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May 12, 2003

One Beef with Google... So Far...

An interesting discussion on Slashdot about all blogs being removed from the main indexes on Google has me upset...

Sure, generally nobody wants to read my personal ramblings, but I am still a part of the web. At most, Google should include a checkbox under "preferences" to rank blogs lower than other sites if you are searching for something important (automatically save this preference in your Google cookie). By default, however, it seems obvious blogs should be included as part of a general web search.

Case in point, a few people looking for "September 11th photos" last year were directed to polaroids and blog entries on Bluejake.com. I can't imagine they were disappointed with this result.

I suppose in response to pressure from advertisers, any "other" content that doesn't have tons of banner ads and popups must be marginalized somehow.

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Google suddenly has my undying graditude...