[thelist] Cheating Google?

Tony Grimes info at scribenewmedia.com
Sat Dec 20 12:44:55 CST 2003

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On 12/20/03 8:21 AM, "Rodrigo Fonseca" <lists at vega.eti.br> wrote:

> Hi, folks.
> Some people think they can cheat Google to get better positioning
> by sending spam with links like those:
> http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.somesite.com
> http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.somesite.com/somepage.asp
> They say that doing so will cause Google to index the website
> faster and that it will have top ranking.
> In fact if you do that with *any* URI Google will redirect to the
> site in question (if you include the protocol http).
> My problem is that a client with a huge website (about 1200 pages)
> wants to do that will *all* the links "to get top ranking easily".
> I've told him that all his pages will considerably slow down by
> doing this but that argument was not sufficient to change his mind.
> Does Google punish websites that do that? Any ideas on how to
> convince my client he's wrong (or is he really right?)?
> TIA!
> []'s
> Rodrigo Fonseca.

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