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API for Google Translate is Now Deprecated

   
9:02 pm on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



The Google Translate API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011

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9:04 pm on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Looks like the spammers have killed it. Google suggests using the Translate element [google.com] on web pages to offer automated translation for your visitors.
6:30 am on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I told Google in '06 SES on a panel that the service was being abused by scrapers, didn't care then, slow on the uptake for PhDs but they finally figured it out.
3:27 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dstiles is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



tedster - that link goes to a page that requires javascript to show ANYTHING. But then, google has always been rubbish at web site design: if I designed a web page that bad it would probably be banned in SERPS for cloaking.

Does anyone know of an alternative to google translation apps? Preferably something that can be linked to from a web site. I do not trust google enough to put their apps on a web site.
3:41 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member sgt_kickaxe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



I can finally remove the notranslate meta tag? Yay.
4:17 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I can finally remove the notranslate meta tag? Yay.


Nope.

Desperate scrapers will do it by hand and that meta tag has no effect on other translation tools anyway.
6:05 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member sgt_kickaxe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



You know, technically if someone scrapes my content and repurposes it and Google then ranks them ahead of me I can sue Google, right? My content is 100% copyright, all written by me, so for Google to be promoting sites that steal my stuff and denying me visitors who were looking for what I had is wrong. imo.

I wonder if that has anything to do with why Google deprecated their tool (ie: to protect themselves, not all of us)