PSA: Don't Ask Google If A Specific Spam Technique Is Allowed

Apr 24, 2017 • 7:39 am | comments (16) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Over the years I've seen many examples of really dumb moves made by SEOs. Some SEOs asked Google for advice while spamming Google, some email Google about buying links, some put all their spammy accounts in one search console account - but the list goes on and on.

Today, I have a new example from Gary Illyes of Google, which he shared on Twitter. Gary said someone emailed him asking if a specific spam technique was not yet something Google penalized for and thus, should this SEO use that technique.

Here is the tweet:

This is definitely worth of the GIF I made years ago:

Matt Cutts Goes Oy Vey

In any event, use some common sense.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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