steerpikegg - 2:58 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Here is another, very basic example of a design concept that has been used in print, but would also raise an instant ban in Google.
The concept is this basic typographical presentation. Picture a page filled with the phrase 'red widget' in a small font, in red naturally, repeated to fill the whole page. In the middle of this page, in a huge font is the phrase "blue widget" in a huge font, and in blue.
The message of this is "our widgets aren't red like everyone elses, they are BLUE"
Cue instant Google ban.
Now obviously that raises many points about search algorithms in general, but to a human this says that the site is all about "blue widgets" - we can ignore the red, they don't want to sell those.