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Barry Schwartz compiled a list of sites that have added additional commentary to Danny’s original post about Google penalizeing link sellers.
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from toprank 3485 Days ago #
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Next week Stephan Spencer, Eric Ward and I are doing a link building panel at DMA07. Paid links will certainly be part of that discussion and it should be interesting. Thanks for the roundup Barry.

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from SethFinkelstein 3485 Days ago #
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I had a blog post on this too: "Google Hand-Editing Results In Spirit Now? (to penalize link-selling)" "Yet I can’t help thinking that we’ve now crossed a line here. Perhaps with the best of intentions, for the most worthy of reasons. But still, we’re now on the other side of some divide."

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from Halfdeck 3484 Days ago #
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" I don’t want to create false incentives, and human review is good of course. Yet I can’t help thinking that we’ve now crossed a line here."Let’s look at Danny’s quote again:" Google stressed, by the way, that the current set of PageRank decreases is not assigned completely automatically; the majority of these decreases happened after a human review."I think alot of people are misreading this statement. The reason Googlers are manually reviewing these sites is because Google’s paid link detection algorithm / spam report queue produce false positives. To avoid penalizing innocent sites by mistake, Googlers would have to manually check sites in most cases and make sure the sites are violating Google guidelines before placing penalties on them.

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from robwatts 3484 Days ago #
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What Seth said:http://www.yackyack.co.uk/google/google-penalizes-for-paid-links-and-promoting-yourself/

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from SearchBuzz 3484 Days ago #
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Even with human review it would be VERY difficult to tell intention, and whether or not $$ was exchanged in place of the link or ad...

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