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Apple schießt sich bei Google-Suche selbst ins Knie

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Wer bei Goolge nach einer bestimmten App suchte, die für Apples mobile System iOS verfügbar ist, bekam lange recht zuverlässig die entsprechende Seite bei Apples Online-Store iTunes weit oben angezeigt. Seit einiger Zeit hat Apple diese gute Position bei der Websuche von Google verloren – und Google selbst vermutete schon ein technisches Problem als Ursache.

Offenbar liegt die Sache doch etwas anders, wie Macerkopf.de nun berichtet: Die Suchmaschinen-Experten von Sixtris haben das Problem genauer analysiert und sind folgendem Ergebnis gekommen, wie sie in ihrem Blog berichten:

Wir haben das mit der SISTRIX Toolbox untersucht und dabei herausgefunden, dass Apple nach rund 50.000 Requests mit der gleichen IP-Adresse nur noch den den Fehlercode 403 (Forbidden) ausliefert. Wahrscheinlich will Apple damit Crawler und Scraper ausschließen. Schließlich gibt es immer mehr Anwendungen und Dienste, die Informationen und Auswertungen über den iTunes Store anbieten. Das wurde Apple anscheinend zu viel. Allerdings hat das den Effekt, dass auch der Googlebot ausgeschlossen wird und Apple in der Konsequenz seine Rankings verliert.

Crawler sind Programme, die das Web automatisiert nach Informationen durchforsten. Als Scraper werden Websites bezeichnet, die fremde Inhalte einfach automatisiert kopieren. Fremder Firmen besuchen mittels Crawlern die im Web öffentlich einsehbare iTunes-Datenbank, um damit eigene Datenbestände zu pflegen. Apple versucht das offenbar mit technischen Maßnahmen zu verhindern – und schließt damit als Kollateralschaden auch den Crawler von Google aus. Wenn dieser statt Inhalten nur eine Fehlermeldung auf der iTunes-Seite vorfindet, wird die entsprechende Website im Google-Ranking abgestraft.

Die Domain Apple.com - eine der von Google am höchsten bewerten Domains weltweit – leidet den Experten zufolge sichtlich unter der Maßnahme von Apple. Im hauseigenen Sichtbarkeitsindex fiel sie von von 226 Punkten (28. Januar 2013) auf unter 78 Punkte (08. April 2013). Allein die Unterdomain itunes.apple.com ist dafür verantwortlich – nur hier versucht Apple Crawler auszuschließen.

Profiteur von der Abstufung des Apple-Shops im Web ist übrigens vor allem Google selbst. Der eigene Play Store für Android-Apps ist nun häufig ganz weit oben bei der Suche nach Apps.

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Global Markets Head Lower

Global stock markets headed lower at the end of a turbulent month that was dominated by concerns over China and the timing of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate rise.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan

Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year. 68

Austria Toughens Controls Amid Migrant Crisis

Austrian police have toughened controls in the country’s eastern border region close to Hungary in response to last week’s discovery of 71 dead migrants in an abandoned truck.

Islamic State Blows Up Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 84

Scores Injured in Ukraine Protest Blast

About fifty members of Ukraine’s National Guard were injured, four of them seriously, in a blast outside parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement personnel following a controversial vote on the country’s constitution.

Eurozone Inflation Stays Low

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Apple’s Ad Blockers Rile Publishers

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Hip-hop producer Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo, center, in 2007.

Hip-hop producer Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo, center, in 2007.

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Low-profile Signature Bank has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing lenders, attracting a fan base ranging from hip-hop mogul Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo to former Congressman Barney Frank.

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