Google's Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging For Links Or SEO Is Over & Dead

Jan 21, 2014 • 9:03 am | comments (116) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

pitch forksYesterday, Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam and the most loved to be hated man at Google, posted on his personal blog that guest blogging is dead at least for link building or SEO purposes.

At first his language in the blog post was much more broad, saying guest blogging as a whole is dead. He then clarified that only for purposes of link building or search engine optimization is guest blogging dead.

Matt explained that while guest blogging was a great thing, the SEO space ruined it. He said, this is why "we can’t have nice things in the SEO space." Matt decided to use some serious language and said "so stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy."

He said:

In general I wouldn’t recommend accepting a guest blog post unless you are willing to vouch for someone personally or know them well. Likewise, I wouldn’t recommend relying on guest posting, guest blogging sites, or guest blogging SEO as a linkbuilding strategy.

Later on he added a bit more clarification:

It seems like most people are getting the spirit of what I was trying to say, but I’ll add a bit more context. I’m not trying to throw the baby out with the bath water. There are still many good reasons to do some guest blogging (exposure, branding, increased reach, community, etc.). Those reasons existed way before Google and they’ll continue into the future. And there are absolutely some fantastic, high-quality guest bloggers out there. I changed the title of this post to make it more clear that I’m talking about guest blogging for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes.

I’m also not talking about multi-author blogs. High-quality multi-author blogs like Boing Boing have been around since the beginning of the web, and they can be compelling, wonderful, and useful.

I just want to highlight that a bunch of low-quality or spam sites have latched on to “guest blogging” as their link-building strategy, and we see a lot more spammy attempts to do guest blogging. Because of that, I’d recommend skepticism (or at least caution) when someone reaches out and offers you a guest blog article.

Of course, the SEO community is buzzing on the topic. We have threads at Cre8asite Forums, WebmasterWorld and a big Q&A session at Hacker News. Of course, Twitter and Facebook is exploding, you can see Matt Cutts tweet.

Personally, I never felt comfortable allowing anyone to guest post stuff here. It is my site, I am not that inviting I guess. We maybe had three guest posts here from outside authors on rare occasions.

Of course, none of you should be shocked by this news. Here are some recent stories we posted on guest blogging:

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums, WebmasterWorld and Hacker News.

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Comments:

Alexander Hemedinger

01/21/2014 02:08 pm

Literally as soon as I asked about where is the Matt Cutt's Blog news, you have posted one minute later haha!

The Anti Cutts

01/21/2014 02:11 pm

Matt: Todays question comes from Jesus, who art in heaven. Jesus writes: “Matt, a while back I decided to start a new religion with less emphasis on killing and intolerance than the ones my dad got started way back when……I hired a couple of Indian SEO experts who emailed me 60 times a day offing ethical SEO and a page one guarantee. Since Penguin I can’t find my site for my name anywhere and the SERPS are dominated by the brand religions, Christianity, Judaism, Amazon and wikepedia…… what am I doing wrong??” Matt Cutts: “This is a great question Jesus (Smile). I have looked into your case personally, not because we show preferential treatment to brands, we randomly pull a site to assist from our penguin shaped tombola codenamed “smack down”, they just coincidentally happen be brands, every time…. It could just as easily have been “Tim” the dog groomer from Indiana who just lost his house and is suffering from severe depression and anxiety; it wasn’t though….Tim needs to continue waiting 6 months for his reconsideration request to be rejected, again. (Smile) Looking at your backlink profile I can see that your Indian SEO “experts” (smile) have been building spammy links, I also see you have a page on your site that invites websites to link back to you in exchange for “prayers being answered”, this is classed as a link scheme and against google guidelines especially when most of the prayers you receive seem to be regarding Bing becoming the main search engine… The good news is that obtaining natural backlinks that don’t violate our guidelines, that you don’t pay for, that your friends don’t give you, that you don’t swap with other sites, that aren’t from directories and that aren’t nofollow is easy…. you just need a miracle, not some “feed the five thousand” parlour trick, you need a mobile responsive 2.0 miracle. (Smile) To recover you rankings, you will need to go through your backlink profile, visit every spammy site your Indian SEO company built 15 years ago and personally contact the website owner to beg for link removal. While visiting these websites from the depths of hell your PC is likely to contract many virus’s, Trojans and the worst malware you can imagine, so once you are finished sometime in 2015 you will need to change your online banking passwords, pay for the PC to be scrubbed and uninstall your browser so your wife doesn’t see you have been visiting porn sites and file for divorce. Once you have finished visiting the 10,000 websites from hell, had your computer rebooted, had 3-5 marriage counselling sessions and for your time managed to get 2 of the spammy links removed it’s time to submit your disavow file for us to ignore. (Smile) Alternatively you could just write a public apology and we will have you back in the SERPS on Wednesday like all the other brands” (smile).

