The German language Web sites of carmaker BMW and technology product vendor Ricoh are back in the search results on Google's search site after they stopped using a technique designed to artificially boost their search engine rating, according to a Google engineer.
Google blacklisted BMW.de earlier this week after the carmaker violated Google's guidelines by including "doorway pages" that would automatically redirect visitors to a different URL. That Web page was more attractive than the page the crawler saw, but would have scored lower in Google's PageRank system. At the time, Google said it was also planning to blacklist Ricoh.de.
Google will be expanding its efforts to fight Webspam in none-English languages this year, he added.