Google link policy - interesting item I found on web

by timpears 3 replies
I was searching around the web for site I found yesterday on IM training and wanted to go back and read it but now I can't find it even though I could have sworn I bookmarked it and it doesn't show up in my history as I checked every site I went to yesterday, but I stumbled on this and thought that I would like to see what others thought about it.

Google Wants to Tell You How to Run Your Website - SEO Class.com

Don't know if this is new or that I just found it, but it seems that Google had or has this idea that folks are getting links on sites just to game the system and get higher on the organic results. Gee wiz, thats just terrible :-). Bottom line my main thought while reading this was they are complaining about web masters using the same business model as Google is using, and they don't like it. Google reminds me a lot of Ebay. Big boy on the block, and they don't like it when you figure out the system and use it to your advantage. The big bully on the block so to speak.

I would be interested to see anyone's thoughts on this. Read the article on that blog and share your thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
    There's really nothing new in that article.

    If you take Google's guidelines literally, you aren't supposed to do anything to get traffic (except buy Adwords, I guess).

    You see, if you create a great site, people will magically find it (even though it's not indexed and has no links to it), and then all of them will tell all their friends, because we all tell all our friends every time we find a site we like, right? Then those people who have sites will start linking to your great site, and it will rise to the top of the rankings.

    At least that's how it works in Fantasyland.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Originally Posted by timpears View Post

    I was searching around the web for site I found yesterday on IM training and wanted to go back and read it but now I can't find it even though I could have sworn I bookmarked it and it doesn't show up in my history as I checked every site I went to yesterday, but I stumbled on this and thought that I would like to see what others thought about it.

    Google Wants to Tell You How to Run Your Website - SEO Class.com

    Don't know if this is new or that I just found it, but it seems that Google had or has this idea that folks are getting links on sites just to game the system and get higher on the organic results. Gee wiz, thats just terrible :-). Bottom line my main thought while reading this was they are complaining about web masters using the same business model as Google is using, and they don't like it. Google reminds me a lot of Ebay. Big boy on the block, and they don't like it when you figure out the system and use it to your advantage. The big bully on the block so to speak.

    I would be interested to see anyone's thoughts on this. Read the article on that blog and share your thoughts.
    Hey Tim,

    It has nothing to do with Google not wanting people to get traffic or know their system, or use a similar system.

    It does however have everything to do with Getting the best results for their users. Every time people game the system or use things to game the system, their seach results get screwed up, and most people can't find what they need.

    How would you like to own one of the largest seach engines with a database full of useless results?

    Btw, that information you posted is not new by any means. It's been known for over a year now.


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    • Profile picture of the author timpears
      Well I kind of figured that it wasn't new, just new to me. It all depends on your prospective I guess. I don't think Google does that great a job at finding the information I am looking for now. I have to do multiple searches to find most of the stuff because it doesn't show me what I want the first or even secod or third time. And then many times I just give up because I can't think of a way to structure my query to find what I am looking for.
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