Google Penalty

  • Google Cracks Down on Free Product Reviews

    If you work with publishers, influencers or affiliates and you give them free product (or service, etc.) in exchange for a post, you need to know that their site could get hit with a Google penalty if they are not “nofollow”-ing their links to your product/service. Sites with free product reviews use outbound links to link to the product page/brand site/etc. that they are reviewing.

    Acceleration Partners- 6 readers -
  • Is Google Penalizing Websites With Disallowed Pages?

    … Recently, I had a client come to me with a very interesting Google penalty. They had made a few changes to their site, nothing major, mostly tweaks to usability and layout. After these changes, their site dropped in rank. Curious, I went through each of their changes, a short list. Moving a button? Not an issue. Condensing a couple pages…

    James Parsons/ Search Engine Journalin Google- 2 readers -
  • What I Really Think of Google: A Post I’m Embarrassed to Write

    …. This is something I’ve written about before but I find myself wanting to mention it every year or so as the issue re-surfaces in new and unique ways. And it is something that every single blogger should be aware of. If you hear about an SEO or a blogger hating on Google it’s usually because they’ve had a penalty. Hell, it happened to me this year too…

    Blog Tyrantin SEO Google- 31 readers -
  • Google, Affiliates, and Two Facets of Value

    … reviews, ratings, and product comparisons. So once again the subject of added value or lack thereof was brought up and underscored as the centerpiece of Google’s approach to indexing affiliate websites. I fully agree with the ungergirding principle of such approach. Furthermore, I believe that there are two facets of value that should be taken…

    Geno Prussakov/ Geno Prussakovin Affiliate SEO Google- 3 readers -
  • Does Your Content Look Like Panda Chowder To Google?

    … suffers a Penguin Update, which often pay a visit after company’s have engaged in questionable link building practices. But mention a Panda update to any exec and you’re likely to witness equal parts rage and sadness. “The damn thing came out of nowhere,” said the CEO of a midsize Dallas, Texas-based company. “With Penguin, it hurt, but I knew we’d…

    Ronell Smith/ AuthorityLabsin SEO Content Google- 10 readers -
  • How To Avoid Google Penalty and Get More Organic Traffic

    … shouldn’t be all focused on draining your readers their hard earned cash. What you may not know is that these people have more money to spend on you and your products if “only” you can proffer solutions to their needs. Google penalty can favor you Whenever Google throws out their search update or penalty, many people think that is wickedness…

    Michael Chibuzor/ John Chow dot Comin SEO Google- 23 readers -