Ministry of Disinformation Visits SEO Rockstars

On January 31st Google’s top Svengali Matt Cutts visited SEO Rockstars. WebGuerilla (aka Greg Boser) questioned Matt about the “sandboxing” of the domain [linkcondom.com]. Using his super top secret internal google tools (show off) he said it was not an age penalty, there was something else that made it look “wonky”. Yes he actually said wonky, but obviously wasn’t going to reveal the cause of the “wonkyness”. He also stated that there was no hand ban or penalty in effect.

Towards the end of the show he mentioned the WMW robots.txt experiment and the URL removal tool. He also stated that only one person submitted the request. Now I can tell you from direct, first hand, personal experience that statement is 100% incorrect and false. Hopefully he was making a joke that I missed out on, because if that wasn’t the case, my shoulder angel has his arms across his chest and is tapping his foot impatiently. Why distort the truth about something so harmless, what’s the point and what will be gained, and by doing so don’t you hurt your credibility on other fronts?

Something to think about.

Added 2/2/2006: Please see Matt’s comments below.

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