Seo: Spamming

  • Private blog networks: A great way to get your site penalized

    …Columnist Kevin Rowe explains what private blog networks (PBNs) are, how to identify them, and why you should steer clear. The post Private blog networks: A great way to get your site penalized appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 12 readers -
  • 13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you

    …In the spirit of Halloween, columnist Jeremy Knauff shares some frighteningly outdated SEO tactics that simply won't die! The post 13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. …

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 15 readers -
  • Google News spammed with drug spam, dating sites & more

    … If you go to Google News and scroll down to the health section or click on the health section to load more health news, you may be presented with a ton of spam. It looks like Google News was injected with a ton of hacked content for pharmaceutical spam, as well as unrelated dating site spam. Here is a screen shot of some of the articles showing…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

    … proximity to the searcher the #1 ranking factor for local search. This drives up the incentive for companies to create fake listings, since they need more “locations” in order to monopolize the search results and maximize exposure. There were some things I saw in the study that were very helpful to know: Most of the listings that got suspended…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 readers -
  • Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs

    …? My current advice to SMBs is to keep a close eye on their Google listing to make sure no one is trying to sabotage it. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Joy Hawkins is a Local SEO expert who is a part of Google's Top…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 20 readers -
  • How to avoid an outbound link penalty from Google

    … put into place to prevent this from happening again. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Tony Edward is a Senior SEO Manager at Elite SEM and an Adjunct Instructor of Search Marketing at NYU. He leads the SEO team at Elite…

    Search Engine Landin Affiliate SEO Google How To's- 28 readers -
  • Hermit Crab SEO

    … You may remember the hermit crab as the animal that uses the shells of other animals for its own survival. Because hermit crabs require larger and larger shells as they grow, they compete with other hermit crabs for discarded shells. This is what I see happening in search results lately in my own niche. Hermit Crab SEO is similar to Barnacle…

    Bryson Meunier/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 14 readers -
  • SEO is as dirty as ever

    As much as the SEO industry wants to grow up and shed the shady reputation it had in the past, it seems many don’t want to change and still cast a shadow over the industry. For every company doing things right, it seems there are many more who have not updated their practices or still want to take shortcuts.

    Search Engine Land- 35 readers -
  • Got spam? Google My Business doesn’t care.

    … is a Local SEO expert who is a part of Google's Top Contributor program & MapMaker Regional Leads program. She regularly contributes to many online communities in the Local SEO world, including the Google My Business forum (Top Contributor), the Local Search Forum (Top Contributor), and the Local University Forum (Moderator). She also a contributor…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • Google penalizes mobile sites using sneaky redirects

    … In October 2015, Google warned webmasters not to trick mobile users by redirecting them to an unsuspecting web site. Well, today, Google announced on Google+ and Twitter that they have been “taking action on sites that sneakily redirect mobile users to spammy domains.” Google wrote, “As mentioned in Webspam Report 2015, spam reports from users…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 20 readers -