by Jayson DeMers Penguin 2.0 has just rolled out. Brace for impact. For the approximate 2.3% regular US-English queries that it affects, many SEOs have been waiting to see if the raffic to their website will be negatively affected. While...Show More Summary
The SEO industry, unfortunately, has a relatively negative reputation. Ass-hat SEOs, an awesome term coined by Kristine Schachinger on Search Engine Watch, refers to those SEO providers that aren't SEOs at all, but they make money using our techniques while making the rest of us look bad. White hat SEO providers follow the guidelines of [...]Show More Summary
What are you doing to increase credibility at your small business? By Melanie Rembrandt Are people saying bad things about your small business online? Do negative comments appear at the top of the search engines when you do a search for your business name? Well, instead of sitting back and watching your sales and credibility decline, take action! Small [...]
Posted by randfish User experience and SEO: friends or enemies? They've had a rocky past, but it's time we all realized that they live better in harmony. Dispelling the negative myths about how UX and SEO interact is the first step in...Show More Summary
This article will walk you through what to do if you are receiving negative SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and relates to a set of guidelines that webmasters are advised to follow if they wish to rank higher on search engine results pages (SERPS). Negative SEO relates to your website's online reputation, as [...]Show More Summary
For the last several months there has been a great deal of discussion of negative SEO, what it is and how to counteract it. Matt Cutts, head of the Google Webspam team, talks about how Google is addressing negative SEO and explains how the Disavow Links tool works. Cutts specifically addresses the concerns of local [...]Show More Summary
MajesticSEO has been one of my favorite tools for some time. Its value for site audits, competitive research, and a lot of other tasks is obvious in the world where Yahoo! no longer supports the linkdomain: operator, Google’s link: operator has never been showing more than only tiny bits of info, and our last hope, [...]Show More Summary
You may be worried about all the talk of the new “negative SEO” from the standpoint that it could be used as an attack weapon against your site. In this video, Google’s SEO Pro, Matt Cutts, answers a lot of the questions and addresses concerns about negative SEO.
(A case study in being PRE negatively seo'ed) Well it has been a fun year in search. Having had various sites that I thought were quality, completely burnt by Google since they started with the Penguins and Pandas and other penalties, I thought i would try something that I KNEW Google would love….. Show More Summary
Businesses need to be careful how they send out press releases, Google is increasingly judging them by the company they keep...
Last week SEO and reputation management firm McKremie released the results of a survey of 512 US online adults. The instrument asked about consumer attitudes and behaviors regarding online reviews. Most of the data were consistent with what you’ve seen before. However one response was very interesting. The question was: “Which type of reviews have [...]
Google’s recent Penguin update was designed to reduce the impact that low-quality backlinks had on a website’s natural search performance. And while this news was mostly greeted with frustration by webmasters who had been using linking schemes to artificially inflate their SERP rankings, there was one group that was happy about the change: the black [...]Show More Summary
One of the reasons I love working online and running a website is that it lets me mind my own business. I’ve never been one for office politics and I hate the idea of having a ‘boss’ so I’ve never been particularly partial to working your typical office job. As such then, I also don’t [...]
Part of my job is to review websites and to find issues that could negatively affect SEO and more importantly, sales. A common problem I see is really bad, crappy, content. By bad content I don’t just mean just grammar and spelling issues, I mean content that is no way helpful to the user, hard [...]Show More Summary
Since penguin launch, Negative SEO has increased a lot. Many companies generates tons of spam links for their competitor sites to lower down their ranking and believe it or not, it’s working for many. One of my sites (WphostingDisocunt), was heavily bombarded with Spammers and it got almost thousand of links from Spam sites and forum. Show More Summary
Tweet Similar like the normal world, both good and evil exist in SEO society, as well. “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” Plato Good people, a.k.a. ethical SEOs, use white hat tactics to increase the credibility of the website [...]
When news hit that Google would begin taking the number of DMCAs a website receives into its ranking algorithm, there was a definite split among SEOs about whether it was a smart move or not. On the one hand, it would negatively impact scraper sites or websites that have lifted content from one of their [...]
Most of the negative SEO chatter is about links. “If I get so many unnatural links, will I get a Google-y letter telling me how Google-y wrong I have gone?” In reality, there are worse and more “extreme” negative SEO methods to defend against.
Does the deal for backlinks sound too good to be true? There's a reason for that, as this author is discovering. Lesson: "Check your referral traffic for things that appear out of the ordinary – the more you know about your links the better."
Posted by russvirante This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of...Show More Summary