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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Google Blacklist

Most likely a highly debateable topic is the mysterious 'Google Blacklist'. For the less familiar Google's Blacklist is a list of websites who have either violated Google's Terms of Service or have manipulated the system to get high rankings on their search engine. In short, Google's goal is to have the most relevant search results for its users and ad buyers. They do this by analyzing the links in and out of a website as well as the content on the website. The more relevant the content and the links in and out of the website the higher in the ranks your site will sit.

The blacklist is for websites that cheat or try to manipulate the system. There is a good article that goes in depth about one specific website that was ranked 1st, but is now blacklisted and finds itself on the seventh page of Google's search results. To read the full article go to

I will later post how you can protect yourself from angering the Google gods so to speak and find your site on the black list.


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