May 25, 2007

I found a video recently that represented brilliantly what happens to a website when it’s hit with a Google penalty. It serves to explain the point: don’t misbehave. Whether or not you know you’re misbehaving is irrelevant. Look what happened to this innocent little girl while the Google breaker was just doing his thing (not being evil).



  1. I would liken it more to this video: You know you are taking a huge risk, and eventually nothing good will happen in the outcome. Recovering from a penalty is painful for most websites.

    Comment by CVOS Netpaths — May 29, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

  2. Ok CVOS, point well taken. We’re on the same page here though. The video in the post just shows Google smacking a site (in the form of the breaker kicking the little girl for a full backflip). Your video shows websites being foolish in thinking they could fool Google (i.e. Gravity). Pretty funny both ways, no matter how you look at it. :)

    Comment by Abhilash — May 30, 2007 @ 11:02 am

  3. Is there any way to find out when that video was taken and where?

    Comment by Truman Hedding — May 31, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

  4. Truman, It was taken in Times Square, some time in the last decade.

    Comment by Abhilash — May 31, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

  5. Okay Abhi it’s on bring the cardboard and we’ll have a dance off!!!
    Looks a lot like what happened to Chuck Liddell Oh SNAP!!!

    Comment by Rob — May 31, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

  6. My website get google penalty too. frust with the PR update.

    That little girl must remember all of his life time because that kick.

    Comment by Blend — June 1, 2007 @ 7:36 pm

  7. We all understood what you meant! :-)

    Comment by Copes Flavio — June 14, 2007 @ 12:17 am

  8. Thanks for stopping by, Copes. All I meant was that people should behave and obey the rules, or else Google might kick them in the head. ;)

    Comment by Abhilash — June 14, 2007 @ 11:30 am

  9. Here’s the path to redemption brother Path to Redemption

    Comment by Rob A. — June 29, 2007 @ 8:09 am

  10. I have seen that video before, but I can see it over and over again. It never gets old.

    Comment by Steve — November 6, 2007 @ 7:39 am

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