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Old 04-12-2005   #1
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SEOINC.com Penalized in Google

I have noticed seoinc.com drop from google. Is it due to the mass link buying? I have seen other sites drop as well without the mass link purchasing problem.

I lost a site's home page recently and I was under the impression Google penalizes sites not just pages, because that site's other pages still rank.

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Old 04-12-2005   #2
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If it's 3rd party linking then Google better keep that one underwraps and fix it faster than a porn site on a result for mickey mouse. If you can link bomb someone out of the SERPS it'll make 302 pagejacking childs play compared to the damage that can be done.

How do you tell people to stop linking to ya? Is masslinking illegal? When was the last time someone got sued for linking to a service provider?

IMHO it's still so early to tell if it's just a burp in the system or a real live penalty if they're gone this time next month then I'd say kiss'em goodbye.
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I bet Google has actually (not just patient talk) implemented a way to detect mass link purchasing. It has to be the IP address, whois info and anchor text. If it is all the same and way over there predetermined threshold then they are gone. They might look at the whois info to see how many times that person links out to one site and if you are part of the network then you are gone. There are probably 100s of factors looked at that determine who sells links and who’s buying them. That will be hard to re-create for someone trying to kill their competition. Who's going to pay thousands a month to buy links that MIGHT hurt their competition, when those links they buy might be bring their competition tons of traffic.

SEOINC is also barely SEO... a lot of their practices border on the line of spamming

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Old 04-12-2005   #4
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Or it could just be a temporary burp. That happens. Will be interesting to watch and see.
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Search Engine Priates

Here's an interesting pitch (via email) from a public relations firm touting all the ills of search engine spam and offers an interview with someone that has the same name as SEO Inc's CEO. Is this crisis communications?

"Search engine spam is spiraling out of control. I can offer a resource to discuss how search engines are fighting back. If a search engine thinks you are a spammer, it will shut you down (and it will be hard to get your listing in a well-known search engine again). Search engine spammers use techniques to artificially boost website rankings -- they try to cheat the system using keywords and links that fool search engine bots. Keyword stuffing is a spammer's preferred way of beating the system (using as many words as possible on one page that make no sense). For instance, you put "clothing" in a search engine and you get porn info back -- that is how it works. The villains of search engine spam try to trick the user by visiting fictional sites or blogs that will hook users and installing malicious computer codes and spyware on the user's PC."

"I can offer you an interview with Garry Grant, a crusader trying to stop search engine spammers. He has solutions on how to stop the search engine pirates."
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No, I didn't. I was wearing a pirate cosutme and searching the Internet. I'd hate to be confused with a search engine pirate.
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I noticed on a Google search for "search engine optimization firm" today that SEO Inc is back in Google. Good for them.
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Old 11-18-2005   #10
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It's kinda strange how so many websites are getting banned on google, and everyone has different views on it. There r many others getting banned by some unkown factors, and they never come to know. Its only a bad time for the companies getting banned.
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At WMW in Vegas Matt Cutts said something similar to... If you are buying massive amounts of links, do not assume Google does not know what you are doing. I would be careful about buying links.

Not a direct quote but that was the message. He said this right before the session on Link Buying. Kinda reduced the audience for that session.

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do you think i should stop buying my yahoo directory listing ... or any other paid directory listing ... omg what am I going to do ....

hang on a minute, what if i buying a lot of links for my competitors ... hmm

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SEOINC is also barely SEO... a lot of their practices border on the line of spamming
IMHO that's rather a harsh judgment call. Who's to judge, and by what criteria?

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They'd better have a bonafide Garry Grant with some credentials or they could be treading on some thin ice there.

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