• http://twitter.com/vanscoy vanscoy

    Great free advice. Now if you could just find us somebody to run against her.

  • http://www.lakeland-printing.com pawsprinting

    Great article, and I love the line “Video – Don’t autoplay video when the page loads. That’s not really an SEO thing. Just an annoying-the-hell-out-of-me thing.”

    I read this post because Matt Cutts posted a link from Twitter. I thought it was funny that he added to your story about that site indeed being penalized. It must be cool to be able to have the resources to look that up. Anyway, I’m glad Google makes an attempt to notify the webmaster to fix things.

  • crimsongirl

    Funny incident, and surprisingly dumb move by a campaign staff that should have some savvy. Today’s Austin American Statesman (local newspaper) quoted some local SEM folks – Kate Morris, Bill Leake – who said some sensible things. Then they included a quote from a Virginia-based consultant who “said he sees nothing untoward because the phrases could prompt search engines to display Hutchison ads”. Amazing how ignorant people can be. http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/2009/07/31/0731website.html

  • Kalena

    Hi Vanessa – nice retro spam spotting! Gave me hallucinatory flashbacks. Just wanted to alert you to the fact that the *Google Insights for Search* link appears to be broken