Do you remember the way you were when you hardly knew anything about Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? It was just recently that I practically hardly knew the details about it. I don't clearly remember any article about SEO that I read. I vividly remember technology journalist Leo Laporte telling his listeners DON'T spend any money on SEO. I unfortunately, don't remember how he phrased his reasons for spending $0.00. He always tells callers to go out and do the marketing of their products/services by themselves.

Now I know quite a bit of Search Engine Optimization after learning how to create pages that are on par with Mahalo's standards, and being part of Questions & Answers at Mahalo. I had enjoyed the revenue sharing aspect at Mahalo's website. They got rid of the writers who wrote pages for them. Now, they have guides who work for a salary and a bonus revenue sharing from Google Adsense.

It is, or maybe it was, a human-powered search engine. The CEO shall not be mentioned here. Mahalo investors are Sequoia Capital, News Corporation, CBS Interactive, Mark Cuban, and Elon Musk.

The main focus of this article is telling you what I've recently read about Google Adsense, Matt Cutts, and Mahalo. First, there is a short blog post dated June 17, 2010 about Google's possible viewpoint of Mahalo. It is at seroundtable.com/archives/022393.html. A thread on Sphinn (sphinn.com/story/151764) has a person saying that, "Danny pressing Matt C. in You&A might be good for us . . ."

Danny is Danny Sullivan, who is a journalist and founder of Search Engine Land.

Matt C. is Matt Cutts, who joined Google in 2000 as a software engineer. He is now the head of Google's webspam team. A video with him is prominently placed in on one of the pages that Mahalo has. This certain page was apparently created by one of its member, Robbrown.

I am clueless as to what You&A is.

Matt Cutts is the person to talk to about Google's Mayday and SERP (search engine results page) changes.

Two eminent people in the SEO industry think Mahalo is spamming. They are Aaron Wall (seobook.com/official-mahalo-com-spam-according-googles-internal-spam-documents) and Ben Cook (skitzzo.com/archives/mahalo-stealing-content.php).

On Aaron Wall's post dated March 21, 2010, there is a quote from a Google document defining what spam is. I am copying about half of what you would see on his blog.
". . . remove the scraped (copied) content, the ads, and the links to other pages, is there anything of value left? . . ."

Yes, I do agree with you this article turned out quite funky. There's nothing but quick tidbits about people and entities. Yet, it is a start for others and me to learn a lot more about the ongoing of SEO. I'm trying share something important in a unique fashion. At least I didn't stuff this insane article with keywords. LOL. I may write another article about SEO even though I didn't enjoy writing this.

The key thing about SEO is to just use your creative mind to have your blogs and websites to avoid looked upon as spam, which can be relative.