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Tribune: Screw Google

By Margaret Lyons in News on Sep 11, 2008 10:28PM

As the fall-out from the United Airlines story continues, the Tribune Company says it's identified the culprit: Google. And its Googlebot.

The statement went on to say that Tribune Co. had identified problems with Google's search technology "months ago" and had asked Google not to "crawl" Tribune Co. news sites to include Tribune Co. stories on Google News.

Because as everyone knows, removing yourself from Google is the surest way to drive traffic. [Trib]