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Greg Boser’s beautiful description of a penalty to a major real estate site. His point about a site being penalized for its indirect (as well as direct actions). While I wrote a similar post on the issue at the same time, I believe his take on the reason of the penalty being based on a site’s general behavior affecting the entire real estate market’s SEO practices in the eyes of Google, is extra-ordinary.
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from samdodd 2493 Days ago #
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LOL Morgan!

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from martinibuster 2492 Days ago #
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Great post by Greg.>>>It takes a lot of balls to stand up in public and declare to the world that your shit doesn’t stink, even when so many people know it does.Sometimes you can point out the flaws in a site and the owner will still deny it’s connected to their penalty. I don’t know if it’s a short circuit in their ability to see clearly or willful insistence in spite of the truth (also known as lying) that makes some react this way. It’s certainly more graceful when people admit they effed up.As always, when creating a link strategy, understand the risks involved.

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from mvandemar 2492 Days ago #
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Why the hell do people who should definitely know better keep misusing the phrase "banned"? I think more people need to read Aaron Wall’s post on the importance of the proper usage of the English language...

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from Mert 2492 Days ago #
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When the penalized site has over 140000 pages, and 99.9 percent of those pages become a pr0 or gray barred and simply dont rank anymore, I call it penalized. Banned was the wrong word but when Greg first wrote that story, the website was not ranking anywhere, Within 24 hours the -30 penalty was lifted but the PR drop penalty that hit other directories still remains.

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from mvandemar 2492 Days ago #
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Mert, the thing is there is a command to see if you are banned or not, only takes a second. If you do that command first, and you *are* banned, then there is no need to even check the other rankings. :)It just bugs me because once one popular blogger misuses a term (and Greg isn’t the first to use this one) it always spreads.

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from Mert 2492 Days ago #
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I can’t disagree with you there.

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from SpamWatch 2487 Days ago #
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Mert,  I loved this comment that I found on real estate webmasters http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/thread10156.htmlFalcon Living, isn’t that you??

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from JamesBoyerREALTOR 2475 Days ago #
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Well Mert, looks like REW is back in a big way.  What’s next???

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