Google's Penguin & Panda Updates Are My Fault?

May 29, 2012 • 9:21 am | comments (46) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Blog Administration

spit on meI received a friendly email over the weekend from a reader.

The email had the subject line that read, "for Barry" and the message read:

You miserable prick. You continue your Google ass-licking as Google boots everyone of us from SERPs. I shall spit on your face next time we meet. Panda and Penguin are designed to hurt non-advertisers and help brands.

I get these types of emails every now and then. In fact, one person threatened to meet me at a conference once and make me pay for whatever I did to them.

Clearly, if you were hit by the Penguin or Panda update you are upset. But to blame me and to threaten me because of it is just really not acceptable.

This email form was sent via the IP address, which is somewhere in Sweden. I've been to Sweden about 8 years ago, so I don't think I know anyone there personally.

Anyway, I apologize if people take the stuff I read the wrong way.

I honestly find it funny because Google thinks I hate them and give them a bad rap in my stories. Then I have SEOs complain that I suck up to Google. Does someone who suck up to Google write this? I think not.

But what you wrote is down right wrong, nasty and clearly insensitive. I just wish you would tell the community who you really are instead of just hiding. Oh, and I welcome you to spit in my face, since you do not have the courage to stand up for what you believe publicly.

Every now and then I show some emotion when I write, some of the readers here ask me to. Thing is, I am so not fired up when writing this now, but I think it gets the point across.

Forum discussion, well - no where - so comment here.

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