soapystar - 4:00 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
what Adam appears to be saying..and I have seen plex guys say this before..is that Cheating the system may not penalise you enough to diminish your rankings. This is something i have continually pointed out. The algo allows relative cheating and spamming. That is to say the better the credentials of a website in the algos eyes (example authorative) the more you can getaway with before it hurts you. It seems to me currently it goes beyond turning a blind eye to actually allowing the boost methods. At first some larger brands appeared on the horizon after BD and to my eyes it appeared that BD has sifted them from the rest and was doing its job. Having had time to look at these big risers however i now see that they are all artificially boosting their rankings. The only difference between them and the ones filtered to extinction is that they have sufficent score to allow this to work. Its not a case of the boosting being ignored and its not acase of the other scoring overcoming a penalty, it appears to me that the scoring is allowing the cheating part of their score to be included as factor in the scoring. Either way its out in the open that ceratin tactics will not ban or badly penalise your site if you already have a high score. This bascially gives open season to major sites.