This is just my opinion, and everyone has one, and you may not agree with me, and that is fine. But I think that if I were in that position that has been discussed in the blog post “Take off your cloaks“, and if I were certain that a sweep has just happened, I would check to see if those blogs still have any page rank. If they do, I would go into those blogs and unlink every link that you have already received payment for. And if there are any links in there that you have not been paid for, I would only keep them active until they were paid for and then I would delete them too.
In fact, I would also delete any and every scraped/spun article completely, for Google is not going to allow you to get away with that technique much longer – they WILL catch up to you eventually and once you get de-indexed (banned, blacklisted) it is almost impossible to get it back. I know, I have one blog that apparently was blacklisted (I have NO IDEA why) and I have been trying for well over a year to get Google to take it off of their blacklist, doing everything that their help page says to do, and yet I still am blacklisted. I even moved the blog to a different server, but it made no difference. (Sigh) Interestingly enough, I keep blogging on that blog as if there is nothing wrong and I still get paid opportunities on that blog, so I keep renewing the domain name. I’ll let you know if Google ever lifts the ban on it!
Not very long ago I installed JetPack on my WordPress theme. Although I have had personal computers since the early 80’s, and being online since the Internet became available where I lived, I do not consider myself to be an expert on anything related to computers and the Internet. Even though I was the network administrator of the construction department of the Augusta Maine office of Verizon, and even though I was heavily involved in writing code with their programmers for designing the system used in the construction department, I know that there will always be new things to learn. One interesting thing about education is that the more I learn, the more I understand that there is a lot more “out there” TO learn!
A couple of days ago, I did a presentation at a networking group about how bloggers can help a website with their marketing efforts. I thought that the presentation was well received, and was hopeful that the information that I shared would be useful to them in the future.
So anyway, imagine my surprise when a couple of days later I received some anonymous but very critical comments on this blog about some of my thoughts on the next update.
These critical comments were delivered by someone too cowardly to provide a real email address so there is no way to attempt any form of civilized discourse. Apparently the person who posted the comments is feeling a sense of competition; feeling threatened by me in some way.
Since in the past my comments have all been from spammers trying to get me to approve their comment so that they can get my Google juice to their site, (although I have no Google juice yet from this site) this leads me to believe that this person made an attempt to look me up personally. No real effort has been made on my part to get the word out that this blog even exists; it is such a new blog that it really is not worth marketing yet. So I find the timing of these hateful, critical comments very interesting.
The JetPack statistics have been instrumental in my detective work about where the hate is coming from. I am impressed with all of the features that it has! I still have a lot to learn, and I am looking forward to learning as much of it as I can! And although I would have hoped for some nice comments on my page resulting from someone reading my posts, I am really quite happy to learn that there really is someone out there that is actually taking the time to read through some of my posts and try to pick them apart! That can’t hurt my traffic stats, can it?