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  • Risky Link Building Practices

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    Rewind SEO’s Encyclopedia of Risky Links NOTE: Use the quick navigation bar on the right to skip to a specific link type  ->>>  This page lists link types, uses, and patterns that make up the most the most common causes for Google Penalties in 2014. …

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  • Header, Sidebar, and Footer Links

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    Penguin: The Sitewide Link Slayer Let’s start with some history. After Google Penguin 2.0 nearly a year ago, I saw massive increases in sitewide link penalties from clients coming to us for penalty recovery and cleanup. Footer links seemed to be the single hardest hit link …

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  • commercial anchor text (money keyword) on a blog comment at mattcutts.com

    Some Irony from 2007 on MattCutts.com

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    How Much Times Have Changed – Blog Comment Spam in 2007 I think this screenshot speaks for itself: Back in 2007 comments were approved with exact anchor text on the blog for Google’s head of webspam, mattcutts.com.  And these aren’t just black sheep. There are …

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  • Why Google is Spreading Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt on Guest Posting

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    If you haven’t been keeping up, this year Google has launched a major Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) campaign against the practice of guest blogging. Guest blogging is the practice of writing posts on other related blogs in order to expose your company or site …

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  • Summary of Google Webmaster Q&A Feb 24

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    In the latest webmaster Q&A hangouts, John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst has answered (or revealed the answer) to a lot of big questions on how the disavow works and how long it can take for heavily penalized sites. This post will go over some of …

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  • Diagnosing Your Penalty

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    Assessing the type of penalty is always the first step for an SEO analysis. When a website receives an algorithm penalty like Penguin, there is no warning except for a loss in SERP rankings and corresponding loss in traffic. More often than not, this penalty …

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  • How to Format the Google Disavow List

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    If you wish to create a disavow list or modify your existing disavow, you must understand how it is formatted in order not to mess anything up. On the other hand, the format is very simple. The disavow list can contain a combination of comments, …

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  • Google disavow tool

    Guide to Submitting the Google Disavow File

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    This is a simple guide on how to submit the disavow file to Google. It is short and extremely easy, a refreshing change for Google. 1. Log into your webmaster tools and visit the following link: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main 2.  Select your site you wish to disavow …

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  • ahrefs metrics

    Ahrefs.com Report Link Metrics

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    This is a simple definition of every link metric for Ahrefs.com reports. These are the metrics you get when exporting links in a csv file through “Raw Data Export” (Ahrefs.com site explorer). Ahrefs changes their metrics and names over time so I’ll try to keep this …

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  • How to Download the Link List from Google Search Console

    Google webmaster tools (now renamed to Google Search Console) provides a significant list of links to your site but it can be a little tricky just to figure out where download this list. The following guide explains how to download the list of backlinks to …

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