block google indexing of artist pages with no content
I googled a band I like & your site appeared high in the results, offering a link to this band's set lists, covers & more! But clicking it opened a page with no set lists, no info, ZERO content—totally empty except for the band's name up top in plain text (not even a frigging logo!) plus one lonely link (Band Lyrics) which opened some unrelated all-German site. I now suspect your site of piping 1000s of empty unauthorized artist links into google to lure folks here falsely (while simultaneously adding obstacles to all searches for legit artist info). SHAME! Well, it worked in a way cuz you got me here. But I doubt I ever come back and I'm also warning all my friends how you trick visitors & waste their time with bogus google links. Way to boost traffic, there, slick! -- peace
Adminsfussenegger (Admin, setlist.fm) commented
Actually, you don't deserve an answer at all (insulting people isn't particularly nice, is it?). But we always try to be friendly, so here is your answer: We didn't mean to "lure folks here falsely" as those people probably won't come back or do any other good to the overall site. So basically we're not really interested in this kind of traffic. Looking at our statistics proves me somewhat right as this is a very small fragment of our overall traffic. We'll look into the matter.