Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Google: No Paid Links, SPLOGS Allowed

Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO » How to report paid links

This blogpost has me seeing red. Google has set up a mechanism to report paid links. Duh. You can usually tell it is a paid link by the underlying language of the link, or the lack thereof as in the case of TinyURL.

Nothing is done about the SPLOGS that populate the blogosphere and they are most often found by search engines. I wrote about a SPLOG network here.

So, the word is, no paid links or you will lose page rank. If you want to get even with someone, just report their blogs as containing paid links. Google must be practicing for when they have a total monopoly over search engine marketing. Not yet, Google...


Jess said...

Geez, Google sure is concerned. Haha, TinyURL is awesome, I love that site, and TinyPic too! :)

Everyday Weekender said...

ahh man.. and i used to love the game monopoly too.. google.. what are you doing.

CyberCelt said...

@jess-Why do they concentrate on paid links, which lots of people have done rather than use link exchanges? I am worried about what it means for PPP, LoudLaunch, BloggerWave and Blogitive.

@everday weekender-Thanks for visiting CoolAdzine blog. I would worry too if I use any of the above referenced programs to monetize my blog.

Blueyes said...

that just makes no sense because the people who actually use tinyurl which I do for other stuff are going to get penalized

Jess said...

Maybe paid links are more of their concern at the moment. I don't think they're too concerned about link exchanges, but I'm also worried about what'll happen to PPP and all those sites. :(

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


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