Matt Cutts Buzzzzzt SeoMoz
Man I hate it when Matt does it to me, but this time it was Rand, He posted What Google Doesn’t See CAN Hurt YouI hadn’t read the comments but I did my own quick check whilst eating lunch .. a Pork Pie actually by the time I had finished the Pie I had decide Rand was wrong and the site was cloaking or doing something silly with the way it serves pages, working a lot on large scale ASP / .net CMS system I see lots of odd things
But I always check a few things, I identify myself as various spiders, use a slightly different variety of the SEO page tool and to see how the server responds, ibl’s etc etc and this server was well … misbehaving a little
Now the question I would be asking if I was Matt is why when I look at the page that is listed in your Sitemap XML from home computer I get a 301 but if I a GoogleBbot goes it gets a 404, shouldn’t you be serving the same content to everyone and lets say if I was Matt would I be digging a little into the Press Releases and the content on the database side ?
I not blaming Rand don’t get me wrong I’m sure he asked the owner first I mean in this day and age you really have to be careful cause Google is everywhere and knows everything… well 98%