Mokita - 4:08 am on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Another issue has to do with copyrights. And, of course, NOINDEX tags, in addition to regular access/indexing controls. (sighs)
No evidence here (as yet) that it violates NOINDEX tags. Copyright seems to be a non-issue where major search engines are concerned <grr>.
My jury's still out on the benefits.
Benefits or not - looks like we will have to wear it, coming from the all-powerful Google machine :-/
The screenshot on the site you cite -- [webfreelancer.net.au...] -- shows the preview is a heckuva lot larger than the average thumbnail. See the original example larger here: [blogstorm.co.uk...]
Hmmn, I thought it was against the Webmasterworld TOS to post links like those, otherwise I would have posted them myself.