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NoFollow Links in Press Releases? How To Revise Your Press Release Strategy

Bill Hartzer

Recently, Google took the position that press releases were simply link schemes , advertorials for a business. Therefore, all links in press releases should have the nofollow attribute added to the links, so that the press release does not pass any SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) value to the website it’s linking to. Couldn’t Google do their job, though? Sure.

Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits


Google Plus offers business opportunities available nowhere else. The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, has said , “It’s really the unification of all of Google’s services, with a common social layer.”

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7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

If you have a blog article with 100 backlinks and another page with 3, the page with 3 backlinks is going to have a much harder time ranking on Google, unless those backlinks happen to be, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Nofollow links to sites with which you don’t want/need to share link equity. Check it out. Flatten your blog. This site is deep, not flat.

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How To: Make Your Links Do Follow Links in Google Plus

Bill Hartzer

There is actually a way to make sure that the links you post in Google+ are considered to be “do follow” links. I am not sure if Google has done this on purpose, but some links that are posted in Google Plus are automatically tagged with a nofollow link attribute, meaning that there is not any search engine optimization value added to the link.

How Google Finds and Penalizes Advertorials

Bill Hartzer

No website owner wants to log into Google Webmaster Tools and see an unnatural link warning from Google. From what I am seeing, many of these unnatural link warnings and manual penalties from Google are a result of having participated in advertorials. Google wants links in advertorials to be tagged with the nofollow attribute and the FTC requires full disclosure.

A Step by Step Guide to Fixing Any Google Penalty


If your website is receiving reduced web traffic or the present strategy in place is not working as efficiently as it once did then you probably have been penalized by Google. Every web portal has to abide by Google’s webmaster guidelines to reach amongst the top ranking in search engine results. Two of the most common Google penalties are Google Panda and Google Penguin and few others which de-index your web portal and in some cases removes the website from the search engine results. For that Google Webmaster Tools act as a perfect guide.

Dear Shady SEO Firm: Stop Spreading Rumors about Unnatural Links and Google Penalties

Bill Hartzer

Dear Shady SEO Firm: Would you please stop, immediately, from spreading false and untrue rumors about the Google Disavow Tool? By spreading false rumors, you’re hurting the SEO industry as a whole and making it even more difficult for us honest, Google-Webmaster-Acceptable-Guideline-Abiding SEOs to get our jobs done properly. That’s just flat out wrong. Thanks, Mark.

How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » SEO » How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google Written by Glen, this post has 160 Comments Without a doubt, the most frequent post request I’ve had on this site is a post about link building. First of all, I have been studying SEO day and night since I was 16 (almost 5 years ago) and I’ve ranked on the first page of Google for some of the most competitive keyphrases in the world. Have you noticed how Wikipedia absolutely dominates Google search results?

SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

This topic has been in the news recently with Google first issuing a reminder that any links within sponsored content should not pass PageRank. Then in a second reminder Google made it clear that they do not want sponsored content indexed in Google News, and sites that mix in promotional articles with their regular news content could be excluded from Google News entirely.

Should We Continue To Trust Google? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» Should We Continue To Trust Google? I’ve already written about Google’s recent algorithm update that has resulted in many websites losing search rankings while benefiting WikiHow and eHow, both considered content farms by many SEOs and Internet marketers. Google’s algorithm was intended to address content farms and lower their rankings. I blame Google.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » SEO » How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958,373 Visits from Google How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958,373 Visits from Google Written by Glen, this post has 170 Comments I receive a lot of emails from people who ask whether, with all of the competition online, it’s still possible to enter a niche right now and make money. The result?

How Rich Answers Provide a New Approach to SEO

Convince & Convert

On Wednesday the 21st of October, I published the results of our latest study on Google’s Rich Answers. In that study, I showed how Google’s use of these types of results in the SERPs has increased over the past year. This is at the top of the results after asking Google, “When was Barack Obama born?”: ” Google includes a link to the site.

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Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

I spend a lot of time auditing websites which means I am regularly in the Google Webmaster Tools profiles for a variety of sites. But What About Nofollow? External links on Pinterest have the nofollow attribute which takes way their direct SEO value (a necessary step to combat abuse). What types of sites get the most links from Pinterest? Average Links Average Linked Pages.

