Link Building

Most Popular Websites Disavowed by Webmasters!

Apr 7, 2014 | 8,229 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Recently, Google has made much noise with its disavow tool, penalizing websites for backlink related issues. The most recent one being MyBlogGuest. If you have done any link building in the past and are worried about getting the manual spam action mail from Google anytime possible, then there is a slight clue for you to determine which links are worth keeping and which are not.

Mistakes to Avoid While Removing Unnatural Links by Removing Pages on the Website!

Sep 26, 2013 | 942 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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If your website has been hit by Penguin or you have been manually penalized by Google, it’s time to clean your unnatural and manipulative inbound link profile. Webmasters can easily perform the backlink profile cleaning action by removing the pages that are being pointed by the bad links. However, the trick will not work for the links that are pointing to the homepage of your website.

Matt Cutts on Importance of Link Building and Mistakes Being Done by SEOs!

Jul 11, 2013 | 1,366 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In an interview with Eric Enge at SMX Advanced 2013, Matt Cutts said that he would love to see a world where link builders would first the content or the website and then decide if the site is worthy of a link. At present, link builders are more concerned about getting links, ignoring the quality of the website. 

Here are some major takeaways from the interview:

Google on Spammy Links You Didn’t Create: Video!

Oct 19, 2012 | 1,333 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Ever since the Penguin update rolled out targeting webspam and unnatural links, webmasters are really worried about spammy links pointing to their site. There is all this talk of negative SEO as well and even though Google has released a Disavow Links Tool, there is some worry about analyzing & removing spammy links that webmasters know they did not build. Here is what Google’s head of spam team has to say on the matter:

Google's Take on Guest Blogging for Link Building: Video!

Oct 10, 2012 | 1,554 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Guest blogging is a practice taken up by link builders to get quality links from reputable and relevant sites. What does Google have to say about that? Well Google’s view is shared by their head of webspam team: Matt Cutts:

What do you have to say about his views? Do share your views.

Matt Cutts Explains New Notifications about Inbound Links!

Jul 30, 2012 | 2,540 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The past few weeks have seen a lot of discussion about link notifications or link advisories sent by Google. The head of Google’s Web Spam team, Matt Cutts, has explained the new link notifications being sent to webmasters.

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Matt Cutts Advises: Linking to a Good Page that Later Becomes Spammy!

May 28, 2012 | 1,351 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Worried about a linking to a Good Page that could become spammy later? Find out what Matt Cutts says in this video.

Google Don’t Lose Sweat over Linking to a Few Bad Web Sites!

May 23, 2012 | 1,551 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Post the Penguin Update webmasters are highly concerned about ‘safe’ link building practices. They are worried about the penalties that may fall upon their site for ‘unnatural linking’. Google’s Matt Cutts has released a video titled- What happens if I link to a good page that later becomes spammy?

Here Matt clearly says that linking with a few poor quality/spammy sites will not do any harm to a site’s ranking.

Ahref Review – Exploring the New Backlinks Research Tool!

Feb 15, 2012 | 6,279 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Ever since Yahoo Site Explorer was shut down, bloggers and webmasters have been looking for alternative tools. Ahrefs.com is one of the latest tools in the link research tools arena. It is essentially a paid service, however, some tools on the site are available for free. Whether it is for your own site or to spy on the competition, this tool can prove quite useful.

The Sun Sets On Yahoo Site Explorer- What's Next For Backlinks Research?

Nov 22, 2011 | 5,453 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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21st November saw the end of the road for the Yahoo Site Explorer, as it was rolled in to Bing Webmaster Tools. This means that you will lose the invaluable information you got about the competition, and will only get to know the information of the sites you own . While search professionals are hoping that Bing would integrate competitor data in its tool, just like Yahoo Site Explorer, there is no hints of the same from Bing.