Posts Tagged ‘google penguin’

Google Disavow Tool: Is It Still Useful for Off-Page #SEO?

Anyone who understands Google’s stance on off-page SEO should be familiar with the Google Disavow Tool. The Disavow Tool was originally offered to help webmasters and SEO consultants provide feedback directly to Google about link cleanup efforts. Why were we all cleaning up our links you ask? Surely you’ve heard of Google Penguin. If you…

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Five Ways to Pinpoint a Negative SEO Attack

We work with a range of client types here at Return On Now. At least once per quarter, we run across a situation where there is almost certainly a Negative SEO attack either underway or already completed. Just this month, I was working on an Online Reputation Audit for a new client. Their main concern…

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Why White Hat SEO Requires Patience

Having played the SEO game for a decade and a half now, I’ve seen it all. Not very long ago, you could get away with all sorts of tricks to drive organic traffic. Purchased links, link wheels / schemes, keyword stuffing, and a laundry list of other spammy black hat “techniques.” Of course, we should…

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Best SEO Tools to Audit Your Website for Free

Just last week, I wrote about the reasons you want to hire an SEO expert to help with your SEO instead of doing it yourself. While I stand by that set of recommendations, sometimes you just need to get a quick answer about the state of your website’s SEO health. Some of you may opt…

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Return On News: Penguins, Pandas, and Pirates, Oh My!

It has been quite a while since we’ve published a curated list of posts in our Return On News series. Since it has been a hot week or two for news items, I thought I’d pull one together today to help catch you up on all the latest developments. If you haven’t seen Return On…

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8 Facts About Links That’ll Make Your Hair Stand on End

Anyone experienced in search engine optimization knows that links are the lifeblood of a well-ranking site. We’ve seen estimates that links represent upward of 40% of the ranking factors. We’ve also seen recent news that implied links are to be added to the equation. But that’s a future-forward conversation, as implied links are more of a…

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Open Letter to Google: Google Penguin Has Gone Too Far

For those of you who follow the latest developments in search engine optimization, you are likely familiar with Google Penguin. If that is you, please skip ahead to here to read the open letter itself. For everyone else, let’s take a moment to frame the situation. Google Penguin: The History We have covered the various…

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Cheap SEO = Bad SEO

Earlier this week, my father shared an interesting story with me. It reminded me of a situation I face when potential clients approach Return On Now looking for “Cheap SEO” or “Affordable SEO”. My dad runs his own uniform company, selling to the oilfield and other industrial companies near the Gulf Coast. Given the up…

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DIY Link Building: Easy Ways to Do It Yourself

Even with all of the hype about changes in algorithms and how social media has become important for overall rankings, link building remains one of the most important activities in driving a successful SEO campaign. If you have budget to support such a campaign, we highly recommend you hire an external agency or resource to…

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Finally! Manual Penalties Available in Google Webmaster Tools

Several months ago, Google promised us that they would start providing additional information for websites that were hit by manual penalties for webspam. There are many types of manual penalties that they employ, nearly all related to quality issues a’la Panda and Penguin. Webmasters, SEOs, and Web Marketers alike have been waiting patiently (and some…

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