Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Search Engines, Directories and Utilities

Philippine Sites

Description: A Compilation of Quality Philippine Sites

Comment: Since I created this, it will be an exception to this alphabetized list. Of course it's a-ok!

Alleba Filipino Search Engine and Directory Philippines

Description: Philippines search engine and highly organized directory of Filipino websites.

Comment: Since Mental Notes can be found here via, this search engine is a-ok with me.

Alleba Filipino Search Engine


Description: Blogarama is the best free directory of weblogs (blogs). You spend time maintaining your blog, now let people find it in The Blog Directory!

Comment: Since it listed Mental Notes, this directory is a-ok with me.

blogarama - the blog directory


Description: Blogger was started by a tiny company in San Francisco called Pyra Labs in August of 1999. This was in the midst of the dot-com boom. But we weren't exactly a VC-funded, party-throwing, foosball-in-the-lobby-playing, free-beer-drinking outfit. (Unless it was other people's free beer.)

We were three friends, funded by doing annoying contract web projects for big companies, trying to make our own grand entrance onto the Internet landscape. What we were originally trying to do doesn't matter so much now. But while doing it, we created Blogger, more or less on a whim, and thought — Hmmm...that's kinda interesting.

Blogger took off, in a small way, and eventually a bigger way, over a couple years. We raised a little money (but stayed small). And then the bust happened, and we ran out of money, and our fun little journey got less fun. We narrowly survived, not all in one piece, but kept the service going the whole time (most days) and started building it back up.

Things were going well again in 2002. We had hundreds of thousands of users, though still just a few people. And then something no one expected happened: Google wanted to buy us. Yes, that Google.
We liked Google a lot. And they liked blogs. So we were amenable to the idea. And it worked out nicely.

Now we're a small (but slightly bigger than before) team in Google focusing on helping people have their own voice on the web and organizing the world's information from the personal perspective. Which has pretty much always been our whole deal.

Comment: Hey, they're hosting my blogs. Blogger is a-ok!

Powered by Blogger


Description: BlogShares is a fantasy stock market for weblogs. Players get to invest a fictional $500, and blogs are valued by inbound links.

Comment: This is my favorite among all directories! ;-) It actually acts like a search engine since it spiders blogs on its own.

Listed on BlogShares


Center for Internet Marketing Research and Education

Description: Internet marketing strategy and tactics to bring your business to the internet

Comment: It has a reciprocal link section. It's a little hard to navigate through the site since the site is located at and the link to Mental Notes for example is in a different domain at So actually, it's better described as a non-reciprocal or third party link exchange. Nonetheless, since Mental Notes is listed, this site is a-ok with me.

Filipino Links

Description: The Philippines' most comprehensive and largest human-edited web directory. Online since 1994.

Comment: I suspect Filipino Links a.k.a Tanikalang Ginto has evolved into the second most popular directory in the country after Yehey. True enough, it is very comprehensive. Since you can easily find Mental Notes here via, then this directory is a-ok with me. You can also rate Mental Notes here. Please do so and be kind. ;-)

Filipino Links

Go Pilipinas

Description: - Free Web Hosting, The Online Community for Filipinos.

Comment: It has not yet listed Mental Notes. However, since both and Philippine Sites are listed, this directory is a-ok with me.

Comment2: This just in. As of 9/16/04, you may find Mental Notes at


Description: The webiste popularity index

Comment: I'm not sure if the site submission form works. I can't seem to submit Mental Notes properly. I will suspend judgement.


Description: Searchable directory with news, jobs, and clubs.

Comment: It's the biggest and most well known among Philippine portals. It lists submitted sites promptly. My only problem is that it uses a redirect instead of a plain HTML link which prevents passing on of Pagerank. Furthermore, a redirect cloaks the referrer in the visitor logs. So there.

YEHEY.COM be continued


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