p align=”justify”> 1bu.com proxy was creating lot of mirror pages and this was a big menace for google and other search engines, it seems yahoo has banned 1bu.com from their index see what this poster says in webmasterworld.com.
(they had tons of indexed pages last time I checked) this is amazing, Yahoo once again outdoes Google. First the fixed the 302 bug and now 1bu.com. I find it hard to believe that G doesn’t know about this, either way they should know since the web has been buzzing .
It’s their job to find things like this out. Most likely they filed this on the same cabinet as the years-old 302 page hijacking problem. Kudos to Y! and another huge thumbs down to the new Microsoft, at least when it comes to security responses.
Google has introduced a new API for google adwords, this allows advertisers to control their ads, They have direct control on where their ads are shown, type of ads, frequency etc,
Worth a look,
It seems google has introduced a new attribute to the href elements the rel=”nofollow”, this attribute tells the bots like googlebot, yahoo slurp, msnbot etc not to follow that link and give the necessary credit to the targeted web page that link points too,
Though this tool is very useful for search engines to combat comment spam in blogs, guestbooks, message boards, referral logs etc it has lot of negative points,
2. Hoard pagerank which has been a long standing debate, before 2 years people used to avoid as less outbound links as possible to prevent something called PR leakage, Even now people are so concerned about pagerank and they dont want to leak pagerank to outbound links, this nofollow tag is a big gift for them, They can just add the tag and search engines will be happy to avoid the link which benefits the site,
In conclude Nofollow is not a great solution to combat comment spam,
Google has increased the search limit to for keywords to 32, it used to be only 10, Now it is a great inprovement,
Check this screen shot,
In game 11, move 39, I choose slot 3
Googleblogging.com wins, will post screen show tomorrow 🙂
A poster in webmasterworld.com asked what is the best way to avoid duplicate content penalty,
Brett suggests 12% difference across pages, I would suggest atleast 5 to 12 % difference of pages,
Google has updated its toolbar pagerank on Jan 1 2005,
Check for some interesting discussion here, http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/27300.htm