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The $4m Google penalty

Getting smacked by Google is never fun, but when you run a multi-million dollar online business that generates much of its sales through Google's SERPs, a Google smack down can be downright painful.

Just ask Ryan Abood, who runs GourmetGiftBaskets.com. According to a profile by Inc. Magazine, Abood lost $4m when his GourmetGiftBaskets.com was dropped from Google's index in 2008, right before the most important time of the year -- the holidays.

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