Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Jez wrote:
>> 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 sue?
> 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?
Oops. I was consciously referring to a different thread titled 'Page Rank is
back' from May 30th. I think that my arguments still hold though.
Roy S. Schestowitz