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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Via Battelle

BMW Cut From Google Results for Cheating: "In a move that analysts say indicates a problem that still needs a solution, Google has removed BMW's German Web site from its index for violating Google's guidelines against trying to manipulate search results.

The move was first reported by Google employee Matt Cutts in a posting to his blog on Saturday. He said BMW.de had been removed last week because certain pages on the site would show up one way when the search engine visited the page but when a Web user opened the page, a redirect mechanism would display a completely different page."


Battelle just glanced over this, but I think this deserves a lot more attention. Google should not have the right to determine what information we have access too. If someone figures out how to dup the system - more power to them. It is Googles job to sort out the bad links - not simply remove them for "cheating".

This is also a really clear example of just how powerful search engines are becomming. Christ, we sure could use another 2 or 3 Google's. Wasn't Microsoft supposed to have some competition from them by now? I was just starting to use A9, but it looks like that service may be on it's way down hill.

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