JCPenny gets slapped by google for blackhat seo...lol

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JCPenny gets slapped by google for blackhat seo...lol

Apparently JCPenny hired a very good seo company and JCPenny started getting 1st place ranking on thousands of keywords on the top search engines...

Google saw this of course and punished JCPenny listings...
#blackhat #google #jcpenny #seolol #slapped
  • Profile picture of the author Aspired
    This shows that no one is immune to Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Parker
    Isn't this old news?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexander K
      Originally Posted by Ryan Parker View Post

      Isn't this old news?
      It isn't old if it's the first time you are hearing about it.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Alexander K View Post

        It isn't old if it's the first time you are hearing about it.
        Yes it is. What the hell do you think "old" means? It doesn't mean "stuff you already know."
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        • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          Yes it is. What the hell do you think "old" means? It doesn't mean "stuff you already know."
          Old - something with age, e.g.: A baby is 1 day old.
          stuff you already know - I don't have a definition of "stuff you already know" only you know what you know.

          News - stuff I didn't know even though it is old. History is good for creating lessons of life.
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          • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
            I remember reading about this last year and thinking that Google can get to anyone they want and do just about anything they want. It actually sort of scared me for a second there. I got over it pretty quickly though.
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          • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
            Originally Posted by Earnie Boyd View Post

            News - stuff I didn't know even though it is old. History is good for creating lessons of life.
            He didn't say it was still news. He said it was not old. These are, oddly enough, not the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    Are you just learning of this? I believe this came out in February of last year.
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    • Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

      Are you just learning of this? I believe this came out in February of last year.
      Yeah, really...I was thinking maybe they hadn't learned to turn the other 'check' (:rolleyes
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  • Hey, that's weird. I was just reading an old thread on here about Overstock and JCPenny a few hours ago. Is this the same thing you're referring to? Odd coincidence!
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    • Profile picture of the author smithwhite
      Originally Posted by Long Beach Nathan View Post

      Hey, that's weird. I was just reading an old thread on here about Overstock and JCPenny a few hours ago. Is this the same thing you're referring to? Odd coincidence!
      Hi,
      i am working for overstock.com, and overstock is still ranking in top3 for 100's of keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author kalens99
    Of course nobody is immune to Google's b**** slap. Why would they be? JC Penney should have been smarter about what company they used to do their SEO. It is amazing how companies hire people to do SEO for them and don't have a clue about what they are doing or what they should be paying for. Some companies out where I live have paid hundreds of dollars a month because some SEO guy wanted to rank them for a keyword that got 0 search results a month. When they ranked on the front page they treated the guy (or in one case woman) like a god.

    I understand they don't know IM. But isn't one of the first rule of any business to do your research and know what you are buying regardless? If I was hiring an accountant to look after my IM reveneues I wouldn't take everything the guy said at face value and make sure I knew what I was getting and what it was worth. Sheesh.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Definitely last years news.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeeWhiz1
    Yeah, definitely old news but it should serve as a lesson to new comers that no one is except from bad SEO strategies.
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    Osama has been shot.. he's dead! You're telling us stuff that we'd already know..
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      Originally Posted by AffordableMarketingLists View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author JasonGrimes
    Don't be so hard on the OP, it may be old news to you but new for the beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author EllesBelles
    Cor this thread made me laugh. It probably shouldn't have, but it's been one of those days.

    As for the old/news definitions above - that story is over a year old. So that would make it old by your standards, but also news because you don't know it...so "old news", then?
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  • pretty sure this happened last year bro , get with the times
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  • Profile picture of the author JayNine
    Originally Posted by fbwealthsystem View Post

    JCPenny gets slapped by google for blackhat seo...lol

    Apparently JCPenny hired a very good seo company and JCPenny started getting 1st place ranking on thousands of keywords on the top search engines...

    Google saw this of course and punished JCPenny listings...
    If they're using blackhat tricks that got their client banned, I'd hardly call them a good SEO company lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    Old yes, but still relevant, especially in the post-panda world where it's easier to be spotted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Funny, everyone is laughing at the OP but still posting, thus bumping the thread.

    Maybe if you just ignored it, the thread would drop? Lol...
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    And in other news, President Kennedy was shot and killed today...
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by fbwealthsystem View Post

    JCPenny gets slapped by google for blackhat seo...lol

    Apparently JCPenny hired a very good seo company and JCPenny started getting 1st place ranking on thousands of keywords on the top search engines...

    Google saw this of course and punished JCPenny listings...
    "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    JCPenny's ban lasted all of 90 days. They were back quickly ranking for their terms again.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Did someone just bump a 1 year old thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Did someone just bump a 1 year old thread?
      No, just someone sniffing bicycle seats again.

      Man you people gotta check the calendar and some facts.

      JCP was not penalized. Read that twice if you must. They
      were not penalized. They returned to where they naturally
      would be. That's not a penalty. Besides, google had no idea
      what JCP was up to until someone blabbed. They had no choice
      but to put them back where they belonged and devalue the
      links.

      That aint news and it sure is old.

      Now please check your calendars. This is March. 2012.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        No, just someone sniffing bicycle seats again.

        Man you people gotta check the calendar and some facts.

        JCP was not penalized. Read that twice if you must. They
        were not penalized. They returned to where they naturally
        would be. That's not a penalty. Besides, google had no idea
        what JCP was up to until someone blabbed. They had no choice
        but to put them back where they belonged and devalue the
        links.

        That aint news and it sure is old.

        Now please check your calendars. This is March. 2012.

        Paul

        It's 2012??!?!?
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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

          It's 2012??!?!?
          That's impossible, the world would be gone in 2012
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      • Profile picture of the author retsek
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        No, just someone sniffing bicycle seats again.

        Man you people gotta check the calendar and some facts.

        JCP was not penalized. Read that twice if you must. They
        were not penalized. They returned to where they naturally
        would be. That's not a penalty. Besides, google had no idea
        what JCP was up to until someone blabbed. They had no choice
        but to put them back where they belonged and devalue the
        links.

        That aint news and it sure is old.

        Now please check your calendars. This is March. 2012.

        Paul
        What do you call it then if it wasn't a penalty.

        They WERE penalized for 90 days in much the same way the Google's own Chrome page was recently penalized for exactly 60 days.

        Are you still saying penalties don't exist?
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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          I dont think you can call it a penalty when they put you back where you were without these links.

          Personally I see sandboxing or getting deindexed as a penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanreed22
    Did overstock have significant loses from the penalty?
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  • Profile picture of the author jdooley13
    Isn't "OLD NEWS" an oxymoron?
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusHichens
    News to me : o
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  • Profile picture of the author Julia Baby
    It's an old news but I think he heard it now one year later lol.
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