ghost site


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ghost site

A website that is no longer updated, but is still kept online for public viewing. Also called an "Orphan Annie" site. See ghosting server.
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It's a post-Cheltenham ghost site, although it's possible some apparitions could soon emerge from the Hollow Bottom to update it.
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Egypt, Osama bin Ahmed Nuqali, has warned of a wide-scale spread of "ghost sites" that promote pilgrimage season each year using various social networking platforms.
On March 19, Adweek.com published a story titled "Meet the Most Suspect Publishers on the Web." In the piece, we brought to light the issue of so-called "ghost sites," seemingly innocuous content pages responsible for massive amounts of traffic on various ad exchanges but exhibiting little evidence of actual human audiences.
Moving on, we measure two equally impressive ghost sites. The largest spruce stump we find is a whopping 12 feet across and had soared an estimated 220 feet.
What began as an attempted larceny thus became a kind of open-ended performance piece, an automated allegory of the broken links, ghost sites, crossed signals, and thwarted yearnings that haunt the Web: Spyder's lost legion of worms, circling the globe, forever phoning home unanswered.
The defeated bits of information will be consigned, if they survive at all, to "ghost sites" which are inaccessible using normal search engines.