|Weekly SEO news: 13 May 2008|
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This week, we're taking a look at a possible -60 penalty on Google. Which websites are penalized? How can you avoid getting penalized?
In the news: Yahoo releases "glue" result pages, Google releases Friend Connect, Google's Matt Cutts reveals what Google knows about spam and much more.
Table of contents:
|1. Google's -60 penalty and how to avoid it|
During the last weeks, people in online forums observed some strange Google result changes. Rumor has it that there is a new -60 penalty that Google applies to websites in which it has lost trust.
What has happened?
What does Google say about the -60 penalty?
Which spam elements trigger the -60 penalty?
If this penalty for paid links really exists then even websites that follow Google's rules can get in trouble. Your competitors could harm your website simply by buying links or by creating mini-net websites with sitewide links to your website.
Instead of penalizing seemingly "bad" links, Google should simply ignore them. That way, people could not harm competitor websites. If you don't want to get in trouble with Google, you should only use ethical search engine optimization methods.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
Yahoo releases glue result pages
|3. Articles of the week|
|What Google knows about spam
|4. Success stories|
"My new site was ranked at number 9 on the first page of Google."
|5. Price raise on June 1st - Create a French version|
Do you want to manage iBusinessPromoter.fr?
|6. Previous articles|