SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

However in any implementation it is important to comply with search engine guidelines to avoid negative repercussions for SEO. How do publishers ensure that sponsored content complies with Google’s guidelines?

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.

The Most Important SEO Metrics For Backlinks Analysis

Kikolani

If you want to learn more about the backlinks that are violating Google’s guidelines , it’s best to check Google’s resources or watch the Webmaster Hangouts with John Mueller. It’s totally fine, and natural to have nofollow links, as they’ll make your profile look natural.

Your Link Building Guide for 2018

Razor Social

Nofollow links also matter. Some links, for example, the ones from blog comments may have the rel=”nofollow” attribute. <a The nofollow attribute gives search engines instructions not to follow the link.

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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Google Reconsideration Request: How to Get a Manual Penalty Lifted

Bill Hartzer

We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. We encourage you to make changes to your site so that it meets our quality guidelines.

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The Most Important SEO Metrics For Backlinks Analysis

Kikolani

If you want to learn more about the backlinks that are violating Google’s guidelines , it’s best to check Google’s resources or watch the Webmaster Hangouts with John Mueller. It’s totally fine, and natural to have nofollow links, as they’ll make your profile look natural.

3 Great Safe Alternatives to Guest Blogging

Bill Hartzer

Links in all the content are typically nofollowed and comply with all FTC and Google Webmaster Guidelines. Guest blogging for SEO purposes started its downfall recently, especially with Google penalizing MyBlogGuest , and before that it was Google finding and penalizing advertorials.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

As I covered in SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links , there are SEO implications to be aware of. Since Outbrain links are paid links, its modules comply with search engine guidelines and do not pass SEO value (a good thing as this protects the participating publishers).

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

Bill Hartzer

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.

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How Google Finds and Penalizes Advertorials

Bill Hartzer

Google wants links in advertorials to be tagged with the nofollow attribute and the FTC requires full disclosure. I would like to note that those text link ads do not appear to have the “nofollow” attribute on them.

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Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint

Kikolani

You’ll first want to review the content snippet to make sure it is a good quality (see the guest posting guidelines set by PostJoint ) and the right fit for your blog audience.

Should We Continue To Trust Google? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

But Google’s algorithm is also leading to more changes at EzineArticles (again, already with the strictest article approval guidelines of any article directory online). About Us What’s a Maverick?

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

” 20 Guidelines for Twitter Success by Global Copywriting. Each section is divided into guidelines for personal accounts and for business.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Explain your goals and establish clear guidelines for any mention of the company on social media sites. In chapter 37, she almost seems to defend the insidious nofollow tag , which has outlived whatever useful life it once had and should be banished.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

10 Ethical Ways to Buy Links : While some may argue that you need to nofollow links purchased via paid reviews (which is suggested here), link buying isn’t over and is a great way for many people to get the visibility they feel they deserve and the SEO value that may come from it.

A Step by Step Guide to Fixing Any Google Penalty

Kikolani

Every web portal has to abide by Google’s webmaster guidelines to reach amongst the top ranking in search engine results. Avoid posting links on random or affiliated websites rather nofollow the link or remove them. Google and various other search engines have laid down strict guidelines to avoid Link network tactics. For more information regarding the subject Google has provided very strict guidelines details of which can be referred to on the Internet.

Why Blogs that Allow Guest Posts Will Be Penalized in 2013

ProBlogger

Should you add that to your “write for us” guidelines page? an article) in exchange for a link, it violates our link scheme guidelines. Please read again Google’s link scheme guidelines. Have good Editorial Guidelines.

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

Viper Chill

Well, as my recent blog posts have shown, I don’t follow the Google guidelines like I used to. If you don’t read the rest of this very long post then let me summarise it as this: Google is failing to enforce their guidelines on a huge scale, especially when it comes to big brands.

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

Bare Feet Studios

Included in the new guidelines are not only the carrot recommendations (DO) but increasingly Google is using the stick on those sites it perceives to be gaming the system (DON’T).

Looking to Guest Post on Authority Sites? Here’s How to Find the Best Blogs

ProBlogger

Here are tips and guidelines to follow: Get established on all the major social media channels. Submission guidelines. Guest author guidelines. Guest posting guidelines. Guest article guidelines. Guest blogging guidelines. Contributor guidelines.

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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. “Just follow the Google guidelines.”

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s no SEO value to these comments (they’re nofollowed by default), and all this approach does is makes you lose credibility in the eyes of the blogger. Tamar’s tips provides a superb guideline.

