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(Entry was posted by Sandisile Mbatha on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, December 21, 2017).

Does google penalise you u for having site lockers?

Does google penalise you u for having site lockers
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Steve Gerencser: Google doesn`t actually have very many "penalties", what most people refer to as a penalty is really a filter or just don`t rank well and have to blame something on why they fail.
  • Gerry White: dumb question - site lockers ?
  • David Ogletree: I`m on board with Google being evil and would not put it past them if they were doing this.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Ste, I`m impressed that you have been doing web development since 2010. I started doing web development in 1995. Good to know we`re both experienced. Your arrogance in believing you have a magic solution that even Google, with their hundreds of developers, can`t discover is astounding though. Yet it`s no surprise since you apparently live in a blackhat box.
  • David Ogletree: Man I really miss good debate as in I like this. Have not seen a good debate in a whle
  • Alan Bleiweiss: And just because your sites haven`t been detected, does not mean Google hasn`t hit other sites for it. Or that Google won`t hit your sites in the near future.
  • Steve Gerencser: We wrote our first `robust` cloaking tool in 97 or 98 I think. It came complete with an admin interface so that the clients could just enter a list of keywords and the tool would generate all the pages with horrible content keyed for specific search engines since they each had their own rules. It rocked for about 2 years, maybe three. Then it kept getting harder and harder to stay ahead of the engines and we mothballed the whole thing in 99. I sort of miss those days.
  • David Ogletree: I miss the early 2000`s I made so much money doing blackhat.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: LOL I hit one out of the ballpark for a legal site just a decade ago with hidden links generated by the tens of thousands over just a couple weeks. It`s not like black hat hasn`t ever worked, or that black hat can`t still work in some situations. It`s just too toxic to answer a question in THIS group with a generic "no worries, you`re safe" response. Because such a basic, non-nuanced response is bullshit. And dangerous.
  • David Ogletree: Just to be clear there is no blackhat technique that is impossible for Google to eventually detect. Some are harder to detect but nothing is impossible.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, December 21, 2017).

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