October 25th, 2007
TechCrunch stated that Google was declaring “Jihad On Blog Link Farms.” Yes, Google finally declared war on people trying to manipulate pagerank through the buying and selling of links.
The penalty just may be a superficial change to the toolbar number and may not actually demostrate a true penalty. Is anybody reporting dropping SERPS yet?
Anyway, I started chuckling when I noticed this set of links being circulated…
The listing of penalized pages started showing up on blog after blog. Of course, this serves as a ton of fresh incoming links to all of these pages which will ultimately help to increase their pagerank again.
Lemons ->lemonade. No press is bad press. Etc. Etc.