(For those of you who are not Realtors or bloggers associated with real estate – the general theme of this discussion is freedom of speech, governmental intervention, property taxes and assessments and blogs. If you care to catch up, you can start here.)
Google paid a big price when it started to index pages faster and show them in the search results minutes after they’re published. The problem is that you can’t rank a page that has just been created because it has no backlinks so Google artificially inflates the rankings of the recently-created pages based on historical data and the few backlinks that are detected.
And to thinkâ€¦all you had to do was comment on this blogger / REALTOR’s post and you could have actually ENHANCED your online reputation. Now you did it in REVERSE.
And these two comments –
No kidding. Google stuffed this post into the #2 spot for that search (Todd Kaufman assessor) – 11 minutes after I posted itâ€¦
The public wants transparency in this industry that has been missing since dirt. Real estate Bloggers are bringing transparency and consumers love it.
The unnamed government official is making a name for himself that he really doesn’t want (actually, his name is all over the planet).
… This is going to be a watershed debate.
This all hit the proverbial fan on 29 December; Jay has a great recap.
English posts via Technorati, a blog search engine, that contain “todd Kaufman” per day for the last 30 days.
I wonder when there will be either true main stream media coverage or an official response.