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Folder Naming Penalties for Specific Keywords... Do they exist?

Msg#: 4157068 posted 7:30 pm on Jun 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am trying to determine if Google dampens the results of or penalizes folders based on the folders name.

For example, if a page's URL is
www.website.com/advertisements/ or

Does any page that lives under these folders suffer because there is a keyword that google detects as spammy?



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Msg#: 4157068 posted 7:51 am on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

short answer: no

longer answer:
the only time i have speculated that that might be the case is when you have a /links/ section. However, it seems that the section did well or poorly based on the content and not on the URLs. Running some tests showed the same results.

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