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When does ROI enter into the picture when making the decision to allow Google to use/crawl your site? If they crawl your site 1000 times per day but send you a small fraction of that in real visitors, when does it become a losing proposition? Is it not logical that at some point it is just not cost effective to allow it? What other business would allow another business to use their product for free when there is no reciprocal gain in the relationship?
Disallow is a better option than noindex.
Setting the "noindex" to the whole site seems like wanting to have some kind of revenge on Google
I'm just contemplating what it would feel like if one day I politely said NO!
You're implying that because you're finding success that your formula should be good enough for everyone else. Well it's not!
Is it time to de-index the Web?
Also, are you 100% certain that the search engines will never send you enough traffic to justify the minuscule cost of serving pages to search crawlers?
If you do noindex, please let me know what your niche was so I can pick up the slack and milk Google for all its worth for as long as possible. :)
..... that Google is moving away from being a search engine to a knowledge engine. When it completes that transition. It really won't need webmasters anymore. or do some out there still believe it will?
If it is that easy why do all the huge corporations still PAY to appear top of their SERP's? You say bull I say show me otherwise.
Ohno, I've been showing people otherwise (and doing it) for years. If you missed it, that's on you.
[edited by: webcentric at 3:22 pm (utc) on Nov 26, 2013]
Here's the other thing to remember - if it weren't Google, it would be Microsoft, or Comcast or Verizon or AT&T or Amazon or somebody else. Google just got to this particular place first, and the others would love to step in wherever they find a chink in the armor.
So when you're thinking about reinventing the web for the future, it's not going to be enough to make it Google proof.