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Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria

Google is apparently getting links wrong from time to time. By wrong, we mean giving webmasters example links (in unnatural link warning messaging) that are actually legitimate, natural links. It’s possible that the instances discussed here are extremely rare cases, but how do we know? It’s concerning that we’re seeing these stories appear so close together. Do you think this …

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Is Google Acknowledging Getting A Link Wrong?

Last week, we looked at a webmaster’s claim that Google was calling one of his natural, legitimate links unnatural, and now Google may have realized it that it made a mistake. The webmaster had said he received a warning earlier in the year, which he deemed “understandable,” as he had worked with SEO agencies in the past that did advertorials, …

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Is Google Ever Wrong About Links?

In case it wasn’t bad enough that fear of Google has kept people from linking to other sites, and got them requesting legitimate links be pulled down, Google is reportedly sending unnatural link warnings to sites based on links that are actually natural. Is Google ever wrong about links? Does Google ever really look at legitimate links as bad? Let …

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Google Has Made People Afraid To Link

Google has made it so people are scared to link to content. That’s what it has come to. I don’t think it’s ever been Google’s intention to scare people away from linking when it’s natural and deserving, but its never-ending advice, warnings, rules and policy re-wordings have simply led to mass confusion, and people being afraid to link to legitimate …

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Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business?

Some webmasters aren’t convinced by Google’s “solution” to negative SEO. Wasn’t Google’s Disavow Links tool supposed to be a major help in preventing negative SEO – competitors (or other enemies) associating your otherwise legitimate site with “bad neighborhoods,” by way of links? Do you think Google’s tool does its job the way it should? Is it the answer to this …

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…And Here’s One More Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About Unnatural Links

Google has put out a new group of videos about various webspam topics. Three of these are specifically about unnatural links. Here’s one on unnatural links from your site, and here’s one on unnatural links to your site. While both of these videos featured Matt Cutts with other Googlers, this one is just Cutts himself talking about unnatural links and …

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This Google Video Talks About Unnatural Links TO Your Site

As previously reported, Google has put out seven new videos about various kinds of webspam. Last time, we looked at one about unnatural links from your site. This one is about unnatural links to your site. Once again, it’s pretty basic stuff, as Google is including these videos in its documentation about webspam. “If you’ve gotten this message, it basically …

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Google Discusses Unnatural Links (On Your Site) In New Video

Google has put out seven new Webmaster Help videos about various types of webspam. I’m not sure how long ago they were recorded, but they all just hit the GoogleWebmasterHelp YouTube channel, and feature Matt Cutts, and in some cases, Cutts and other Googlers. Here’s one on Unnatural LInks. It’s mostly pretty basic stuff about the difference between natural and …

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Google Discusses Its New Official Link Rules

Google has some new rules for the kinds of links it allows (or doesn’t allow, rather). The concepts are actually not exactly new, but Google has updated its official documentation to reflect its views of certain kinds of links. Are you concerned with following Google’s rules for links on the web? Does Google have too much power over how people …

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No, Google Still Doesn’t Think Link Building Is Bad

For more than a year, webmasters have been receiving a great deal of messages from Google about unnatural links pointing to their sites. Sometimes it’s obvious which links Google does not like, but often times, it’s not so clear. As we’ve discussed repeatedly in the past, people became afraid of links to the point where they’d go around and try …

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Google Will Try To Get More Examples Of ‘Bad Links’ In Messages To Webmasters

Google says it will try to get more examples of so-called “bad links” in its messages to webmasters who have submitted reconsideration requests after being hit with webspam penalties. In a Webmaster Help video today, Google’s Matt Cutts responded to the submitted question: Client got unnatural links warning in Sept’ 12 without any example links, 90% links removed, asked for …

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Do You Follow Google’s Rules On Guest Posts?

Google’s view of guest blog posts has come up in industry conversation several times this week. Webmasters and marketers have long engaged in the practice in writing articles for third-party sites as a content marketing strategy. Some have taken it to higher extremes of “SEO,” but regardless of how hard your pushing for a boost in PR from these articles, …

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