---- Google's Matt Cutts: Comments Stuffed With Keywords May Be Seen As A Manipulative Link Scheme
JD_Toims - 5:48 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
Time to throw away your dated playbook and figure out a new way to reach the masses (perhaps smoke signals or drums).
Maybe even devolve a bit.
I've seriously thought about "devolving" to the pre-Google days when I could find topical sites by visiting sites rather than searching for quite a while, meaning link exchanges, web-rings, forum sig links, and anything else I can think of to drive traffic.
Perhaps it's time to revisit some of the things we abandoned because they didn't suit Google's master plan.
Totally agree! -- Most things "come full-circle" given enough time and, well, Google's going to put enough sites "in the dumps" to where the owners disregard them and their view of "the Googlenet" to do what they need to in order to generate traffic [survive] at some point in time...
To me, they're really "stepping over the line" by telling me what I can/cannot post on another site, especially when what I post is within the site's TOS and any link to my site is *nofollowed* so it should have no impact on my rankings, yet they say if they find it at a level they think is too high, then they reserve the right to take action?! Uh, okay, but who's really too high?