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

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Tue Feb 11 13:12:01 CST 2003

William Anderson <mailto:neuro at well.com> wrote:

> Richard Bennett wrote:
> > [snip]
> > My idea was to advising using a site's IP address (as tinyURL use
> > might increase archive linkrot), instead of the URL, and offering
> > an easy way to find the IP address (bookmarklet or something).
> using an IP address to access a site is useless.

useless? a bit extreme don't you think? it's definitely not useless.
even if the ip address COULD periodically change that's even better.
that means that the ip address would no longer be pointing to the
website in question thus weakening any link there may have been between
the former ip address of any given domain.

and although you list some good caveats to using an ip address instead
of a domain name, i'm sure the developer of the site would be able to
offer a suitable alternative to a domain name. but if it happened that
he could not find any suitable alternative to a domain name then i guess
he's just stuck with using a domain name or not getting a site check.
but that will be for him to decide.

what about this... (i don't know if it would work but) developers
usually have some of their own web space so maybe they could use some
sort of redirect to go from their webspace to the client in question.
like so...

display the address: http://mypersonalsite.com/client1/ and in that
directory have a default page that uses a server/client side redirect to
the appropriate url. (javascript might be best since i don't believe any
SE's follow them?)


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