Do a search online for any big-time keyword phrases ('make money online', 'internet marketing', 'SEO software', etc) and jot down the URLs that you see at the top of the SERPs. Run these URLs through any backlink-checking software and what do you see?
You'll see is that most of these sites got most of their links--tens of thousands, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of links--through only a handful of different ways:
- Profile links
- Blog commenting
- Paid links
- Link farms
- Article marketing
- Link wheels
- Web 2.0 properties
My question is:
What the heck?
Isn't it laughably easy for Google to weed a lot of these links out? Yes, they're do-follow, but that doesn't mean Google has to actually follow them!
Google has the technological capability to draw a map of the entire world wide web, and you're telling me they can't automatically detect a blog comment? I don't care if it's the most insightful blog comment ever made, blog comments should not count as a "vote"!
My question to all you wise and weathered warriors is...
Will Google ever win in the battle with SEO's? Is there even a battle at all? Or does Google know exactly how to weed out the junk from the rest, but they just choose not to?
What's going on here?