How to quickly recover from Penguin 3.0

Penguin Recovery

** Click here to see how I recovered! ** If you’ve been hit by the Penguin algorithm just like I have then you’ll be trying to look for a method to recover, but not just any method – a method to recover as quickly as you can. Recovering from Penguin is all about removing bad backlinks to your website. Providing you fully remove the links and don’t just rely on a disavow then you can potentially see an increase in rankings before the next Penguin refresh. The problem is that some links just seem impossible to remove. When the sites… Continue reading

Google Penguin 3.0 Update Confirmed

Penguin

Yesterday Google confirmed that they had released the latest update to the Penguin algorithm, though I’m a little concerned about their methods of communicating algorithm updates as they apparently made their announcement via a private email to Barry Schwartz, a SEO blogger… It’s not April fools yet is it Barry? With rumors of the Penguin update coming followed shortly by SERPs looking these, I don’t think we really needed any official confirmation to let us know what happened: There doesn’t seem to be any official confirmation as of yet from any of the Google employees documenting in detail what they’ve… Continue reading

Recovering from Google Penguin 3.0 update in 2014

Google Penguin Twitter Feed

** Click here to see how I recovered! ** I was laid in bed enjoying a nice Saturday morning lie in earlier today when I happened to randomly check one of my SERPs on my mobile, only to my amazement my site was no longer there. I was panicking, and checked another keyword… Same story, my site was no longer there! By this point I’d flew out of my bed and was looking somewhat like Sheldon Cooper in that picture above! I was refreshing my emails like crazy expecting an email from Webmaster Tools to land in my inbox, but… Continue reading

Does Adwords have an impact on SEO?

Adwords SEO Benefits

In the past the number of links that pointed to your website was one of the biggest factors as to where your site positioned itself within the SERPs. Nowadays things have changed and I’ve seen sites with less than 5 backlinks sitting on page 1 in amongst authority sites with thousands. Google are looking at the bigger picture and taking into consideration a lot more factors than they previously did. One of those factors is how users engage with the content on your website. Do they stay and look around or do they back straight off? The trouble is if… Continue reading

Google Penguin update’s coming and there’s nothing you can do about it

Penguin

Update 18/10/2014: The Google Penguin update is here. ** Click here to see how I recovered! ** For those who don’t know what the Penguin algorithm is, it’s basically something that Google implemented back in 2012 which aims to detect unnatural backlinks to a site. Penguin is probably one of the most feared algorithm updates by SEO’ers because the damage can be very long lasting. Unlike other alogrithms such as Panda which frequently refreshes, Penguin doesn’t – in fact it’s been almost a year since we’ve seen any updates to the Penguin algorithm. If you’re unlucky enough to be hit… Continue reading

Don’t build backlinks to falling pages – it’s a trap!

Mouse Trap

With Panda 4.1 just being rolled out a lot of people will have no doubt started noticing certain pages on their website slipping down the ranks. Hopefully the majority of you have seen gains, but I’d imagine that if your sat reading this post then that’s probably not the case & your instead frantically looking for ways to fix your rankings. Sadly many people have begun taking the approach of building links to these pages that are sliding down the ranks, but whatever you do – dont – it’s a trap! The majority of these people who’ve begun building backlinks… Continue reading

Please, backlinking is soooo last year (no… seriously)

Sooo Last Year

The phrase “backlinking is dead” is one that’s popped up all over the web recently and it’s also a phrase that’s quickly shot down by other SEO’ers. The truth is that the people who come out and say backlinking is dead tend to be the ones building bad backlinks & not seeing any improvements, or worse, seeing negative movements. Whilst backlinks are not dead, backlinking has certainly seen it’s days. The trouble is that now that building a quality backlinking campaign has become so much harder it takes up so much more time & effort. When we now have social… Continue reading

How To Make Money With ShareCash

ShareCash Homepage Screenshot

Yesterday I wrote a post about how I discovered the CPA network ShareCash & quickly began making over $50 per day. As promised here is my follow up which goes a little more in depth into the methods that I used to begin earning so much money so quickly. For those of you that don’t know ShareCash is a CPA (cost per action) website which pays you around $1 every time somebody downloads any of the files that you’ve uploaded there. There is a little catch and that is that for somebody to download your file they have a fill… Continue reading

Is Referrer Spam The New “BlackHat SEO”?

Kambasoft

If you follow the blog then you’ll most likely be aware that referrer spam has been the hot topic over here lately, mainly focusing on that originating from Semalt & it’s sister sites such as kambasoft & the like. Don’t get me wrong referrer spam is an absolute nuisance, but you can’t deny it’s damn right effective which is beginning to make me a little worried. If you’re anything like me, a curious webmaster, then when you see a new referrer appear in your Analytics you’ll check it out. There’s nothing unusual about that, it’s part of being a webmaster… Continue reading

How To Block Semalt Referrer Spam

Semalt Logo

I recently wrote a post about blocking referrer spam¬†appearing in Google Anayltics coming from semalt.com which can be found here. In the post I wrote about a method of blocking the bots landing on your website by using the removal tool provided on the Semalt website, however after further research it’s possible that they may be using this tool to gather a list of active webmasters to whom they will send further spam. I’d therefore strongly recommend against using this tool, and anyway why you should be taking the time to opt out of something that you never opted into… Continue reading