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Why Good Cloaking should NEVER be Punnished

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, March 4, 2007
17 years ago2,383 views

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/a-quick-word-about-cloaking

This idea of having BLANKET POLICIES – and 'one size fits all' – WEBMASTER GUIDELINES – is both naive, sophomoric and overall counter productive...

It is vital that Google factors that by taking any highly information website OUT OF THE INDEX – an extreme disservice is being done to the users who need to research and retrieve valuable information...

How does anyone know what they have missed in the SERPs? One is simply forced to use the information that is presented...

Information should be the only priority – not the strategies and tactics used to bring it to the public's attention...

No one gains by not having access to valuable information via Google...

It is important that one empathizes with the conflicts of those who must resort to tactics to ease their I.T. burdens. Tactics that are used soley out of malice or deception should be judged by a different standard than those that reflect the current limitations of the Web or The Internet or Server Administation tech...

<b>The bottom line is that taking any valuable Website out of the index can potentially harm users – moreso than any harm that could have been done by harmless redirects. ;-o </b>

Do not deprive the users of potential resourceful information!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Thankfully, by more strictly applying the webmaster guidelines across all sites, users now have easy access to more information than before (because WebmasterWorld opened up their system).

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I would like to congratulate Phillip on making a change to the world of web design and development problem solving, by making WebmasterWorld open to EVERYONE!

Thank you very much.

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