Silly Webmasters

I really hate idiot webmasters who think that Google (or anyone else) is “censoring” them, or even “out to get them”. For Google, it’s not a product of the “China Thing(tm)”; it happened long before the recent brouhaha about google.cn started. I wrote about the cluelessness of afterdowningstreet.org here some time back; there have been many other examples.

Two recent ones that come to mind are the buffoons at Spacewar and Ogrish, both sadly linked to by Cryptome.

Not being in Google’s results for a couple days, even a few weeks, is normal behaviour for the mighty search engine; just ask any competent, knowledgable webmaster. It’s not a sign of a ban, or censorship.

You want censorship? Consider this site. Five months ago I criticized Technorati; today not one of the 150 or so pages on this site are indexed there. For two years I’ve been trying to get a second website indexed in Google, without success. Two years is something to get excited about. Five months is something to get irritated about. A couple days to a week? Only the egomaniacal and foolish get their undies in a bunch about that…

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, Meta | on February 28th, 2006| Comments Off on Silly Webmasters

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