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Re: Proposal: Additional 'media' type

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 09:59:31 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200307140859.h6E8xV401147@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I would suggest that Google probably should start rethinking such absolute 
> stances to some extent.  Techniques are advancing with the times.

Abuse techniques are also advancing (although personally I think
"advancing" is an overused term, and "changing" is often more accurate).
My understanding is that Google used not to use anti-keyword stuffing
tactics, relying on citation counts to select high quality pages that
didn't need stuffing.  If they are now actively penalising, it is
obviously the "advancement" that has resulted in a need for better
defences.

The original Google guidelines simply pointed out that tactics like
text as images with no sensible alternative text, just would not get
indexed, because Google didn't OCR the images.
Received on Monday, 14 July 2003 13:14:57 GMT

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