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Google checkmates PayPerPost


Google is taking a stand against covert marketing like PayPerPost.

SEO folks are going wild–as expected. 90% of SEO (yes, I made that % up) is going to end soon as a practice because Google/Yahoo/MSN and the other search engines are going to need to eliminate it in order to maintain the integrity of their indexes. This is just the first step.



  • http://www.briansolis.com/2009/05/26/this-is-not-a-sponsored-post-what-you-need-to-know-about-sponsored-conversations-the-ftc/ This is Not a Sponsored Post: What You Need to Know About Sponsored Conversations & the FTC | PR2.0

    [...] sponsoring brand over time – 1) disclosures read like warning signs; 2) There are reports that claim Google is downgrading the PageRank of select blogs or sites that actively publish paid content and [...]

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Hello, my name is Jason. Welcome to my blog on the interwebs. You can reach me on twitter @jason and by email at jason@inside.com. My Skype is jasoncalacanis, and my mobile phone is 310-456-4900.

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