Reno - 5:07 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
a relatively small number of web users can alter serp results via selective and intensive queries.
I agree it is an eye-opener. The OP for this thread was 4:16 am on Dec 1 and by 5:41 pm on Dec 1st martinibuster was reporting WebmasterWorld at position 4.
Makes me wonder if a network of users with a common purpose can promote a product the same way:
~ Select an established forum or blog;
~ Someone starts a thread such as "blue widget store in 90210";
~ A network of participants agree to post in the forum using that exact query somewhere in their response;
~ All participants agree to use Google to search for that same query.
Am curious if they'd get the same immediate & very positive results. If so, it seems it could be ripe for exploitation, at least in the shortrun.