[Fsfe-ie] Jonathan Parr presents www.libeldefense.com
noss1233 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 16:02:40 CET 2007
As part of their continuing battle against spammers, many search engines
have tightened their site eligibility policies. AltaVista recently
instituted one of the most restrictive in the industry, banning sites for
one or more of the following reasons:
- Using a hosting service that also hosts adult sites or documented
- Improper use of Gateway pages - also called Doorway or Jump pages.
- Submitting the same URL repeatedly or a large number of URLs from
the same site.
- Excessive keyword repetition.
- Inserting keywords unrelated to the page's content.
- Hidden text.
- META refresh commands set to less than 30 seconds.
The first two items may surprise you. Most beginning webmasters look for a
Web host based on cost first, then speed and reliability, when their
provider's policy on adult sites may be just as important. AltaVista
sometimes retaliates against adult sites' spam techniques by blocking those
sites' underlying IP addresses entirely (as does GO.com <http://go.com/>).
If you host with the same provider, your site may share that banned IP
address. Choose your host carefully: you are judged by the company you keep!
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