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Re: Bandwidth-hungry services burden the internet

From: Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss)
Subject: Re: Bandwidth-hungry services burden the internet
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 14:28:16 -0700
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On 2020-05-26 22:33, wrote:
I have been through some strange experiences recently.  Certain web
   pages take seconds to load.  In some instances the communication
   fails with a time-out.

This sounds like an issue with your ISP -- and not a general issue.

Could be an issue with the ISP of those websites, or something else,
like a reverse-proxy, if they use one (e.g. CloudFare). If you're
originating from a network which the reverse-proxy thinks is attacking
the client website, it will throttle you.

In that case, you will have a problem with multiple websites that use
the same provider of that.

   Pages that Google had ranked top in search result lists last year
   are for some reason gone when the same search is conducted.

This seems like a different issue though.  Google is not you friend,
and you should not trust them.

It is fairly well-known that Google ranks newer material above older
material.  Historic areas of the web are basically in a black hole as
far as the Google search is concerned.

And since many people reach for the Google search engine without
even thinking there might be alternatives, those areas of the web
basically don't exist.

Except, of course, old stuff that is manipulated by SEO into fooling
Google into thinking that it's new. You know; junk blog article written
in 2006, but somehow appearing in a page updated in May 2020 ...


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