SEOsherlock

01/21/2014 02:12 pm

Don't forget your "Guest Post Author" SEO friendly alternatives:

Questioner

01/21/2014 02:30 pm

What does this mean for MyBlogGuest?

adityakhannamech

01/21/2014 02:57 pm

Now this looks like Death of SEO

Jonathan Hatton

01/21/2014 03:10 pm

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Jonathan Hatton

01/21/2014 03:11 pm

Only if your whole entire SEO/Linkbuilding strategy revolved purely around guest blogging

adityakhannamech

01/21/2014 03:24 pm

I think it depends on what websites are your blogging on. You cannot mark link from authority websites as spam.

adityakhannamech

01/21/2014 03:25 pm

But if you see from an Agency prospective, It looks like end of many SEO's

Chad

01/21/2014 03:25 pm

Jonathan I think you will find G is against all Linkbuilding, they want you to be given links "editorially" only. What "linkbuilding" do you think G is okay with?

Jonathan Hatton

01/21/2014 03:29 pm

Depends what type of agency we are talking about. Any agency worth their salt, will not use guest blogging as their only method of link building.

Jonathan Hatton

01/21/2014 03:32 pm

Linkbuilding/earning/gathering/begging/ same thing different name

Adam Heaton

01/21/2014 03:38 pm

Really? Wow, I better move onto another profession now that guest posting has now been mentioned by Matt...

Chris Gedge

01/21/2014 03:52 pm

MyBlogGuest was always a low quality link network in disguise. I'm surprised it wasn't hammered years ago.

Jim Christian

01/21/2014 04:03 pm

Barry... I got this article I'd like you to post :) IT'S AUTHENTIC!!!

StevenLockey

01/21/2014 04:13 pm

I wouldn't place any bets on that if I was you.

David Whitehouse

01/21/2014 04:25 pm

You probably know this, but for those that don't, I believe it was hammered in early 2013.

Eemes

01/21/2014 04:29 pm

No aditya, Its not the end of SEO, first understand what's the motto of G in terms of long term. Many link builders and companies are using Guest posting as a easy method to achieve links. There are many brokers, agents and sites who sell blog post links etc. The message is loud and clear and its pure common sense if you are building your site just for links then there is no use of guest blogging. Understand GB is not easy its like you need to work on brand, awareness, authority of the links which you accept and the relevance. What you can do is accept RELEVANCE + AUTHORITY Links or RELEVANCE + BRAND Links. Try your best to do Nofollow links if you have new blog. So Guest blogging is dead only for those who stress too much on SEO stuff. What good SEO is about hard work check sites like moz, webpro, searchengineland those sites give great valuable information. I know this is gona be hard stuff but that's the truth!

David Whitehouse

01/21/2014 04:29 pm

"The good news is that obtaining natural backlinks that don’t violate our guidelines, that you don’t pay for, that your friends don’t give you, that you don’t swap with other sites, that aren’t from directories and that aren’t nofollow is easy…. you just need a miracle, " Brilliant, and very true.

