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Spamming your own search results

I was faced with the recent challenge of adding a search facility to a medium sized directory website. I have written custom search algorithms before, and it's generally a game of cat and mouse of tweaking / testing to get the right amount of relevance. As soon as you change the balance in one area, search results get less relevant in other...
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No more indexed search pages

Matt Cutts recently posted about indexing search results pages on your site. This interested (and worried) me as I'm quite a fan of getting my search results indexed. The bottom line is, Google says you should block your search results pages from being indexed, using robots.txt or your favorite other method. Browse vs Search I understand this...
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