[thelist] RE: Cheating Google?

Wesley Mason wes at pmason.karoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 22 20:47:54 CST 2003

Seems about right to me, of course you'd still have to link to your 
competitors, not sure most SE's are capable of understanding link 
context to great extent either.

On another note, like many, it is getting increasingly more difficult 
to hit the mark using Google these days (more accurate when searching 
for technology/geek related subjects, less for anything else), due 
greatly to the extreme amount of link/search spamming going on (about 
90% of my searches within the last 48 hours have resulted in pages of 
results of spam sites, merely packed with keywords and irrelevant 
information trying to lead me to an unrelated product of some variety).

Wesley Aaron Mason
(1st Vamp)
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On 23 Dec 2003, at 02:37, Diane Soini wrote:

> That seems counterintuitive to me. So if "my" company does ERP 
> software and I have links to my competitors, like to PeopleSoft and 
> SAP and whoever else, who are all much more successful than I am, that 
> I can rank up there with them just by linking to them?
> I am not claiming to know, just commenting that to my pea-brain that 
> doesn't make much sense.
> D
> On Monday, December 22, 2003, at 04:34 AM, 
> thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:
>> I've read that on the contrary. It's important TOO what your page 
>> links
>> to.
>> for example if your apge is about webcams, your ranking will improve 
>> if
>> you have a link, nammed WEBCAMS that points to a well ranked site 
>> about
>> webcams.
>> You understand ?
>> It's important what is the text of the link and how well the site
>> poitned to is already ranked in google.
>> Well, that's what I read while browsing SEO sites, but like all things
>> SEO, it's rumors and guesses.
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