Shortest Post Ever on Reporting Paid Links

It’s been fun to eat popcorn and watching the six-month old controversy regarding reporting paid links to Google.

The Stanford Daily (scroll to the bottom) is a well-known example of purchasing links for the sole purpose of search engine manipulation. This is bad. A few of the RealCities sites have the same thing.

Non search-savvy people purchase different links in hopes to get relevant traffic from them. Google is not out to get them. There’s a theme here. 😉

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2 Responses to Shortest Post Ever on Reporting Paid Links

  1. Geri says:

    Isn’t Google the biggest paid links seller in the world?

  2. Paul says:

    Probably, although in their own paid listings which has nothing to do with the organic results.

    I just think the whole debate is overblown. Matt Cutts was pretty specific to sites like the above link to the Stanford Daily. I do a lot of SEO and have no worries about the paid link debate.

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