Boggart Blog has always said Google are evil, “don’t be evil, that’s our job,” is the corporate motto. Which is why they see nothing wrong with manipulating search results and introducing ‘penalties’ for ehat they say is manipulation of search results but which in fact is for the purpose of manipulating search results for Google’s benefit.
If your site is doing too well and is not making any revenue for google (i.e. buying traffic via the adwords system) you could very well get hit. The latest Google scam is imposing a penalty on sites that used guest bloggers to boost their content.
Apparently even if you are reproducing a public domain document of undoubted quality by a well known philosopher or writer who work is acknowledged to be of the highest standard, Google may see it as spam content. And if somebody’s site is hit with a penalty for such content, it can cost the owner their livelihood.
Read more about how Google cheat web users and web site owners in the article below from Web Pro News. And then ask yourself why do we put up with these evil shits.
Google Has Reputable Sites Afraid To Link Naturally
By: Chris Crum | Staff Writer, Web Pro News
And the freaking out continues….
As mentioned in a previous post, Google has reignited the link removal hysteria by going after guest blog posts. People who have written guests posts on other sites over the years are now rushing to have their links removed just in case Google doesn’t like them, and decides to penalize their sites. Who can blame them when Google is in fact penalizing sites for guest posts?
Have you tried to have any links removed since Google started cracking down on guest blogging? Would you seek to remove all guest post links if Google were to give you an unnatural link warning? Let us know in the comments.
This may have been a perfectly acceptable practice for years on the Internet, but Google has now decided that it doesn’t like it much, and is making people pay.
Of course the message has been that guest blogging for SEO is bad, but high quality guest posts for editorial purposes are just fine. The problem is you’re leaving it up to Google’s judgment, and that might not be the same as yours. Because of this, people are also wondering if they need to put nofollows on all guest blog links.
The thing about this is that some might argue that high quality guest posts should be counted as a signal of quality in a person’s favor, and by extension in their site’s favor through a link. That can provide encouragement for some to write these posts. But Google is probably looking at that as a “link scheme,” even if it seems perfectly legit to everybody else.
Econsultancy, a respected digital marketing and ecommerce resource site, announced (via Search Engine Roundtable) that it is “taking a safety first approach. That means adding nofollow links in the bios of guest bloggers”.
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