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Re: More on Bourbon

  • Subject: Re: More on Bourbon
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 13:11:49 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • References: <op.ssbyotla584cds@borek> <d8mc5e$2ddk$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <kngta11chag6keue8f9o2jnfmq2gqrh35n@4ax.com>
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Big Bill wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 11:39:31 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:
>>Borek wrote:
>>> [Bourbon rants]
>>I found this bit which was published yesterday
>>Starting on May 20, Googles latest update, dubbed the Bourbon update in
>>honor of the upcoming webmasterworld conference in New Orleans, has been
>>wreaking havoc amongst many websites.
>>It looks like the update included a backlink update and focused on
>>adjusting the treatment of poor quality links, with off-topic or low
>>quality reciprocal linking being penalized.
> I have no quarrel with that.
>> Google also appears to have made
>>changes to their duplicate content detector, which has been reported to
>>now erroneously pick up original sites as duplicate content in some cases.
> That could be a problem. Not for me, though. No-one bothers to copy
> me. Sniff.

I am only worried because I have outdated mirrors where my sites used to
reside. I set up re-direction, but they cannot be assigned to all files, of
which there are thousands. If I remove that mirror, bookmarks will break. I
just hope Google can interpret the re-directions and realise that a
migration is/was in progress.

> Except my old sig, actually, you guys here remember my "one war" sig?
> People actually mirror that.

I agree with you on the signature part, but I think it can add clutter and
rub a few readers the wrong way (not necessarily in this group).

Roy S. Schestowitz

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