Google Now Penalising “Free Gift” Blog Reviews?

Oct 31, 2008 | 1,939 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Recently a popular strategy has been used by a number of websites to offer a free gifts if the bloggers would review and give links to a product! Sounds strange but the grapevine is that these tactics are considered acceptable by Google now! But after looking at the given example below, I don't think that the grapevine is true at all.

One such website that is openly involved in these kinds of tactics and behavior is SumoLounge.com. It has managed to generate hundreds of backlinks by using this tactic, and that too with great success. But the fact is that Google is planning to strip the website from their PageRank! This is a kind of caution for all those, who are planning to offer a similar incentive to gain links from bloggers.

free gift blog review Google Now Penalising “Free Gift” Blog Reviews?

Till last year, Google was snapping down on paid links, but this year it seems that they may take a quick stance against blog reviews made in exchange for free gifts!

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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