14 May 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...

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11 Oct Spam Still King In Google SERPs

So we've had a Panda, Penguin and EMD update all within the past 30 days, the Google search results should be pretty clean right? We most definitely shouldn't be seeing link spammed, keyword stuffed, EMD based 3-5 page max websites ranking for some of the most lucrative keywords...

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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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28 May Can Competitors Harm Your Rankings?

Google has changed up its wording from "There’s almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index." to this lovely bit of scary wording; Google works hard to prevent other webmasters from being able to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index. If you're concerned about another site linking to yours, we suggest contacting the webmaster of the site in question. Google aggregates and organizes information published on...

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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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15 Apr PRWeb Called A Link Scheme & Spam On GWC

I thought this would make for an excellent topic because there is a lot of talk and debating on what is link spamming these days. Press releases have long been a great way to get legit and worthy news out to the right people and of course links are a bonus of that. I don't think that using a service like PRweb or any of the top wire services is spam unless you're releasing useless/fake news just to get an...

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24 Nov Google Sends Warning For Article Marketing

Are you link building via article marketing for your main source of links? You might not be as safe as you think. While I'm aware I'm spouting and promoting fear a little bit here, I do have my ear to the ground when it comes to this topic. Clearly the majority of companies out there are pumping out ultra low quality content. That's not the only problem though, everyone is also gaming anchor text and that's what Google hates...

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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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