Google Daughter Advice: Stop Using Links In Your Algorithm

Dec 11, 2012 • 9:14 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google Daughter AdviceJohn Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analysts in Zurich, Switzerland and also one of the most responsive Googlers webmasters can talk to - posted on Google+ a chat he had with his daughter.

My daughter says we should move away from using back-links in our algorithms.

Instead, she recommends focusing on cat-links.


Now that is too funny.

Either she is really smart or really cute.

The more interesting part is that for her to know about links in the algorithm it depends on two things:

(1) She is old enough to know this stuff or

(2) John is constantly talking about link spam around his family.

If it is number two and his daughter is under 10 or so, then the response is incredibly cute.

I bet many of you feel John should take his daughter's advice. The only issue, he doesn't make those decisions.

Forum discussion at Google+.

Image credit to BigStockPhoto

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12/11/2012 03:16 pm

Big news


12/11/2012 04:42 pm

cool. links is wrong way, it was easy to understand from start, but google follow this way and penalize something all times. creating own guidelies and fighting with wingmills all time!

Nick Ker

12/11/2012 05:53 pm

If it was up to me, I'd say sausage links.

Jim Christian

12/11/2012 09:16 pm

I just like the gratuitous stock image of john... he'd be so proud!

Jimmy James

12/12/2012 09:35 am

was that a joke ?

Daniel Carlyon

12/12/2012 09:54 am


No News

12/14/2012 12:05 pm

What the hell is this? Slow news day?

Barry Schwartz

12/14/2012 12:13 pm

Read elsewhere.

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