|Weekly SEO news: 15 May 2007|
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Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at possible exploits of your sitemaps file. Do spammers abuse your web pages?
In the news: Some webmasters receive fake Google penalty emails, Google wants to track the behavior of online gamers and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Are search engine spammers exploiting your sitemaps file?|
A recent thread in a webmaster forum indicated that some search engine spammers might exploit the new XML sitemaps files. Has your sitemaps file been abused by spammers? Can using a sitemaps file harm your search engine rankings?
What is a sitemaps XML file?
How can such a file harm your rankings?
What can you do to avoid problems with your sitemaps file?
Unfortunately, there's not much that you can do to stop spammers from abusing your content. Use a tool such as CopyScape to find sites that have duplicated your content.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
|Fake Google penalty notification emails
Google focus on software, not just search/ads
Google's Matt Cutts confirms that they don't like paid links
Search engine newslets
|3. Articles of the week|
|Google sees mergers big and small
Google may use games to analyse net users
|4. Recommended resources|
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