Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Un Googled

It appears that my blog has been removed from the Google Search Engine.

It has a technorati rating of 4, which is about as low as a blog can get.

One of the problems is that google started blocking webcrawlers from the /search directory. They do this with a Disallow statement in the robots.txt file. The label links all go to this directory. To make matters worse, the date links use javascript. This structure essentially means that only the seven entries on the front page get crawled by google each month. None of the internal pages will be crawled.

So, I will probably be moving this blog to a new location.

The big challenge is that blogger doesn't have a mechanism for backing up posts and comments.

Anyway, if none of the pages get crawled, then I guess there is no point in dropping mind farts on this blog.

BTW, the voucher proposal went down big time. Writing about the proposal brought back the depressing memories of when I was cornered by the politically correct gatekeepers at the U's Education department. It is sad that so many people today fear choice and diversity.

4 comments:

Jesse Harris said...

I'm a big fan of WordPress myself.

Misty Fowler said...

Wow, that's ironic. I'll have to look into it and consider moving, as well.

y-intercept said...

Considering how big Google is on advocating site maps, it is amazing that their blog product does not have an adequate index or site map. It is also amazing that they don't have a utility that makes it easy for us to backup a blog.

I've been scratching my head on this issue all day.

I think I might just design a sitemap program on a different web site and use my program in lieue of the "labels."

Cynthia Blue said...

I think Wordpress has a function where you can import all your posts... I did it a while back.