Referring to Referencite

22 December 2009

In writing my piece on referencing, I just Googled ‘apa referencing’ and here are the first page of search results.

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I was surprised by the results. First, I used Google.co.nz instead of Google.com (I normally use the later), and secondly the University of Auckland’s referencing resource Referen©ite did not feature at all on the first page.

I see:

  • www.waikato.ac.nz
  • www.aut.ac.nz
  • www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz
  • library.ucol.ac.nz
  • library.curtin.edu.au
  • library.canterbury.ac.nz
  • library.manukau.ac.nz
  • www.southernoceansoftware.com
  • owl.english.purdue.edu
  • aut.ac.nz.libguides.com (again)

But there is no sign of Referen©cite. I wonder why Google does not refer to Referen©ite on the first page (that’s a rhetorical question; I know how search engines rank sites).