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Google Catches Overstock.com Scamming The Search System
It says they offered 10% discounts to teachers and students. Never saw such a discount pop up online
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Nobody likes a cheater. Especially not Google, who just penalized Overstock.com for trying to boost their search rankings using some slippery tactics, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Overstock, a purveyor of myriad discount items, was just recently in the top results for queries like "area rug" or "duvet cover" has dropped to the fifth or sixth page in Google's search listings as a result of the discovery.