[glugot] [Bharathi S] [Ilugc] Fwd: MSN Search engine in the battle to kill Linux?

  • From: Joe Steeve <joe_steeve@xxxxxxx>
  • To: GLUG Madurai <glug-madurai-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 14:15:30 +0530

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  • From: Bharathi S <sbharathi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Indian Linux Users Group - Chennai <ilugc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 10:23:11 +0530 (IST)
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Frederick Noronha (FN) wrote:

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> http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/23328/index.html

> I could not track the source of old content showing up at the top of
> google searches on my name. According to the number of hits I
> generate, I have a significant mind share on Google. Finally, we
> tracked down the problem and found that MSNbot was hammering and
> multiplying links old and irrelevant content, pushing that above
> recent articles about Linux in Government, case studies, etc.
> I also found other open source advocates on the web trying to find
> out why they couldn't stop MSNbot using a standard robots.txt
> directive in the root directory of their web sites. Some of the
> complaints related to increased fees for bandwidth.
> In this article, I discuss the issue. I will also post the fix we
> discovered by accident. BTW, a standard redirect will not work.
> I'm not very pleased to discover Microsoft is manipulating the
> content on the Internet.
> Tom Adelsten

Bye :)
Bharathi S

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