Aaron Wall reports in Google Taking Action Against Automated SEO Software that new "ransom note" style codes are being used by Google to block the OptiLink link building software -- causing OptiLink to suspend its Google functionality for the time being. Note that ransom notes were also added recently to a number of other Google services that might get hit by automation, such as its Add URL page.
Meet Your Favorite Search Engine Watch Contributors
Many of SEW's leading expert contributors will be at ClickZ Live, the new online and digital marketing event kicking off in New York (March 31-April 3). Hear from the likes of: Thom Craver, Josh Braaten, Lisa Barone, Simon Heseltine, Josh McCoy, Lisa Raehsler, Greg Jarboe, Dan Cristo, Joseph Kerschbaum, John Gagnon, Eric Enge and more!