The other day I was going through some old files and found some pages I made once upon a time that had a no-right click script added to it. I was using one that went into the <body> tag - remember the old days of all that body coding!?
Of course, result #1 (for me anyway) was about[dot]com, which has a top result in EVERY
thing just 'cuz their about[dot]com...
But the #2 result was
Now nothing against java-scripts[dot]net, but a code from 1998? Seriously? With a PR4? Granted, again not insanely high, but higher than a lot of valid, decent sites from little independent publishers can get on a home page these days.
So I click on the #3 result. I get this horrific OLD
. The ranking was a 3 as far as PR goes, but the code was the same old code from the #2 result and page was dated 1998 and 1999. Check out the so-called footer.
Now what in the sam h*ll are pages/sites that feckin' OLD & entirely useless doing in any search results at all??? They should be totally de-indexed as OLD. You know, "name file .OLD"!! The script isn't even in valid code any more.
There are types of information that are timeless, I do understand that and even have many myself, but as a web designer we're always reading/told "make your pages accessible", "don't use outdated code", "make sure you're site is responsive" blah blah blah - yet the big and mighty search engine can't recognize that code as old & outdated and utterly useless?
Or am I just missing something here...