Chris Gedge

01/21/2014 04:29 pm

Ah there you go then. Never paid much attention to it as it was clearly going to be targeting from the start.

Subhash Prajapati

01/21/2014 04:31 pm

Can any one tell me that if we can't take link from any article, blog or gust posting. Then can promote the website and your website can rank for "targeted keywords". Second thing if we did not take any links from article, blog post and guest posting then how Google crawl will judge that we are promoting this article for that particular website or link.

David Whitehouse

01/21/2014 04:32 pm

Hmm I can't find anything on the Internet that confirms that though! But I guess it doesn't matter now, it's been confirmed - guest posting is bad.

Pricey

01/21/2014 04:37 pm

ha ha Love it John. He did get some great link bait on his blog though

Jitendra Vaswani

01/21/2014 04:52 pm

Guest posting is now spammed by many bloggers, so Google is now very serious

Tian_Mian

01/21/2014 04:53 pm

Matt knows it, Barry knows it, I know it, and even the pigeon craping on my window sill knows that guest blogging won't be dead. Google will just add some spam filters so that people like Barry can continue posting quality articles on searchengineland and linking to himself.

Gareth Mailer

01/21/2014 05:29 pm

That REALLY hasn't been confirmed though. Spamming is bad, as noted by Cutts with his example of Boing Boing, there's little to no problem with multi-author blogs. If guest posting were suddenly declared "bad" (and subsequently, anyone engaging in guest posting were to be penalised), a large swathe of VERY high quality content would be discarded from search. Needless to say, it really isn't in Google's interest to do that.

Matt Cutts

01/21/2014 05:39 pm

So how many people think this will affect guest post made in the past?

Littleman

01/21/2014 05:53 pm

For goodness sakes we all know that 99.99999% of links on the web are spam and have been created by SEOs only because of the Google algorithm. If the algorithm was not link dependent they would not exist. Good for Google for seriously mopping up all this nonsense, and long may it continue. Hopefully all you SEO "experts" will start to focus on the real stuff - I wonder how many spammers have commented here ?

Liran Hirschkorn

01/21/2014 06:19 pm

I kind of agree with this - if your content isn't good enough to get you links through social, or outreach then your site probably needs better content.

Justin McGill @ Workado

01/21/2014 06:54 pm

Just goes to what the intention is. I would still find this a highly relevant tactic for Workado provided our goal is to get in front of new potential users, not build back links or improve search rankings.

Ashish Ahuja

01/21/2014 07:00 pm

very well said

Ashish Ahuja

01/21/2014 07:03 pm

till google algorithm is based on backlinks as major ranking factor, backlink based seo will be alive and kicking even though I am not in favor of spammy seo

Littleman

01/21/2014 07:56 pm

In which case NOFOLLOW everything and you will be fine

Morgan Akchehirlian

01/21/2014 08:03 pm

I was at MATT cut personal blog to read this blog post. Matt added that like we have right to kill spam from our website Google have the same rights not to show low quality content. The point is simple Google can't say a simple tactic valid even you guys can't expect a single coming videos from Matt about which is genuine linkbuilding method. Its manipulation. Generating links from any source is manipulation just hire writers and let them spend years in industry to grasp it until Google change his mind.

Winston

01/21/2014 09:09 pm

It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic, but did anybody else notice how all of the comments from people who think this is the end of SEO seem to be from people who have no clue that links should not be the primary reason for writing an article?

Nigel_Lew

01/22/2014 12:14 am

Yep. I could not agree more.

Emory Rowland

01/22/2014 12:15 am

Watch out bathwater, there's a baby right behind you.

