- Sep 1, 2009
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Nice experiment, however, the only part that is "unknown" is what your competitor actually did in the mean time while he was out of the first page.
Is the competitor still number 1?
Anyways, thanks and +rep given!
Exactly... I can tell you this, this "Test study" is nothing we all haven't known or thought about over the past couple of years. I'm sure we have all got a spam penalty or two and thought, "Damn, I should have did that to my competitor, not myself"
I think the real reason why the competitor came back #1 is because they logged in and saw they dropped off the first page and FREAKED OUT. They started blogging, adding content, optimizing and link building. They thought they got caught doing something black hat and started running a tight ship.
We are all scared that some disgruntled person will do this to us. That is why some of the huffy people are saying whooooah to this post. I can understand the fear. Losing your lively hood because of a black hearted spammer is a very valid concern.
what if this little "experiment" ends up training 1000 people how to snuff sites? maybe yeah, maybe no. I think that is why so many huffy people.