Would you like to submit a logo for the SurfSpeed measurement? Please check first if the logo isn't already in the database (see ImageList) and then fill in the following form as best you can. I appreciate your help!
Tip: see Alexa for a list of popular websites in your country.
- No porn websites. All submissions are eyeballed, so don't even bother.
- Only public websites, not internal or subscriber-only websites.
- Only logo's, and only GIF, JPG, or PNG.
Most websites are happy to have their logo displayed on other
websites, but there are also websites that seem to go out of
their way to make it as difficult as possible. I don't get that,
but that's me. Here are some of the reasons why a website
may not be used by the SurfSpeed measurement:
- Image protection
- Some websites do not like it when their images are beiing deeplinked by
other websites and use a referrer-based protection mechanism.
- No suitable image
- For example when the logo is split into multiple images, or when the
image with the logo contains other pictures as well (for example a menu).
- Logo is text
- Some websites don't have a graphical logo, but use text instead.
The measurement can only handle images.
- Logo is a Flash movie
- The measurement uses a signal generated by the browser
when an image has finished loading. Flash movies use a plugin, and the
plugin does not generate the signal.
- Logo not recognised
- There are lot's of languages I don't speak and sometimes I do not
know which scribble-wiggle is the logo.
- URL of logo unknown
- It's not always easy to find the URL of an image. Some websites use very
- Webserver does not allow randomizing
- Some webservers (most notably Google) do not allow a unique string to
be added to the URL of images. The measurement does this to avoid the
caching of images.
- Image is encrypted
- Some webservers encrypt everything with SSL. When these images are deeplinked
they can cause the browser to popup a nasty and confusing warning message.
- Too slow
- The vast majority of websites are small websites hosted on free
or low-cost servers. These are usually too slow to be measured.
Large websites are sometimes too slow as well, victim to their own succes
- Invalid image
- For stability reasons I only list images that are truly valid
GIF, JPG, or PNG images.
- Logo not on port 80
- Some websites are too stingy to pay for an extra ip-address and
use a free non-standard port instead. Totally stupid because most firewalls
will block this traffic. To avoid problems I do not list these websites.
- Image in database
- Some websites store their images in a database instead of files on
disk. The images are then fetched via a call to an ASP or PHP script.
These scripts can usually not handle the randomizing string that the measurement