Has anyone else noticed that any art posted on this site is basically ungoogleable? Seriously, you download any picture from here and plug it into Google's reverse image search dealie and you'll probably get a bunch of DeviantArt results, mostly More Like This pages, but never, ever the source. And I think I figured out why.
While this can cause frustration aplenty for us humans, it must wreak utter havoc with Web crawlers trying to access the site. They can't actually read the submission page because from their perspective, there isn't one. That means any text associated with the image — comments, description, even the title — doesn't get indexed. So if someone happened to remember the title of a picture and tried to do an image search, what they'd get 90% of the time isn't DeviantArt, but some repost on iFunny or whatever Cheezburger site has popped up to milk the fandom du jour. Sites whose entire business model is stolen content and which, legally, shouldn't even be allowed to exist. They don't even have to resort to sleazy search-engine manipulation tactics; DeviantArt is losing to them by forfeit.
Anyway, I don't usually resort to this, but if you too are angry about this, favorite this journal and link to it in your own to spread the word, because maybe, maybe, there's still someone on the technical staff who has a clue what they're doing and legitimately doesn't know about this problem, and maybe if we wish really really hard, they'll come across this journal and do something about it.