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!