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HOW TO: Guide to Performing Website Audits

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over the past several years, Google and Bing have released guidelines for webmasters to make websites more crawlable. This is a consolidation of all the guidelines released by Google and Bing over the years to improve onsite optimization. There’s no real rule of thumb about keyword stuffing, but if it looks like keyword spam, it probably will be read as spam by Google. Summary.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Does Google PageRank Really Matter? : 10 Metrics to Check When Your Traffic Crashes : With Google consistently trying to provide the best search experience, your rankings may fall at any time. 9 Ways to Start a New Local Business Using Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, and Google : These easy (and mostly affordable steps) can put your local business on the map. And I did. Blogging.

5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO

Adam Sherk

While the role of social media signals in Google and Bing’s ranking algorithms is still evolving there are already a number of ways that social media is having a clear influence. Both Google and Bing use social data to annotate select listings on their search engine results pages. In some instances Google is now highlighting author information in its search results.

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SEMPO Caught Violating Google Webmaster Guidelines for Advertorials

Bill Hartzer

SEMPO, The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization , is taking advantage of text links in advertorials, clearly a violation Google Webmaster Guidelines for link schemes. As such, links to SEMPO should include a ‘nofollow’ link, and clearly state in the article (or at the end of the article) that Motoko Hunt is a Board Member of SEMPO. Marketing

8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities

Adam Sherk

As a user I like the new hosted and mobile-specific article formats, be that Facebook Instant Articles , Apple News Format or Google’s AMP project. App Indexing for both Google and Apple is another growing trend. Emily Grossman wrote a couple of excellent articles on app indexing for Apple Search/iOS and Google Search that are well worth reading. Google News.

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Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

It also creates links back to your site: At the moment the attribution links do not have the nofollow attribute, which means they have SEO value as well. And even nofollow links have indirect SEO benefits since users who come across them may choose to link or share the content elsewhere. Related posts: Does Google Want Brands in Your Social Circle? Need a primer on Pinterest?

Build Backlinks – 14 Easy Ways

Convince & Convert

Google optimization is based on the premise that the more people that like to your website, the more valuable it must be and the higher ranking it deserves in search results. But you have to start Google optimization some where. But you’ve probably been told they are a waste of time by your Web developer, who claims these big, popular sites aren’t useful for Google optimization.

Ahrefs Review: How to Use Ahrefs to Analyze Your Blog

Razor Social

Google is looking at your link profile, so you should be too! If your backlink profile looks unnatural Google will penalize your blog which in turn harms your search engine ranking. UR or URL rating is in direct correlation with Google rankings and pages with high UR usually get better rankings in search engines. But Google doesn’t like this anymore. Fixing this (i.e.

22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Google indexes not only websites, but also images, videos, local listings, news stories, blog posts, and more. Google calls their search results “Universal Search” and blends listings from all types of content it gathers from crawling the World Wide Web. The study found that social media activity is correlated with higher Google rankings. You’ll show up in Google News.

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Link Building with Media Relations

Spin Sucks

Obstacles such as getting exact/partial match anchor text and pesky nofollow links can harm the measurable return-on-investment of your link building efforts. By Tommy O’Shaughnessy. Link building in 2015 is tough. Gone are the days of buying a handful of exact match anchor text links and ranking for whatever terms you pleased. Advantages of Identifying Niches in Your Client Base.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

A good way to investigate this is to review the Crawl Errors report in Google Webmaster Tools, which shows URLs with 404, 500 and other errors that Google encountered while crawling the site. So maintain a decent selection of feeds and don’t let the impending shutdown of Google Reader move you away from RSS. Recommended Tactics. Link reclamation. Cross-network promotion.

Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.


Quora Founder Adam D’Angelo answered a question on Quora asked way back in 2010: Is Quora open to Google or other search engines, and can unregistered users see answers? And of course, if you don’t want to be found on Google or other search engines (why are you still reading?) Well, that’s because I wanted to to use the notable absence as a not-so-subtle segue.

Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review


Then connect Google analytics if you want SEO reports with valuable data on your social media engagement and visitor traffic. Additionally, you can specify locations for Google’s search engine. Then add your social profile URLs: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube are supported. It also provides an insight if links are juicy or nofollow, and PR of the domain. Pricing.

The Most Important SEO Metrics For Backlinks Analysis


To maintain your organic traffic growth and assure that your site is safe from any Google penalty, it’s wise to perform an in-depth backlinks analysis. That’s mostly because Google has never shared their SEO ranking factors. In 2000, Google released the first version of the PageRank Toolbar, giving webmasters the first SEO metric that showed the importance of a page, in Google’s view.

Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

Bare Feet Studios

The latest Google search algorithm update (nicknamed Penguin) has moved strongly towards the long held principles of “organic seo.” In general, each of these major updates is to help Google answer real questions from its users. Page Rank is a logarithmic scale used by Google to rank the quality and validity of websites. Google may consider it “too big.”

Social Media’s Impact on SEO

Ignite Social Media

Well, Google has repeatedly denied that they use social signals for SEO ranking purposes. All social media sites use NoFollow links, which tells the search engines to not pass PageRank through to those links. Social media posts are able to be indexed, just like any other page online, but that doesn’t mean Google indexes them all. Social Media’s Impact on SEO.

Google javascript Changes Put Publishers in Violation of Sponsored.

Adam Sherk

While it’s good news that Google is continuing to improve its ability to deal with JavaScript, this change also impacts the way that many publishers display sponsored links on their sites. What Google doesn’t want is for those links to have SEO value, which is why their guidelines dictate that paid links are coded in a way that they will not pass PageRank.

Do Social Signals Drive SEO?

Convince & Convert

A day later you notice the post has been indexed by Google, and it’s at #4 on the second page one of your main keywords. A week later, you check that keyword again in Google, and lo and behold, it’s now at #5 on page one. When people ask this question, what they mean is, does sharing a web page in your social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc.,

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PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

If you are loyal to Google guidelines, the teachings of blogs like Moz and love playing by the book, then you’ll probably realise with this article that we possess a very different perspective. Google make all of their money via ads so quite simply want more people to click on them (and more often). Based on how Google’s past, it’s not one of surprise.

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Directory Submissions for Backlinks: Tips n’ Tricks to Get Some Love from Google

Harp Interactive

The more that relevant websites link to your website, the better Google likes you. Similarly, when a website links to your website, Google considers it a recommendation or a vote of confidence and increases your ranking. Yet another proven method is to submit your website URL to web-directories with decent Google page rank, ex: Yahoo and D’moz. It is authority by association.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. It’s as if Kristi is saying to Google “ This site I am linking to can be trusted. How do you know whether a blog is Do or Nofollow? This is a guest post by Ana Hoffman. Want some of that?

Why Blogs that Allow Guest Posts Will Be Penalized in 2013


Just as low-level article directories (ezinearticles, articlesbase, and others) got hurt by Google’s Panda Update in 2013, I predict that Google will hurt sites abusing guest blogging in 2013. I don’t feel guest blogging is bad, nor that all bloggers who do it will be penalized by Google. Quite simply, Google’s spam team has warned us. How do we know an update is coming?

20 Elements That Impact Link Value


We have previously discussed how to create rank worthy content , and how RankBrain and other updates, seated at Google’s core, analyze content and discern ranking signals. First of all, Google’s PageRank tool has been dead for quite some time, so they are probably using different metrics to ascertain the accurate rank for a particular page. Pagerank – Level of Importance: Low.

Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Viper Chill

Meta Tags When you search for a site in Google, you’ll see a snippet of content under the page link. I should mention that Google announced a few months ago they do not crawl the keywords tag anymore. The Google external keyword tool is a good place to start to see which phrases are popular in your audience. You can choose which one you want Google to list in Google Webmaster Tools, but it’s still necessary to do this. NoFollow Certain Pages I did say there may be some tactics that people frown upon in this post, and this is the first.

3 Great Safe Alternatives to Guest Blogging

Bill Hartzer

Guest blogging for SEO purposes started its downfall recently, especially with Google penalizing MyBlogGuest , and before that it was Google finding and penalizing advertorials. You can create great content on your site, place it on your site, and get a guest author, someone who has verified Google Authorship, to author the article or content that’s on your website.

3 Forums with CommentLuv-Like Functionality


Latest blog post links are nofollow. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. One of the ways that I promote my most important blog posts, like my massive post on 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar , is through commenting on blogs enabled with CommentLuv. There are a ton of awesome lists of CommentLuv enabled blogs out there. But what about forums?

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

Google XML Sitemaps helps search engine robots know what the site looks like, enabling you to see the best post when searching for a keyword. function do_follow_commenters($output) { return str_replace(” rel=’external nofollow’”, “”, $output); } add_filter(‘get_comment_author_link’, ‘do_follow_commenters’); Do you use any of these plugins? Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr.