Has the visibility of KudoZ activity in search engines changed?
Thread poster: philgoddard

United States
Member (2009)
German to English
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Oct 3, 2012

I Googled myself recently (as you do), and I've found that I suddenly get huge numbers of hits because of all the KudoZ questions I've answered. This was not the case until recently

I feel a bit uncomfortable about this. I know KudoZ is a resource for everyone to use, but I always saw it as a kind of semi-private forum where you had to log in first, and where search engine crawlers didn't pick up posters' names.

Is it KudoZ that's changed, or Google? And are my concerns justified?

[Edited at 2012-10-03 16:35 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-10-03 19:27 GMT]

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Alejandro Cavalitto
KudoZ has not changed, it has always been public Oct 3, 2012


Please note that KudoZ has always been public and indexed by search engines. There have been no changes in this regard.

Best regards,

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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Local time: 14:37
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No changes Oct 3, 2012

I've not noticed any changes in this regard. Yet what I do find irritating and unhelpful is when my name appears associated with Kudoz queries using languages that I don't work in (i.e., something possible given the multiple language options for user interface on this site). In fact, I not long ago read that a prominent freelancer changed his profile name here just to avoid having his real name associated with hundreds of hits in a Babel of languages in which he doesn't work. Doing this is not a bad idea at all.

[Edited at 2012-10-04 15:58 GMT]

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Local time: 19:37
Italian to English
yep Oct 4, 2012

That is why I use a silly name.

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