John Chow Punished & Told to Sit in Time Out By Google Chow, a really popular Make Money Online blogger, has his blog rank dropped in Google search engine results page (SERP). His blog no longer gets the top ranking for “making money online”, not even in the first few pages of SERP for searching his name or blog’s domain name. John Chow has been penalized by Google so it seems.Google is directing anyone searching for John to article's pointing out why he is being punished so it seems.

In Google’s webmaster guidelines, it is clearly stated that:

Some SEOs and webmasters engage in the practice of buying and selling links, disregarding the quality of the links, the sources, and the long-term impact it will have on their sites. Buying links in order to improve a site's ranking is in violation of Google's webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact a site's ranking in search results.

Avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings. A good rule of thumb is whether you’d feel comfortable explaining what you’ve done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to ask, “Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn’t exist?”


Don’t participate in link schemes designed to increase your site’s ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid links to web spammers or “bad neighborhoods” on the web, as your own ranking may be affected adversely by those links.

Bloggers should learn from John's mistake and not try to bite the hand that feeds them their Income.

4 New Comments:

Actually, John Chow ranks first.

Good post but its their income not "there"

Jon,if you search for " john chow "
He is not first John cow is first.

Regretful Morning,

Thanks for pointing out that mistake