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The Link Graph Conundrum: Why Citations Remain Critical to SEO Survival

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These activities will all give you alternative ways to build your reputation, visibility, and traffic. They also give you the best chance that your site will be sending out the types of signals that search engines want to discover and value anyway. These activities will all give you alternative ways to build your reputation, visibility, and traffic. They also give you the best chance that your site will be sending out the types of signals that search engines want to discover and value anyway. 0 Comments

How Easy is it to Spam Google Places for Business? The FBI Knows

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A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam. A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts Says 'Stop' Guest Blogging for SEO: Here's Everything You Need to Know

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Google's Matt Cutts, in a personal blog post, declared that "guest blogging is done" as an SEO tactic, setting off a firestorm. Here's a full recap of why this happened, how the industry reacted, and what it means for future of guest blogging. Google's Matt Cutts, in a personal blog post, declared that "guest blogging is done" as an SEO tactic, setting off a firestorm. Here's a full recap of why this happened, how the industry reacted, and what it means for future of guest blogging. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts: Don’t Stitch Copied Content from Multiple Sites

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In a recent Google Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts addressed the question of "stitching" -- taking bits of content from multiple sources and putting them together to create a new article or web page. Cutts said this practice does not add value. In a recent Google Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts addressed the question of "stitching" -- taking bits of content from multiple sources and putting them together to create a new article or web page. Cutts said this practice does not add value. 0 Comments

What is 'Pure Spam'? 10 Examples From Google

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We all have our own definition of "pure spam", but what's more important is understanding what Google means by it. Here's a look at 10 websites Google has kicked out of its search results so you can understand what qualifies as "pure spam". We all have our own definition of "pure spam", but what's more important is understanding what Google means by it. Here's a look at 10 websites Google has kicked out of its search results so you can understand what qualifies as "pure spam". 0 Comments

Pure Spam: What Are Google Penalties & What to Do to Recover

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Manual spam penalties of any type are difficult to recover from – especially if they are severe. These suggestions will give you places you can start to look, and things to do, to help lift 10 possible manual actions applied by Google. Manual spam penalties of any type are difficult to recover from – especially if they are severe. These suggestions will give you places you can start to look, and things to do, to help lift 10 possible manual actions applied by Google. 0 Comments

The Legacy of Spam

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Link building isn't as easy as it once was. Google Penguin changed the game. Now, rather than building links “the easy way,” SEOs must focus on building natural, relevant, and useful links – not the kind that exist only to increase search rankings. Link building isn't as easy as it once was. Google Penguin changed the game. Now, rather than building links “the easy way,” SEOs must focus on building natural, relevant, and useful links – not the kind that exist only to increase search rankings. 0 Comments

Spamming Your Way to Visibility with User-Generated Pages

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If you work with a site that relies on trickery to survive, then you need to reevaluate. This is a short-term strategy just waiting for the next algorithmic smackdown to kill your site dead in the water. And it makes your brand look cheap and tacky. If you work with a site that relies on trickery to survive, then you need to reevaluate. This is a short-term strategy just waiting for the next algorithmic smackdown to kill your site dead in the water. And it makes your brand look cheap and tacky. 0 Comments

Bloggers: Making Spammers by Avoiding Spam?

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It’s easy to discount guest posting as a legitimate practice because of the scammers trying to manipulate the SERPs. This doesn’t mean all guest posting is bad though. Posts must be judged case by case. Yes, this takes time, but it’s worth it. It’s easy to discount guest posting as a legitimate practice because of the scammers trying to manipulate the SERPs. This doesn’t mean all guest posting is bad though. Posts must be judged case by case. Yes, this takes time, but it’s worth it. 0 Comments

Google Shares 7 Tips With Free Web Hosting Sites to Avoid Penalties

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Google is constantly on the lookout for spammy websites that don’t add “sufficient value” to its users. For free web hosting services that don’t want to see all of their sites removed from Google’s index, Google has shared seven preventative tips. Google is constantly on the lookout for spammy websites that don’t add “sufficient value” to its users. For free web hosting services that don’t want to see all of their sites removed from Google’s index, Google has shared seven preventative tips. 0 Comments

Using Google +1 For Rankings & Profit

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Google +1 clicks will impact SEO and your bottom line, though how much isn’t clear yet. Afraid your search traffic will die? Not brain dead enough to fall for spam scam games? These (mostly ethical) suggestions can give your website a social boost. Google +1 clicks will impact SEO and your bottom line, though how much isn’t clear yet. Afraid your search traffic will die? Not brain dead enough to fall for spam scam games? These (mostly ethical) suggestions can give your website a social boost. 0 Comments