Sunday, May 15, 2005 banned from Google

Strange things happen; a friend of mine got her site banned from Google (it's not in the index anymore) from something that, probably was a mistake, would not had her site banned a couple of years go. used to be on the top for "ebooks" and related queries till a couple of months ago.
However, look at what happened when her site was entirely copied and shown as in frames at
I suspect this was an innocent mistake...hopefully it was; else Eva has to send a Cease and Desist to A couple of years ago, maybe 3 or 4, doing this kind of thing was not that uncommon, it was a means to drive traffic to your sites. But the Search Engines caught on, at least, some of them, and are detecting these as duplicate content pages.
As the Search Engine's mature, more and more limitations are being brought forward. First it's the duplicate content issue and Doorway pages. Now it's also becoming an issue of server resources and being punished for causing search engines to use too much of their resources storing duplicate content. What ever it is, it's important to realize that nothing is for free; all these nice toys that search is coming up with to improve your searching experience can be a double edged sword. You can be punished for doing something innocent, that in the past, you would not have been punished for....and not even realize why.

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