Seo: Spamming

  • 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- 18 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- 13 readers -
  • SEO is as dirty as ever

    … companies just never updating their practices or intentionally doing things that give all SEOs a bad name. There are many great companies out there, but it seems like for every good one, there are still a few bad apples. Outdated SEO practices Believe it or not, I still see cases of keyword stuffing and even hidden text. Titles look terrible when…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 34 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- 18 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 -
  • 10 tips for avoiding shady SEO providers

    …: At an automotive conference, I talked to a dealer who had deleted his dealership’s Facebook and Twitter accounts on the advice of his SEO provider. He said they told him it wasn’t good for him to have an open forum where customers could say whatever they wanted about his business. I pointed out that the customers would still be out there, even if his…

    Greg Gifford/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 36 readers -
  • Dear SEOs: Please stop spamming Google Maps!

    … Mississauga because of all the fake listings that SEO companies had created. These fake listings had their business name set up with a bunch of keywords as the title. Yes, unfortunately, this strategy works. Here is a screen shot that shows how the local results looked before I started reporting all the listings: Here is a screen shot of how…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 13 readers -
  • Why real-time search algorithm updates may be bad news

    … for in the way of negative factors. Negative SEO Are you prepared for the next business model of unscrupulous SEO companies? There will be big money in spamming companies with bad links, then showing companies these links and charging to remove them. The best/worst part is that this model is sustainable forever. Just spam more links and continue charging…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • Hacked Content On The Rise: Take SEO Precautions To Protect Your Site

    … is monitoring the site security, search visibility, SEO and overall site health. I also noticed they are running an outdated version of WordPress, so I assume any plugins they are using are not updated, either. Taking Steps To Keep Your Site Safe So what can you as a site owner do to prevent something like this happening to your site? Here is a list…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Content- 23 readers -
  • Bait & Switch Hacking Is Gaining Top Rankings In Google

    … to a Polish bank: With both sites, and others that are suffering the same situation — hackers gain access to the sites and start publishing pages on topthat the site owners might not even be aware exist. What’s Old Is New Again This spamming tactic isn’t new. In fact, it’s so old that years ago, Google had built up its defenses so that it largely…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 readers -
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