The Google Gods are Watching

I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about Google and their continuing effort to punish sites and individuals who utilize unethical tactics to try to trick them in one way or another. I personally don’t understand why people still think they can fool Google and get past their genius programmers. And more importantly, why they think it’s ok to continue trying and putting either their personal sites or client’s sites at risk. Google is and always will be one step ahead of us. I”ve faced it … they’re much, much smarter than me. I’m not the type to even dabble in spam, but it seems many are. Many are willing to risk biting the hand that feeds them. Perhaps these are the thrill seeker types? Perhaps it’s the challenge and thrill of the chase that spurs their determination?

Anyway, I just read ANOTHER article on a site who saw grey (the Page Rank color that screams “busted”) and am trying to understand why. Google’s “guidelines” are not mere suggestions, they are iron-clad RULES. Obey them. It’s as simple as that. I do … we do as a company … and you should.

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include,,,, and, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.