Link Building Spammers Still Don’t Get It – Do You?

In this post I’ll give a couple examples why link spam is still alive and how it is a threat to your blog. I guess I should toss in a couple of solutions for you as well. 🙂

Google added the Penguin updates with the primary goal of getting a handle on black hat techniques like spamdexing. Despite all of the media attention and how it seemed to dominate social media conversations for a while, at least in my circles, link spammers are still going after those links like cockroaches after crumbs in the dark. [Read more…]

Is Bookmarking Dead?

image - BookmarkingAlthough the term “bookmarking”€ may have started when discussing print novels and holding your place, it has since evolved to the Internet. There is now online bookmarking, sometimes referred to as social bookmarking, which allows you to save a link to the web as opposed to your browser. In other words, utilizing a bookmarking tool will help make it easy to refer back to a specific website. You don’t need to remember any information, and you don’t need to save the information directly to your browser.

Google may have started a bookmark phenomenon with Google bookmarks, but the most popular form of online bookmarking comes from social bookmarking sites such as Digg and Reddit. However, the recent Digg news leaves many to believe that social bookmarking just isn’t what it used to be. You can’t help but ask yourself: Is bookmarking dead? [Read more…]

Demystifying the Difference Between SEO and SEM

In the constantly changing environment that is the Internet, there are new acronyms and terminology that pop up alongside new concepts and ideas. Two terms commonly heard in Internet marketing is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM), which both fall into the realm of Internet marketing. Despite the importance of these two, there’s a fair amount of confusion in where the two terms fall in place, and where they divide. In order to better understand the differences between the two, it’s best to start off with a general understanding of the two terms.

Defining the Two… [Read more…]

Removing Spammy Comment Links Before They Remove You

Are Low Quality Comment Links Hurting Your Blog?

image - To Much SpamWe can’t check our feed readers without seeing post after post on Google’s Penguin updates, and with good reason; recent Google updates yield some serious penalties for those websites caught with their pants down. Yesterday, Search Engine Watch explained the difference of Google’s Panda and Penguin updates. The Panda update targeted low value on-page content such as spammy outbound links. Penguin effect mainly inbound links – spammy and unnatural links pointing back at your website. [Read more…]

Do We NEED Google?

Blogger’€™s Question Of The Week: Can We Live Without Google?

image - Google Search QuestionMuch of what we, as bloggers, do everyday involves Google in one way or another. We spend a lot of time building backlinks, keyword research and staying on top of the ever changing terms, etc.. For what? To what end? Are we looking for easy traffic or the best traffic?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you lost your Google referral traffic overnight? It’s happened to good people before, a simple mistake can get you into big trouble with Google and as we’ve seen lately, Google’s terms and focus are subject to change faster than many of us can keep up.
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