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some of these zipped video files are showing up as what google thinks is a page full of japanese content that it attempts to translate, lol.
i can find no reference here or in the google website faqs about this capability of crawling and indexing the actual content of zip files... needless to say, it's trashing the google index with worthless data.
several weeks ago this website took an inexplicable nosedive in the ratings, so i'm also wondering if this zip issue is relevant to that.
Google probably has the technology to recognise many file formats that they do not normally index. In this case, something probably went wrong with experimental code.
it's a reseller account on an apache server... the cpanel mime types show "application/zip zip".
the point of this thread is that google does *not* post the actual content of zip files as search results... i believe that this was an abnormality that they fixed.
hopefully they will fix the bogus backlink reporting someday as well :-0