Pretty Sneaky Panke: Google Slaps BMW for Alleged Search Engine Baiting

A few days ago, Google-related blog Google Blogoscoped pointed out BMW's web trick to gain high placement on Google results for used cars, or "gezundtheitwagen" (or thereabouts). Now, Google has dropped the company's page ranking in retribution for its alleged attempt at scamage. According to Blogoscoped, BMW.de now has a PageRank of zero, meaning the site is buried under 10 million pounds of Google executives' stock options, virtually never to be seen again by Google users. Remember kids, Google rule one is "never scam Google," rule two is "NEVER SCAM GOOGLE, BITCH." [Thanks to the army of readers who tipped us to this.]

German BMW Banned From Google [Google Blogoscoped]; Google dropped BMWs rank to zero after discovering doorway trick [Portal IT]

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