Seo: Spamming

    • 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.

      Bryson Meunier/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 7 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- 25 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- 11 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- 14 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- 23 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- 10 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- 13 readers -
  • Hacked Content On The Rise: Take SEO Precautions To Protect Your Site

    …, but it actually loaded the content on the same URL. The adult content lives off the root domain. As mentioned earlier, this is one of the worst site hacks I have ever seen — definitely something you do not want to happen on your site! Due to the period of time this site has been sitting with the hacked warning, it seems no one at Quench Water…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Content- 17 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- 20 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 2013, but they revamped their sys ...

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 16 readers -
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