> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Jez wrote:
>>>>What's more, I wanted to mention that Google exclude (or are about to
>>>>exclude) directories from their engine.
>>>Roy, would you mind quoting a source for the above information please?
>>>That would be a very dramatic U turn for google as it seems to prefer
>>>directories above all else in some SERPs.
>> It took me like 5 minutes to find the URL for you, but here it is:
> Thanks for finding that Roy. I appreciate your time!
> It's very interesting and I wouldn't mind betting that the root of this
> is what is disrupting sites hit by "bourbon". Changing the weight given
> to directory listings and clones of DMOZ.
The reason I oppose this is two-fold:
1. The original writers have nothing to protect them from this plagiarism.
If some lady in Berkshire wrote in her Geocities homepage about how to cook
blackberry pie and she then found a copy on a PR7 dot com site, would she
2. Search engines penalise for duplicates. How will the SE's know which one
is the original? It is more likely that the Geocities page is owned by a
low-profile person who mirrored a popular page.
It is easy to get visitors to a site. One can just automatically archive
newsgroups, but where has all the fun gone?
Roy S. Schestowitz