Carlo

01/22/2014 12:40 am

Alright Johnboy, I agree with you, canon scanner links are way better! :)

Alex Polonsky

01/22/2014 01:18 am

Matt Cutts is doing viral marketing. Look how many links he just got to his blog post by saying this. I want to hire him as my SEO :)

Manoj

01/22/2014 04:19 am

from last two months i was trying to find actual back links through article submission (Though, i know getting links through Article Submission is also Dead but its important for client site because they don't understand about the fluctuations in SEO). As well as, same submission was in several bookmarking sites and social media sites (Facebook, twitter & others) but when i search back links on particular post/Article, it shows me only social media links(most of time twitter link) in search results. Reason behind saying this, same update was for Article submission and same update is for Guest blogging. I m just going to start guest blogging and at this time i frankly confused with this. help me Ashish!

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 04:40 am

Lol

Gaurav Srivastava

01/22/2014 05:06 am

^..^ __

Soni Sharma

01/22/2014 05:15 am

That is Good but it will be very difficult to handle guest blogging spam for Google Spam Team.

Liran Hirschkorn

01/22/2014 05:39 am

they can just add a filter to not count author bio links or links from pages that say "guest post", very easy.

WebZesty

01/22/2014 06:31 am

Yes It's difficult but not impossible for Google !!!

WebZesty Pvt. Ltd.

01/22/2014 06:34 am

Oh it's Good but not well for them whose build back link by guest blogging. So what we have to do replace of guest blogging .!!!!

paul

01/22/2014 06:45 am

what about posts with contextual links... they cant discount all contextual links, if they did they will just end up as shit as bing or yahoo... muaha muahaha muaahahahahahahahaha

Dave

01/22/2014 07:20 am

Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here. 4 links to personal sites and one to Twitter account.

Jonathan Hatton

01/22/2014 07:22 am

hahaha yes Carl! you know what am saying!

Richard

01/22/2014 07:35 am

I would LOVE to see how Google targets this. What if bloggers decide to forgo the tag?

Patt

01/22/2014 07:38 am

Awesome.

Patt

01/22/2014 07:40 am

Are you insane buddy?

Patt

01/22/2014 07:41 am

Correct said Ashish

Ashish Ahuja

01/22/2014 07:43 am

The main issue is not linking or ranking but how to handle client expectation and how to make the client aware of how seo works. Right now the way google is working, rankings is secondary, a site may see good traffic without rankings and another may see less traffic even with good rankings. With hummigbird these changes have come into google. So you should make the client understand that and concentrate on traffic and not rankings. A client which does not understand that can move away but he will come back because nobody else is now be able to do what he wants. As far as guest blogging is concerned I posted on my blog a while back how to do guest blogging due to google changes about guest blogging and its still holding valid. You can see here http://www.avainfotechseo.com/how-to-do-article-marketing-guest-blogging-after-recent-google-link-schemes-document-update/

Adam Heaton

01/22/2014 08:12 am

Don't be silly, Google are serious about many things, that doesn't necessarily mean we need to listen to everything they say.

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 08:43 am

So you will still follow guest blogging

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 08:44 am

Spammy SEO will not work now.

Manoj

01/22/2014 09:03 am

Thanks a lot Ashish! :) appreciated.

Manoj

01/22/2014 09:13 am

Google wants to make the conversion more organic that's why any link building with the promoting intention will fall down, so instead, creating back links for promotion we have to be more concern about user relevance or Traffic. You can do such things: forum discussions in High PR websites, research on enhancing conversion rates, much important - quality n only quality content that will be reliable for end user. Press Release, your own blog work.

Chris Gedge

01/22/2014 09:13 am

MyBlogGuest only exists for the purpose of building links to your site. Its a link network like any other.

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 09:17 am

MBG is spam I cant believe it. Ann smarty run this platform. I dont think that MBG is spam platform

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 09:18 am

Guest posting is not bad but spammy profiles of author bio makes it bad. Spammers use blatantly to promote their content

James

01/22/2014 10:58 am

and .... your point is?

David Whitehouse

01/22/2014 11:07 am

What do you think has been happening over the past 6 months?

