Help-Stop-Smoking Site Rankings Drop Out Of Google - Non-Profit site - Please Help!
In the post above a google engineer, GoogleGuy exposes a website that was stated as being a non-profit quit smoking site as a clumsy blackhat affiliate fraud.
It's the funniest thing i've seen in a very long time and there is much to learn from it. First, here's choice quote:
Interesting, I didn't realize that SEW was okay with people posting specifics. bobmutch, you're saying that quitsmokingsupport.com is a non-profit site? Here's what I see when I look. Last time I checked, I saw dozens of links to quit-smoking-quitting-smoking-stop-smoking.com. Oh look, from quit-smoking-quitting-smoking-stop-smoking.com, I'm able to take care of my other health needs, from friendly vendors such as pheromones-perfume-cologne-attract-woman-man-human-androsterone.com,
better-orgasms-sexual-dysfunction-libido-enhancement-enhancer.com, and of course diet-pills-natural-fast-weight-loss-supplements-fat-product.com.
That's quite a bit of help.
He also goes on to point out that the website in question, for a "non profit" is linking out to a whole stack of blackhat agressive affilate scum sites... and that on at least one of them, it's easy to spot some very amateur hidden links using CSS.
So, what can we learn from this?
- Dont post your sites on forums - well, duh...
- Sites you link to can affect your rankings - well, duh...
- Google aren't stupid - well, duh...
- Think before you post - well, duh...
That one has made my week, it's an absolutely corking thread - killer funny!