Great piece by Danny Sullivan on newspaper executives’ ill-considered decision to blame Google for their problems:
I’m going to save you all those potential legal fees plus needing to
even speak further about the evil of the Big G with two simple
lines. Get your tech person to change your robots.txt file to say
Done. Do that, you’re outta Google. All your pages will be removed,
and you needn’t worry about Google listing the Wall Street Journal at
Oh, but you won’t do that.