Am I A Sheep In The Googlesphere?
Written by George Manty · October 12, 2007
There were some rather interesting posts and developments this week. Most of them were about Google. So instead of my normal “Internet marketing tips from the web” post, this post should be titled “Internet marketing tips from the Googlesphere”.
Hmmm… Did I just create a new term?
I will have to go “Yahoo” it… back in a sec.
Nope, Yahoo shows 999 results for Googlesphere, rats!
Anyway, the biggest news of the week across the blogosphere was that Google is lowering the pagerank of sites that sell text link advertising. I don’t know if this includes buying and selling banner links or not, but it should since banner ads normally don’t use the no-follow tag.
I think that those who made this decision at Google don’t understand how powerful the blogosphere really is, or they expect most bloggers to act like sheep and fully support Google.
Here are some of the many posts I have read this week about paid links causing websites to lose Google page rank:
Official: Selling Paid Links Can Hurt Your PageRank Or Rankings On Google (I read it here first)
Last, but not least, Aaron Wall pretty much takes the words out of my mouth on this topic:
So, what am I going to do about this issue?
In other news…
Tiny start-up rival to Google?
A new company called Proximic has come up with a very cool new technology. From the sounds of things it might become a great way to monetize your site and be a huge competitor to Google’s Adsense. Microsoft, Yahoo, Google… let the bidding wars begin!
Lastly, I got an email from Google’s Adsense program last night about a new service that lets you make money from YouTube videos. I am very excited about the possibilities for some of my other blogs.
That’s it for now…