Search Engine Death Penalty: WhenU Kicked Off Of Yahoo And Google
from the take-that dept
WhenU, the adware/spyware company that already has quite a bit of controversy surrounding it for both (a) sneaking their software onto users' machines and (b) then popping up competitive ads when surfers visit websites has now been removed from both Yahoo and Google searches after it was determined that they were using tricks to boost their rankings in both. WhenU blames an outside search engine optimizer who they hired, but it does raise some issues. Considering the power that sites like Google and Yahoo have over anyone finding your site, how long will it be until we hear about a lawsuit when someone sues a search engine for kicking their site out of search results?