---- Google's Matt Cutts: Comments Stuffed With Keywords May Be Seen As A Manipulative Link Scheme
JD_Toims - 3:00 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google just wants to return the best results for its end users. Is it wrong for Google to drop hints about what may (or may not) help sites rank in end users' searches?
Nope, but that's not what they're doing -- They're telling people what they can/cannot post on another site, even if what the person posts is within the site's TOS.
It's the job of the operator(s) of the site being posted on to modify/update/adjust their TOS to Google's whims and wants for the Internet if they choose, but Google "punishing the poster" for posting within the TOS of a site that doesn't do that is Google dictating the terms of someone posting on someone else's site.
The "Google can do no wrong, even when they are" mentality and trying to argue "They're just making their results better by 'punishing a commenter' who leaves a comment on a site within the site's TOS rather than 'punishing' the site the comments were made on for allowing the comments." really doesn't make any sense to me...
Maybe you can explain: How does "dropping the site of a commenter in the results because they left a comment on another site within that site's terms, yet may run a 'squeaky clean' site themselves" help make Google's results better than dropping the site allowing the comments to be made in the manner they were does?
Personally, I'm not smart enough to figure out how "punishing the commenter's site" rather than "the site the comments were allowed on" makes Google's results better...
Remember, we're talking about nofollowed links, so the comments don't improve search rankings, and your argument really makes no logical sense to me, so please, explain how Google's results could possibly get better if they "take action against" my site for a comment I left here [or anywhere else] rather than "taking action against" the site that allowed me to leave the comments.
None of my comments are on my site; they're all on some other site(s) -- I don't allow comments on any of my sites, so the info/look/feel/content I present on my site(s) is *exactly* the same before and after I leave a comment on another site -- How does "taking action against" my site for a comment I left somewhere else within that site's TOS possibly make Google's results cleaner/better?