All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Paid Links’

Google: If You Care About Your Standing in Search, Don’t Wait Out Penalties

As previously reported, webmasters with links from paid blog networks that Google recently de-indexed have been receiving letters from Google Webmaster Tools. Google’s John Mueller talked a little about such letters and the reconsideration process in a Google Groups thread that you might find interesting (Another good find from the Google Forums by Barry Schwartz). “While we have just recently …

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Are You Surprised That Google Doesn’t Like Paid Blog Networks?

Google has been cracking down on lesser quality content littering its search results a great deal over the past year – probably more than any other time in the search engine’s history. Obviously, to those who follow the search industry, the Panda update has been leading the charge in this area. Google has been de-indexing blog networks that webmasters have …

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Chrome Comes Out Of The Penalty Box, Following Paid Link Fiasco

Remember when Google was involved in that controversy regarding paid links on blog posts about the company’s Chrome browser? As people had caught wind of what was going on, Google implemented a PageRank penalty on Chrome’s landing page, which knocked it down in search results. “In response, the webspam team has taken manual action to demote www.google.com/chrome for at least …

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Unruly Media (Of Google Paid Link Fiasco Fame) Aims To Avoid Similar Fiascos

Early this month, Google was caught up in some controversy related to paid linking. It’s funny how the Internet works. That seems like such a long time ago, and so many Google controversies ago. Since then, Google has sparked heated debate among users and the media around both Search Plus Your World and its new privacy policies. But anyway, some …

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Aaron Wall Interview: Google Paid Link Story Wrap-Up

The topic of paid links is in the headlines once again, and ironically, Google is the accused. As WebProNews previously reported, Google was recently caught up in a controversy after it violated its own Webmaster Guidelines as part of a marketing campaign for Google Chrome.

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Google Demotes Chrome PageRank Following Paid Link Fiasco

Following the previously reported upon controversy surrounding a marketing campaign for Google’s Chrome browser, Google has apparently decided to devalue its Chrome landing page (in terms of PageRank). At least temporarily. Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land acquired a statement from Google, which says: We’ve investigated and are taking manual action to demote www.google.com/chrome and lower the site’s PageRank for …

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Google Promotes Chrome At Cost Of Search Quality

Google is the subject of some controversy related to sponsored links. They involve posts promoting Google Chrome for small businesses. Are you OK with Google’s Chrome promotion strategy? Let us know in the comments. As you may know, Google has strict guidelines against paid links that don’t carry the nofollow link attribute. They have been known to ban sites for …

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