I Still Don't Get It

Hi all... I'm new here - thanks for having me!

I just did a post on my blog where I walk through all my steps and thoughts in attempt to make sense of this action against MBG - and I almost thought I got it to make sense.... until one thing that GOOGLE does totally confused me even more - then it was just Facepalm City for me.

Do as they say, not as they do, right?  Sheeeesh....

Jennifer

 

Not a fan of the method, but the message is fine to me...

I think this qualifies as SPAM, so I can't say that I support the methodology. However, I don't see anything wrong with pointing out to someone in the appropriate context that their site has some problems (whether they be on-site or off-site). 

*cough*

I'd suggest that the term "Link Building" by itself implies an effort that sets that particular activity outside the scope of so-called "white hat" practises. Link building is clearly not web site building. It is a marketing activity intended to influence ranking in search engines, nothing else.

Does it matter? No. But it annoys me to see people trying to pretend it's not what it really is out of fear of repercussions from some currently big internet marketing firm.

As to what Google considers "whatever"...  what is valid today may not be so tomorrow. That is the only thing time has proven with certainty. So stop considering/studying the various opinions or guidelines of Google if you value your own peace of mind. Think instead about your site audience.

I find it far more

I find it far more interesting that I have never once been questioned if I was the person authorized to ask for a link removal. Ever. And I never use anything other than a throw away GMail account to send out the requests. 

I find it far more

I find it far more interesting that I have never once been questioned if I was the person authorized to ask for a link removal. Ever. And I never use anything other than a throw away GMail account to send out the requests. 

Can I hire you to remove my

Can I hire you to remove my competitor's links please? :)

Yup. Cost 5x as much to

Yup. Cost 5x as much to remove as to place ;) 8x if they aren't yours ;D

How much if those links ARE

How much if those links ARE NOT BAD AT ALL? ;)

How much if those links ARE

How much if those links ARE NOT BAD AT ALL? ;)

Let us know

Let us know how that works out for ya, Joe. ;) I agree, it doesn't violate any of Google's stated guidelines (for what THAT'S worth). But I'm pretty sure there'd be repercussions. Shame we can't just throw up robots: noydir,noodp,noscrape :P