• http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    This news just absolutely drips with irony.

  • http://www.elijahclark.com/seo-orlando-company.html Darryl M

    Avoiding spam is a good thing.

  • http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk Guy Chapman

    Where SEO goes wrong: it tries to fool people into reading advertorial. Actually interesting content works in a way that advertorial never can. Ask Jimmy Wales.

  • Todd Keller

    Agree with M.M.

  • http://twitter.com/EMovProductions Eduardo Morales

    Well, can’t be long before Google News gets the axe anyway, right?

  • Ina Steiner

    Danny, Google’s post seems in direct response to our articles about services like VIglink, would be great if you could address this in your article. http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y13/m03/i25/s02

  • Brenda Thompson

    upto I looked at the bank draft ov $6434, I have faith …that…my friend had been actualey bringing home money in there spare time from there new laptop.. there brothers friend has done this less than 20 months and as of now cleared the dept on their home and bourt themselves a Mazda MX-5. go to, jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  • http://www.philsimon.com/ Phil Simon

    Fascinating. Maybe Google is becoming the anti-Facebook?

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    I’ll add a postscript and explain what I also explained to you via email.

  • Jill Whalen

    This is good news. I wonder when they will stop allowing all those fake press releases from being in Google News as well.

  • http://twitter.com/Kondylas Drew Kondylas

    Who determines the value of an advertorial? Just because someone or some company pays for placement on a news site, is it automatically worth less (or worthless) to a potential reader? What about Op/Ed posts that are not paid placements? And what if a newspaper staffer writes a story and a company pays to sponsor or takeover all the advertising on that page? Does it matter which came first, the story or the sponsorship? The Washington Post is being honest in their presentation of their relationship with CTIA. Personally, I’d still want to see it in my search results, and then judge the value for myself. This is a very slippery slope for Google and for other search engines.

  • http://www.dekh.com/members/profile/13 Harsh Bawa

    The move I personally believe is a good one as news sites and those which enjoy higher rankings on Google might simply use this to their advantage and ask for more and more money for sponsored links and news.

    It might strain the relation of Google with a few networks but ultimately benefit the users as a sponsored post will always have a tendency to ask people to buy something or simply promote a thing.

    But yeah, Google cannot simply decide which content is best or not. Many times, a sponsored content may be good enough for people who are looking for something,

  • http://www.nevadadivorce.org/ Nevada divorce

    How do you keep sponsored content out of Google news? How does it get on Google news in the first place…like in ads?

  • dorabowers

    Aria. I just agree… Glenn`s comment is surprising… on monday I got a great Infiniti since getting a check for $6843 this last five weeks and also 10k lass month. it’s definitly the easiest work I’ve had. I actually started seven months/ago and immediately started to bring in minimum $82, per-hour. I went to this website,, jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  • http://twitter.com/rory_manchee Rory Manchee

    This story will run and run…. With all social networks looking to do more with news (Facebook to upgrade the newsfeed, Google rethinking Reader, Yahoo! buying Summly and Twitter adding better contextual

  • http://twitter.com/rory_manchee Rory Manchee

    This story will run and run…. With all social networks looking to do more with news (Facebook to upgrade the newsfeed, Google rethinking Reader, Yahoo! buying Summly and Twitter adding better contextual analytical for trending stories), news is the latest social media frontier – please see my latest blog: http://contentincontext.me/2013/04/02/social-networks-all-the-news-you-can-eat/