invisible data considered harmful

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** popular in the 1990s, eventually spammed, and rotten, ignored by Google, Yahoo, and other search engines.
** popular in the 1990s, eventually spammed, and rotten, ignored by Google, Yahoo, and other search engines.
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* meta ICBM
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* meta ICBM / geourl
** people move, don't bother to update their meta ICBM
** people move, don't bother to update their meta ICBM
** people get it wrong (because it's not obviously visible)
** people get it wrong (because it's not obviously visible)
*** swapping lat and long
*** swapping lat and long
*** "correcting" negative values to positive (or vice versa)
*** "correcting" negative values to positive (or vice versa)
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*** note clusters of sites in the middle of oceans or other open spaces that correlate with inverse (or negated) coordinates of actual cities
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*** note clusters of sites in the middle of oceans or other open spaces that correlate with inverse (or negated) coordinates of actual cities (see map image on https://web.archive.org/web/20040204183820/http://geourl.org/ and note red point clusters in oceans not on islands)
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* lang="en"

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Invisible data or metadata for that matter is undesirable. The general problem with invisible data is that being invisible, nobody sees when it's wrong. If something is wrong on a web page and it's visible, a visitor can see it, a page author (without technical abilities) can see it. Invisible data doesn't get seen and errors inside it are not found as easily as visible data is.

See Principles of visibility and human friendliness.

Also known as, "dark data", "meta tags", "side files".

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invisible data considered harmful was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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