[thesite] request for google blocking meta tag in archive post

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Sat Feb 8 02:53:01 CST 2003

Richard Bennett wrote:
> [snip]
> It's the URL in the requests title that gets picked-up. As the <title>
> carries a lot of weight for Google, this easily lists high up in the
> results.

How many people actually search on URL tho ... you're keying a rare scenario

> I guess putting the site on a dev-server not connected with the
> developer, and replacing the content with dummy-content is the way to go
> then...

For goodness sake, if this concerns you so, then use a URL redirection
service to give people access to the site, e.g. tinyurl.com, so that your
precious URL is not exposed to the glare of the googlemonster.  Stop blaming
the archive and think outside the box.

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