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    Even the Big Boys Get Google Slapped

    Here you go in case you haven't seen it:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/bu...QThIO440Oh17ew


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    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Here you go in case you haven't seen it:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/bu...QThIO440Oh17ew

    Seems a login is required to read that article ...
    What is it about in a nutshell?

  3. I spoofed a googlebot user agent to get access to the page for ya :P

    Here's the story copy/pasted. If that's a problem, I can remove it. Original source is referenced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habaku View Post
    Seems a login is required to read that article ...
    What is it about in a nutshell?
    Here's a login: Bugmenot.com - login with these free web passwords to bypass compulsory registration

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    Haha, cool article.

    And to think JC Penny knew nothing about it. I think not.
    And also covering their butts' by firing their SEO company.

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    JCPenney and New Algo

    I think you all must have heard of JCPenney.com case few days back..
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/bu...e&ref=business

    And As far as I know Google's new Algorithm will lower the rankings of the sites having a lot of irrelevant links and I have seen few cases where rankings were dropped except this one..

    Now my question is Will Google lower rankings, if a competitor get a lot of irrelevant links to his competetitor's site? I am just confused.. Or am I getting anything wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwe_fan9417 View Post
    And As far as I know Google's new Algorithm will lower the rankings of the sites having a lot of irrelevant links and I have seen few cases where rankings were dropped except this one..

    Now my question is Will Google lower rankings, if a competitor get a lot of irrelevant links to his competetitor's site? I am just confused.. Or am I getting anything wrong?
    As far as the story goes, JC Penny was reported to Google after an manual investigation by an outside party.

    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Dang. Sorry about the log-in junk guys! I'm getting it now too...Thanks to codename_B for getting it!
    I'm able to access the article without a login.

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    Yes, I know.

    But there was a statement claiming algorithm also lowered the ranking..

    Google claims its algorithm caught on, as J. C. Penney dropped from the top slots for many key phrases earlier last week, but Matt Cutts says his company took it a step farther and manually removed J. C. Penney from the top search results as well
    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    As far as the story goes, JC Penny was reported to Google after an manual investigation by an outside party.

    I'm able to access the article without a login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwe_fan9417 View Post
    Yes, I know.

    But there was a statement claiming algorithm also lowered the ranking..
    The New York Times reported JCPenny to Google according to the story.

    Last week, The Times sent Google the evidence it had collected about the links to JCPenney.com. Google promptly set up an interview with Matt Cutts, the head of the Webspam team at Google,

    “I can confirm that this violates our guidelines,” said Mr. Cutts during an hourlong interview on Wednesday, after looking at a list of paid links to JCPenney.com.


    Matt Cutts goes on to say that they had missed the paid links for the last three to four months.

    He and his team had missed this recent campaign of paid links, which he said had been up and running for the last three to four months.

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    Dang. Sorry about the log-in junk guys! I'm getting it now too...Thanks to codename_B for getting it!

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