David Whitehouse

01/22/2014 11:11 am

Thanks Jitendra, I'll be sure to take your word over that of Matt Cutts.

Gareth Mailer

01/22/2014 11:58 am

They've outed and minimised the impact of crap blogs. It has been happening for the last two-odd years and I would date it back to the demise of that build my rank thingy. Effective and value orientated guest posting, on high value websites, is still a valid strategy for promoting a brand online, and one that Google is very unlikely to interrupt, considering the volume of terrific guest posts out there across a wide range of different industries. This announcement wasn't about proclaiming ALL guest posting as "bad", it was just about taking an ever firmer stance against crap content, or redefining the parameters of what constitutes "crap" guest posting.

chinna03

01/22/2014 12:10 pm

Ha Ha Ha

Barry Schwartz

01/22/2014 12:11 pm

Is this just spam?

Barry Schwartz

01/22/2014 12:15 pm

So I should ignore it and not write it? Then where will you leave comments like this one?

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 12:30 pm

Welcome David. Follow me so I can help you more

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 12:30 pm

They can handle easily

Jitendra Vaswani

01/22/2014 12:32 pm

It is not spam I think. Barry had a good reputation in SEO. Why you all pointing at him.

Mozalami

01/22/2014 02:29 pm

Quote "Personally, I never felt comfortable allowing anyone to guest post stuff here." I agree me neither because it brings lot of trouble why not to accept guest blogger and not the other .... Good point

Durant Imboden

01/22/2014 02:58 pm

Few spammers stop at just one "guest post" or paid link. Patterns emerge. Google looks for those patterns

Smarty

01/22/2014 04:21 pm

so, they unable to recognize it automatically. Again penalization methods. So soon google will free on nice sites and will be a real wikipedia, youtube & amazon search engine. For me it looks like Matt Cutts and co are unable to do anything and decided to block all.

Smarty

01/22/2014 04:22 pm

if you not put this tag, google will kill your website.

Smarty

01/22/2014 04:25 pm

they need to penalize all links, include wikipedia, youtube and amazon spammy links. otherwise it another type of "you was not good boy, so i decided to kill your small site and make more money for myself".

Durant Imboden

01/22/2014 04:51 pm

You may be cruisin' for a bruisin' if you think Google can't recognize "guest blog" spam with an algorithm. Matt's post wasn't about manual penalties, it was about spammy guest blogging.

Smarty

01/22/2014 04:54 pm

it usually mean what new anti-blogging penguin is coming soon. Blogging is bad (i not think they able to recognize where is it guest blog post or owner-written blog post), only unnatural ads listings in top of google organic results is good.

Sachin Kaushik

01/22/2014 05:07 pm

Lol :)

Sachin Kaushik

01/22/2014 06:07 pm

Why don't you shut SEO forever, focus on paid marketing only.

Smarty

01/22/2014 10:37 pm

if him not a googl worker, i think his blog will have 0 hits per day, maximum.

Smarty

01/22/2014 10:39 pm

yes, all have right. but peoples not have right to the freedom (creating their sites as they like,write on topic how they like, etc), according to google & cutts. Google is not a content search engine now, it content penalization engine now. nothing else.

Smarty

01/22/2014 10:41 pm

you need to repair google first, before asking us.

Gracious Store

01/22/2014 11:29 pm

Cutts really needs to come to terms with what he expect from webmasters, he also needs to define what spammy is because he has used the word so much that it has lost its real meaning. I went to Cutts blog to leave a comment directly in his blog concerning the blog post in question, the system would not let me do so because they system detected me as a spammer, so that raises the continuous question "who is a spammer" or what is spammer?

emma_schwartz0

01/23/2014 12:09 am

neat, but idk

011101110111010001100110

01/23/2014 02:51 am

SEOs are the only loyal fans of Google because they have nothing to sell without the Google. Casual users will run away, if the Google SERPs will be worse. They are not loyal. Google will never dump SEOs, but will keep them on leash.

