Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by asiansamurai, May 26, 2014.
Why did ebay get penalized?
Any proof? Or no source or anything?
I'd buy into it if you didn't pull that theory out of yer arse. Not saying you are, but you know, extraordinary claims 'n all...
This has already been posted by bartosimpsonio
These sources aren't "proof", but they have links to resources which substantiate what OP said. And this is not OP's theory, it's been raised in several IM blogs and even on hackernews.
I'm out of thankyous for the day
These are just my personal thoughts. No, I don't have any proof or evidence.
It's complete nonsense as eBay stopped their brand Adwords ads over a year ago and only this week they got a manual penalty that didn't even have anything to do with Panda 4.0
Thanked him for you... sort of thanking by proxy.
You wanted Matt Cutts to come here and post - "Yeah we penalized eBay because they stopped using Adwords"?
Haha! Don't wanna hijack the thread and repeat-post, but that was pretty cool
LOL this made me laugh!
I thanked you all for being so f****ng thankful.
good, i hope they do, thats what they get for being sooo greedy with their charges, ebay was great when they started but then tax got added and ridiculous charges, no wonder the standard is amazon now
Oh dear. I hope you feel better soon.
Hopefully this one thank of mine will pass some thanking juice to the people you have thanked so far ..
That article from Wordstream was pretty interesting, it basically made eBay look like a bunch of morons with how they handled their Pay Per Click campaigns. I can only imagine the person(s) who were running those campaigns for the company have since been fired for being so incompetent. I mean, they were making some serious bone headed mistakes that probably cost the company millions easily - right down the drain.
Pro tip: it made Google look even worse.
Do you guys really care about eBay? I don't. All I'm interested is how will my sites rank.
eBay bashing SEM as a whole is ridiculous. Clicking on an eBay ad would usually just bring you to an eBay search page for the keyword. Their ad campaigns were abysmal and clearly generated automatically. Putting an ounce of effort into million dollar ad campaigns might have been a better strategy.
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