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. It was specifically asked if all links in press releases need to be nofollowed or just “links with optimized anchor text” in press releases need to be nofollowed.”

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

Google Review Count: 332. Google Review Count: 319. A productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. 3) NoFollow. Google Review Count: 245. 12) Google Voice.

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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. Google Plus and social signals.

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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.

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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. To show this, I have turned on a Firefox add-on that shows whether or not a link is “nofollow” or not. Those are “nofollow” links.

Google Reconsideration Request: How to Get a Manual Penalty Lifted

Bill Hartzer

If you have ever received a manual penalty from Google , then you most likely have received this message in Google Webmaster Tools that could be an unnatural link warning , similar to this one that my client received: The message reads something like this: Dear site owner or webmaster of [link].

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. For that Google Webmaster Tools act as a perfect guide. Google does not trust third party links so it is better to use Google spreadsheet to avoid any dispute later on.

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? We have a client, [link] who have come to us with a manual penalty from Google for violations of its webmaster guidelines.

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. Have you noticed how Wikipedia absolutely dominates Google search results? Google lets you find awesome websites. How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google [.]

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. How do publishers ensure that sponsored content complies with Google’s guidelines?

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.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

Viper Chill

Did you know that 20-25% of Google searches every single day are brand new? In the third month after launching a new website, I received almost 1,000,000 unique visitors from Google. Or, you can use a tool like Google trends to look at the past and utilise that for the future.

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).

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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. ” Google includes a link to the site.

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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. Noindex and Nofollow.

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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. It’s my birthday and I have some great news!

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.

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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. The sole link in the article does not have a “nofollow” attribute added to the link.

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.

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. Google News.

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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. Google Profiles. Google Places.

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. You’ll show up in Google News.

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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. PageRank is dead and thrown in Google’s graveyard.

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.

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?)

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.

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. 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.

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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. Is Google going to run out and start penalizing sites with sponsored links in JavaScript?

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. You just hit hit publish on that great new blog post.

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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. But Google doesn’t like this anymore.

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.

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. Based on how Google’s past, it’s not one of surprise.

3 Forums with CommentLuv-Like Functionality


Latest blog post links are nofollow. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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. Home What the F ?

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. Google crawls the web efficiently, so it’s safe to say that everything is adequately assessed.

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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. Links in all the content are typically nofollowed and comply with all FTC and Google Webmaster Guidelines.

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. Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr. One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it.

How to Get a Footer Link from (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)

Viper Chill

I wouldn’t do anything to potentially risk my site being penalised by Google. In fact, after just one year of running this website I had the opportunity to get a link from Matt Cutts, Google’s head of web spam. I love Google Maps. Ignore what Google want you to do.

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What Your Webmaster Can’t Do For You


In the web development and SEO worlds, especially, even the industry’s best and brightest are subject to the whims of Google, Mozilla, Yelp, and hundreds of other major players. To learn more about how to set up and use Google Drive, just head over to Youtube. R5GJNQWPUEK8 .