andyll - 10:53 pm on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yet, we are to believe that the Google link in the top 8 results is organic?
If my website was linked to by goggle.com (plus a ton of other google pages) I would expect to be on the 1st page of results for any relevent search.
There is not a single link to the URL I provided by another website. The store just went live today. Is google spidering their own E-Book store now?
Why wouldn't they be spidering it? Did you think Google would give itself a +30 ban or something?
The point is that the results are artificially manipulated to shoehorn Google links to a product they sell -- not through their alleged 'natural ranking algorithm'.
Your opinion. I would guess they avoid the sandbox but I'm not surprised they rank on the 1st page with the links they have.