Google Using Historical Data to Identify Spammers?

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According to a Pandia article, Google is building a very large "rat trap" and using historical data to identify search engine spammers. So, if you were a spammer in the past or ever tried any so-called "black hat techniques" to manipulate a website's search engine rankings, it might come back to haunt you.

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"You probably already know that engines are striving to deliver results based on your prior searches. But what a lot of people are missing is that search engines are building a database of every website’s, every company’s and every SEO’s optimization efforts.

As we speak, Google is building a very large rat trap and temporarily nourishing all of the rats who are eating the bait-cheese. Google wants you to join the various linking, advertising, and article-content networks so they can identify all the rat-trails and trap the rodents en masse."

So how do you think they're identifying former black hatters?

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Google keeps copies of its own search index. If it grows suspicious of your search engine optimization techniques, it may go back into its archives and see what your site (or even you as a registered web site owner) did years ago.

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It does make sense to turn

It does make sense to turn back the clock a bit and let the meek go forth and prosper.

but sites change

but sites change ownership

and if it was obvious they penalized me outright for buying a link or two I think I would buy a few thousand more (not for my sites though)

and I might register a few spam domains with matching whois as a competitor.

and we already saw Google's double standards with BMW

nice propaganda

nice propaganda G.

Webmaster's mind:
OMG Google know that I'm an SEO. they know what I'm doing. they know I'm in that link network. oh shit I interlinked two sites. That other site is going down too. Oh shit I remember I once purchased a link. I'd better clean everything up now.

Google engineer's mind:
Shit we'll never catch all these SEOs. Maybe we can just say we've caught them and they'll repent in some kind of amnesty period. yeah that'll work, they have to believe that we're Google. Then when they all go running the serps will look better and Larry will stop beating us.

Real SEO:
next

Rat trap? New members

As we speak, Google is building a very large rat trap and temporarily nourishing all of the rats who are eating the bait-cheese.

Seen a number of link sales come up in public that set off alarm bells.

Whether Google's trying to ensnare some webmasters/SEO's is one debate, but I figure anyone who's not worried about being way over the radar is inviting consequences of some kind.

Rat trap?

Rat trap?

New backlink checker?

SNAP!

if that is true, doesn't it

if that is true, doesn't it mean churn and burn is the smarter business model?

What a bunch of bullshit.

What a bunch of bullshit. The articles nothing but "conjecture" and "what ifs" that points to paid content with an affiliate ID.

Really, YOU know if you should worry...

I mean, if you're into the black hat side of things, you're probably already comfortable with being "outside the lines" somewhat. Those who are firmly white hat, well, apparently they've nothing to fear.

In the end, my gut says this is a big picture sort of concept. It's unlikely that a guy with two sites linked together is goign to be given the boot, but a guy with 100 sites linked together still trying to "be his own network" might get roughed up.

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>>>"Those who are firmly white hat, well, apparently they've nothing to fear."

Your being funny right?

In my experience Webmasters that blindly follow the guidelines (some call'em White hat) have the most to fear... fear that one minor google algo tweak will wipe them out.

Everyones a whitehat until

Everyones a whitehat until they get deindexed.

Webprofessor has a point

... what was white-hat a few years ago, can be turned into being labelled "black-hat" now.

Remember affiliate sites two years ago? Sitting pretty. Then, suddenly they're verboten if they were "thin content" affiliates.

Aaron's right - it's likely impractical / illogical to believe that Google is going to penalize again for past "sins". The index quality today and tomorrow are what's important, and likely where the focus is placed.

So, my SEO children -- go, and sin no more.

Google is building a very

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Google is building a very large "rat trap" and using historical data to identify search engine spammers

They've had that for years. It's called AdSense.

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