Seo: Spamming

    • 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 up for me in the Google News h ...

      Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 14 readers -
  • Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

    … Google announced last week that they had recently conducted a study to research the actors behind fake listings on Google Maps. The study points out that “geographic proximity is the coin of the emerging localized-search realm,” which matches what I observed with the Possum update in 2016. This major algorithm update was responsible for making…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 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

    … 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- 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

    … 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. I know it’s not October…

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

    … Risks Life in Prison To Expose a Cybercrime That Consumers Know Nothing About. Danny Sullivan posted about Bryan’s experiments last year here on Search Engine Land. 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…

    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 -
  • 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- 36 readers -
  • Dear SEOs: Please stop spamming Google Maps!

    … into their business name. Both have been corrected. Only six were listings that were set up according to Google My Business guidelines. The specifics: What guidelines are they breaking? Following are the most common violations of Google’s guidelines that I encountered while working to clean up these listings: Keyword stuffing According to the guidelines…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 14 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- 27 readers -
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