Free report: A Changing Standard for SEO Spam
Ian Lurie Mar 14 2013
When you look at over 250,000 links from Penguin-penalized sites, you learn a thing or two. We put together a report based on an analysis of a lot of links, and found that:
- While folks like to portray Google as fumbling their anti-spam efforts and missing many offenders, the big G may simply be prioritizing.
- Google is becoming less and less tolerant of link spam. So there’s no “safe” amount of manipulative links in your profile.
- You need to talk to your SEO agency or expert. Find out what kind of links they’ve been adding. If they’re manipulative in any way, understand: You are at risk of a penalty.
No sermon here: Do what you feel is right for your business. But do it with an eyes-open understanding of the risks. If you want to see the specifics, check out our new report, “A Changing Standard for SEO Spam.” No e-mail required, no strings attached:
A Changing Standard for SEO Spam | PDF, 361kb
Please, read it!
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint.He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More
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