Saddle up boys, the enforcer of spam is raising a posse to go hunt those bastards who buy links. Wait a minute, some of those bastards are my mates. Should I rat them out or not?
I like the idea of the posse though, Seinfeld pointed out that it’s a night out with the guys, you get to camp out, you’re away from the wife and kids. As long as you don’t get shot up by the Hole in the wall gang things are cool.
Problem is, I like some of the guys in the Hole in the wall gang, but not all. If a site with deep pockets can buy it’s way into the SERPS simply by paying for links I have a problem with that. I compete in Google on the basis that its’ intention is to supply the most relevant information. Yet it is infested with
- Spam from .edu
- Grotty Wikepedia
- Shopping aggregators
- Old rancid, out of date pages
- Second tier search directories (particularly at the local search level)
- And more but I have not had my second cup of Coffee
There are so many ways to improve the SERPS on Google than a cyber mob roaming the web screaming, “burn the witch”. Surely work such as outing paid links should be done by Google. It wouldn’t cost that much to add to the spam team. If they are strapped for cash I could lend them a fiver.
I don’t buy links and I don’t sell them so, “am I bovered?”. It sounds like Google will soon be launching an attack on the paid link front and are marshalling troops as we speak.
Nah, this posse aint for me. I think I will hide out with the Hole in the wall gang.
Thanks to Graywolf for alerting me to this nonsense.
Futher commentary on SEO Class
Matt Cutts is raising a posse and going after paid links.
How Can So Many PHD?s Be So Wrong
ps. I would include a cartoon of Matt as the Sheriff with arrows in his hat, but I can’t draw for crapola.