Rameez Ramzan Ali

01/23/2014 06:01 am

Here, I want to ask about new website, who doesn't do any guest post before but now it enter into Guest Post for brand awareness and referral traffic so Google take any legal action against this site?

itamer

01/23/2014 09:52 am

aint that sweet - he thinks that only a bunch of sites have been spammy :)

Param Kumar

01/23/2014 01:03 pm

Matt Cutts is trying to make Google more better because Bing is getting lot more attention these days in USA. So, it is result of WAR between Google and Microsoft

Michael Martinez

01/23/2014 01:14 pm

Google does not take legal action against Websites. At worst they may penalize a Website or ban it from their index. New sites should not rely on links from guest posts for SEO,

Michael Martinez

01/23/2014 01:16 pm

Comment spammers typically use keyword-rich names with links to their Websites rather than post under their own names or semi-anonymous nom de plumes.

01110111011101000110011

01/23/2014 02:00 pm

Otherwise he has to admit his responsibility, since he is the Head of spam team )

Mr Guest

01/23/2014 04:02 pm

If everyone guest posts and also includes links to other sites they aren't affiliated with then how can Google reliably identify the content writer and penalise the correct site? Penalising everyone sounds like one way to destroy their search results.

Adam Heaton

01/23/2014 04:12 pm

I never said I did, but I'm not saying you should stop utilising it either.

Rameez Ramzan Ali

01/24/2014 04:50 am

Thank you for your positive feedback @Michael_Martinez:disqus so then we just focus on social media and brand awareness. We can do one thing more if write quality blog post over site then there is a possibility users give you links(natural links)

Gracious Store

01/24/2014 04:54 am

Is it that anyone who does not use their real name in blog is a spammer? I don' use my real name in blogs YET I AM NOT A SPAMMER. Which is easier to identify, an arbitrary name which may or may nor be real or business name (whether keyword rich or keyword poor :)? If the business name is correct you can easily find out the owner of the business on the other hand, a name even if it real it is harder to find out the details about that person , because there may be other people who bear the same name coincidentally, and may not in any be related. Blog commentors are not like people in a classroom that you would ask them to learn each others names. Let face the purpose of people leave comments in blog post is to "advertise" their BUSINESS and not THEMSELVES. The truth is that people are losing focus of what they are doing or supposed to do, so they are confused between promoting themselves as individual as promote their business . So if we liken blog commentors like people in a classroom who have a common goal, people should be identified by what they do or their business and not their real name. It will be much harder for me to remember your name, though it is an English name than it will be for your to remember my screen name

Jitendra Vaswani

01/24/2014 05:10 am

Ok I understand . Follow all techniques to get good rankings

Trisha Agarwal

01/24/2014 06:11 am

I think you have it spot on. The overall tone of what Google has done from a PR perspective over the last couple years has made anyone scared as sh*t to link to any other sites. Google has said many times to produce great content that will earn links but they have embarked on a mission to scare webmasters into being very selective with who they link to. This benefits big brands with deep pockets and high trust, but makes it almost impossible for small sites to gain traction. When we do guest blogging, we have 3 criteria (the site has to have good visibility, the site has to have good engagement, and the site has to be likely to send referral traffic ~relevant). Do we do this perfectly every time? probably not, but we try very very hard to meet this goal. This article does nothing but scare webmasters and makes it harder for us to create value and gain traffic. It really is an elitist viewpoint and completely disregards the value of referral traffic and blurs any attempt at traffic outside of Google as an attempt to game Google. The point about penalizing vs. not counting is a good one. Google has positioned themselves as judge and jury instead of their intended purpose which is to organize the world’s information. We have all seen guest post sites that make our skin crawl. We have all received emails like the one Matt got. But I also get comment spam, scraped directory links, malware site links to our sites all the time. This doesn’t mean that I need to go out and write an article on these practices. There will always be scummy people that try to take the easy road. I think Google is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Google could choose if they wanted to just discount low quality. They have the machinery to do it. There is a decision to make stuff punative, and at the end of the day, that puts the power in the hands of brands and the black hats and makes it harder for the majority of us to do good work.

