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comment by swedishbadgergirl
swedishbadgergirl  ·  469 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: LOL no.

What is the thing happening here? Why would you make an account linking to many sites? What do you gain? Why is it a problem now?

mk  ·  469 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's to take advantage of the Google Site Rank algorithm. The more links you have to your site, the higher its search ranking. However, Google looks for people doing crap like this, and then penalizes them. As long as the spam links remain out there, they are penalized. It's poetic justice.