All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘links’

Should Linking To Copyrighted Material Be Illegal?

Despite how you feel on the matter, online piracy is illegal. Various courts throughout the country have said again and again that uploading pirated works on the Internet for others to download is illegal. The copyright lobby hasn’t really done much about it in recent years after finding out that suing everybody wasn’t good for their image. There is, however, …

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Links Are The Web’s Building Blocks, And Fear Of Google Has Them Crumbling

This year, as you may know, Google has been sending out a whole lot of messages to webmasters about problematic links. People are in a frenzy trying to get rid of links that may or may not be hurting their search engine rankings, and this is a frenzy created by Google. It may not be exactly what Google intended, but …

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What To Do About Google’s Confusing Link Warnings

Editor’s Note: This is a post from a guest author in the search engine marketing field. Any advice within is that of the author’s, and does not necessarily reflect the view of our organization. If you read Chris Crum’s post last Monday, you may be one of the thousands of webmasters who received Google’s indistinguishable link notifications in Google Webmaster …

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Google Gives Webmasters Just What They Need: More Confusion

Last week, Google began sending out messages to webmasters, warning them of bad links, much like the ones that many webmasters got prior to the infamous Penguin update. Google said, however, that these messages were different. Whereas the company’s advice in the past was to pay attention to these warnings, Google’s said this time, that they’re not necessarily something you …

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Google Is Considering Discounting Infographic Links

Matt Cutts spoke with Eric Enge at SMX Advanced, and Enge has now published the entire interview. In that interview, Cutts reveals that Google may start looking at discounting infographic links. That doesn’t mean Google is doing this right now, or that they definitely will, but…come on. “In principle, there’s nothing wrong with the concept of an infographic,” Cutts says …

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Matt Cutts: Nofollow Links Are Small, Single Digit Percentage Of Links On The Web

Google’s Matt Cutts recently downplayed the significance of social signals in search, compared to links. Search Marketing Expo uploaded a new video to YouTube, featuring a discussion between Cutts and moderator Danny Sullivan, in which he talks about the notion that social signals have replaced links. In short, while social signals may gain power in time, links are still pretty …

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Google Doesn’t Care How Many Nofollow Links You Have

Adding the nofollow attribute to links prevents PageRank from being passed. This is something that Google wants webmasters to do for any links that have been purchased. To do otherwise is strictly against Google’s quality guidelines. Violating these guidelines can either get you hit with a manual penalty in Google, or get you snagged by Google’s Penguin updated, which will …

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Go Ahead, You Can Now Tell Bing to Ignore Links

While the SEO brethren have been waiting for Google to provide a tool that will allow webmasters to disavow specific links, Bing went ahead and punched that ticket first by launching the Disavow Links feature in Bing Webmaster Tools. The premise isn’t all that complicated: go to Bing Webmaster Tools, click on the Disavow Links under the Dashboard menu, and …

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This Webmaster Changed A Page’s Internal Linking Structure, Recovered From Google’s Penguin Update

Another webmaster has claimed to have recovered from Google’s Penguin update. In a WebmasterWorld forum post (via Barry Scwhartz), member neildt said that they noticed a page they thought had been hit by Penguin, had returned to ranking for the keyword phrase they were targeting. “Now it’s either just a coincidence that it has returned, or it is due to …

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Google Will Soon Ignore Links You Tell It To

Google’s Matt Cutts gave a keynote “You and A” presentation at SMX Advanced this week, and mentioned that Google is considering offering a tool that would let webmasters disavow certain links. Would you find such a tool useful? Let us know in the comments. Matt McGee at SMX sister site Search Engine Land liveblogged the conversation. Here’s his quote of …

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Google: We’re Starting To Enforce Paid Links More

Google’s Matt Cutts has been making light of paid links all week, but in reality, Google isn’t joking when it comes to enforcing this part of its quality guidelines. According to Google, it’s cracking down on this more than ever, and we have seen in recent weeks, that Google is indeed cracking down. Follow @kerrydeanKerry Dean SEO @kerrydeanIt’s time for #SMX! …

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SEOmoz Analyst: Google Will Be Cracking Down On Directories More

Earlier this month, there was some discussion about Google having de-indexed free web directories. Most of the ones we looked at had not actually been de-indexed, but were not ranking well, but there were clearly some that had been de-indexed. Since then, SEOmoz has been doing somde extensive data gathering, investigating the situation further. Kurtis Bohrnstedt, the company’s “Captain of …

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