13 Dec Article Marketing Robot Causes Link Penalty

Article Marketing Robot is a very popular content "marketing" tool used by a lot of folks, specifically in the affiliate marketing world. I frequent a lot of SEO forums to keep my "ear to the street" as they say, and one particular Blackhat World thread caught my eye. Keep in mind that this person was most likely doing all sorts of junk link building like 2.0 and forum profiles, junk blog comments and other low quality stuff. The message I'm...

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03 Oct Google Link Penalties, SEO Sabotage And The Great Link Conspiracy

Can you get penalized for external links? The debate gets covered on just about every marketing and SEO forum on the planet; so, what's the verdict? In some cases, yes, but most of the time, no? Confused much? I sometimes feel as such so I've been slowly collecting links of interesting threads, discussions and informational tid-bits on the subject over the past 6 months. I thought it would make a good post and allow people to add to it via...

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06 May Donations As A Link Building Tactic? Be Careful

A recent thread in GWC made me remember that donations are an often tactic used by companies with a lot of link money to burn. They're usually pretty safe from Google's clutches, but they're also a huge risk. I was doing some backlink analysis for someone in a thread who had got stung with a -50 filter, and saw some not so good links. I was quite surprised to see a company of this high standards pulling this off, so...

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