Verdict: A ‘Prolonged, Sustained’ Sin Bin For Google Manual Actions On Artificial Links



The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin, bad box, or simply bin) is the area in ice hockey, rugby league, rugby union and some other sports where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty, for an offense not severe enough to merit outright expulsion from the contest. If… Google identifies you have unnatural links pointing at your site, and a […]

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Unnatural Links Warning? Your Backlinks Will Need MANUALLY Checked



There’s no one tool out there I trust more than myself to identify problematic links in a backlink profile. A tool can work out obvious spammy sites but no link analysis tool can determine out overall intent of every site or every link, on every occasion. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have […]

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Website Lost Rankings in Google? Say Hello to Penguin 2. (Latest 2.1 October 2013)



We started rolling out the next generation of the Penguin webspam algorithm this afternoon (May 22, 2013), and the rollout is now complete. About 2.3% of English-US queries are affected to the degree that a regular user might notice. The change has also finished rolling out for other languages world-wide. The scope of Penguin varies by language, […]

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Operation: Finding & Removing Unnatural Links



This blog is mostly about seo for genuine small businesses and beginners to seo. Although I have touched on other areas that interest me and not specifically seo, I don’t usually blog about all the algorithm changes Google pushes out that are discussed on other blogs. For that, I follow Search Engine Land, mainly. For […]

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Back Link Tool Wars – AHrefs vs Majestic SEO



(An apology to email subscribers. A slight bug in the system (me) sent you this post again today instead of the new post I had planned. Sorry. I’ll do the new one tomorrow.) PS – We’re also in the process of updating our new seo tutorial for beginners 2013.   The ‘AHrefs vs Majestic SEO […]

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