/
262 www.gnome.org/ www.review.com/
263 www.thelancet.com/ www.irs.gov/
264 www.epic.org/ www.search.com/
265 www.acm.org/ vlib.org/
266 www.fifa.com/ www.artcyclopedia.com/
267 www.csmonitor.com/ www.thegateway.org/
268 vivisimo.com/ www.lungusa.org/
269 www.ti.com/ www.lavasoftusa.com/
270 www.uspto.gov/ www.jumbo.com/
271 www.nfl.com/ mathforum.org/
272 www.moveon.org/ www.wipo.int/
273 www.gutenberg.org/ www.htmlgoodies.com/
274 www.samsung.com/ www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/
275 www.att.com/ www.perl.org/
276 www.realaudio.com/ www.iht.com/
277 www.mapblast.com/ www.eb.com/
278 www.search.com/ creativecommons.org/
279 www.iht.com/ www.webelements.com/
280 www.ssa.gov/ www.berkeley.edu/
281 www.netnanny.com/ www.netnanny.com/
282 www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ www.uspto.gov/
283 www.alexa.com/ www.nvidia.com/page/home
284 www.thesaurus.com/ www.thelancet.com/
285 www.htmlgoodies.com/ www.acronymfinder.com/
286 www.sciencedirect.com/ www.ap.org/
287 www.eb.com/ www.ets.org/toefl/
288 www.ryanair.com/ www.sciencedirect.com/
289 www.arthritis.org/ www.mozilla.org/
products/firefox/
290 www.unitedmedia.com/
comics/dilbert/
www.corel.com/
291 www.johnkerry.com/ www.collegenet.com/
292 www.scholastic.com/ www.ipswitch.com/
293 www.sco.com/ www.w3schools.com/
294 www.ipswitch.com/ www.fifa.com/
295 www.w3schools.com/ www.libraryspot.com/
296 www.fbi.gov/ www.idealist.org/
297 vlib.org/ www.alexa.com/
298 www.sba.gov/ www.moveon.org/
299 www.enchantedlearning.com/
Home.html
www.ual.com/
300 www.fool.com/ www.att.com/
301 www.space.com/ www.openssl.org/
302 www.ap.org/ www.pgpi.org/
303 www.divx.com/ www.movabletype.org/
304 www.avis.com/ www.kidshealth.org/
305 www.perl.org/ www.fbi.gov/
306 www.pwcglobal.com/ www.space.com/
307 www.usnews.com/usnews/home.htm www.firstgov.gov/
308 www.pgpi.org/ www.mapblast.com/
309 www.kidshealth.org/ www.zdnet.com/
310 www.experian.com/ www.skype.com/
311 www.palm.com/ www.walmart.com/
312 www.fema.gov/ www.ti.com/
313 www.webelements.com/ www.alz.org/
314 www.acronymfinder.com/ www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/
315 www.astm.org/ www.sco.com/
316 www.sierraclub.org/ www.fool.com/
317 www.bestwestern.com/ www.gnupg.org/
318 www.fortune.com/ www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
319 www.thegateway.org/ www.linux.com/
320 www.nea.org/ www.clearinghouse.net/
321 www.lucent.com/ www.unicode.org/
322 www.linux.com/ www.scholastic.com/
323 www.esri.com/ www.sec.gov/
324 www.lordoftherings.net/ www.cygwin.com/
325 www.openssl.org/ www.ushmm.org/
326 www.hertz.com/ www.bankofamerica.com/
327 www.libraryspot.com/ www.lordoftherings.net/
328 www.delta.com/ www.nea.org/
329 www.firstgov.gov/ www.georgewbush.com/
330 www.wellsfargo.com/ www.umich.edu/
331 www.cuteftp.com/ www.cuteftp.com/
332 www.sbc.com/gen/landing-pages?pid=3308 www.sierraclub.org/
333 www.cnn.com/si/?cnn=yes www.democrats.org/
334 www.cnn.com/money/?cnn=yes www.atlapedia.com/
335 www.cygwin.com/ www.esri.com/
336 www.osha.gov/ www.ftc.gov/
337 www.ama-assn.org/ www.hwg.org/
338 www.java.com/ www.fortune.com/
339 www.ushmm.org/ www.vim.org/
340 www.healthfinder.gov/ www.samsung.com/
341 www.usda.gov/ www.nsf.gov/
342 www.democrats.org/ www.ssa.gov/
343 www.panda.org/ www.lucent.com/
344 www.factmonster.com/ www.usda.gov/
345 www.siemens.com/ www.sba.gov/
346 www.unicode.org/ www.envirolink.org/
347 www.acs.org/ www.astm.org/
348 www.british-airways.com/ www.scirus.com/
349 www.nortelnetworks.com/ www.nhl.com/
350 www.overture.com/ www.ama-assn.org/
351 www.gnupg.org/ www.fema.gov/
352 www.forrester.com/ www.factmonster.com/
353 www.umich.edu/ www.wisenut.com/
354 www.scirus.com/ www.spamcop.net/
355 www.bmj.com/ www.3m.com/
356 www.epicurious.com/ www.panda.org/
357 www.sfgate.com/ marriott.com/default.mi
358 www.ada.org/ www.aaas.org/
359 www.mayohealth.org/ www.xfree86.org/
360 www.nhl.com/ www.globeandmail.com/
361 www.clearinghouse.net/ www.palm.com/
362 www.pgp.com/ www.fsf.org/
363 www.salliemae.com/ www.bluemountain.com/
364 mathforum.org/ www.kartoo.com/
365 www.ets.org/ www.sendmail.org/
366 www.rsa.com/ www.ingenta.com/
367 www.nsf.gov/ www.overture.com/
368 www.abebooks.com/ www.pgp.com/
369 www.globeandmail.com/ www.ucla.edu/
370 www.merck.com/ www.healthfinder.gov/
371 www.aaas.org/ www.psu.edu/
372 www.os.dhhs.gov/ www.osha.gov/
373 www.prnewswire.com/ www.livejournal.com/
374 www.target.com/ www.noaa.gov/
375 www.ge.com/en/ www.prnewswire.com/
376 www.nationalacademies.org/ www.health.org/
377 www.intelihealth.com/ www.arthritis.org/
378 www.boston.com/ www.rsa.com/
379 www.noaa.gov/ www.openbsd.org/
380 www.boeing.com/ www.xml.com/
381 creativecommons.org/ www.washington.edu/
382 www.wisenut.com/ www.techweb.com/
383 www.ingenta.com/ www.sbc.com/gen/
landing-pages?pid=3308
384 www.ucla.edu/ www.virtualtourist.com/vt/
385 www.verizon.com/ home.netscape.com/
386 www.vim.org/ www.columbia.edu/
387 www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/ www.gentoo.org/
388 www.livejournal.com/ www.johnkerry.com/
389 www.vatican.va/ www.nationalacademies.org/
390 www.fsf.org/ www.utexas.edu/
391 www.ford.com/ www.isoc.org/
392 www.vh.org/ www.abebooks.com/
393 www.sap.com/ javascript.internet.com/
394 www.jpost.com/ www.developer.com/java/
395 www.athens2004.com/ www.acs.org/
396 www.xfree86.org/ www.lego.com/
397 www.internet.com/ www.activestate.com/
398 www.xerox.com/ www.yale.edu/
399 www.thomasregister.com/ www.safesurf.com/
400 www.education-world.com/ www.microsoft.com/ie/
401 www.hwg.org/ www.cornell.edu/
402 www.columbia.edu/ www.slackware.com/
403 www.ea.com/ www.edmunds.com/
404 www.adbusters.org/ www.merck.com/
405 www.oanda.com/ www.act.org/
406 www.virtualtourist.com/vt/ www.os.dhhs.gov/
407 www.psu.edu/ chronicle.com/
408 www.techweb.com/ www.hilton.com/
409 www.toshiba.com/ www.edweek.org/
410 www.borland.com/ www.boeing.com/
411 www.utexas.edu/ www.anywho.com/
412 www.activestate.com/ www.mayohealth.org/
413 www.sendmail.org/ www.forrester.com/
414 www.state.gov/ www.thomasregister.com/
415 www.isoc.org/ www.ada.org/
416 www.thenation.com/ www.usnews.com/
usnews/home.htm
417 home.americanexpress.com/
home/mt_personal.shtml
www.enc.org/
418 www.nec.com/ www.education-world.com/
419 www.fodors.com/ www.fodors.com/
420 www.cornell.edu/ https://www.cvshome.org/
421 www.usgs.gov/ www.sgi.com/
422 www.openbsd.org/ www.directhit.com/
423 www.edweek.org/ www.cbsnews.com/
424 www.nwa.com/ www.eclipse.org/
425 www.anywho.com/ www.jpost.com/
426 www.pcworld.com/ www.sfgate.com/
427 www.washington.edu/ phpnuke.org/
428 www.eclipse.org/ www.pwcglobal.com/
429 www.slackware.com/ www.siemens.com/
430 www.autodesk.com/ www.wellsfargo.com/
431 www.fcc.gov/ www.vatican.va/
432 www.nap.edu/ www.borland.com/
433 www.seagate.com/ www.ets.org/
434 www.microsoft.com/ie/ www.webreference.com/
435 www.cbsnews.com/ www.intelihealth.com/
436 www.accuweather.com/ www.cnn.com/si/?cnn=yes
437 www.rnc.org/ www.brainpop.com/
438 groups.google.com/ altavista.digital.com/
439 www.safesurf.com/ www.rotary.org/
440 www.gentoo.org/ www.uiuc.edu/
441 www.dol.gov/ www.cauce.org/
442 www.xml.com/ www.epicurious.com/
443 news.netcraft.com/ www.ea.com/
444 www.kidsdomain.com/ pbskids.org/
445 www.enc.org/ www.omg.org/
446 www.continental.com/ www.alistapart.com/
447 www.cauce.org/ www.nec.com/
448 www.familyeducation.com/home/ www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/
449 www.omg.org/ www.adbusters.org/
450 www.hotscripts.com/ www.oanda.com/
451 www.bluetooth.com/ promo.net/pg/
452 www.animationfactory.com/ www.state.gov/
453 www.hud.gov/ www.cdt.org/
454 dir.webring.com/rw www.fark.com/
455 www.panasonic.com/ www.onlinenewspapers.com/
456 www.ams.org/ www.boston.com/
457 www.pcmag.com/ www.blizzard.com/
458 www.uiuc.edu/ www.phpbb.com/
459 https://www.cvshome.org/ www.fcc.gov/
460 www.elsevier.com/wps/find/ www.animationfactory.com/
461 www.guardian.co.uk/ www.computer.org/
462 www.bls.gov/home.htm www.usgs.gov/
463 www.guggenheim.org/ www.avis.com/
464 www.usdoj.gov/ www.archives.gov/
465 www.webreference.com/ news.netcraft.com/
466 www.ifrc.org/ www.toshiba.com/
467 www.yale.edu/ www.copernic.com/
468 www.findarticles.com/ www.fair.org/
469 www.thawte.com/ www.ryanair.com/
470 www.missingkids.com/ www.pcmag.com/
471 www.multimap.com/ www.nctm.org/
472 www.visitbritain.com/ www.parentsoup.com/
473 www.pfizer.com/ www.thawte.com/
474 www.fark.com/ www.iaf.net/
475 www.gre.org/ www.xerox.com/
476 www.nps.gov/ www.biblegateway.com/
477 www.adobe.com/
products/acrobat/main.html
www.kidsdomain.com/
478 www.opentext.com/ www.thenation.com/
479 www.archives.gov/ www.samba.org/
480 www.computerworld.com/ www.ge.com/en/
481 www.iomega.com/global/index.jsp www.accuweather.com/
482 www.wwf.org/ www.healthatoz.com/
483 www.gm.com/ www.nap.edu/
484 www.nctm.org/ www.nfpa.org/
485 www.asme.org/ www.ford.com/
486 www.netlibrary.com/ www.w3.org/WAI/
487 spamcop.net/ www.systransoft.com/
488 www.netscape.com/ www.guardian.co.uk/
489 www.cdt.org/ www.elsevier.com/wps/find/
490 www.nist.gov/ www.priceline.com/
491 www.w3.org/WAI/ www.scriptarchive.com/
492 www.alistapart.com/ www.ajb.org/
493 www.apple.com/itunes/ www.autodesk.com/
494 www2.ncaa.org/ www.usdoj.gov/
495 www.blackboard.com/ www.guggenheim.org/
496 www.brainpop.com/ www.webstandards.org/
497 www.itu.int/home/ www.nps.gov/
498 www.bmn.com/ www.infoworld.com/
499 www.rand.org/ www.netbsd.org/
500 www.uefa.com/ www.dol.gov/

The full list is available at my blog [6]


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URLs in this post:

[1] one of my Google secrets: http://www.naturalsearchblog.com/archives/2004/11/09/top-sites-by-pagerank-score

[2] HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview: http://www.w3.org/Protocols/

[3] Welcome! – The Apache HTTP Server Project: http://httpd.apache.org/

[4] noted by blogger Nathan Weinberg: http://google.blognewschannel.com/index.php/archives/2005/01/08/google-best-of-the-web/

[5] PageRank Search: http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/pagerank-search/

[6] my blog: http://www.stephanspencer.com/top1000.php