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Google plans to penalize 'overly optimized' sites

SearchEngineLand: Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google is working on a search ranking penalty for sites that are “over-optimized” or “overly SEO’ed.”

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cyberbob2408d ago

And +1 from my side for this Google Step.I really hate that word Seo

AgentWhite2408d ago

This Could be blessing in disguise for those who doesn't give any time for seo . This is a very good move by google as some sites with low quality but high seo take advanatage for that .

yes i agree on the point of yours , G+ should be watched carefully in terms of seo should it be given so much freedom that it has great impacts of Search engine rankings ? Some thought must be given to this relevant point .

Speed-Racer2408d ago

Well you can't hate SEO though. Just hate the bad aspects about it. There are a lot of scams to look out for, so just follow the advice of more reputable leaders like Matt Cutts, Joost De Valk, etc.

AgentWhite2408d ago (Edited 2408d ago )

The point is one can't ignore seo as one must help search engine to reach the webpage easily . But now onwards getting too close to google might cause some trouble.

cyberbob2408d ago

Agreed but when i think of those new website or blog who just getting good ranking and PR just by doing these Seo Techniqe specially promotion my head steam up .But now i'm happy that Google is looking over for this

gaffyh2407d ago

I was extremely worried for a second, but it seems like they are just going to start cracking down on the bad SEO practices that they already tell you not to do, like using hidden text and keyword stuffing.

hesido2408d ago

I haven't done anything special, but my website ranks no:1 in some specific searches. I hope they don't penalize me :\ I think I got lots of inbound links for original content.

SilentNegotiator2407d ago

Some sites go completely overboard. It can be impossible to find a HELPFUL link sometimes.

AgentWhite2407d ago

Very well said , some sites are filled with keywords all around without any relevant info ....

evolution542407d ago

This is finally something I can agree with Google on. As a owner of a small computer blog, I just don't have enough resources and most importantly, time, to compete with thousands of other similar blogs out there who have crappy content but gets more hits and visits because they spent a lot on SEO-ing their site.

Google keeps reminding us that content is king yet many small blog owners beg to differ. Hopefully this will even out the field a little for the underdogs.

So will companies who promises to "SEO optimize" your site go out of business? I'm sure SEO is still relevant but hey, you never know.

fatstarr2406d ago

that would make the playing field kinda leveled. some sites use keyword tags for days and its annoying.

but thats what you gotta do to get on the map in the first place.