Hey Black Hatters, Google just have us an early Christmas gift. First the link: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/google-updates-rankings-to-penalize-negative-reviews.html The idea is Google is going to penalize websites that get negative reviews on review sites. Google must be sipping the Kool-Aid to be letting something like this happen. It used to be that we had no offensive weapons in the toolbox. Backlinks don't hurt, so you couldn't backlink someone into bad neighborhoods to bring them down or anything link that. But this. Jesus Christ. Either by automating the postings, hiring the postings out at $.10 a whack on Mechanical Turk, or what ever, you could systematically spread around nasty reviews on a competitor. A net loss to a competitor is a net gain to you cause something has to fill the void, might as well be your website right. I wanted to hear others opinions on this one. I think Google is flat out nuts. They will obviously have a way to detect 100,000 messages in 24 hours popping up, but a service like MT slowly shitting them out over time, with completely different wording. No way Big G can detect this at all. What do you all think?