Google Caffeine is essentially Google’s new, upgraded search engine. While Google has said the official launch of the new search will not be made until after the holidays, it’s actually live in a few data centers already.
TheFind has recently announced the launch of their new Merchant Center and its accompanying UpFront Merchant Program. As many of you may already know, TheFind, while they do accept product data feeds… Mostly just crawl sites in search of products for sale.
This is a pretty vague patent application, in my opinion, and I really think that mining data in this way should not be legal, nor approved. Fact is, the means in which this is presented is very combative, and identifies SEOs as the cause of link spam. It’s like saying lawyers are the reason for lawsuits, or dentists the reason for cavities.