Is Link Building In Any Way Good Or Is It Bad

Is Link Building In Any Way Good Or Is It Bad?

Penguin 4.0 Update 2016 Link Building Tips The million dollar question – Is link building in any way good or is it bad, and how do I identify bad links? Firstly, I keep reading about people getting crushed by last years Penguin Update (October 2014) that used automated programs like ‘XRumer’, which is a program that can post links and ads on more than 400,000 resources and ‘Ultimate Demon’ as well as ‘Sick Submitter’ that submits content and links to hundreds of sites, mostly directories and bookmark sites. Earlier this year (2015) Google’s Webmaster trends analyst John Mueller was captured saying live in a Google+ hangout when asked the following… Read More

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Google Penguin 4.0 Real Time Algorithm Update

Penguin 4.0 Algorithm Live And Running Wild!! Google’s Gray Illyes on Twitter has officially confirmed Penguin 4.0 Algorithm Update.¬†Google Webmaster Blog states Penguin is now part of the core algorithm Google last updated Penguin in October 2014, which resulted in Webmasters waiting two years for Google to refresh Penguin. Sites that were affected in October 2014 should see a recovery. If you don’t see recovery it means the site has not been cleaned. The real-time Penguin will crawl the web as part of the core algorithm and amend as they crawl. The new Penguin is no longer site-wide and will impact pages on an individual basis (it won’t affect the… Read More

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Penguin 4.0 Possible Update 4 January 2016

Penguin 4.0 Hits South African Websites, False Alarm!!? ALL South African sites I’m currently optimizing or watching over had significant traffic increase, ALL on 4 January 2016. This by itself points to an algorithm update, which I suspect could be Penguin 4.0 that was scheduled for early January 2016. The above image is a 5 page website that was last updated with content around 6 months back and seemed to have lost average position with Googles last Search Console update, it now displays a hike in traffic, which occurred on 4 January and the below snapshot taken from Webmaster Tools Search Console shows similar behavior on the 4 January. The… Read More

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