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Chris over at 97th Floor makes a compelling case about Google indexing and ranking a site that seems to be clearly in violation of Google’s TOS on several accounts. Intrigued? Read on....
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from DanThies 2385 Days ago #
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ROR was of the two times that I’ve actually bothered to fill out a spam complaint. The other one was Blogspot. :D

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from JohnWeb 2385 Days ago #
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cooks.com has had nothing but search results indexed by Google for a long time.  The guidelines only apply to small sites.  If you get big enough and there are a new set of rules.  I don’t think they publish those...

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from Eavesy 2385 Days ago #
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I have a similar problem with GetaFreelancer.com, someone registered for the site using my company name and then started offering $2 for SEO articles, as you can imagine if someone were to find this and think it was me, it would not look good on my company, I contacted GetaFreelancer about this and they were not even willing to contact the poster and ask them to use an alternative name. The persons profile ranks nearly on the 1st page of google.com for my co. name SEOCO.

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from seofactor 2384 Days ago #
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Well, what can I say? I Love JLO.I think you guys are misssing the real issue here. The same thing recently happened to me. I was in a coffee shop this weekend, and some guy tried to pick me up. William...fence? No Gate. Yeah....William Gate. He tried to ’wow’ me by saying he was some big shot at some computer company. After sniffing white powder (I think it was baby powder, I’m a virgin so I don’t know much about this stuff) he answered his phone. He was talking to some "Steve" guy, and said, "You don’t ’F’ with William Gate." That’s how I knew his name.I Love Brittney Spears

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from willcritchlow 2384 Days ago #
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Sphunn like crazy. This is a horrible business model. Too many people get hurt.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2384 Days ago #
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These seem to be mostly gray area violations. User generated content is something that Google seems to give leniency in controlling.Shitty business model though.

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