31 Aug '12, 1pm

Google Patent Tars SEOs With Spammer Brush

Say you optimize your websites for yourself and your clients in a totally ethical manner. You create and publish relevant, valuable content. You build natural links, never paying for or – heaven forbid! – selling them. Google's latest patent might still paint you as a spammer.Barry Schwartz offers an explanation of the patent over on Search Engine Land. If you'd like to check out the patent itself, go here . Grab a snack while you read it; it'll take some time. I'd suggest not drinking anything more than water, though, if you value your keyboard. The patent describes a way that Google can stymie web spammers. These are people who, in Google's opinion, try various forms of manipulation to get their websites to unfairly rank high in the search giant's results for their chosen keywords. Google's patent describes dealing with this problem by counter-manipulating the results in...

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