How to Get Your Site Banned in 3 Easy Steps

Every SEO worth their salt should have three things handy (apart from their brain and imagination, of course): A high authority, high PR site A spammy, banned site A clear understanding when to use each This is probably not the …

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Ways to Scale Content Creation

Content. The keystone of post-Panda SEO. Your thin affiliate sites are not good enough any more, nor is your contentless link spam. You hear every newbie and seasoned SEO alike saying it on every corner: C-O-N-T-E-N-T. And you subdue. You …

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My Reply to Google’s Updates

Did this a while ago (right after G hit us with 3 updates in 10 days – all those Panda refreshes, Penguin refreshes, EMD…) but thought I’d post it here now. The effect that Google often reaches with all these …

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Spam Zeitgeist

Akismet Spam vs Ham Is it me or is there a clear drop in spam in 2012 presumably? The reasons being? People relying less on comment spam due to whatever reasons, including recent G updates? Akismet getting worse at catching …

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No, This Site Will Not Exchange Links

After the umptieth email from less-than-apt linkbuilders asking if I would like to exchange links, I need to vent. These days, too many people call themselves SEOs. Technically, majority of them would be really called linkbuilders – but they are …

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Scrapebox/Hrefer Ruby Alternative in 5 Minutes

A huge part of a linkbuilding campaign’s success, regardless of the hat color and the kind of links being built, is a proper selection of resources. You come up with your platform footprints or whatever other qualifiers, you come up …

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How Not to Email Spam

Recently a new kind of email spam started making rounds around the web. Here is a screenshot from my inbox: (Click the thumbnail to see the full-size screenshot) So what’s wrong with this exact kind of email spam and why …

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Post-Panda Duplicate Content Detection and Attribution: Google at Its Best

I have been looking at a client’s site that had some position losses after June 16 Panda rollout (v4 if I am not mistaken). They only lost positions for one tight group of keywords that one specific page was targeting …

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How to Get Suspended on Google+

First of all, a disclaimer: I cannot be 100% sure all of the described below is not a coincidence and there wasn’t something else that I didn’t know about that factored in. Yesterday, Matt Cutts reposted this post by Andrew …

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How to Spam People’s Emails via Facebook

Much has been written about Facebook’s privacy issues but infact it’s even more exploitable than one may think. Who needs Aweber and double opt-in email lists when you can spam people via Facebook. Here is the simplest scenario that can …

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