I knew it was bound to happen…Google would rain on my parade of awesome social networking link sharing. I’ve been using social linking effectively for a few years now, but all it takes is the internet marketing crowd to catch on and
“SECRETS REVEALED TO GETTING MILLIONS OF PAGES INDEXED IN GOOGLE…PRACTICALLY OVERNIGHT!”
Google has in fact released a guide called the Google’s Guide to SEO (nice PDF, thanks for the info Michael Gray) that brings up something concerning: “…involving your site in schemes where your content is artificially promoted to the top of these services”
To me this screams of all the badness happening over at Digg.com.
But still, regardless of what Google considers to be a “scheme,” I certainly still encourage the use of social media links with your marketing plan.