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Dave Naylor: Are we starting to see Google turn the screw of “we don’t like you” on blogs? For many months rumours had been flying around that Google was going to purge a lot of blogs, at the beginning of last week I noticed that some of my pages were not getting indexed like they normally would.
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from DaveN 2046 Days ago #
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well this is either :a) server error - we can’t find one at the moment but not ruled outb) Google penalty - Matt Cutts passing this to crawl team .. option c ??c) Google crawl issuesDaveN

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from DaveN 2046 Days ago #
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I shouldn’t have joke about chrome eating my camel I guess ;(

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from JohnHGohde 2046 Days ago #
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Oh Please!  As much as Google dumps upon blogs, this so much rumor-mongering.

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from onreact 2046 Days ago #
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I don’t think Google devalued blogs yet but sooner or later will. It’s always been that way. As soon as a medium works too well Google will curb it. It’s been the case with forums, shopping search engines, article directories, press release sites.

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from Harith 2046 Days ago #
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For the record, and to be fair. Matt Cutts posted the following comment under the current article on DaveN blog: <div class="comment_list_hdr alt">3. Matt Cutts | September 15th 2008 @ 3:56 pm</div> <div class="comment_list_text"> I mentioned this post to the crawl/indexing team, so they may check it out–thanks for mentioning this. </div>

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from DazzlinDonna 2045 Days ago #
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One seorefugee member found his blog indexing issue to be related to the switch to adsense for feedburner.  (see http://www.seorefugee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10624) Perhaps this will help at least some folks track down their problems.

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from MattCutts 2045 Days ago #
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We still like blogs, I promise.

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from GRoc 2045 Days ago #
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It is nice to know that Google still likes blogs since they have Blogger and have the Follow this Blog feature, and other ways to promote blogs.  Several blogs carry Google advertising.  It seems that Google would not want to bite the hands that help feed it.

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from redwagonteam 2044 Days ago #
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Are blogs on the blogger platform indexed quicker that Word Press or typepad?Jay

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from DarkMatter 2044 Days ago #
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@JayMatt Cutts has said before that pages hosted on google owned domains are not indexed any quicker than other domains.

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from redwagonteam 2043 Days ago #
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Thanks DarkMatter for the answer...

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from Gab 1746 Days ago #
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This doesn’t teach myself or anyone else anything except for the fact that a given site is having indexing problems.

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from Halfdeck 1746 Days ago #
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I also heard Google doesn’t like news sites anymore that support Obama.

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