On Friday, a link was tweeted to a Gawker story named Shady Marketing Firms Are Still Quietly Bribing Bloggers. Who was the culprit who made this tweet? It was none other than Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts. In reference to the story, Matt said “we’re taking action on hundreds of buyers, dozens of sites, & dozens of spammy writers.”
Has Google taken any action to this situation, or at least looking into it, against these sites that use this heinous technique? We’re not really sure, to be honest. But what we do know, is Google knows about it. That would scare me. My fear would be when will Google drop the hammer and stop me dead in my tracks?
The problem doesn’t seem to be going to the site owner and selling links through him. The issue is when the reporter or blogger is the one being directly dealt with to get them to “editorially” add links to the site. All this is done without the knowledge of the site owner.
Matt Cutts says that they’re “taking action on hundreds of buyers, dozens of sites, & dozens of spammy writers.” We all know that, according to what Mr Cutts has stated before, that this is one of their ways of breaking the spirits of spammers.