Matt Cutts, recently published a video answering a question about how smaller website can compete against larger websites or brands. The question asked was like
Matt Cutts giving warning from time to time for guest blog post for SEO or paid blogging by link builders and spam SEO companies. AT Last Google start taking action against blog networks and first penalized Myblogguest last month. Yesterday Matt Cutt confirmed penalty against another guest blog posting network PostJoint.
This is one that claimed that it had “Zero Footprint” – but it looks like they got stomped. They no longer rank for their brand name. Expect this to keep happening. Google is going to take them down one by one. +Eric Enge
PostJoint is no more ranking for its name keyword and this is what proves that the site is penalized by Google. The confirmation statements says
Actually we’ve never done any link building to our site, so this is a manual action as Google has no other way of targeting us.
After MYblogguest penalty PostJoint in continuous advocating in favour of guest blogging and they have issued a statement explaining that there blog network is different from the MYblogguest. PostJoint claimed on their site that they process more than 3000 guest blog posts and they help the bloggers in earning $400000 per month.
Matt Cutts various warnings videos and blog post against guest blogging and now latest penalty against guest blog post networks confirms that Google is not at all favour this link building methods.
Google’s Matt Cutts Confimed That They Penalized A Guest Blogging Network
Today Matt Cutts announced on twitter that Google has taken an action against large guest blog network which was involved in guest blogging spam against Google quality guidelines. On Jan 20th 2014 Matt explained that guest posting for purpose SEO or getting backlinks is spam and Google will penalize both the bog owners and guest posters.
Today Matt proved that they have started action against guest blog posting done for SEO purpose.
Today we took action on a large guest blog network. A reminder about the spam risks of guest blogging: http://t.co/rc9O82fjfn
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) March 19, 2014
The name of large guest posting network which is penalized is not yet disclosed by Google Still the people believed that is myblogguest network owned by Ann Smarty. BlogGuest founder Ann Smarty confirmed a few hours ago that there site was hit by Matt and his team.
— Ann Smarty (@seosmarty) March 19, 2014
It is again clear warning by Matt and Google to blog networks, blog owners selling blog post or blog post exchange and all guest posters to stop guest blogging spam. However Google is in favor of guest blog posting done for a purpose.
There is lot of buzz in SEO community regarding guest post blogging for SEO or link building. In recent blog post Matt Cutts clearly say NO to guest blog posting with the sole purpose of getting links to improve search engine ranking. Latter on Matt cutts updated the post to advocate in favour of ture guest posts by experts He wrote
here are still many good reasons to do some guest blogging (exposure, branding, increased reach, community, etc.). Those reasons existed way before Google and they’ll continue into the future. And there are absolutely some fantastic, high-quality guest bloggers out there.
I am working on many social network but like Google+ the most. When discussed with staff they all voted the reason is that I am into web marketing. It may be true but still the mini personal blogging platform of Google Plus is better than others. Since I am more familiar with functioning of Google+ and will like to share some tips on posting which will help you to create, engage and share on G+
- Bold and descriptive title of your post.
- Use shorten URL.
- Use of image or photo in post.
- Brief summary of your post.
- Mentioning other users in post.
- Use @Name to find the users to be mentioned.
- Use of texting style like bold, strikethrough and italics.
- Have question at end to engage more users.
- Use of proper hashtags.
Citation can be defined as referring or mentioning of your brand name or URL in a page or document without any link. Now what is the advantage and what you will get without link?
Local citation can be defined as mention of your name, address, phone number on any any webpage other than your website. It not essential that it is linked to your website or not – localcitation.co.uk
If your brand is mentioned in some document or webpage the people will search for that name in search engines and it will increase search volume and will drive traffic to your website. If your website or brand is mentioned it will create an opportunity for earning a link. First Citations are earned on the basis of merit and link opportunity follows afterwards. This is also known as new kind of link building.
Citations will be the new link in 2013. Local citation is considered as one of major ranking factor ranking in local search engine results. Get your brand or business at listed in primary sources of citations.
Google just launched a Manual Actions Viewer in new webmaster tool which enable the website verified owner to see if there is any manual spam action applied by Google Spam team or not. You can see the new Tab below the Search Traffic named as Manual Actions.
After Google Penguin 1.0 and 2.0 update the SEO community considers links from guest blog posting as safe practice and guest blogging is on rise day by day. There are some common questions which every one in search marketing industry raise these days
Will Google hit guest blogging?
How Google will find the spam blog or blog posts?
How many post to be done in a month?
How many links to be created by guest blogging?
To some extent we have got the answers of above questions. Recently Google revised link scheme definitions and clearly mentioned
“Large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword-rich anchor text links”
We can easily conclude from above change in Google link scheme if you do large scale guest blogging just to build inbound links on keyword-rich anchor text it will be considered part of a link scheme and a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. [Read more…]
Google web spam team is working fast to attack all that sell or buy any links on web by any means. Earlier this month Google issued warning to News websites for disclosing paid news publishing. Google issued a fresh news general, technical and quality guidelines.
Yesterday Matt Cutts Google webspam engineers released a video to warns against paid blog posting, articles, advertorials and news editorial published without proper disclosures. [Read more…]