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Reporting Paid Links to Google - by Request [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 3, 2008
12 years ago2,754 views

It appears that Google is using the Webmaster toolbox to convince users to report others who buy links and report spam in the index

Perhaps Webmasters may become so distressed by their rankings after checking their stats that they may be inclined to use this strategy to get better results

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We work hard to return the most relevant results for every search we conduct. To that end, we encourage site managers to make their content straightforward and easily understood by users and search engines alike. Unfortunately, not all websites have users' best interests at heart. Some site owners attempt to "buy PageRankā„¢" in the form of paid links to their sites. Buying links to improve PageRank violates our quality guidelines.

Google uses a number of methods to detect paid links, including algorithmic techniques. We also welcome information from our users. If you know of a site that buys or sells links, please tell us by filling out the fields below. We'll investigate your submissions, and we'll use your data to improve our algorithmic detection of paid links.

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<b><a href= ... at the archived postings on the Google Spam Engineer's blog topics </a> </b>from over the past two years on the subject – they are adamant about penalizing paid links.

Half of SearchEnginesWeb's rebuttals were deleted in a fit of anger.

So it appears that they do not want to hear the other side of the issue ...

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