22 Mar Linkbuildr Gets Targeted For Negative SEO

I am actually shocked it took this long for someone to try something funny towards our site. I don't think I've pissed anyone off all that much in the past year or so, but regardless someone has blasted Linkbuildr.com with a load of anchor text specific links from blog comments. Looks like Scrapebox went to town on us and pushed us into the top 5 for the target keyword they focused on.   We certainly never had that many links before and...

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29 Aug Penguin Friendly Link Building Scams!

I feel really bad and scared for the businesses out there who know they need to get "SEO" done, and most of them only hear everyone chanting about "links links links". The scary part is 99% of the providers out there are offering total and utter garbage in regards to quality, creativity and most importantly something that is not against Google's TOS. I get messages all the time on LinkedIn and the latest one inspired me to do this quick...

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13 Aug Link Spammer Complains To Google About Spam Not Working

I just caught this while helping out companies on Google's webmaster help and thought you folks might get a laugh out of this one. There are sadly way too many "SEO's" who have 0 clue as to what's against Google's TOS in regards to building links. This bloke is definitely lost at sea as you'll quickly figure out from reading his post: Hi,   I'm doing only white hat SEO for my site www.e07.net but it is caught in Penguin update and it...

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17 Jul Pay Me To Remove Your Unnatural Link

I just came across a Google Webmaster Central thread where an SEO firm doing a link cleanup kept coming across webmasters requesting a monetary fee to have the "illicit" link removed. The Linkbuildr team talked about something like this happening a few weeks ago during a company retreat and now we see something in the wild. We don't do link takedown requests on behalf of clients for two reasons: We help people attract links, not build sh#@ links. We don't build sh#@...

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28 Apr Bad Credit Personal Loans In Google

The other day I wrote about the hilarity still showing up for buy Cialis still in Google even after all these "quality" updates. While I can see how Google's toned down the power of having a lot of specific anchor text links, there are clearly problems still. So right now for the search term bad credit personal loans is showing one silly result. This is a very competitive term and this type of crap shouldn't still be showing up, right? ...

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26 Apr Buy Cialis Online Google Results

So the super duper spam attack Google algo update hit this week and continues to roll out, so what do the search results for some of the most spammed keywords look like? Well let's take a look at buy Cialis and see what we can find ranking in the top 10 for one very competitive keyword. ...

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21 Apr Negative SEO Fiverr

While this is most likely just a quick way to make a few bucks while jumping on a trend, we will however see an influx of these services. I've been enjoying the debating on whether or not you can penalize a site with boat loads of links. If you can buy yourself a bunch of junk links and end up in all sorts of trouble, why couldn't someone else. There's no way to tell who paid for those links so...

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01 Oct Blog Network Outed & Google Responds

I was doing some answering on Google Webmaster Central this morning when I spotted a thread where someone outed a link network publicly. This should be a little alarming to those blackhatter's out there who do the same thing and don't cover their tracks. What's even more strange to see is an actual Google employee piping in on the thread, and it looks like someone's hard work is about to be pwned.The network was put in a Google Docs and...

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03 Jul Fortune 500 Company + SEnuke = Disaster

Before we get into this quick post I'll state this is in by no means a bash to SEnuke, but more of a lesson when hiring an in-house SEO. A lot of the link building tactics used in the software are 100% link schemes, and are going to eventually get you in trouble. However, it is also in the user(think guns don't kill people, people with guns..) to make it black hat. You could most definitely use it for legit...

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