Learning from Google's Red Flags in Link Building

Jan 29, 2008 • 9:48 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

SlightlyShadySEO wrote an interesting blog post about how you can look at things that no longer work in terms of SEO and use what you've learned to avoid making mistakes that will cause penalties. Here's what he's found from his own observations:

Here's one example about paid links. Beforehand, you could directly solicit for links, use link brokers, and pay for blog posts. SlightlyShadySEO says that there's still doubt about how Google filtered these sites and alludes the penalties to manual reports. If you want to avoid this filter, start doing everything privately from relevant sites.

Other tactics related to link spamming and link farms are also discussed with the was to circumvent the filter. This is a good read.

Forum discussion continues at Sphinn.

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David Eldredge

01/30/2008 03:18 pm

I am still newbe to web terms, what is SEO?

Chris Hattingh

01/30/2008 03:45 pm

That means "Search Engine Optimisation". In other words to optimise your web pages and you meta tags to the optimum for search engines to get a better ranking. If you do a google search for Search Engine Optimisation you will find lots of forums and tips.


02/01/2008 11:06 am

Search engine optimization ( SEO ) is the art of driving traffic to your site by ranking it highly in search engine's. SEO is done at two levels - on page and off page, both equally important. If you have a website, and you want the world to know about it, you cannot afford to miss SEO.

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