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aiding and abetting

2005-08-23 15:54:31.249422+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

I know, I promised the next entry would be upbeat, but it didn't work out that way.

I've whined before about hotel reservations search engine spammers. Phil Ringnalda points out that O'Reilly is aiding and abetting them, and in the comments to that entry, Shelley says that she's making her car payments that way. I've got mixed feelings about this, I've considered taking some advertising here and leveraging this domain's search engine placement, on the other hand I've tried to plan a vacation around these search engine spammers and double dealers, and it's a royal pain in the ass.

So at the very least I'll be running through and adding rel="nofollow" to all O'Reilly links on Flutterby, and I'd strongly suggest anyone else with a website start thinking about ways that we can leverage our own ranking to make the commons a better place.

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