TheMadScientist - 11:19 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 11:28 pm (utc) on Feb 26, 2011]
Let me just tell it how it is imo for a minute, because I don't think there should be a stinking apology to these major corps running sites and getting tanked for not following the rules.
The sites we're talking about build up HUGE earnings and numbers of rankings, and some (all?) of that comes at our expense as the competition.
They should be squeeky f'ing clean, or EXPECT to get blasted by us for cheating.
We aren't talking about 'Webmaster Joe' competing for Pink Widget sales in Detroit. We're talking about companies pulling out all the stops to rank for all the terms they can, and if that's going to come at the expense of the Mom and Pop webmaster, imo they should expect the microscope and they should do it by being better, cleaner and more informative than anyone else, not by putting jsNoFollow in all of their fake links.
What one of them does (imo) is sets the example for pushing not only the limits of Google's guidelines to the max, if not walking right over them, they push the edge of content theft to go along with it.
Does anyone really wonder why there's so much spam, plagiarism, near plagiarism and copying on the Internet? If you don't know, it's because it works.
Thanks G! I HOPE you get this content origination piece right one of these days, because it seems to me the big guys sure like to take from the little authors around the web and don't even bother to give a real, free, live link to the source. PATHETIC!
Someone asked why people 'hate' eHow in a thread and I don't remember exactly which one, but I'll tell you why I despise eHow, it's simple: jsNoFollow in the source code instead of proper, linked attribution like it should be. Makes Me Livid!
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 11:28 pm (utc) on Feb 26, 2011]