I wrote a post a few years ago that made the digg and reddit homepage saying Experts Exchange should be removed from Google’s search results because they were using a technique called cloaking - hiding their content behind registration and showing a different version of their pages to the Google crawler. Google just released a Chrome extension to blacklist sites from your search results. Part of the functionality includes sending the blocked site back to Google - which might eventually have some impact down the line on search results.
- I love Google ads. They always entertain me. I found this one on my friend’s MySpace profile.
- I was trying to figure out how to extend my wireless network down a few floors a few days ago, and one of my queries brought me to experts exchange. The question looked useful: Using Linksys WAP54G as Wireless Repeater. This is exactly what I wanted to do. However, once I actually scrolled down to view the answers, I saw this I thought this was pretty weird, since I was pretty sure in the snippet I saw on Google’s results they had part of the solution I was looking for.
- We never get ads that make any sense when developing answerbag, since we’re behind a firewall and the crawler can’t figure out our content. Edit: This is not happening with our live server, the screenshot is from DEV.