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BMR was Shut Down Due To Post At SeoMoz?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by webnise, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. webnise

    webnise Regular Member

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    There is some heating debate going on:

    SEO ?Outing? Is Immoral
    http://joehall.me/seo-outing-is-immoral/29/

    where the author is saying that BMR was shutdown because of the post written in SeoMoz.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. nikao

    nikao Power Member

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    nah.. that's a bit shortsighted... why would 1 article do this, while google is clearly hitting all the networks. The existence of BMR wasn't exactly a 'secret' and it would have been very easy for google to just join the network and take it down from within..
     
  3. veheme

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    I don't believe it was outing. He simply mentioned some networks which are already known to the public (or to most internet marketers) and to Google (they aren't that stupid; they probably knew the network the week it started... they just waited for the big hit or the common footprint to use in order to track down all networks).

    Whether you agree with outing or not, the fact is, it is Google's job to find networks like BMR and the job of many SEO'ers to keep on finding loopholes by trying to find ways on how to rank easily. It's just how the world of internet marketing goes. One network goes down, another goes up.
     
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