Link Building: Paid Links

  • 9 hard truths about links

    … thought were paid, but they turned out not to have been. I’m sure we’ve all seen links that we thought were editorially given, but, in reality, they were paid. There are very clever people in SEO and link development, and you can bet that you can’t always outsmart them. There are some obvious clues that a link was paid for, of course, but I…

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 11 readers -
  • Beware of shady link schemes from black-hat SEOs

    … Spam team manually reviews your backlink profile and places a penalty on your site. To remove a manual penalty, you must work to remove or disavow spammy backlinks and then file a reconsideration request — a process that can take weeks or months. Google Webmaster Trend Analyst John Mueller said last year that your focus should not be on link…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 9 readers -
  • Google May Have Penalized Another Underground Link Network

    … Back in March 2013, Google seeing reports in various “black hat” SEO forums that their web site rankings in Google have dramatically fallen overnight. It seems, based on the reports I am reading, that the commonality between all the websites is that they were all using a link network named SAPE. SAPE was previously targeted by Google in March…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -