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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fill me in...

Why do some people put periods in between certain letters in words?? Such as "Wa.l.mar.t" I just dont get it... will someone please tell me why this is done?

6 comments:

elephantscanremember said...

It took me a long time to find/figure that out too! It's done so that if someone happens to Go.ogle the term, or search for it your post won't show up for people to see. (That's what I figure, anyway.)

Steph O. said...

I've never specifically been told that, but I think Sherry is right. It keeps people from stumbling on your blog. In reality, if you search a really common word, you'll probably get so many listings, that you could never go through them all. Wa.lmart (for example) yields over 17 million results. If someone is searching it, they'll probably stop at the local listings.

Another thought is to keep people from spamming your blog with ads. I've recently learned that they can search almost any phrase though, so word verification helps. (though i think it's a hassle)

Sarah said...

I have wondered that also! Thanks for asking :) Hope you are feeling better.

Christina said...

Yep, Sherry is right, it's so google doesn't pick it up.

Robin said...

I do it so I can avoid people who I knew (or even didn't for that matter) who googled those similar things they wouldn't stumble across my whiney TMI filled blog :)

Morgan said...

Looks like your question got answered! :) I wondered this forever too!