May 9 2001

Google does not index ETP sites

As I mentioned yesterday, my site is no longer indexed at Google, and neither are the other ETP sites (as Netdyslexia, J├Ârg (German), Susan and others have noticed as well).

Since my posting, several messages have been posted in my discussion group, explaining the situation. Thanks!

Further information can be found in this thread over at Serious Instructional Technology and on irights.

And in case you are not subscribed to the ManilaNewbies mailing list, I’ll quote from it:

“Subject: RE: What’s happening with Google?

From: Brent Simmons <brent@userland.com>

Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 22:58:01 -0700

Because our servers are hit so hard by crawlers, we often block them. At the moment Google is enabled (though other crawlers aren’t), so it’s probably only a matter of time before your sites show up in Google again.

-Brent”

That sounds contradictory to what Seth Dillingham posted in my DG, so I don’t know what’s really going on. I don’t know much about tech stuff like this.

What do you think of Jeremy Bower’s suggestion to petition Inktomy (the company who apparently started the whole problem)?

Feel free to post your thoughts in the discussion thread that started yesterday.