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Google's Matt Cutts: It's Silly To Think We Penalize Vivint Because It Competes With Nest

"In fact, he said the reason they were removed was because they participated in guest blog link spamming. Matt said, Google penalized them in November 2013, well before they acquired Nest in January 2014." Are we to believe that Google had no intention of pursuing the purchase of Nest just two months before it was announced? Most large acquisitions takes months to negotiate. If Google applied penalties fairly, it would penalize YouTube. This property has so many spam promoted videos its crazy. I rarely, and I mean rarely, ever see any competing video results displayed in Google - any videos I see are nearly all from YouTube. Blogspot is another heavily spammed Google property, which operates with impunity. After Google invested $50 million in Auction.com, they too were pushed to the top of the organic results for many real estate auction related queries. They also particip...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-vivint-penalty-18629.html

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