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Last month Google revealed a new crawling method that they were testing out, whereby they were filling out forms on sites that they came across, in order to help facilitate the discovery of new pages. Now there appears to be some unintended side effects from this.
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from patrickaltoft 2352 Days ago #
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http://tinyurl.com/6j92qq54 pages they have indexed from blogstorm by filling in the forms.

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from mvandemar 2352 Days ago #
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Any new links discovered...? And did you know about this already Patrick?

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from patrickaltoft 2352 Days ago #
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I knew some were being indexed but I didn’t know 54 were until I read your post and tried a query. I’m going to leave it and see what happens.

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from Gab 2350 Days ago #
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Wouldn’t this all cause a canonicalization issue? For the mortgage site Mike highlighted, they’ve got a whole wack of indexed versions of their mortgage calculator page.  Hmmm... new best practice for devs (to avoid the possibility of these canonical issues):Frame any javascript forms on a page that you need to rank and block G from indexing the framed [form/js]  page .What do you guys think?

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from mvandemar 2350 Days ago #
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Personally, since this has potential to hit sites that have no idea it’s coming, I don’t think asking webmasters to come up with the fix is fair.

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