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May 21, 2013

What to Expect From Google's SEO Department in 2013

If you’re wondering what’s in store from Google for 2013, the video above shows Matt Cutts giving an elaborate explanation of what to expect. Coming soon is the newest version of the Penguin algorithm, called Penguin 2.0. This update will have serious improvements from the last Penguin 1.0, and we should expect it any day now. The new Penguin will detect black hat SEO, go deeper into the websites, and have a larger impact than the previous updates. Sites should get...

May 14, 2013

Penguin 2.0 And Beyond In 2013

  Here's the latest video from Matt Cutts talking about what to expect in regards to how Google will treat links in the coming months. The war on link spammers rages on and Google at this point in time is still heavily gamed and the results for any money making keyword is full of junk. Pay close attention to what he says as this is an unusually long video for this series and it is full of insight. He covers not only...

May 12, 2013

Fiverr Links Cause Google Penalty – DUH

It amazes me to see people buying up Fiverr link building packages these days not expecting to tank their legitimate businesses. Either that or us SEO's and Google are doing a terrible job in educating the average business owner on what's good and what's not. Buying thousands of junk links to your site is not only a waste of time and money, it's a potential businesses ender. I've dealt with many companies that have been duped and literally destroyed their...

April 29, 2013

User Generated Content Can Get You Penalized

Mozilla was manually penalized by Google this week for having tons of user generated spam on its website. User-generated spam usually appears on websites that have forums, guestbook pages etc. But in this case, it turned out it was not entirely Mozilla's fault. Prior to a few days ago, searching for “site:mozilla.org cheap payday seo” would have yielding pages of spammy forum posts. After receiving a notification from Google stating that it has applied manual spam action against them, Chris More,...

April 22, 2013

Tips To Grow Your Newsletter Email List Fast

Many companies and marketers have stated that one of their biggest goals is to increase their mailing lists. These days, most of them are trying to engage their customers, and interact with them. Quality lists have overtaken over lists built based on quantity. So what important steps must companies take in order to get a larger number of mailing addresses from their customers that are real and not just made up at the moment? The first and most important thing for companies...

April 15, 2013

Reasons Why New Pages Rank Well Then Drop

One of the most common occurrences with new web pages is that they reach a very high ranking on Google and in the first couple weeks of publishing, then experiences a slow ranking drop. As this is a continuing trend for newly developed pages that have quality content, Matt Cutts has an answer to why this happens. When a new page is published with quality content, the freshness of the content raises its ranking very rapidly. It takes Google a little while...

April 8, 2013

Turbo Charge Your Guest Posting

Being a blogger may like a pretty lush job on the surface. They get to voice an opinions whenever they feel like it. It's essentially the ultimate form of venting. There is a catch. As a blogger, we need to make our content useful. It's not just about writing something, but rather writing something people want to read. Beyond great topics, we need to make the articles useful. So how do we do that? When you are a blogger, it doesn't...

March 22, 2013

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...