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- 22 readers -
  • Beware of shady link schemes from black-hat SEOs

    …-building tactic that can harm your site rankings: Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link. Don’t be tempted by “too good to be true” SEO…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 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 -