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I'm already taking steps to disguise my identity, i.e., using a dial-up account to slightly randomize my IP and disabling cookies in my browser, so I wonder if I should be using a different/dummy email address each day.
What's been your experience? Thanks!
Here's my thinking: it's been documented that SEs like Google can ban sites that are associated with for overuse of WPG's reporter (based on linking the IP address of the person using the software to the URL used in the queries). If Google can do it, so can the Inktomi SEs (and everyone else eventually). So, it's worthwhile to take as many steps to disguise one's identity as possible.
Regarding banning by IP, Susan Goodson, official rep from FirstPlace Software (the makers of WebPosition Gold) wrote in December 2000, "ANY search tool that accesses their [search engines'] database too quickly is causing people to be banned by IP...The best way around it is to get a new IP and limit your searches and spread them out." (http://www.marketpositiontalk.com/forums/Index.cfm?CFApp=11&Message_ID=23032)
For this reason, I've been relying on using a dial-up account to randomize my IP slightly. However, the question still stands: for any site for which I'm doing multiple (deep) submissions, should I vary the email address I supply, or do you think the SEs aren't really paying attention to them. …And if so, why?
C'mon guys, I know you're wrestling with these issues too. How do YOU do it?
We make 15,000 to 20,000 submission per day to the 6 or 7 major search engines off of the same IPs. We have never caused any of our clients a spam penalty becuase we adhere to the engine's guidelines. The engines track domains, submit to many URLs from the same domain and you'll have problems. IPs, cookies and e-mail address are not factors which you should be concerned with.
The issue with Google I don't believe was submission related but rather ranking related and probably conected to the IP.
I always use the same IP too, but I make every effort to limit submissions to each engine's guidlines, each is different. Most SEs include some guidelines in their help files.