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My First Local SEO Retraction

February 20th, 2008
6 Comments


Doh!

Hey gang,

While on vacation in Mexico I published a post about Citysearch perhaps having some issues with Google by providing links to advertisers without adding a nofollow tag. Matt McGee rightly pointed out that Citysearch is linking to advertisers via a redirect that will not provide any SEO value and therefore is not in violation of Google’s policies. Not sure how I missed that one but I clearly may have had one or two margaritas too many when I put that post together.

Needless to say I have deleted this post and appreciate you all keeping this between you, me and your newsreader.

Apologies to Citysearch for any implied impropriety and thanks to Matt for keeping me on my toes.


Tags: CitySearch

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Josh Garner // Feb 22, 2008 at 7:11 am

    It happens. No biggie. 99% of your stuff is still pretty gosh darn good. 1% margin of error is better than anyone can ask. Good on ya.

  • 2 dhurowitz // Mar 5, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    WOW, your human! Big fan of the site, thank you for all the good info.

  • 3 Andrew Shotland // Mar 5, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Actually my wife says I am part Borg.

  • 4 dhurowitz // Apr 30, 2008 at 6:51 am

    funny, my wife call me a lot of different things, some better than others, but not yet a Borg. Something I will aspire to; enjoy your wit as much as your marketing advice.

  • 5 Stacy Lawrence // May 29, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I read recently that if you are going to make a mistake, make it an excellent mistake…meaning that the value of what you learned is greater than the mistake.
    Your willingness to admit and learn from the incident is admirable.
    Keep up the good work.

  • 6 Andrew Shotland // May 29, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks Stacy! But my idea of an “excellent” mistake these days is sleeping so deeply that I don’t wake up before my wife does when the baby starts wailing in the middle of the night.

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