Google’s Penguin Strikes Out
The other day I was in my webmasters tools area when I saw that I had a notification. I opened it up and read that one of my sites was “Flagged” due to having some links on “KNOWN” to be considered bad sites.
The fact was I have not even hardly blinked an eye at this site for over 2 years now.
I resent the fact that links coming “in” to my site can damage my rankings. Anyone who is in the SEO business or people wanting to rank their sites high in Google can easily post links to their competitors websites on sites that are not approved of by Google.
Anyway… so after reading this message and feeling my face get hot as the tension between my eye-brows started to grow, I thought, “Hm… I wonder if my site is not even ranking” in Google’s search.
I surfed on over to Google and typed in the top keyword my site is focused on and Viola! There it was ranking on page one about the forth site down.
You know what?
I am sick and tired of SEO, Google, and don’t even get me started on the OXY-MORONIC way that the world wide web is Google’s playground and while they DO help us find what we’re searching for, I’m sorry, THEY have links pointing to their own search engine sitting on KNOWN bad sites. I’m SURE of that!
PLUS, I KNOW they have tons of sites that have violated the copyrights of millions of people’s work.
And… while every image they add to their image directory does link back to the website where it was snatched… the fact is that many of THOSE images are violating copyright laws and Google contines to rank those sites that have those copyright images. I guess now we call it, “Sharing”.
Never mind… I need to get back to work.
Deep breath… in…. out…. relax…. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I LOVE and HATE Google.
While Google is seeking to be helpful, they themselves are very guilty of the very things they try to avoid, ban, and play around with in their cute and cuddly named algorithms.
Where would Google be without US? HM?
What do YOU think?
Breath in…. breath out…. relax…. (deeeeep breath)