Google isn’t sitting back and letting the NY Times rage about blackhat SEO tactics. It released a Chrome browser add on that frankly scares the living day lights out of me. The new chrome tool bar add on lets you mark certain comment as search spam. The problem is I know some of my seo competitors will use all of their cheap labor in India along with their proxy servers and just start bounding our websites as search spam. I hope Google has another layer of authentication in there to prevent that.
Here’s a link to the Chrome web spam plugin: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/efinmbicabejjhjafeidhfbojhnfiepj?hl=en
Here’s the slide show showing how it works:
When you first install you get
“Domains/Hosts blocked from Google search results
No domains/hosts are blocked yet. Block by clicking ‘Block [domain/host]‘ link next to a search result.”
Again, I really hope that this plugin has another layer of security on top of it to prevent malicious uses.