Google Punishes Itself For Allegedly Creating Self-Serving Sponsored Posts [Headlines]
The search giant seems to have violated its own link buying policies with a recent campaign for their browser, Chrome, and has promised to demote themselves in their search rankings.
Update 5:30 p.m.: Even though Google claims it didn’t intentionally pay bloggers to talk up links, Google told Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan it would take “manual action,” demoting Chrome’s Google ranking. Currently, Google ranks at 9, notes Sullivan. Google told him it should be down by this afternoon. Yet, as of now, Chrome still shows up as the top hit on Google.