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Google Blacklists BMW's German Site

 
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Google Blacklists BMW's German Site Reply with quote

Google has blacklisted bmw.de from it's search results after it found that the German car maker's site was using doorway pages stuffed with keywords for Google's spiders to see. This had the effect of raising the ranking of BMW's site in the search engine results.

This is a valuable lesson for anyone who owns a website and is trying to promote it to search engines.

Do you think Google has acted fairly? Or should they accept that companies are using the tools on the web to promote their site, and BMW were clever enough to do it?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they acted fairly, rules are rules no matter who you are. Plus I'm sure they could have achieved a good google rank without breaking the rules.

How did they get caught though?

(ps I'm not sure if it's a rule, I'm just assuming since the website got blacklisted)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They got caught by Google's new system "Big Daddy". This new system goes looking for sites that use tactics like this to fool the search engine. Those who get caught get blacklisted.

Today Google also blacklisted office equipment giant Ricoh for doing the same. It sounds like they are taking no prisoners.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what happens when people try to cheat. Serves them right!
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