Blogging Etiquette in the Face of a PR Pitch: What Miss Blogging.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

Whether or not an idea fits perfectly within Google’s guidelines. But the challenge really shows and the end result is something I can only describe as Google search results not being fair based on the guidelines they set.

A New Linking Strategy: Out is the New In

ProBlogger

We allow links in the comments, but we nofollow them so no link juice escapes. I’ve actually come up with a list of six guidelines for outbound links. Maybe you can think of some other guidelines to add — feel free to share! I’ve been thinking a lot about my linking strategy lately. Trying to get incoming backlinks, making sure I have good inner links… But one area that I think is too often overlooked is outbound links.

216: How to Create a Style Guide for Your Blog (and Why You Should)

ProBlogger

To state it most simply, a style guide is where you put into writing the guidelines for how you want your blog to be written and presented. Whilst other bloggers include more broader guidelines like what brand colors should be used. Most larger publications, most media would adopt the spelling and grammatical guidelines of an external style guide. And this I’ve just kind of lumped into an other style guidelines section. Also guidelines around linking as well.

Paid Bloggers Still Get Google Downgrades

Bare Feet Studios

Bloggers who are compensated can use the “nofollow&# tag within their outbound links to keep those links from being tagged by Google as paid content. The nofollow may well make that harder, but then again, if you are under contract I think it’s the buyer’s responsibility to track the postings of the paid blogger.

Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World

ProBlogger

Penguin, announced in April 2012, decreased search visibility of websites that participated in black-hat SEO, keyword stuffing, cloaking, link schemes , duplicate content, and other activities that violated Google Webmaster Guidelines. Links can do this regardless of whether or not they contain the “nofollow” attribute, contain redirects, come from a site with a high PageRank , and so on. If the blog has guest post guidelines, be sure to follow those in your submission.

How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google

Viper Chill

Leave Blog Comments Most blog comments are nofollowed (this means search engines aren’t supposed to give weight to the link, though I believe Yahoo and Bing still do) so they don’t provide much link juice directly. Add Links to Your Forum Signatures Unlike blogs where you get nofollow links for contributing to the discussion, most forums allow you to have a (followed) link in your signature, every time you make a post. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Mahalo Mr. Solis | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

The guidelines are not mandatory at this point tho they do clearly explain several best practices.

2897 Words on How to Create Viral Content (The Key Element Behind.

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 86 Comments Dan says: August 12, 2010 at 10:35 am Great piece, I love how your using this article to show the tips you are suggesting. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 75 Comments Casual says: April 26, 2010 at 11:25 am Great post, as usual. as a guideline, take a look at which infographics have been successfully promoted on digg: [link] feel free to reach out anytime. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

What You Don't Know About Blogging: A Masterclass on the Newsphere

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 88 Comments Onibalusi Bamidele says: August 18, 2010 at 11:18 am Really great post Glen, Exactly! Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 126 Comments Dan says: July 19, 2010 at 8:24 am Too cool Glen, I find myself copy and pasting every article to all my web guys. Anybody who follows your guidelines can have success even in competitive niches. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

21 Lessons I've Learned After 21 Years Alive

Viper Chill

As I’m my own guru, I like to set my own guidelines. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 127 Comments Oscar - freestyle mind says: May 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm Happy birthday again Glen. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 64 Comments Dragos Roua says: October 26, 2009 at 11:27 am Yeap,I couldn’t agree more on step 7. In the spirit of this article, I submit the following creative guidelines that have helped my clients generate superior content and work a little less.

Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You

Viper Chill

Do Whatever the Hell You Want This post was with the aim of offering a guideline, rather than something you should follow word for word. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

How I Ranked for 66000 Visitors Worth of Keywords

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 59 Comments Leo Fogarty says: October 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm Brilliant post Glen. Please i look forward to your guidelines Reply Anthony V. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" You are here: ViperChill » SEO » How I Ranked for 66,000 Visitors Worth of Keywords How I Ranked for 66,000 Visitors Worth of Keywords Written by Glen, this post has 59 Comments A few years ago, SEO was far more robotic than it is today.

The Most Important Blog Post You'll Probably Never Read

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 148 Comments Benny the Irish polyglot says: March 22, 2010 at 11:17 am Great post as always! Some guidelines are good, but we should all break free from there Although, I’d disagree with this post proving that the first sentence is less important.