With the latest chit chat that Google is going to release the next version of Google Penguin soon, I think it is a good time to remember how you can easily detect unnatural links in your sites’ profile.
This detection technique can to be used for any site, even if it did not receive a penalty or unnatural link warning. It is a good technique that you can use to understand and manage the risk that you might be exposed to when the next unnatural link update comes.
Lovely site BitsofLace [...]
We had a "full-house" Webinar on Friday (all 100 seats were occupied). As promised to everyone in the webinar here is the recording for to digest.
What are Unnatural Links?
How do I spot them?
How do I recover from an Unnatural Links Penalty?
Quick Overview of the recent Interflora Penalty.
"Unnatural Link" Sites Analyzed - Case Studies
SmartLipo - Medical Surgery Niche
Allesovergokken - Online Gambling Niche Netherlands
Webhostingmadness - We [...]
"Before you continue reading this post you need to be aware that the case study presents actual data and results from Google. We do not endorse using these kind of black hat practices. We only present them as they are being used and abused. Maybe Google will fix these faster. All for the sake of search transparency ... "
High rankings for highly competitive keywords are still being obtainable, post “Penguin”, with black hat practices.
How do I dare to say that you might ask? Well bec [...]
Were you hit by the "Google Penguin Update" on the 24th April 2012? If you are not sure of your answer, check your rankings and see if there was a drop on that day. ( note: there are several webmasters that reported receiving the unnatural link building message from Google Webmaster Tools starting with the beginning of 2012)
Update [May 14 2012]: Due to the popularity of this article I have created a set of case studies on the Google Penguin Update (video) where you can see, how to really ide [...]
Notice : As we are approaching our commercial launch in November (the exact date is not disclosed yet), we are starting to "leak" features and info about the cognitiveSEO product.
Today we are announcing that cognitiveSEO is doing the same thing ... but from an SEO point of view.
What are the "Link Previews" ?
In the past 12 months we have been working on a unique and powerful feature, called "Link Previews" (t [...]