| 9:04 pm on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Looks like the spammers have killed it. Google suggests using the Translate element [google.com] on web pages to offer automated translation for your visitors.
| 6:30 am on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I told Google in '06 SES on a panel that the service was being abused by scrapers, didn't care then, slow on the uptake for PhDs but they finally figured it out.
| 3:27 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Does anyone know of an alternative to google translation apps? Preferably something that can be linked to from a web site. I do not trust google enough to put their apps on a web site.
| 3:41 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I can finally remove the notranslate meta tag? Yay.
| 4:17 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|I can finally remove the notranslate meta tag? Yay. |
Desperate scrapers will do it by hand and that meta tag has no effect on other translation tools anyway.
| 6:05 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
You know, technically if someone scrapes my content and repurposes it and Google then ranks them ahead of me I can sue Google, right? My content is 100% copyright, all written by me, so for Google to be promoting sites that steal my stuff and denying me visitors who were looking for what I had is wrong. imo.
I wonder if that has anything to do with why Google deprecated their tool (ie: to protect themselves, not all of us)