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Jun 01, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 11)

Phyloinformatics.org

URL:www.phyloinformatics.org
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  • Lack of significant content
There must be something about this site that I don’t understand. What I do understand is this. The name ‘Phyloinformatics’ suggests an uber site for phylogenetic information, at least to me. At the Phyloinformatics site, the opening page has a long but well-written description entitled ‘Biology’. Surrounding this article are Google Ads on the left and top of the page, though at first glance they appear to be interesting links. On the right side of the page are a set of links to topics ranging from Xbox 360 to Music CDs to Software. That’s all there is to the site, as best I can see. What I don’t understand is 1) what the title has to do with the site and 2) how the site rates advertisements if the main thing it offers is a long-winded description of biology. The Google Ads actually are useful links and would otherwise be interesting connections for a site like this. Why Google advertises here, though is puzzling.
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