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83% of SEO’s don’t yet report paid links

The results are in from our poll asking whether you report paid links or not.

After Google’s propaganda and the publicity behind the issue I was expecting more people to have reported paid links. The full results are below:

  • No – 72%
  • Yes – 17%
  • Not yet but I probably will – 11%

Paid links poll

By Patrick Altoft. at 11:48PM on Thursday, 17 Jan 2008

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events. Follow Patrick Altoft on Twitter.

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  • http://www.marketinghub.info/ Marketing Hub

    I’ll leave the detection to the algorithm.

    • julien

      i’m with Marketing Hub. it’s not my business.

    • Blake

      Agreed! Google makes enough money to hire and program the necessary tools to detect these links themselves. Don’t do their job for them.

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  • Mcfly

    All the publicity & propaganda has only highlighted one thing…. its them against us! Like Marketing hub said… let the algorithm detect it!

  • http://www.VerticalMeasures.com Arnie

    Wasn’t a NARC in the 80’s, not going to be one now.

  • http://sirjorge.com/blogx sir jorge

    my goodness, i love pie graphs

  • http://http//froggblog.leapfrogg.co.uk Simon Dance

    I think the question, that still remains somewhat ambiguous, is… what constitutes a paid link?

    Si

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  • http://www.bestgoji.co.uk Lori

    I agree with Simon – the definition of “paid” is still confusing to me.

  • http://www.internettmarketing.no Perry_T

    Dare i say that almost all websites have paid for some listings in one form or another…

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  • http://www.easytourchina.com China Tours

    Google should make it to find the paid links throught their own technology to solve the problem. otherwise, it may cause more problems. What if someone intensionally trapped his competitors by reporting the paid links, which are created by himself, not his competitors.

  • http://www.truecashmakers.com/ Cash Makers

    Only if site is competing with me :)

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