tedster - 4:01 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Once again the press is not reporting accurately when they write: "Six weeks after getting penalized by Google Inc. for using promotional links with university web sites..."
David Harry (he posts here under his widely used nickname "thegypsy") was closely involved with the original Wall Street Journal article as an independent third party consultant. He shared the following information here at the time:
Ok gang, once more... it was NOT all about the EDUs. I can confirm this, but I cannot give details as it was given to me <off the record>. And I can also confirm that the other item they were caught doing is most CERTAINLY in violation of the Google guidelines.
I was also confused somewhat as there was no 'smoking gun' with the EDU stuff. I've gotten clarification and most certainly ANY website would have been nuked if caught doing what they were. I wish I could tell you more, but I respect my sources.