Oh this can be an ugly business.
All of my Co-op sites have fallen out of Yahoo
*Starting from this page – to the end of the thread – discussion re: links from co-ops possibly causing wipeouts in Yahoo. And … then … some … talk about the ability to use link co-ops to bounce competitors outta the way (ummm think GoogleBowling)
From above blog post:
That has always been why search engines don’t penalize webmasters for inciming links. They don’t want site’s competitors manipulating their results. It seems that Yahoo has left themselves vulnerable to just that…
I have to disagree with that. Without getting too specific, I could do the same with Google. It’s called GoogleBowling.
I wonder if these link co-ops would respectfully accept requests from webmasters wanting their domains blacklisted from the co-ops? Meaning the co-ops would not allow those domains to have co-op links point to them?
I’m going to email Digital Point and ask.
I’ll keep you posted.