jk3210 - 7:15 pm on Feb 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Why do you think they would remove their portfolio of clients? Is it possible this same practice is also at play with them? Or was it just a move to protect their clients' innocence?
Could be either one I guess.
The situation is probably just like the NYT says. JCP hired the Seo firm...the Seo firm planted the links...they both got caught...end of story. But, one would at least have to question how and why the NYT got wind of this story in the first place.
Did the NYT writer identify the bogus JCP ranking pattern on his own?
If not, WHO identified it for him?
What did that person have to gain by going to the trouble of contacting the NYT?
Did that person simply "identify" the problem or did that person help "create" the problem?
I'm just curious. (and I'm sure I'll never get the true answers ;) )