Yet another tool from Google, Web Page Creator, was released today. This tool allows users to create and publish web pages with no prior knowledge in HTML. I don’t know if we are going back to the Tripod days, but it sure seems so. As Andy Beal points out on his blog: “When Google launches tools that allow the upload of content without charge, it encourages mis-use.”
I have to agree. A website with something of value to offer won’t use such a service. The only ones who might be interested in creating hundreds of pages with such a service are spammers. Check out the discussion on the topic going on at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.