Posts in "Google" tag

Wow, finally back in … #2

At last, you can google me (hope I don’t get sued for using Google as a verb) and find in the index. Let’s hope it’s not temporarily this time.

One strange thing though, they didn’t adhere to my robots.txt file which tells them not to index odp.php – heck, they even threw robots.txt right in there with the rest of the search results.

Well, as long as I’m in the index I don’t care much :)

Google changes 'reinclusion request'

If you’ve been banned from Google for whatever reason you want to do a reinclusion request. I’ve previously used Matt Cutt’s tutorial, however it seems Google has changed the way one does this. The link Matt mention is no longer there.

The new way is to do it here, from “My Sites”. Yes, that means you will have to have registed your site there first. You’ll also have to agree that your “site has violated Google’s quality guidelines” and that you’ve made changes. In my case I don’t know why I’ve been banned, but I just agreed to it anyway.

I guess when you have all your sites registered one place it makes it easier for Google to keep track on you ;) .. so if you’ve got one banned site maybe the other looses some PR or something? (just speculating, or course).

Google Web Toolkit

Just a short note, i found this today – Google Web Toolkit. It looks very promising and I’m just about to start experimenting with it (can’t wait!). It’s a framework for creating AJAX applications with the usual gmail look, but the fresh approach is that you write the application in Java – and then you compile to to Javascript/HTML when you’re ready to ship.

I’m don’t how well this development model works with dynamic data etc. but I’m sure they have a clever way to do that too. Will report more later when I’ve tested it :)