Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Google Lowers PageRank For Chrome After Pay Per Blog Campaign - Peter Kafka - News - AllThingsD

A painful lesson for someone in the Googleplex

Google, which says it had no idea it was paying bloggers to promote its Chrome browser, is punishing itself for doing so. The search giant tells Danny Sullivan it will penalize the “pagerank” of www.google.com/chrome for “at least 60 days.” Google has blamed the pay-per-post campaign on ad network Unruly Media, but says “Google should be held to a higher standard, so we have taken stricter action than we would against a typical site.”

Google Lowers PageRank For Chrome After Pay Per Blog Campaign - Peter Kafka - News - AllThingsD

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