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Bad news for affiliate sites...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kytro360, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. kytro360

    kytro360 Power Member

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    Hey I got an email from the owner of Traffic Planet this morning about an article by SEO Book that talks about how Google will now put an emphasis on paid search and knock down anyone that isnt ranking.

    Im probably not explaining it well, can read more here:

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    http://www.seobook.com/paid-inclusion
    Heres a quote from the TrafficPlanet forum regarding this:

     
  2. NetMarketer

    NetMarketer Newbie

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    Funny, I was thinking that they might as well go that route since they feel entitled to monetize every inch of the Internet that they happen to touch.

    This could be good. It might very well open the market to a search engine that focuses on a large relevant organic index -- what the old Google used to be about. The whole thing about search traffic that makes it perform so well is that people like to feel as though they've researched their purchase with impartial information. Selling the whole front page is another step towards taking away that sense of control from the user.
     
  3. Pilot

    Pilot Junior Member

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    I don't think it's wise to wait around for another search engine to save the day and make everything normal again. Any search engine with big enough market share is bound to get gamed incessantly, forcing them to counter-game and shore up their algo and start trying all kinds of profit-hungry techniques the same way Google is doing now. It's just going to be a cycle. It's easy to be like DuckDuckGo when their market share is tiny.
     
  4. dogmann11

    dogmann11 Junior Member

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    Just more Money Junkie mayhem