Tag Archives: SEO: Spamming

How to effectively report competitor spam

Contributor Kaspar Szymanski outlines reasons why submitting a spam report against a competitor practicing “blackhat SEO” can be another tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Law firms spamming Google My Business: Don’t trust your money or your life to them!

Many local businesses are guilty of violating Google My Business guidelines to game the system, and columnist Joy Hawkins has observed rampant problems within the law vertical.

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Private blog networks: A great way to get your site penalized

Columnist Kevin Rowe explains what private blog networks (PBNs) are, how to identify them, and why you should steer clear.

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13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you

In the spirit of Halloween, columnist Jeremy Knauff shares some frighteningly outdated SEO tactics that simply won’t die!

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Google News spammed with drug spam, dating sites & more

Beware: The Google News health section is now filled with a lot of hacked content and spam.

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Google warns against misusing links in syndication & large-scale article campaigns

If the primary purpose of distributing content is to gain links, both authors and publishers risk a Google penalty.

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Google: We sent 9M web spam messages in 2016, more than double 2015 total

While more messages were sent, Google said they received less than half the 2015 number of user-generated spam reports in 2016.

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Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

A recent study released by Google claims that fewer than 0.5% of local searches lead to fake listings. But is this number misleading? Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins takes a deep dive.

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Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs

Contributor Joy Hawkins warns about the likely unintended consequences of Google’s impending shutdown of Map Maker, calling for the search giant to create more transparency.

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How to avoid an outbound link penalty from Google

We’ve all heard of unnatural link penalties from having a spammy backlink profile, but columnist Tony Edward notes that your site’s outbound links need to be monitored as well.

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