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Re: Invisible Links

  • Subject: Re: Invisible Links
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 14:18:50 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <dbhlub$2o7s$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <s_7De.469341$3V6.379051@fe04.news.easynews.com> <n97qd19729aql7hcn7vj0cuodi72g9lmkj@4ax.com> <_EgDe.431514$iM6.99837@fe01.news.easynews.com> <dbkia3$1m0f$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <42de6b06$0$18649$14726298@news.sunsite.dk> <dblrph$5kt$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <42de76b5$0$18648$14726298@news.sunsite.dk> <4309053A.319FBC22@luckymojo.com> <debu49$2asb$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <Yu2dnZ2dnZ3-1prJnZ2dnX_Yid6dnZ2dRVn-zJ2dnZ0@comcast.com> <df1h8a$2v3o$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <43144924$0$18646$14726298@news.sunsite.dk> <df1jtf$2voc$4@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <431458a6$0$18648$14726298@news.sunsite.dk>
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__/ [Mikkel Møldrup-Lakjer] on Tuesday 30 August 2005 14:00 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i en meddelelse
> news:df1jtf$2voc$4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> They (Matt Mullenweg and affiliates) disguised links to home insurance
>> and
>> related stuff at the bottom of each page. The pages that were linked
>> to
>> contained SE spam. Either way, Matt expressed his regrets and I felt
>> hurt
>> when I saw him come under fire. He was simply messing with the wrong
>> people.
> What was the purpose of disguising links? To give PR to those pages?

The visitors were surely interested in a blogging tool and not 150,000 pages
on home insurance et cetera. That's why the links were hidden.

> By the way, I just upgraded my SearchStatus-bar for Firefox to version
> 1.9. It now has a feature which highlights alle re="nofollow" links on
> each page. Excellent tool.

Really?!?! I didn't even know about a new version of it. Thanks for pointing
that out. I'll get it in a minute.

> Before, when I was saying I had Alexis bar installed, I was actually
> talking about the Alexis feature on SearchStatus. Maybe this feature is
> without the spyware of Alexis.
> Mikkel

I think that the A9 toolbar is spying on me, but I can't be sure. It sure
keeps track of visited pages and accumulates history if I let it...


Roy S. Schestowitz        "Turn up the jukebox and tell me a lie"

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