> I don't think anyone here is talking about outbound links. The issueYour absolutely right... Google is a little light on their
> here is INBOUND links. The quote from Google Webmaster Guidelines does
> not mention inbound links.
documentation regarding inbound links... but inbound links are not
going to take you of the index... could you imagine the implications
this would imply if it were possible... Google does to a certain
extend evaluate what your site is about by examining the inbound links
to your site... but it does not take you out of the index as a result.
> I don't understand this statement at all. Can you try to be moreI'm sorry... What I mean is that if Google did not penalize bad
> clear? Please avoid sarcasm when writing - it makes it difficult to
> understand what you actually mean.
neighborhoods or spammers then we would have a much higher frequency
of spam in the search results... It's a search engines intention to
show quality information in the search results. A website which has
numerous links to a "bad neighborhood" is credited as having a
relationship with the information found on that site.
There are very few assumptions which Google makes. One of them is that
> I'm totally lost here. What are you talking about?!I am referring to your remarks regarding real life. It is in fact
absolutely possible for me to go to my neighbors office and blow it
up. The laws exist not to prevent such a thing from happening but to
detour something from happening and to penalize those who do the wrong
From the perspective of a search engine. It is not within their power
As for other people linking to your site which is completely out of
> I would think that should be understood that this discussion is aboutCan you imagine what would happen if I could control another persons
> Google's ranking algorithm and rules for evaluating inbound links. If
> this was not the case, it should be clear now.
website entirely? I would have to own it... I can certainly cast my
opinion towards it however... It's the nature of free speech and I
think it's actually quite brilliant...
The most important thing that you should realize is that as far as
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