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Google and NOARCHIVE



6:42 pm on Aug 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I just read here [webmasterworld.com] that Google does not like pages with the NOARCHIVE meta tag. So, just wanted to know what everyone else does to get around this.



11:21 pm on Aug 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I know some say that, I haven't found that to be the case. Have never incurred a penalty for having the noarchive tag present.


11:25 pm on Aug 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I bet Google would *like* to penalize a noarchive tag, but because of the copyright-morass that they are in with the whole archiving feature, they probably think that would just add salt to the open wound.

Right now they can argue, "Any site that is really opposed to the cache can disable it easily." If they penalized the no-cachers that whole argument would be easily deflated.


11:26 pm on Aug 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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By the way, does anybody know of a way to search for no-cache pages in Google? It would be fun to check out what the cloakers are up to...


8:07 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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No cache has nothing to do with cloaking - it has to do with with copyright. I've looked and looked for no cache cloakers, and I can only find a handfull. I still think it hurts your rankings, but I'm going to use it anyway.

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