Friday, December 07, 2007
I had my own theory that the very high school clique-like network that is the SEO society online was getting a slap on the wrist for basically being the "A-clique" and closed off to everyone else. If you think about it, its a very big link farm. SEORT links to SEL, SEL links to SEJ, SEJ links to SEOmoz, and so on. Maybe it was wishful thinking by me but that was my theory.
Now I have a better theory. Matt Cutts is a PR wizard. I'm not talking about Google's Page Rank, I'm referring to old school PR, public relations. Like any puppet master would , Cutts pulled his strings and we all danced. We danced and we blogged about it, then we blogged it some more. We talked about it so much that the WebMasterWorld forums were blazing with the topic and every SEO or web master had heard about Google swinging its axe at the paid linkers. There was a lot of speculation on how could Google determine a paid link from a non-paid link. And I finally figured it out.
Your secret is out Matt! Your scare tactics may have worked for a little while but come on out and own up to it, remember what happens when little boys don't tell the truth.