Dejan Marketing and Google’s Hypocrisy
Last updated: 8/26/2019
I’m not Google’s biggest fan and I think it’s a little scary what they can do. So I was interested (but not surprised) to hear that they tanked a website of a well-known SEO person, Dejan Marketing, with a manual action.
To be clear, I don’t know the guy and have no involvement with the company, and have never once interacted with anyone there. So this link is as natural as it gets.
There’s no easily-discernable reason why this site got a manual action and just seeing Google exercise that sort of power is infuriating to me.
Luckily this is a guy who knows about SEO, but imagine if it’s literally any other type of business.
Hey, some businesses deserve it.
I shed no tears when antivax sites get demoted, when fake news sites and organizations that promote hatred and right-wing fascism get taken down.
But if anything, Google isn’t doing enough on that front.
Google-owned YouTube is actively radicalizing people towards alt-right crackpots (actual study is here) and is accidentally helping pedophiles look at children.
Yeah, Google, that’s what deserves the manual action.
Break up Google.