Citadel-Insurance.co.uk The now-famous spam site, Citadel-Insurance.co.uk, came out of nowhere to steal (quite literally) the number one spot away from its competitors. How did it do this? When the website was set up, it was nothing if ordinary. It didn’t really even have any content. Solution: steal backlinks. No, really. Someone hacked into real, legit, websites and planted real, “legit,” backlinks to the spam site. Using this technique, it was able to build a massive backlink profile that any real company would be jealous of. It looked “natural” because the links pointing to the spam site were inserted into content and other places where meritorious links would ordinarily go. … [Read more...] about Does Google Discriminate Against Some Businesses?
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Disavow the Bad Links: After you have identified and made the list of the links to be removed, submit the data into the Disavow Tool. The Disavow Tool will label a link with a tag so that Google algorithm does not credit it to your site in a positive or negative way, but keep in mind there are mixed reports on the efficacy of the tool. … [Read more...] about How to Combat and Recover from Negative SEO Attack?
Keep in mind that if hackers are doing something malicious on your site, you might not even get a “Hacked Site” manual action. I’ve handled several cases where unknowing webmasters have ended up with a “Pure Spam” manual action instead. … [Read more...] about 5 Types of Google Penalties (And What You Need to Do to Recover)
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How to improve your rankings after a Google filter If your website rankings have dropped because of an algorithmic filter, you have to improve the quality of your web pages. It is also important to make sure that your web pages do not contain technical errors that keep search engine crawlers away. These technical errors can happen after a website redesign, after installing a new plugin, etc. … [Read more...] about How to recover from a Google penalty