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Re: Google uses redirection links now and then

  • Subject: Re: Google uses redirection links now and then
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 04:47:26 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [David] on Thursday 01 September 2005 01:04 \__

> On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 15:36:24 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Very interesting observation, John. While it might be good for faking Web
>>statistics, it cannot help in improving ranks or increasing traffic. I
>>know *cough* somebody *cough* who uses Web stats as a tool to woo
>>prospective customers.
> Are you trying to start an argument with me Roy? If so why?

I think I was caught in the heat of the moment. The message was composed at
a sensitive time. Recently I have been hit by so much comment spam (I need
to poll several times an hour in two sites) that I have become very
irritable when it comes to illicit practices and SE boosting.

The spammers appear to have found some new clients now, including a drug
company in an exotic location and some diamond trader. One of the notorious
spammers is in London. It kills me that they even interviewed the man
rather than kill him. These spammers are raiding the Net and attack in
cycles using proxies.

> I ask because in another thread you moan I'm taking this NG down then
> in threads like these it seems you are throwing petrol around in the
> hope I light it!
> What is wrong with you?

As John sain in reply to your message, it does not appear to be just me.
Perhaps I am less reluctant than most to say what I think. Tthe atmosphere
in this group would be improved had there not been a showcase that is based
on illegal manipulation of the very same thing this NG discusses: search

> If you plan to continue with this tone let me know so I can add you to
> the not worth reading list.
> David

You have the right to do so. It's UseNet.


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