> On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:28:40 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Whatever it is you do, be careful. WordPress <wordpress.org> used their
>> PageRank 8 (driven by the footer in 100,000+ blogs) to add 150,000
>> 'articles' and then got banned from Google and dropped to PageRank of 0.
>> It was a different case though because invisible text was involved and
>> AdSense formed part of these so-called 'articles'.
> Right now, actually, its PR is back to 8.
Yes, I know the story far too well because it occupied a day or two of my
'blog life'. Nonetheless, Google stretched their muscles to show that they
too have their limits.
Google, unlike some others, are very difficult to upset because their "do
not be evil" mantra and "Big Brother" status. If somebody gets banned from
Google, there must be some nasty stuff going on.
Roy S. Schestowitz