---- Google’s Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome
pageoneresults - 12:37 pm on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Am I the only one who thinks this is a bit overboard?
In response, the webspam team has taken manual action to demote [Google.com...] for at least 60 days. After that, someone on the Chrome side can submit a reconsideration request documenting their clean-up just like any other company would.
That's just plain dumb.
Now the folks reporting on this want Google to do a sitewide penalty.
This is just so out of hand.
I'll admit, the campaign was garbage. I think the penalty is a bit severe. This is all just for show. We'll have forgotten about this before the week is over and Google will do something else to shift the focus.
For me, Google doesn't surprise me one bit. I think I've become numb to it all.
During the 60 days, the PageRank of [Google.com...] will also be lowered to reflect the fact that we also won’t trust outgoing links from that page.
Really? You don't trust links from your own company? What the hell are you folks doing to the Internet eh?