Google Officially Confirms Traffic-Power Ban From Index

Google’s Matt Cutts has provided official
confirmation
of a ban on the Traffic-Power domain
name and some Traffic-Power client sites. Matt writes about how Google hasn’t
usually confirmed or denied if a company has been banned in the past, but it’s a
policy now changing in cases where Google finds it useful to help educate site
owners and others. As for Traffic-Power, Matt wrote:

I can confirm that Google has removed traffic-power.com and domains
promoted by Traffic Power from our index because of search engine optimization
techniques that violated our webmaster guidelines at http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html.

Matt’s post — which he notes was reviewed by Google’s lawyers — was in
reaction to a recent court filing in the case of Traffic-Power versus
TrafficPowerSucks. As Threadwatch notes, the filing by Traffic-Power alleges
that TrafficPowerSucks has made false and defamatory claims including:

a. Claims that the search engine giant Google has banned and is banning
from its search engine listings websites of Traffic-Power.com clients because
of the search engine optimization strategies used by Plaintiff.

b. Claims that clients of Traffic-Power.com run the risk of being banned
from Google search engine listings if they use Traffic-Power.com services

Fair to say, TrafficPowerSucks now has some pretty powerful evidence to
refute the Traffic-Power allegations.

For background on the Traffic-Power suits against both TrafficPowerSucks and
SEO Book’s Aaron Wall, see these past posts:

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