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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Feedster Allows Indexing of Its Search Results

Blog search engine Feedster is allowing its search results to be crawled again, adding noise to Google and others. The search results offered to search engines range from stuff like “retirement” to “cutegirlfeet” to more explicit naughtiness.

Allowing search results to be indexed can be any of two things; an accidental slippery due to a server misconfiguration, or a spam tactic to get more pages indexed into Google to lure searchers onto a page. Feedsters search results are highly “optimized” – with titles like “Feedster on: sologirls”, and URLs like – but I’ll give them the benefit of a doubt and hope they just exclude the “search” path from search engines via their robots.txt in the future, as that’s simply good style.


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