Google yank a youtube video?
Actually they do so only if it is by a conservative.
Like twitter right now.
Big argument going on with those leftists buttholes.
Seems like they been shutting down hundreds of accounts of conservatives!
Yes, the lefties work in concert to hit the spam button.
Google tried once to shut down blogs that were conservative.
But they backed down, supposedly because a big adwords account threatened to shut their account down.
Hey, speaking of which, remember the big "we are no longer advertising on Rush Limbaugh" carbonite company?
Well, guess who is sneaking back?
This update hasn't leveled the "playing field". It seems that the big authority sites and brands are now dominating the rankings. If anything SEO was leveling the playing field as it allowed the small guy to compete. A lot of publishers aren't going to be able to eat next month or they are going to need to apply to McDonalds for a job.
It looks like that's coming.
Some classified ad sites, such as Craig's List, are useful, but I only rarely see them show up in search results. That site would still get tons of traffic from followers, even if they did get de-indexed.
None of the crappy directories have been showing up in search results for quite some time, but I hated to see people waste their money on them.
They have been de-indexing the crappy ones that didnt meet their specs for some time now... the auto-accept and keyword stuffing spam collector types, but out of Dan's list of the top 100 free directories, NONE had been de-indexed. That suggests they arent going after free directories, theyre going after directories that dont meet certain criteria.
Here's Dans follow-up to the one you've linked: LINK -- Is Google Really De-indexing Free Directories?
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I have a plan to create a new free directory as a stub to one of my sites that I am putting renewed effort into. It will be an incentive for users to get on my email list. And I will screen sites that get listed for basic levels of quality. I don't see what's wrong with this concept. For example, anyone can check out what kind of people use my site via the directory, and what my teachings may have helped them to achieve.
I wonder if the 16% that Barry Schwartz referred to were just directories that were recently been shut down by the owners. Any old list of directories will likely yield quite a number that have been shut down.
Google effectively neutered most of the crappy directories years ago when they dropped the PR on the inner pages to n/a. With no PR, there is no link value to pass.