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Is Google The New McCarthy?

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Is Google The New McCarthy?

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Is Google The New McCarthy?
Written by Titus Hoskins

It was while I was reading a WebProNews Article entitled
“Google Has People Scared To Link To Their Own Content”
that I realized for many webmasters and site owners, Google
has become our boogieman. One which scares the “Bejesus” out
of any honest hard working webmaster!

It also got me thinking about historical equivalent figures
or situations which would match our current dilemma with Google.
The best I could come up with was McCarthy or McCarthyism.
The type of fear-mongering and down right hysteria associated
with Google’s latest series of Algorithm Updates such as Panda
and Penguin can be compared to what happened in the 50’s McCarthy

Some may argue McCarthyism was too serious an issue or caused
too much damage to innocent folks to be applied to Google and
the SEO world. However, don’t ask the webmasters and site owners
who have lost their livelihoods because of the recent Google
updates – for them, suddenly losing everything is not a joke
and is definitely a serious matter.

Many more webmasters are struggling in very difficult times and
simply can’t figure out why Google has turned so negative in
regards to their site. Most are doing strictly Whitehat SEO and
feel their site has been “blacklisted” by Google for some unknown
errors along the way.

This all reflects back to the McCarthy era where people were
basically fighting ghosts and untruths, but the suffering was
very real. The same can be said for the Panda and Penguin Updates.

Anyway, I have written a very detailed article on whole Panda/Penguin
fallout and how it applies to webmasters. You may find if helpful
in understanding this situation better. You can read it here:

Is Google The New McCarthy – Fear And Loathing In The SEO World

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