[thelist] Cheating Google?

James evolt at reather.net
Sun Dec 21 09:14:30 CST 2003

Rodrigo Fonseca wrote:
> BTW: I was about to hit send and something occurred to me... Google
> must be very carefull about this, I'll tell you why:
> Think about a competitor or someone that doesn't like you or your
> company. Imagine they setup 3, 4 or 5, whatever number of sites in
> free hosting companies linking to your site like that?
> I'm not gonna tell how, but this could be accomplished in less than
> five minutes... Sick...

Neither Google nor any other search engine would want to ban a site for
"bad" incoming links - it would be far too easy for competitors to cheat in
this way.  Google only cares about "bad" outgoing links.


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