Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trooper, Jul 13, 2011.
Just goes to show that lead generation sites who understand how the game works, are making money for their clients. I think we'll see more of a downturn in the seo game of how much google places affect rankings because of this...
i think thats why G is going the social networking way where listings are based off of rankings and reviews from real people. im sure they will include such a thing in the their algo's since that seems to be the most effective way of vetting spam.
The new analytics code should be interesting as it now tracks "social involvement/engagement." We shall see....
You don't think that can be gamed? Shit, our forums have services that specifically do just that. Best bet is consumer awareness. A few questions to the operator and some common sense should let the consumer know if they are being played or not.
Sensible questions will just change the answers given by the operators. It's a cat and mouse game. In order to catch the mouse you have to be smarter than the mouse. Many people aren't.
At the bottom of the article a woman was quoted $49 to open her door. When the locksmith was done, he charged her $400 and she paid it.
The problem isn't the system, it's the people. If people weren't naive, these systems wouldn't exist.
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