Kevin Anchi

01/24/2014 08:20 am

Nothing is Dead and it never will be, it only advances to next level, and Matt is right.

Ravi Kumar

01/24/2014 02:49 pm

When any new thing is invented, people start spamming. You will have to check the website where you are going to post your content as a guest. You should have intention for the same that is what have been discussed in MOZ's latest post.

Michael Martinez

01/24/2014 03:06 pm

So you're not a comment spammer simply because you say you're not. I'll update my filters' rules immediately....

Gracious Store

01/25/2014 05:31 am

What is your definition of comment spammer? Go ahead and update your filter to filter out whatever you want to be filtered out. Who cares??

Michael Martinez

01/25/2014 05:10 pm

Perhaps you should try a screen name like "Silence DoGood". That one actually worked pretty well for Ben Franklin. As for my blogs, I don't care if all my commenters call themselves "Fred". It works better than company names, blog names, etc. Nice to meet you, Fred Silence DoGood.

Gracious Store

01/26/2014 04:11 am

What a name!! That is a good name ""Fred Silence DoGood" This will be the screen name i will use as a spam commentor in your blog when I visit your blog

Alamin Chowdhury

01/26/2014 07:17 pm

Haha....seems like Barry is in trouble now.However, the way Barry links to himself leaves us with a strong footprint on how to link quality content from another quality content, and that's how it should be. Being an authority and a trusted person in the industry searchengineland won't have a problem with Barry's articles linking back to his site

cromagnan

01/27/2014 09:05 am

I guess they need to sell adwords... so scare the crap out of webmasters... not a great tactic.

Michael Martinez

01/27/2014 05:04 pm

I look forward to banning you. :)

Gracious Store

01/28/2014 04:08 am

Alright! See you then

Vic Nagy

01/29/2014 12:23 pm

Could not said it better of course they make money on ad words but there is nothing better than good old organic listing. But I think that if our guest blogging is helpful and informative and not Spamy for example not saying and repeating your website over and over again with the keywords such as repeating Toronto house painters over and over again it should be fine. I understand that Google actually reads the content and can put 2 and 2 together without your spelling it out for them.

oliver

01/30/2014 03:04 pm

I think guest blogging is still a credible form of SEO marketing. Don't use spammy anchor text and nofollow links from low quality sites.

Richard McLachlan

02/25/2014 03:27 pm

If this was in fact a shot across the bow, way back in 20 January 2014... I am not seeing the cannonballs hitting the fan yet. See this example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EOJ0wuYOwM

David Whitehouse

03/06/2014 09:40 am

I was being sarcastic I'm afraid, sorry.

Morgan Akchehirlian

03/22/2014 02:02 pm

Right, looks like it. Agree. Hope Bing get into race one day and things goes better.

vanzzsolutions

03/27/2014 11:09 am

So what shall we do now to rank. Directories dead, articles submission dead, guest blogging dead, and now I am hearing that soon social bookmarking will be dead then what to be done?

SHRISTOCKTIPS

05/12/2014 09:09 am

Share Market Investment made profitable by SHRISTOCKTIPS- Get NSE/BSE Tips via SMS and Yahoo Messenger. We give daily stock market tips for future and cash segments. Now as the present scenario of the market NIFTY showing buy side. But as we all know that buy on high is always involve high risk soSHARE, STOCK TIPSwe suggest all traders to be in the buy side of the market. But not fully invest your capital at the level of 6800.Invest some amount at this level & if comes at 6600 then invest remaining capital with the stoploss of 6500 for the target of 7100-7200. We suggest this due to the political factor that will play a very important role in the coming days. For further updates you can also visit our website. Our slogan is "Your profit is our success." Regards SHRISTOCKTIPS TEAM

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