I'm having serious problems with these 302s and Google doesn't seem to care. Chasing webmasters and asking them to de-link, waiting for Google to reindex (if they remove the link), re-calculate etc, is way too long of a process.
(removed) on edit: I found this and it worked pretty good.
How about when you put the entire URL. Google follows /dom.com/go.php?www.mysite.com so is there another way to deny access if someone (GB included) uses this exact URL to access my page? Or if it matches a portion of the URL, IP....either deny or send them to a dummy page.
We are currently dealing with this go.php issue. We are unaware of a technical solution, but would love to hear of one. What do you all think of sending DMCA letters to the linking webmasters and copying them to Google? Also, would you consider the use of a blah.com/go.pho a hijacking?
"sending DMCA letters to the linking webmasters and copying them to Google"
that will not help you...unless you send them to Google. The webmaster will remove the link but it will be stuck in Google's system for years as supplemental and still causing dupes. The Webmaster needs to remove the link via this: [services.google.com:8882...]
[edited by: walkman at 4:03 am (utc) on Dec. 20, 2004]
"Are there any technical solutions not on Google's end?"
any technical solutions would have to be for future links, what's done it's done. Google will keep that already indexed and cached link there for years.
You can send Google a DCMA and ask them politely to take down the offending link because it's indexed with your content. It's a legitimate request since you're hurting and they will do so right away. The law and fairness are both on your side