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I don't know through what voodoo, but Google is showing images from by image folders that is blocked to its bot, following its own instructions!
They have officially become the largest illegal content scraper site in the world.
I don't know through what voodoo, but Google is showing images from by image folders that is blocked to its bot
I started returning a 404 to Googlebot
You seem pretty sure of yourself. Officially illegal? Where?
Moderator's note: For the sake of clarity we are leaving the link - something that would normally be
outside our guidelines. However, this article does explain the common argument quite clearly - the claim
that Google violates copyright law. As such it is a useful summary statement.
However, please notice the disclaimer at the end of the article itself:
"Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and none of the content above is to be
considered legal advice, the opinions are my own and nothing more."
[edited by: tedster at 3:20 pm (utc) on Feb 5, 2013]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:44 am (utc) on Feb 6, 2013]
They might have a little goldmine on their hands and not even have realised it:-)
I also lost over 70% of the traffic and adsense income overnight.