Comments on: The problem with the AP’s plan to goose its Googlejuice http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: aaron wall http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5486 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 02:05:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5486 Topix ranks amazingly well across a wide array of search queries, and for the most part those pages are automatically generated through algorithms (with perhaps a bit of original comments and feedback from readers mixed into the page).

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By: lori http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5475 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 21:06:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5475 Bravo on the headline…

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By: Dave Levy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5459 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:12:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5459 I mean, Google has no investment in Wikipedia whatsoever.
(Actually, I’m just playing devil’s advocate on that comment. For the actual point: I think that the AP is trying to optimize content in place of site optimization and not thinking why it needs to first and how that would make a difference).

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By: Felix Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5451 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:32:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5451 Dominic, my Twitter feed is not automatically generated! I put work into that thing!

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By: Sterling http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5446 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:40:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5446 One flaw in your argument is the assumption that Google will simply treat the AP like any another site.

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By: Dominic Sayers http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5443 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:34:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5443 Your copy starts just below the half-way point on my screen in a maximised browser. Everything above is taken up by cruft from Reuters (and my web browser to be fair). The text is constrained to a column about 12cm wide surrounded by at least the same width of automatically-generated content.

Not sure what AP are considering, but if there’s less human content than on this page it will be awful.

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By: Stowe Boyd http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/comment-page-1/#comment-5442 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:33:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/the-problem-with-the-aps-plan-to-goose-its-googlejuice/#comment-5442 This can’t be right:

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