Legal: Crawling & Indexing

  • Defamatory Threats To Have Chilling Effect On Link Builders?

    …, Agreeing To Remove Malicious Links. FYI, here is what a Defamation Removal From Search Notice looks like: If you receive one, it means a page (or pages) on your site may contain inaccurate content about a person — and that person is really PO’d and has filed a legal action with Google. I’ve heard about Google removing links from its search index…

    Eric Ward/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 19 readers -
  • To Avoid Liability, Google Limits German News Content To Headlines

    German news and magazine publishers are determined, one way or another, to get Google to pay them for their content. They’re not upset about the content appearing in Google News or search. They want it to appear – they just want Google to pay for it. Google doesn’t want to pay. And there’s no US-style “fair use” copyright exception in Germany.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 22 readers -
  • Ripoff Report Is Back In Yahoo Australia’s Search Results, But Not Completely

    After what we think was about a week of being de-indexed, the controversial Ripoff Report website is showing up again in search results on Yahoo's Australian website. But a company spokesperson tells us that some URLs are still blocked. Late Wednesday night (May 21), we noticed that a site:ripoffreport.com search on Yahoo7 — the Australian version of Yahoo — was once again showing URLs.

    Matt Mcgee/ Search Engine Land- 9 readers -