Today Matt Cutts got to feel the bitter sting of a search engine algorthym classifying him as bad guy.
Matt was doing a review of a new search engine compete.com and here's what he had to say
What added value does Compete provide? Well, the search results have little icons beside them for things like spyware/phishing, coupon codes, and how popular the site is. How accurate is the spyware/phishing data? Well, for my site, I get a warning exclamation point and this message:
Use caution in providing any personal information or downloading software on mattcutts.com.
I’m not a spyware/phishing site, and my site has been around for over a year. So with a sample size of one, how accurate is that data? Not very.
I'm pretty confident in agreeing that Matt's not running any spyware or phishing scams, but hey it sure does suck when a search engine algo incorrectly classifies you as one of the "bad guys" doesn't it? It would probably really be bad if it was popular search engine that lot's of people used and you were running your business on ... just something to think about ...