__/ [John Bokma] on Monday 06 February 2006 21:06 \__
> "Barbara de Zoete" <trashbin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 21:54:13 +0100, Logician <sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Probably the most interesting story about google banning sites in
>>> years is in the above link.
They once banned WordPress.org, but vile content spamming and AdSense was
involved. PageRank was restored after a few days filled with apologies and
maybe a reinclusion request.
>> Was reported here earlier by tonnie.
This was explained visually here:
Apropos, at least they are sending a /warning/ to ricoh.du before banishment.
Puts a softer face on them.
>>> The practice of google removing or downgrading
>>> pages is well known, but to ban BMW is a bold move!
>> Not really. If I wanted to know something about BMW, I would probably
>> try bmw.com/ in the address bar of my browser, or bmw.de if I was
>> aware it is a German company. Why would I go through Google?
The Firefox address bar queries google for non-URL strings and fetches the
> Ah, does that make it no really? I know plenty of people who do the
> they go to google.com
> and enter bmw.com
> or bmw.de
> in the *search* field...
Because Google is their homepage usually... it's equally painful to mouse the
mouse to the browser's address bar.
http://www.schestowitz.com/Data/addressbar-adv.html > and put in my portal
among all the links. I uses to hide the browser's address bar as it gives
more browser space; navigation buttons likewise (keyboard accelerators/mouse
gestures are quicker).
[*] A side-effect is that it puts my domain in site's referral logs, which
often is a fair thing to do as it's rather genuine.
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