Terms of Service
Content Policy &
Spam Removal Guidelines
Web pages making use of spamming techniques
may not be submitted. Such pages will be removed.
Protocol Networks defines spam an inappropriate
use of the search engine involving any effort to deceive
the search engine into returning a result that is unrelated
to the query or whose position has been artificially inflated
in the result set. Some examples, but not all, of the more
common techniques spammers employ to inappropriately use
the search engine include:
· Embedding deceptive text in
the body of web documents.
· Creating metadata that does not accurately describe
the content of web documents.
· Fabricating URLs that redirect to other URLs for
no legitimate purpose.
· Web documents with intentionally misleading links.
· Cloaking/doorway pages that feed Search Engine
crawlers content that is not reflective of the actual page.
· Creating inbound links for the sole purpose of
boosting the popularity score of the URL.
· The misuse of third party affiliate or referral
Protocol Networks Guidelines
Protocol Networks policies are designed
to ensure that the practitioners of these and other spam
techniques do not degrade the search user experience in
As with Protocol Networks’ spam guidelines and other
guidelines, Protocol Networks reserves the right, in its
sole discretion, to take any and all action it deems appropriate
to insure the quality of the Search Engines index.
Treatment of Paid Content
Protocol Networks designed its Priority
Inclusion service to improve the content quality of Search
Engine databases and thereby enhance the search user experience.
The interests of portals, content providers and web searchers
are aligned in support of this design goal, since a positive
search user experience will yield increased traffic to providers
of quality content. Content providers who submit spam-tainted
URLs to Search engines covered via these programs have the
potential to reduce content quality and degrade the search
user experience. Therefore, URLs submitted via Protocol
Networks are subject to these rules and any other additional
policies adopted by Protocol Networks from time to time.
Any Search engine may remove your URL
from their index for reasons including, without limitation,
the following: Your URL includes content that:
· Is illegal;
· Is a fraudulent use of the Service, as determined
by the Search Engine in its sole discretion;
· Infringes the rights of a third party (as determined
by the Search Engine in its sole discretion);
· The Search Engine receives a notice of an act of
copyright infringement in compliance with the notice requirements
of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998;
· In response to a court order or other judicial
or governmental request or action;
· Does not comply with the Search Engine editorial
· Does not comply with the Search Engine technical
standards and/or requirements; or
· Does not comply with requirements by the Search
Engine web search customers.
Pages that Protocol Networks would like
· Original and unique content of genuine value.
· Pages designed primarily for humans, with search
engine considerations secondary.
· Hyperlinks intended to help people find interesting,
related content, when applicable.
· Metadata (including title and description) that
accurately describes the contents of a Web page.
· Good Web design in general.
· The URL must resolve to an
operational Web page. It may not generate error messages
such as "File not Found.".
· The Web page must be accessible and not require
a username, password, cookie or other authentication in
order to access.
· The Web page must not be on a secure server (i.e.,
· The Web page must permit so called "spidering"
technology, such as not using a "robots.txt" file.
· The Web page must contain visible text (not graphics
If your URL is removed you will not be entitled any refund
of any fees paid for the Service.