jkwilson78 - 3:33 pm on May 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
If Google had the ability to kill SPAM in it's tracks, they would have done so MANY years ago. There is something amiss with this latest "anti SEO" campaign that Google is running. Something isn't adding up.
Exactly. What Google cries about the most in public is what they have the least control of through their algo. It's been like this for years. So they send out Cutts to "educate" and scare SEOs.
And it has worked great for them. A large chunk take what Google trots out as gospel and then there are those that have built businesses around preaching "whitehat" while practicing the opposite.
I have a lot more respect for someone who unashamedly admits to being blackhat than someone being a brown nosing pseudo whitehatter.
My favortie line of thinking from some whitehatters at the moment is that "spammy" links can hurt your rankings so clean up your link profile but it's impossible for negative SEO to work by pointing spammy links at your competition...yes...because Google can magically tell that links are for competitive sabatoge vs rankings manipulation...right...