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Will Google go after bloggers?

I find it interesting that selling text links still is popular on the web.    You would think Google’s whipping of Web sites selling text links across the web would have essentially erraticated the practice.   Many of you are probably aware of the several ‘get paid to blog’ sites out there.  These are the ‘new’ paid method of text links.   I have to assume it’s only a matter of time before Google catches up to these methods and punishes advertisers and/or bloggers for buying/selling text links.

What is stopping Google from crawling through the listings of bloggers?  Then crawling through their blogs and identifying the potential Web sites that are paying for links.  All seems quite simple to me from a Google engineers standpoint.   Google cracked down on standard text links and I suspect they will do it again with any new method of buying and selling text links.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this…

5 Responses to “Will Google go after bloggers?”

  1. Alan Boland says:

    Interesting, and I’ve seen comments about this on other SEO blogs. But to me it always comes back to this: How can google accurately determine whats a “paid” link and whats not? Seems to me that google’s primary job is to index data, not figure out who paid for what where. If they modify their algorithm, then what’s the point of a link at all? I don’t think google can accurately determine what’s a paid link and what’s not without a very very high percentage of false positives, which would, in the end, damage them.

  2. morison dony says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  3. morison dony says:

    Can you provide more information on this?

  4. Sarah says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  5. John says:

    I actually don’t practice in buying links but I know a few people who have advices me to actually buy links a few times. I never knew that google actually gave these sites a whipping. Thx for the warning, I’ll stay away from these sites.

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