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Google Timeline Misses the Mark  (View post)

lmjabreu [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, May 14, 2009
13 years ago2,626 views


Tom Raymond [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

What irritates *me* about their timeline is that they use text from my page in their text description, *but* no link back to my site! For example,

includes the phrase "A biography of Charlie Chaplin, the little tramp. Award-winning actor, writer, director, producer and composer – as well as a very funny, skillful clown." which is taken directly from my biography of Chaplin ( – but I get no traffic!

And if you do a Google search for that phrase, my site's the only one that comes up for it. Google, where's the love?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tom, do you have a screenshot? I don't see the text you quote on the page you link to.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If you expand the top result, you'll see the text quoted above. Google found the text on a scraper (or search engine), so it links to that site.

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