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Commentary Argues Against Likelyhood of Google Removing Weblog Content from Main Search Results

Dave Aiello wrote, "Doc Searls linked to CTDATA earlier today, in his piece called Enough Already. This takes us, and a number of others, to task for concluding that he believed that there was a possibility that Google would remove content on sites that are considered weblogs from its main search results, and segregate that content into a separate collection. If this were to happen, weblog content would be treated similarly to content that is considered news."

"For the record, Doc was pointing to an article in The Register, a British technology web sites, and commenting on the likelyhood of this actually coming to pass."

"I wrote the article on CTDATA that pointed to Doc's comments. The CTDATA article began:"

Last week, Dave Winer, Doc Searls, and some other A-List Bloggers suggested that Google may separate weblogs from other types of web sites when returning search results....

Dave Aiello continued, "I also put a link to Doc's article in that sentence."

"I'm sorry if I got the nuance of what Doc said wrong. I was simply trying to tie the discussion of a possible change in the way Google handles weblog content to a set of stories that appeared on CTDATA a month or so ago about RSS-specific search engines, and how such things would help the weblog community."

"I also discussed what weblog content segregation would mean to a site like CTDATA.com. I think that this sort of impact analysis might be helpful to people who are trying to understand the implications of such a decision, if Google ever decided to do what The Register article suggested."

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