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Crowdsourcing: Googler’s Examples of Bad Links

Bad Links

Google’s webspam team consists of people who look at spammy links on a daily basis and can recognise bad links quickly. These people also help webmasters recover from penalties by guiding them through the reconsideration process. Part of the process often includes examples of remaining bad links and this is what we’re interested in.…

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Is Google’s Cache Your Traffic or Google’s Traffic?

I have real-time analytics on my wall in the office and every now and then I bump into an odd case of search traffic. This time I spotted a very unusual keyword:

cache:http://dejanseo.com.au/anchor-text-proximity-experiment/

keyword

It’s impossible to search Google for the above as a regular query (unless you use quotes) and users are taken to Google’s cache of the page and not your own site.…

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Impact of Word Count on Social Shares

I have so far written around 200,000 words of content. Some of my posts are long and detailed, others can be amazingly short. I experimented with various formats over the years but was unable to find the exact pattern of an ideal post size for my own blog.…

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Anchor Text Proximity Experiment

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Background

I always felt that surrounding text plays a semantic role in Google’s search algorithm, but was never able to ascertain the degree of its influence or whether it has any impact at all. This experiment was designed to test impact of link context on a small scale with a unique search term.…

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Link Disavow Placebo

Disavow Links and Relax...

At the moment, nothing is being done with the disavow data and it’s unlikely to happen soon. Similar to the removal request – it’s mainly a way to gather more data but doesn’t have a negative affect. Very big sites find it hard to get rid of all bad links and so the disavow tool provides an easier and more effective way but  it must be combined with re-inclusion requests.

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SEO Q&A: Bloggers Edition

Answering SEO questions with focus on bloggers and blogging:

- Technical optimisation
- Content
- Authorship
- Guest posts
- Safe link practices
- Latest algorithms
- Blogging platforms

You’ll be able to watch the event live on this page:

How to join?…

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