Over at Tenchnobiblio, there is an interesting discussion on “linking to sites with content you oppose(Link Censorship)”:http://www.technobiblio.com/archives/000137.html and how that actually improves their status on search engines. I went through a similar thought process two years ago on an entry about “French Censorship Plans(French Censorship Plans)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2001/06/french. At the time, I …

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Last week, Dave Winer made a “rather cryptic post(Last night I got)”:http://archive.scripting.com/2005/01/14#When:11:45:23AM about something we would be hearing about very soon. After several days of speculation, Google has gone public with their announcement about “preventing comment spam(http://www.google.com/googleblog/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html)”:http://www.google.com/googleblog/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html. Basically, links tagged with rel=”nofollow” will not be followed. No following, no indexing. …

Search-Engine Writing

So many people spend so much time trying to boost their PageRank with all sorts of goofy and annoying “tactics(The War on Spam)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/10/spam. John Gruber has discovered the “true secret(Writing for Google)”:http://daringfireball.net/2004/05/writing_for_google. All you have to do is write about things that people are going to be looking for. That …