Last night I was siting by my computer and my mate Jim Kukral sends me a invite to a new monetization program that he feels is giving good results on his blog.
On Sundays I like to provide some entertaining reading, and I have just found out about a free report Alvin Phang has written about the lack of value he received as an advertiser buying a review from John Chow.
This could have been a paid review through ReviewMe, it was ordered a few days ago and I just haven’t had time to write something that warrants being paid for it, but I decided to write something for free.
If any of the Google Spam Team are reading this article, it was not paid for in any way and your bots can’t tell the difference because keyword analysis would pick up the specific words suggesting that there is some kind of disclosure for paid links.
I don’t think so but…
- Matt probably earns a salary from Google as head of webspam
- Matt has been with Google since 2000, so probably has a few stock options
- If Matt says something about a new Google service that encourages other bloggers to write about it as well, it probably has an effect on Google’s share price, so there is a specific financial incentive.
There would be a gaping hole in my content coverage if I didn’t mention the release of OIOPublisher, who are trying to find a way to totally cut out the middleman in both paid reviews and paid links.
Eric Enge Interviews Adam Lasnik about paid links, duplicate content and crufty pages (lots of code, little content)
I am sorry to say not a lot, it reinforces Google’s position not to really say a lot, though apparently there is no real penalty for duplicate content, and not to worry about how pagerank flows in your site.
For those that don’t know, “supplemental results” are the bane of search engine optimization specialists.
Here is a great explanation of supplemental results from Rockyfied
Google Supplemental Results: Google supplemental results take pages on your site that have been indexed and put them into a sub database in Google. Supplemental results do not rank well but rather Google uses its supplemental DB to populate its results when they donâ€™t have enough results to show in a given query. This means pages on your site in Googleâ€™s supplemental DB will not help you in the serps.