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Sites Selling Paid Advertising Links Getting Lower Toolbar Pr
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:16 AM
My feeling is that the only penalty (and I use that term lightly) is the smack in the face of visually lowering toolbar PR, but that in reality there is perhaps not any real consequence to the lowering of TBPR.
Nobody seems to be saying this, but me, however.
What are your thoughts?
On a similar note, I found the post at Marketing Pilgrim on this topic to be slightly amusing, as Andy says he's not selling links there, when clearly he is. Not sure what that is all about. (Sorry, Andy, but let's get real.)
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:36 AM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:55 AM
What I don't understand is how on earth the Google Bot can tell which links have been paid for and which haven't.
Let alone what links are adverts and which are not.
And at the end of the day, isn't ANY link an 'ADVERT' . your are advertising another webpage/resourse by having a link to the URL, that's what an anchor is.
You want a visitor to know about and have access to another page / resource, the mechanism for doing this with HTML is called an anchor.
If google has decided to devalue all adverts / paid links, then it would have to devalue every anchor it knows about, an anchor by its nature is an advert for something, and has either cost someone time or money for it being there, not just in placing it on the page, but the upkeep of the page, the webhosting for the page, etc.. etc..
Or does Google think webpages grow on trees ?
Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:31 AM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:03 PM
What's up with that?
Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:29 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:42 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:43 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:42 PM
Suppose for a moment that Google, and all the other SEs, announced that link popularity would no longer be a factor in their ranking algorithms.
Think of the implications...
Webmasters would only solicit, exchange, or pay for links which were of genuine value in terms of driving quality traffic.
Webmasters could concentrate on building the very best sites for their visitors, make their sites ‘search engine friendly’, and cease worrying about penalties for link spam.
Directories, articles, blogs etc would not be populated by submissions whose sole purpose was to gain page rank (toolbar or real).
All link scam schemes would disappear overnight.
We’d all get fewer emails.
The SEs could save a bundle of time and resources sorting out link wheat from link chaff and focus on the quality, as they perceive it, of individual web sites.
Oh Brave New Web World that has such algo’s in it. (Sorry Aldous, but you’re dead anyway).
Bet I’m gonna get beaten up on this....
Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:53 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:59 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:08 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:00 PM
Jill, was this done manually, you think?
Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:08 PM
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