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Amazon.com banned by Google

In an amazing ridiculous action, Google has banned the internet staple, Amazon.com. This has got to be another caching bug that has been plaguing Google’s datacenters for the last several weeks.

Good Work Google! We discussed this issue thoroughly in the http://www.thegooglecache.com/?p=29 post on Google’s caching problems. While the site:amazon.com command continues to work, the direct referal search of amazon.com or www.amazon.com fails.

This is of particular interest considering a large number of surfers place the url directly into the Google search toolbar when trying to access a page.

http://www.google.com/search?q=amazon.com&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

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5 Comments

  1. Ka82
    Jun 27, 2006

    Actually it is not a ban, because when site is banned it is 2 lines with links, there are 3 for amazon.com (if site is banned first line, with link to http://amazon.com is not shown).

  2. Pascal Van Hecke
    Jun 27, 2006

    Hi,

    works (still/again) from my ip in Belgium/Europe
    This is the result in both the international and local google version:
    Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers …Online retailer of books, video games, toys, music, and video recordings. Region 1 DVDs and prices…
    http://www.amazon.com/

  3. Russ
    Sep 6, 2006

    test comment

  4. open keywords
    Oct 5, 2006

    I just noticed another strange testimonial from GoogleCache : it shows that Amazon is effectively cloaking Googlebot on its IP by showing him the shop content on other web sites of the amazon company “galaxy”, like imdb.com

    See what you get with this :
    http://www.google.fr/search?num=100&as_qdr=all&q=allintitle%3A%22amazon.fr+%3A%22+site%3Aimdb.com&btnG=Rechercher&meta=

    You’d be surprised !!

  5. yza
    Aug 30, 2007

    I guess it’s not a ban, it’s working on my end.

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