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Matt Cutts explains what happened to the SEOmoz Web 2.0 Awards, and includes some good advice on filenaming conventions.
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from tamar 2231 Days ago #
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.exe is a given (and I hope he was kidding!) :).0 is just strange (and I provided commentary on my Search Engine Roundtable post this morning).  I’m happy to hear that Matt mentions that Google will revisit old decisions in this case. 

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from g1smd 2231 Days ago #
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To be clear, it is URLs that end in dot-something we are talking about...  hyphens and other punctuation are not an issue.

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from stymiee 2230 Days ago #
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For some reason this just seems like common sense to me.

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from mvandemar 2230 Days ago #
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Matt said that they just turned this on in the past day or so to start crawling .0’s, but I see results using [filetype:0] that go as far back as April 18th:cache:http://trac.mu.wordpress.org/browser/tags/release-1.0?rev=1010I mean, it does have addl params after the filetype, but so do many downloadable .exe’s out there as well. And what about all of the .xpi filetypes? Firefox runs those, don’t they count?[filetype:xpi]

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from g1smd 2230 Days ago #
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It was only URLs that end in .0 as the final characters of the URL that were in question.If it wasn’t exactly ".0" and it wasn’t exactly at the end, then it wasn’t an issue.

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from onreact 2228 Days ago #
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Who would do that anyways? Next Matt Cutts post: Don’t offer viruses for download. Good that they fixed the .0 bug though.

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