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Black Hat SEO: Killing Your Rankings [Infographic]

Google has warned that black hat tactics are “unethical, overly aggressive marketing efforts where a company tries to manipulate search engine results in an unfair way.” Despite Google’s warnings, many Internet companies persist in providing black hat SEO services. The truth is, using black hat tactics on your site can be as scary as facing […]

[Infographic] Google Wages War on Spam

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To maintain dominance in the search engine optimization market, Google constantly researches and adjusts its algorithm to provide the best search results for users. Google makes small updates all the time and these updates have become known as the Google Dance. Major algorithm updates, which have a big impact on search results, happen far less […]

To Follow or to Nofollow…

Bloggers have been plagued with spam for as long as they have been around. But even before blogs, spammers were wreaking havoc for website owners. Many of you are familiar with the history before blogging; but for those of you who are not, here is a brief run down. Back in the early 2000’s, prior […]

Death Knell of Google: Could it be SEO?

A few days ago an article by Chris Williams was published in the Guardian UK about the death knell of Google—and that the perpetrator of this death would not come by competitors like small-time Cuil or Yahoo!, but by SEO. Am I biased? Well a little (this is a blog at “SEO”.com). However, I believe, […]

Beware of Spammers in Capitalist's Clothing

Time for a little rant. I’ve been researching Google’s initiative to crack-down on websites selling and buying paid links. I’ve let myself get a bit riled-up as I’ve re-discovered the following: Too many people still think Capitalism is somehow inherently evil Some usually bright people have an amazingly hard time distinguishing between spam and good […]