Google: Don't Build Links From Google Sheets

Jan 20, 2017 • 7:36 am | comments (18) by | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

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I think I've seen it all, covering search for over 13 years but every day, I learn a bit more. I spotted a conversation on Twitter where someone asked Google's John Mueller if they can use Google Sheets to build links. Basically, make a public Google Sheets page, post a ton of links on it and get Google to index the page.

Of course, John Mueller was like - why are you wasting your time with that? But seriously, where do people come up with these things?

John's response was "I don't know what to say." He then did a double take and asked "are you going to build links from spreadsheets?" "Don't do that, do something useful instead," he said.

These conversations make me sad.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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