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Shaun Anderson walks you through a case where Google penalized parts of a trusted site for poor moderation of user generated content.
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from seobro 1848 Days ago #
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But I thought everyone wants to buy a "rorex reprica". After all, I get millions of posts on my forum for it. That and "see alice".



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from MattMcGee 1848 Days ago #
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This would be on the home page already if they had used "Google Nukes NME Message Boards for Viagra Spam" as a headline. :-) Still a nice find and smart warning for forum owners.



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from Sebastian 1848 Days ago #
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Ok, thanks for the suggestion, Matt. Lets try it. "Buy Viagra At Your Site's Forum - And why unmoderated UGC is a bad idea" ==> "Google Nukes NME Message Boards for Viagra Spam".



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from Hobo 1848 Days ago #
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I just wanted "buy viagra" in the title links... don't hate me ;) - Thanks for the Sphinns :)



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from slingshotseo 1841 Days ago #
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Great warning to all that own forums or web based communities. You better clean up the spam or Google will take care of it.



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