The Following Pay Per Post Was Paid for by Google

Via blogscope, we see that Google Japan was buying paid posts:

[Google] are now using a tainted and controversial social media optimization method called pay-per-post, provided by CyberBuzz.

(confirmed by Google’s apology)

“Google Japan is running several promotional activities to let people know more about our products.

It turns out that using blogs on the part of the promotional activities violates Google’s search guidelines, so we have ended the promotion. We would like to apologize to the people concerned and to our users, and are making an effort to make our communications more transparent in order to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.”

I’ve filed a spam report about Google Japan and encourage you to do the same.

The query is “Google Japan”

http://www.google.com/search?q=google+japan

and the result is that first one:

http://www.google.co.jp/ – NOFOLLOWED YOU SHADY BITCH!

Remember that Public Apology

If Google Japan is not penalized (and right now, they still have a page rank 9), then shouldn’t the same option be available to all the rest of us? If we’re caught spamming, we just publish something that says:

It turns out that [insert search engine spamming technique] on the part of the promotional activities violates Google’s search guidelines, so we have ended the promotion. We would like to apologize to the people concerned and to our users, and are making an effort to make our communications more transparent in order to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.

then any penalty should be immediately lifted. Wouldn’t that be the fair way to do it?

Google should even add a section to webmaster central where we can link to our apology. This way, we can avoid that pesky penalty all together.

The above post was paid for by Google and does not necessarily represent the opinions of SEO Blackhat, it’s Black Hat Forums, or QuadsZilla. Normally I wouldn’t whore myself out like this, but hey – a man’s gotta eat!

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6 Responses to “The Following Pay Per Post Was Paid for by Google”

  1. underworld says:

    Wonder how much they got, hypocritical bastards!

  2. Michael VanDeMar says:

    They need to require Google.co.jp to contact all of the people they bought links from, and have them either remove them altogether, or apply nofollow.

  3. Steward says:

    Thanks for the article! “The internet is becoming a cesspole”, one of Google’s chiefs said. He was SO right.

  4. Google has their PageRank lowered to 5 as Matt Cutts confirmed to me yesterday night. You can see all the tweetts here: http://www.mestreseo.com.br/blog/black-hat/matt-cutts-confirma-punicao-do-google-japao

    But what I’m asking myself is if I do this, I will get only a PR decrease? I heard some stories about ppl doing the same thing and get their PR decreased to ZERO.

  5. […] A equipa do webspam do Google puniu o site google.co.jp , através de uma redução do Pagerank, depois de este ter comprado críticas pagas em vários blogs locais. Essas críticas desrespeita(va)m as políticas do Google ao introduzir nas entradas links válidos para os bots. […]

  6. QuadsZilla says:

    kudos G – Smart PR move.