Can Simply Asking For A Link Now Get You Penalized In Google? [Updated]

It’s nothing new for Google to try to get webmasters to stop focusing on getting links to help their search rankings. Buying links has long been a major no-no, and has hurt plenty of sites over the years as Google…

Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate?

LinkedIn just announced a new product called Elevate for companies to get their employees engaging in social media on their behalf. It comes in the form of an app that’s separate from LinkedIn itself, and actually requires payment from businesses.…

Link Expert Eric Ward Talks Fear And The Evolution Of Links

The nature of links on the web, particularly in relation to search, has changed a lot over the years, and there’s probably nobody out there with more insight into this than Eric Ward, who’s focused on this specific topic for…

KKK Linked To Ferguson Police Dept. According To Anonymous

The online hacktivist group Anonymous dumped personal information online belonging to alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan. This is just part of the group’s campaign against the white supremacists who threatened to use lethal force against protesters following the…

LinkedIn Talk Looks At How To Target The Best Candidates Before Your Competition Does

LinkedIn shared a series of videos businesses may find useful on its Talent Solutions YouTube channel. One looks at how to target the best candidates for your business before your competition does. Obviously it’s about LinkedIn Recruiter, and that’s not…

LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 45%

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the third quarter, posting revenue of $568 million, up 45% year-over-year. Revenue from the U.S. totaled $343 million, and represented 60% of total revenue Net loss was $4.3 million, compared to $3.4 million…

LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 47%

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue of $534 million, up 47% year-over-year. Net loss (attributable to common stockholders) was $1 million, compared to net income of $3.7 million for the same quarter last year.…

Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz?

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark…

LinkedIn Is Acquiring B2B Marketing Platform Bizo

LinkedIn announced that it is acquiring B2B brand marketing platform Bizo. The price is about $175 million (subject to adjustment) in a combination of about 10% stock and 90% cash. Bizo offers products to help brands with their display and…

LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’

With the school year wrapping up, LinkedIn has decided to put together some data to paint us a picture (an infographic actually) of the state of student recruiting in 2014. According to the company, there are over 39 million students…