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Re: Good communication with upstream is good idea

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> * Ben Finney:
> >> I guess it's more of a Google QA issue
> >
> > No, if the pages exist and other pages tend to treat them as
> > interesting (i.e. interesting pages link to those pages), Google
> > is working as advertised if it indexes and reports them.
> Sorry, but this is just wrong. If the page is not interesting to a
> particular query and its sender, it's got no place in the search
> results. Searching isn't about spec conformance, it's about results.

That's why the statement above is qualified. Google's Page Rank
algorithm +IBQ- its heuristic for "is the page interesting to a
particular querent" +IBQ- is advertised to be largely driven by other
pages (which have their own Page Rank affecting their weight) linking
to the page under consideration.

So, if this is indeed what occurs, Google is working as advertised.

Now that (reportedly) these pages under discussion have a standard
"please don't spider" request, perhaps this issue has become moot.

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Ben Finney

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