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Eliminating all snippets is idiotic just to eliminate instant preview
any site set to NOARCHIVE is currently being violated
Can't we get a new directive NOPREVIEW, come on Google, common sense time
I weep for the future
A commonsense standard for noarchive is definitely in order.
My site has a noarchive meta tag primarily to stop the wayback machine from offering my site content to scrapers.
they can get away with ignoring noarchive, because its not archived
4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.
When it is impracticable to obtain permission, use of copyrighted material should be avoided unless the doctrine of fair use would clearly apply to the situation.
that is probably why they can get away with ignoring noarchive
The only way to stop the instant preview is to install "nosnippet" in the page, at which time you also lose the ability to have snippets below your titles in the SERPs.
A snippet is a text excerpt that appears below a page's title in our search results and describes the content of the page.
You can, however, specify that Google should not show a snippet (in which case neither the text snippet nor the preview icon will appear).
[edited by: incrediBILL at 8:10 pm (utc) on May 21, 2011]
joined:Dec 29, 2003
Just to clarify, did a preview in Google of a page, checked my server logs, there was no hit on my server, it's pulling the image from some Google cache server.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:19 am (utc) on May 22, 2011]
[edit reason] fixed side-scroll [/edit]
...i suppose they could argue...
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 9:31 pm (utc) on May 21, 2011]
ps... aren't the images produced on the fly? that is probably why they can get away with ignoring noarchive, because its not archived.
joined:Dec 29, 2003
[edited by: walkman at 9:45 pm (utc) on May 21, 2011]
I can change the URL to a more inviting page for people to see in the search results