Due to the search engine optimisation tricks employed by the SEO industry, Google is more reticent about adding new sites correctly.
I've certainly seen this lately, brand new sites are there, but only
show for obscure searches, I cannot confirm that it takes 7-8 months to
index correctly. I can confirm that I have been banging my head trying
to get such sites to appear in the expected results.
Told-ya podcasting was-a-coming!
At least this is one of the many definitions. This page is good. Very good. I'm going to spend a lot of time here. There's even a wikipedia page.
However, I wonder at it's effectiveness. Sure, it takes the incentive away, but will this be enough to stop comment spam? There's the point about getting other search engines to do the same, getting all blog technologies and individual blogs to incorporate the feature... Maybe the incentive to comment spam will disappear over time? I wonder how long that will be.
My problem, currently, is with referer spam, though we tell Google not to look at the referer page, still they spam. Their reason, "if I spam a million sites a day, and a handful of links actually increase my Google Page Rank, that has to be worth it, since it cost next to nothing to do, and pays in better search listings."
I can't decide on which side of the fence I sit. Crush everything that resembles opposition, or let it have a voice? In any other country I'd say let them have a voice, but in Saudi perhaps things are different? Nah! Throughout history, repression loses—eventually.
Eek! I've been over to Brum several times the past week or so. Fixing the Government Office for the West Midland's intranet. Luckily, during the daylight hours. Heh!
Seymour Hersh said last night on BBC news that there was no way anybody could stop this, now that the neo-cons are in charge in the Whitehouse,
>His decision means tickets will be in even more in demand when they go on sale on April 3. Phone booking lines will open on a Sunday, when the exchange is less busy, to avoid last year's problems, when hundreds of thousands of fans were unable to get through. Tickets will cost £125, up from last year's £112, and will be limited to two a person.
In an attempt to foil touts and avoid tickets being sold for extortionate sums on eBay, photo ID will be required.
I'd like a bit of that this year, maybe take the kids. I've been twice: once in 1984 and once in 1991.