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Google creates a new META tag for "original-source"?
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Msg#: 4277174 posted 5:10 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

Google now offers us to use a new Original Source meta-tag. 

meta name=”original-source” content=http://www.somedomain.com/article1.htm


?

How is this going to help us? I am sure it is going to help a highly-automatic-human-tester-driven-new-hamster-wheel-turning algo, but do we really need to augment hypertext markup language with another corporate cue?

 

tedster

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Msg#: 4277174 posted 5:29 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

I assume you're talking about this news from November 2010 [webmasterworld.com] - it's for Google News, as I understand it, not the web at large.

g1smd

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Msg#: 4277174 posted 6:08 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

That's a relief.

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Msg#: 4277174 posted 6:39 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's probably good to note the original page on Google's blog was updated Feb. 11, 2011, and changes the implementation slightly. It also covers what should happen when rel=canonical is used:

We've had a lot of interest in these meta tags, particularly in how the syndication-source tag relates to rel=canonical. After evaluating this feedback, we’ve updated our system to use rel=canonical instead of syndication-source, if both are specified...

They also say <link> is preferred to <meta> now.

[googlenewsblog.blogspot.com...]

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