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This is the post TS is talking about: http://www.seobook.com/googlemart

Blog Comment Links Targeted in Unnatural Link messages

I've had several requests to remove links in comments and once in a post. Each time the reason they wanted them removed was because their site had an "unnatural link profile". The one letter I have (but agreed not to publish) has the Google web spam team telling them that links in real comments in quality blogs are "bad" and should be removed. 

 

Meanwhile, there are millions of comments in blogs everywhere. I heavily moderate comments, and I have many regular readers who work as SEOs who link to sites. I do NOT consider those spam, or bad. On the one hand Google tells us to get comments because they show content is still useful and on the other they are randomly penalizing commenters. (One blogger I know who is widely respected for her SEO knowledge will never put a link in any comment ever any more because of this.) 

 

The traditional view of the world is to only ever give if you get more in return. In my view of the world, if everyone were giving the world would be a lot better place.  Why should I read your blog if I can't comment?

 

If I have a choice of commenting on a CommentLuv blog where your readers and you can find out more about me and click through to read related content it they choose, or commenting in a blog that wants me to stay in their walled garden and build a profile there because they won't let me link to anything that would already tell you that - which would YOU choose? 

 

Google has far too much power and users can limit it - but they won't unless influential bloggers start explaining why what they do is endangering small business and our ability to make a living outside of a corporation. 

Blog Comment Links Targeted in Unnatural Link messages

I've had several requests to remove links in comments and once in a post. Each time the reason they wanted them removed was because their site had an "unnatural link profile". The one letter I have (but agreed not to publish) has the Google web spam team telling them that links in real comments in quality blogs are "bad" and should be removed. 

 

Meanwhile, there are millions of comments in blogs everywhere. I heavily moderate comments, and I have many regular readers who work as SEOs who link to sites. I do NOT consider those spam, or bad. On the one hand Google tells us to get comments because they show content is still useful and on the other they are randomly penalizing commenters. (One blogger I know who is widely respected for her SEO knowledge will never put a link in any comment ever any more because of this.) 

 

The traditional view of the world is to only ever give if you get more in return. In my view of the world, if everyone were giving the world would be a lot better place.  Why should I read your blog if I can't comment?

 

If I have a choice of commenting on a CommentLuv blog where your readers and you can find out more about me and click through to read related content it they choose, or commenting in a blog that wants me to stay in their walled garden and build a profile there because they won't let me link to anything that would already tell you that - which would YOU choose? 

 

Google has far too much power and users can limit it - but they won't unless influential bloggers start explaining why what they do is endangering small business and our ability to make a living outside of a corporation. 

Google wont endorse other third party tools

I highly suspect that google will ever endorthank third party tools. So all they can recommend is webmaster tools.

the problem is when you have more than 100k links. Webmaster tools will only give you 100k of links. For my clients, it is completely useless, especially for a site with 2 million links or more. 100k is only a small snippet of the links, and could be the wrong ones.

Google wont endorse other third party tools

I highly suspect that google will ever endorthank third party tools. So all they can recommend is webmaster tools.

the problem is when you have more than 100k links. Webmaster tools will only give you 100k of links. For my clients, it is completely useless, especially for a site with 2 million links or more. 100k is only a small snippet of the links, and could be the wrong ones.

as with most people wondering

as with most people wondering is/was TLA working?

It does seem odd that one of the most advertised has only just been hit? Why so long? Why now?

 

 

as with most people wondering

as with most people wondering is/was TLA working?

It does seem odd that one of the most advertised has only just been hit? Why so long? Why now?

 

 

When the systems all merge, Google will be it.

Charles Arthur is right. Google is The Matrix. I consider it the system of the beast - the most likely candidate for where all other systems will eventually merge. Just as you have a profile on Facebook even if you have never been there, Google tracks you everywhere and creates a G+ account for you.

 

Who hasn't seen Google suggest you circle someone in your gmail - only to find out they're not even on Google Plus? Do this test. Try logging out and see if what you do AFTER you log out ends up in your history. It used to and it may still. (I haven't checked lately, but that was a big issue when I used to log into customer's accounts.)

 

Same thing with Yahoo. You can log out, but they keep tracking as though it is still you. The data these systems are building into a profile of each of us is so corrupted by incorrect assumptions. But they don't care as long as they can pretend it is you. You WILL end up with it in your history and some day that may cost you your reputation, your freedom, even your life.

 

But that is too scary to consider, so most will just label those of us who understand the dangers of data mining and profiling gone wild as crazy, or paranoid, or "conspiracy theorists" and just go back to sleep. I don't care if they wake up. I just wish there were some place to go to escape all this insanity. But since there isn't, just fly under the radar. As John Kay wrote and his band Steppenwolf sings, "Just keep your mouth shut if you find a way out."

 

 

G+ = No Social Network

I've always thought of Google+ as an extension of the overall Google dataset. Sort of like 'we've got this ability to connect you to other people & places and publish what you do in a stream but fact of the matter is we already know you are doing these things and we just want to tie it all in one place'. It really isn't, and probably never will be, a proper social network.

I use tons of Google services and they are all connected to the one account so Google must have a pretty big dataset on me but I'm not too fussed, so long as they use it to impove what they show me and products I use. I'm one of the people happy to live oblivious within the Google Matrix XD

G+ = No Social Network

I've always thought of Google+ as an extension of the overall Google dataset. Sort of like 'we've got this ability to connect you to other people & places and publish what you do in a stream but fact of the matter is we already know you are doing these things and we just want to tie it all in one place'. It really isn't, and probably never will be, a proper social network.

I use tons of Google services and they are all connected to the one account so Google must have a pretty big dataset on me but I'm not too fussed, so long as they use it to impove what they show me and products I use. I'm one of the people happy to live oblivious within the Google Matrix XD