03 Jun Footer Links Targeted By Google?

I recently got into a discussion with a crew of marketers and "SEO" folks I meet with for beers and the topic of footer links was something that kind of had me stumped. With all the confusion and weirdness surrounding links now thanks to Google and whatnot, it's hard to have the right opinion on without knowing the right facts. What we do know is that Google isn't a big fan of of them and I suspect for the most part...

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16 Oct Google Link Disavow Tool Launches

  A lot of people have been screaming and bitching about Google launching their link disavow tool and well folks, it's finally here. Matt goes on to say that "most people shouldn't need to use this", unless you've been mass spamming and using blog networks etc etc etc. I will be doing a video soon for our new inbound marketing podcast where we use the tool to clean up a test site we had hit on purpose, and we'll see what...

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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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09 Oct Google Adds To Their Link Schemes Page

I recently noticed that Google has added some more rules to their Link Schemes page, so I thought I'd alert others and break down what I see that's new. While I'm happy to see some more clarity in what not to do link building-wise, there are still a lot of unclear tactics left off the menu. I can tell you from experience that not a whole lot of people have read this page, and as someone who does inbound marketing, you...

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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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29 Jul More Garbage Google Results

I was shopping for a specific watch and I think among any type of search result, shopping ones are such garbage. Post Panda you'd think things would be better off but a clear example of what should have been fixed, is well, spammed out. Duplicate pages from two sites littering the search results albiet the top few are actually form Omega. This post really doesn't bring much substance out, more so just a quick rant from an online marketer when...

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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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10 Jul Link Spam In The Wild – Post Penguin

Penguin has been in play for a while now and everyone is afraid to build links, well, except for the people who have dipped their toes in the post-penguin water and know what still works. It all depends whether you're wanting your business to last in the SERPs for a while or just a short stint. The link spammers out there who target the usual big money keywords are still at it and are ranking in the top 10 faster...

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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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