What Exactly is a Paid Link?

5 Feb

Well, Google says it’s up to Aaron Wall to decide…

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7 Responses to “What Exactly is a Paid Link?”

  1. Heini van Bergen February 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    nice ;-)

  2. oeroek February 6, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    that’s great. I think it is time that Aaron Wall came up with a definition that is less strict.

    In the meanhwile, don’t forget that, according to google, the “answer to life, universe and everything” is “42”http://www.google.nl/search?q=answer+to+life%2C+the+universe+and+everything&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_nlNL247NL247. I do not follow the algorithm behind that answer but am sure that Google is not to be trusted in questions of life.

  3. youfoundjake February 7, 2008 at 12:58 am #

    oeroek,
    You’re kidding right? Do you really not understand why Google displays that result? If not, look at the result right below it. Hope that helps.

  4. Wendy Piersall February 7, 2008 at 2:16 am #

    Interesting. When I go to the SERP, Aaron’s link isn’t even on page one anymore. :(

  5. Wiep February 7, 2008 at 8:20 am #

    Wendy; that’s odd… I still see Aaron at the top, but Matt Cutts is ranking 2nd and 3rd now. When I made the screen shot, he wasn’t even in the top 10 and SER was ranking 2nd…

  6. Joost de Valk February 8, 2008 at 12:52 am #

    Some nice hand tuning going on there…

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    Gebruiker is koning: Google laat SEO experts definitie “paid links” bepalen…

    Google laat haar eigen bezoekers het echte werk verzetten. Al een tijdje is er een discussie over wat nu precies een paid link is. Wiep vond het antwoord in Google. SEO expert Aaron Wall is de definitiegever van een paid link. En het werkt nog steeds a…

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