Planet13 - 5:40 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yet somehow they 'expect' their penalty to be lifted soon. They must be in constant discussion with Google to make such an assured statement.
Or maybe they have had experience with a similar penalty in the past and they are just basing their opinion on past experiences?
Or maybe SOME of their pages have escaped from the penalty, and they think the rest will soon follow?
Or maybe they are just talking out their behinds. Their executives keep asking their SEO people when they are going to start generating more revenue, and the SEO people, in an attempt to CYA, blurt out, "two to three months." Then the PR people at overstock tell their executives to say "soon," so that becomes the official word.
I think too many jobs would be at stake if internally, people would say, "we could be penalized for a year." How would the board of directors feel about that? (I am assuming OS is a public company, but I apologize if I am wrong.)