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It's official Google has opened up a can of whoop ass on directories

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Dave E, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #461
    "honest bucks"?
    SEMrush
    If you are truly making "honest bucks", you have nothing to worry about. If you are one of those who made a few or a lot of "dishonest bucks" by trying to game Google, you definitely need to worry.
     
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    popotalk Notable Member

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    Lol I just had hamburger patties and a nice crunchy garden salad combo with ranch dressing for dinner. :D
     
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    pctec Well-Known Member

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    Wow... am I invited tomorrow? :D
     
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    popotalk Notable Member

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    Tomorrow I will have a Baloney Sandwich by Oscar Mayer would you like some ? :D
     
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    pctec Well-Known Member

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    LMAO! You would!
     
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    #466
    A smart business person would never have got this industry into this position in the first place. Cheap shysters on the other hand really couldnt care. People are hurting. Thats not a glitch, its horribly real for some.
    Crass. Roll me over and do it again..........
     
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    mad4 Peon

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    #469
    Google have a big mouth. I read your blog (if its yours) and I find it stupid how they even try to push Poker laws to the UK and others. Quite a joke really!

    I'm suprised they don't send law cases to those who sell links :rolleyes: Maybe thats next heh
     
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    #470
    But you expect to rank organically high for FREE on an American owned search engine. Therefore I think it is reasonable for US law to apply, rather than UK law. Or am I missing something?
     
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    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #472
    have you ever taken notice to how people in society dislike it when people who are Famous or have Money get away with breaking the rules?

    Yahoo and all the other Directories should have no other exception. if they do force sites who offer paid links/advertising to have a nofollow rule, then all these other big name directories should 2.
     
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    Yeah Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie :D

    Is there any slaughter house that I can sign up ? :rolleyes:
     
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    #474
    I dont recall ever reading that Yahoo or DMOZ have been caught buying links - they probably dont need to :)

    So I am not sure what rules you think they have broken in this regard?
     
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    I thought "gaming Google" is what all SEOs and directory owners live off, honest or not...
     
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    this is not about buying links. Its about how Big G wants any links in the form of advertising to have a nofollow measure.
     
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    #477
    Just to put the potential for this to be a temporary algo anomaly in to perspective, has anyone noticed or seen any non-directory sites disappearing from Google?
     
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    #478
    I don't expect to feature anywhere in google.com. My customers are in the UK and use google.co.uk.

    Google.co.uk is registered as a UK entity with the FSA and has to obey UK laws so why should google.co.uk try to obey US laws as well.

    My blog is blogstorm.co.uk but I've been guest posting on the seoptimise.com one.
     
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    I dont think so. Its more about a few two bit hustlers talking up a storm and selling value where there is none. Words like abuse, misrepresentation, scam and fraud spring to mind. Google has been pressing our buttons and its time that those who dont understand whats been happening, wake up to the fact we dont have carte blanche to use and manipulate the tools Google provides just because we have an itch in all the wrong places.
     
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    Lexiseek Banned

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    #480
    If you don't like Google, disallow Googlebot from your robots.txt.

    It's a powerful statement.
     
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