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

    … Most of us are aware of link penalties that occur if you have low-quality or spam links pointing to your site. But did you know you can also be penalized by Google for how you link to other websites from your site? Yup, you sure can. It’s called an “unnatural outbound links” penalty, and similar to the inbound link penalty, it can be applied…

    Search Engine Landin Affiliate SEO Google How To's- 26 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 Outdated SEO practices Believe it or not, I still see cases of keyword stuffing and even hidden text.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

    … how to judge the value of the work their employer provides. Those conversations are scary, and they’re happening far too often. I thought I’d take a look at some red flags and warning signs with this week’s article here. While I’m stepping up on my soap box to preach, I’m also taking a step back and looking at the SEO industry without any…

    Greg Gifford/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 34 readers -
  • Dear SEOs: Please stop spamming Google Maps!

    … SEO.” After all, there are tons of great, well-known SEO companies in Toronto (including his and the one I work for), and shouldn’t these have priority over ones that aren’t even in the same city that was searched? Why were the results all businesses outside Toronto? When I started to investigate, I found that Google was pulling listings from…

    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

    As we kick off 2016, it seems hackers have made a resolution to be more aggressive this year. Recently, there have been reports of more and more hacked and spam content appearing in Google search engine results pages (SERPs). We are even seeing a revival of old-school tactics such as bait-and-switch content hacks.

    Search Engine Land- 22 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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