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Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.

StevieD_Web Mar 7, 2011 9:01 AM
Posted in group: Webmaster Central Help Forum

Categories: Crawling, indexing & ranking :

But Stevie we already know that google bot does NOT always follow the rules. Sorry - it's the truth.

If I don't want something seen - I don't make it available.

I kind of see what you're trying to say - but in reality it doesn't always work that way. KnowwhatImean vern?
Sorry, Google has followed every rule that set forth by my website.  Every one.  No images from my site are in the image index.  Subpages are notfollowed.
The same for Bing, Ask, Yahoo etc.
Our domestic search engines are being responsive to robots.txt, nofollow and .htaccess.... without exception
But I can't say the same about those Russian and Chinese sites.