On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 17:58:22 +0100, Roy Schestowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ignoramus31151 wrote:
>> 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.
Nevertheless, it is a good reminder to all of us to stay away from
doing questionable things.