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Lost & Found: Ripoff Report Back in Google, But Would Your Website Be So Lucky?

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Ripoff Report disappeared from Google's index on Tuesday. Although the site is now back in the index with all of its pages, it provides lessons for the rest of us about the importance of granting others access to your Google Webmaster Tools account. Ripoff Report disappeared from Google's index on Tuesday. Although the site is now back in the index with all of its pages, it provides lessons for the rest of us about the importance of granting others access to your Google Webmaster Tools account. 0 Comments

Google Adds "Fetch as Googlebot" URL Submission Tool

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Google has updated its tools for submitting a URL for indexing. The new tool, titled "Fetch as Googlebot," lets users have their site reviewed more rapidly. This can also be used to clear out the currently cached version of your site. Google has updated its tools for submitting a URL for indexing. The new tool, titled "Fetch as Googlebot," lets users have their site reviewed more rapidly. This can also be used to clear out the currently cached version of your site. 0 Comments

Google Desktop Fears Overblown?

Consumer watchdogs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation are urging a boycott of Google's new Desktop Search program, citing privacy concerns. Is it really too risky to use the program? Consumer watchdogs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation are urging a boycott of Google's new Desktop Search program, citing privacy concerns. Is it really too risky to use the program? 0 Comments

Search Engine Size Test: July 2000

To get a feel for whether AltaVista lives up to its new size claim, I ran a test across the four largest search engines for extremely obscure terms. To get a feel for whether AltaVista lives up to its new size claim, I ran a test across the four largest search engines for extremely obscure terms. 0 Comments

Northern Light Adds Research Options

Northern Light now also operates a "research" version of its service, where the default is to search within its Special Collection index. This index has information from over 5,400 publications, much of which is not available on the web. Searching is for free, and then documents can be purchased for between $1 and $4. Northern Light now also operates a "research" version of its service, where the default is to search within its Special Collection index. This index has information from over 5,400 publications, much of which is not available on the web. Searching is for free, and then documents can be purchased for between $1 and $4. 0 Comments

Missing Pages At HotBot

Missing Pages At HotBot From The Search Engine Update June 3, 1998 Feedback has come in from a few people confused and worried that their pages seem to have gone missing at HotBot, or that search results have fluctuated over the past weeks. HotBot says this is due to the refreshing its Inktomi-powered index. The Inktomi index is divided across over 150 machines Missing Pages At HotBot From The Search Engine Update June 3, 1998 Feedback has come in from a few people confused and worried that their pages seem to have gone missing at HotBot, or that search results have fluctuated over the past weeks. HotBot says this is due to the refreshing its Inktomi-powered index. The Inktomi index is divided across over 150 machines 0 Comments

AltaVista's Imperfect Mirrors

AltaVista maintains a network of mirror sites outside the United States. These are meant to be identical copies of the main AltaVista index, but in fact, all but one of the mirrors list fewer pages than the main service. AltaVista maintains a network of mirror sites outside the United States. These are meant to be identical copies of the main AltaVista index, but in fact, all but one of the mirrors list fewer pages than the main service. 0 Comments

Infoseek Add URL Off On Weekends

Infoseek Add URL Off On Weekends From The Search Engine Update March 3, 1998 Infoseek said it is now keeping its instant Add URL feature off on weekends to help keep the index clean of spam. Without someone to monitor and review submissions, spam slips through, causing customer complaints. E-mail submission remains always open, though it takes a few days for URLs to be processed this way Infoseek Add URL Off On Weekends From The Search Engine Update March 3, 1998 Infoseek said it is now keeping its instant Add URL feature off on weekends to help keep the index clean of spam. Without someone to monitor and review submissions, spam slips through, causing customer complaints. E-mail submission remains always open, though it takes a few days for URLs to be processed this way 0 Comments