I agree with Mark! Don't send spam - ever! There are much better approaches... I just put together a quick one-liner URL that can be easily cut-and-pasted into the browser address that re-directs through Google... It's a simple task to turn this into an automated "ping"/robot that could be set to fire periodically and simply re-direct... It's way better than spam, but looks to Google like just another inquiry... Scott Rutledge -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Mark Groen Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 9:35 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Cheating Google? ----- Original Message ----- Sent: December 20, 2003 8:30 AM Subject: Re: [thelist] Cheating Google? > Raditha Dissanayake wrote: > > Looks like your client is very keen to get on the google blacklist. > > Is there really such a thing? A black list? Never heard of it before. > I think this is not going to convince them. :( They say it works... http://www.google.com/contact/spamreport.html "Trying to deceive (spam) our web crawler by means of hidden text, deceptive cloaking or doorway pages compromises the quality of our results and degrades the search experience for everyone. We think that's a bad thing. ....................investigate each report of deceptive practices thoroughly and take appropriate action when abuse is uncovered. At minimum, we will use the data from each spam report to improve our site ranking and filtering algorithms. .............................. In especially egregious cases, we will remove spammers from our index immediately, so they do not show up in search results at all. Other steps will be taken as necessary." > I'm trying to get armed with facts to show them that's a bad approach, > I've been trying to find something on Google itself but no luck so > far... right from Google themselves, saying they take this stuff seriously and there isn't any reason to doubt them. hth! cheers, Mark -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !