Posts Tagged ‘blackhat’

Okay, mistakes were made. But what were they?

cisco stock buy or sell

mrxx videos 3gp

binary options trading simulator

Assistant Administrator Forex

best mobile stock broker

trade binary options successfully

Miglior Piattaforma Di Trading Forex In Italia

nifty options hedging strategies

Best Forex Scalping System 2013

basic of options trading

Binary Options System 000 User 4038 In Metatrader

reddit downvote

Aksionet Tregtare Online Shqipërinë

As a gamer, a website owner, and a full time SEO I admit that I see problems like this from a very different view. What I have yet to see and what would ultimately impress upon me a wonderful and much needed apology is a “we may want to update how we rank things” from Reddit. It is absolutely, as Jim put it, a popularity contest. But what is the best gauge of popularity?

I don’t want anyone thinking I’m saying Reddit is bad, evil, or in any way shape or form anything other than a delight and a phenomenal way to spend an entire day. I’m simply saying that if it wasn’t so easy to game then perhaps this wouldn’t have happened.

Nobody in this dance is as nefarious as online sentiment would make them out to be. They are nothing more than symptoms and effects of a much larger problem. The question is how does a website guard against being gamed for the purposes of personal benefit? Simply put, it can’t. Everything can be gamed. It’s the reason the big players don’t release their ranking algorithms.

Until we find a way to measure popularity and validity without influence you will continue to be gamed. You may not notice it. You may not see it. In some instances you may not even mind it. But you will be gamed. Sucks don’t it?

Afterthought Edit:

Mad props to Deimorz for not just noticing something was up but also for sticking to their guns. Fairly impressive. You get our “Ass Stamp of Approval” for the week.

VN:F [1.9.11_1134]
Rating: 5.0/ auto trader nissan van 5 (1 vote cast)