11-22-2006: CNN did a bad thing in the “eyes” of search engine spiders, Google Pidgeon Rank™ and other indices of web page spamiliciousness: they duped their own content about Yahoo! acquiring AOL, then changed the date for it. I’m a bit of a prig, so before I even knew what was happening, my keyboard was tapping out comments to blogs.marketwatch.com (page no longer exists). While I’m no fan of Google, why let a site get penalized for what they warn webmasters not to do in Webmaster Guidelines?
“…the “Quality Guidelines”…outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index.”
One practice you should avoid:
“Don’t create multiple pages, sub-domains, or domains with substantially duplicate content.”