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I was just reading Vanessa Fox’s recent post about privacy on Facebook and how they are now gonna be open up to the search engines.

Since I do enjoy myspace, it make me question how Myspace was being indexed. I Googled the URL of a known private profile. Sure enough Google had it indexed. Obviously if you click directly to the profile you cannot get in, however, upon clicking Cached - you can see the whole profile. So what is Myspace up to?

My apologies if this is an old topic, but it sure isn’t a corrected issue.
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from Justin-Goldberg 2640 Days ago #
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http://sphinn.com/story/4818 Could myspace be cloaking? Probably not. Will facebook cloak like the nytimes was doing, eg: let googlebot see the content but not visitors, basically in a ploy to get people to sign up: http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=23234 http://blogoscoped.com/forum/40604.html I think it’s related to that $900million deal between myspace and google: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060807-174705 Mediabot and googlebot are intertwined somehow?

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from MattC 2640 Days ago #
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I didn’t want to invoke the word cloaking unless I really looked further into it, but that is what I was wondering. It’s kind of funny how they give people the option of privacy only for them to give a search engine access and make the private info public .

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from MattC 2640 Days ago #
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One thing I noticed is that not all profiles are indexed. So either they are really slow on getting all of them crawled using their back door crawler or they are doing something else. Even the profiles that are indexed haven’t been re-crawled in a long time.

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from Justin-Goldberg 2640 Days ago #
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It’s external links with facebook, as well as myspace, right?

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from Justin-Goldberg 2634 Days ago #
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I can see it now, digg/stumbleupon/delicious accounts banned after hotmail or yahoo deleted your email address after 60 days.

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