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Google Yahoo N MS to clean up web

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by crashed, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  2. aмillionaírе

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    They need to get with regex and stop burdening webmasters, what are they giving us? :) - why should we help them? I understand what they're trying to do but they have to understand what they are, only a search engine... they don't own anything beyond their own companies. They should drop some weight off of their tone abit.
     
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    This is pretty strange, Google have boasted for so long they do an "excellent" job of determining canonical URL's and returning the right one. Now we need a "Canonical Tag" which shows they don't.

    The name suggests it will be a Meta Tag, but we already have Noindex, Noarchive, Nofollow tags and robots.txt to control what's in the index. Plus adding a "Canonical Tag" to query string pages is basically impossible in a lot of cases without effecting the base page you want indexed.