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Current status of proxy sites in Google? - I have a legit use & don't want a ban

   
6:38 pm on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I want to mirror part of one of my sites on another. The 'mother' site uses complicated software which I don't want the hassle of installing on the 'daughter' site.

A proxy script might be a time saving solution, but I don't want the content it 'extracts' being penalised by Google.

Any clues as to how Google currently treats proxy scraper sites?

10:02 am on Aug 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Not so well. But I think you already knew the answer to this question, otherwise everyone would be doing this.
12:50 pm on Aug 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I think they'd have to filter them, otherwise they'd be indexing huge fake sites.

Could still be useful, but you'd have to modify the software to limit its bounds.

7:53 pm on Aug 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google suggests that you nofollow the proxy script folder and corresponding generated pages.