Google: Paying For Content Review Or Time With Links Is Paid Links

Jan 25, 2021 - 7:11 am 9 by

Google Paying Links

What if you do not charge for do-follow links but you do charge for the time for link outreach or the time to review and publish that piece of content, that happens to have a do-follow link.

Is that type of link an unnatural link and against Google's webmaster guidelines? Google's John Mueller says yes it is.

John was asked "so doing manual outreach for the purpose of driving awareness is fine? But what happens if webmaster asks some money for (1) his time or (2) for reviewing & approving your content on his site. Would that "link" would be considered as a good or bad (violation)?"

John responded yes, "that sounds like an unnatural link."

Here are those tweets:

I'll he honest, I do love the "gotcha" types of questions where they say if this is not okay, then this should be okay, right? Often it is not.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: We Need Very Few Links To Rank Pages; Links Are Less Important

Apr 22, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google

Google Tests Discussion and Forums Questions With Answers Box

Apr 22, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Forbes Blocks Its Coupon Directory Before Google Enforces The Site Reputation Abuse Policy

Apr 22, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Tests Posts Button In Local Listing Business Profile

Apr 22, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Ads

Google Search With 16 Shopping Ads

Apr 22, 2024 - 7:11 am
Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 19, 2024

Apr 19, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Previous Story: Google Office In Slums