I just found out about this “WordPress SEO Scandal” and Matt’s responses from blewtooth’s visa blog …
Finally Matt (the creator of WordPress) had a chance to make a response to the recent WordPress SEO scandal.
… that seems to me about “ads” and “google spamming”, not that it changed my view of how useful free WordPress is to me. 🙂
- A Response to the Noise – 1 April 2005, Matt.
- WordPress Spam “Scandal” – The Run Down – 1 April 2005, Michael.
- Waxy.org: WordPress Followup – 1 April 2005, Andrew Baio. “things are settling down from a very busy day yesterday. eWeek, MSNBC, The Register, Slashdot, Ars Technica, and Metafilter all posted articles about it. After deleting the offending articles, Google added WordPress.org back into their search results and reinstated the 8/10 pagerank.“