In recent post from JohnChow blog, he have declared that all bloggers should follow google webmaster rules. Well, it is not a big news as google will slap those who goes against it’s rules with some penalty. The point is, it’s mentioned by a guy who is making $40k+/month going against all those google webmaster rules for 3 years straight. Finally, he gave up fighting the giant and starts obeying google webmaster rules. I would say, you had a long losing battle John there. I wonder how many bloggers gets penalty following your footsteps and how many is lucky enough to lift their penalty from big G.
The good part is his blog looks a lot better now. He is setting up and example for other bloggers to follow google rules in order to stay in the market. We may not be very lucky as John to have Neil Patel as an introducer for Matt Cutts. But, following google webmaster rules, can avoid all those hassles of getting penalty. So now, who is against google webmaster rules now? Maybe, you should re-consider your stand now. I strongly suggest use rel=”nofollow” tag for all paid links on blog.