Google: Those Unnatural Link Penalties Are About The Product Reviews We Warned You About

As previously reported, Google handed out a bunch of penalties over the weekend for unnatural outbound links. Now, the company has clarified that this is directly tied to product reviews that violate its guidelines. If you were affected by this,…

Google Gives 3 ‘Best Practices’ For Bloggers Reviewing Free Products

On Friday, Google took to multiple company blogs to lay out a few “best practices” for bloggers and companies when it comes to the ladder giving the former free products, and the former reviewing them. These are to keep you…

Google: Don’t Use Nofollow On Internal Links

In the latest Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts discusses the use of rel=”nofollow” on internal links, addressing the following user-submitted question: Does it make sense to use rel=”nofollow” for internal links? Like, for example, to link to your login…

Matt Cutts On When Nofollow Links Can Still Get You A Manual Penalty

Today, we get an interesting Webmaster Help video from Google and Matt Cutts discussing nofollow links, and whether or not using them can impact your site’s rankings. The question Cutts responds to comes from somebody going by the name Tubby…

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…

Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You

In light of Google’s Penguin update, it seems like a good time to suggest that you don’t spam blog comments. Even if you’re not technically spamming, and are leaving semi-thoughtful comments (but your ultimate goal is to get a link),…