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Guest Blogging is a great tool for increasing a site’s reach and engaging with new & relevant audiences. Using it just for the link building aspect doesn't add any particular value to the readers or to the site the content is posted on. Genuine Guest Posting works by engaging with audiences that are interested in your content. Guest posting is still widely used as a “link building tool”, for generating contextually relevant links. When it is mostly used  as a “link building t [...]
Since July, when we launched the automatic unnatural link detection tool, we analyzed carefully how our customers use it. We quickly understood that you needed a fast way to manually validate the links to be disavowed, in order to be 100% confident that those are the correct ones. In order to be 100% sure that a link is unnatural or not, you actually need to load that page and look for the link on the page.  The major problem, is that you usually have to visit hundreds, if not thousands, [...]
This is a TRUE, SUCCESSFUL & UNREQUESTED story from Manuel Porras, one of our customers. "I don't have any knowledge about a recovery using the Google Disavow on an algorithmic penalty. Only manual penalties have been publicly reported to work using the Disavow tool. Knowing this I wanted to be 100% sure that this isn’t something else. I took the diligence and analyzed the situation carefully." Read the full-disclosure at the end of the article.   Let me tell you my e [...]
Yes they really are! :) Oui. Ja. Si. Ja. Da. Ken. Hai. 是 [Shi]. Já. Haan. Да. Evet. Nai. Tak. Taip. Kyllä. Ja. Ya. They are actually killing you site and business, that is if you are building a sustainable medium to long-term online business as most people do. If you are into the “trickery” business (like short term  with no brand attachments ... ) then unnatural links may still do it for you. (read about it at the end of the article). Here are a few things on what this articl [...]
After our unnatural link detection launch last week, a lot of people asked if they should disavow NO-FOLLOW links. The short answer is that there is no exact answer on this. There are 2 major, contradictory, opinions on this: No. You shouldn’t disavow No-follow links, as Google says it doesn’t pass any ranking juice to them. [GOOGLE APPROVED] Yes. You should disavow No-follow links as they might be created using unnatural methods and they could add up in the unnatural link mix. [...]
This post is actually my presentation that I gave last week at SearchMarketingDay in Poznan. It is a guide that I called the “THE NO.BS GUIDE” and covers the most important aspects surrounding the Google Penguin penalties and Unnatural Link Warnings. This guide combined with our freshly launched automatic unnatural link detection system gives you super SEO powers to recover and prevent any unnatural link penalty. I would like to personably thank Cezary Lech and the MaxRoy team for [...]
In the last months we have been working on an automatic unnatural links classification system. Before going into the details of this new tool, I would like to share with you the challenges that we had in implementing such a complex system. (if you are not interested in those just skip to the tool) 1. User Oriented Concept The Unnatural Links subject generates a lot of confusion among website owners, webmasters and even SEO professionals. I can tell you that the unnatural link concept is a hard [...]
There is a huge amount of misconception going on since the existence of the actual “backlink”.  With all the latest improvements in the Google’s algorithm these misconceptions should be cleared so that the correct backlink concepts get understood correctly. 1. The Blindness of the Total Link Counts A lot of SEO professionals are impressed, and  guided, by the total raw link counts of a site. I often hear people talking about the number of links a site has, when, in fact, they s [...]
Today we got tons of articles on the Penguin 2.0 update. Sorry, I meant to say, tons of disinformation, about the Penguin 2.0 update. Here are some of the Penguin 2.0 myths: "Penguin 1 targets homepages, 2 goes "much deeper." “Penguin 2 had a high impact on cleaning up the SERPS” “Penguin 2 spots unnatural link velocity trends and penalizes them” And now I will debunk each one of them 1.    "Penguin 1 targets homepage, 2 goes "much deeper." FALSE. Remember the F [...]