You can find all the of the Google webmaster guidelines here and now, while they are called guidelines, things like having a robots.txt is not necessary if you do not want to block GoogleBot. So keep that in mind. This tool doesn't imply you are 100% doing something wrong but shows where you may be missing something based on those guidelines. … [Read more...] about Varvy Tools: Google Guidelines Testing Tool
The question was "Does hypnotizing somebody for links break the webmaster guidelines?" Adding "Lets say, I hypnotize somebody, tell them to log in to their Wordpress admin, tell them to link to me, then snap my fingers so they don't remember anything, does this break the webmaster guidelines?" … [Read more...] about Google Guidelines: Can You Hypnotize Someone For Links?
Stitching or combining content from different web pages without adding sufficient valueA couple years ago, Wired wrote a story named This News-Writing Bot Is Now Free For Everyone and talks about how bots are potentially the future for more of the necessary but less thought provoking articles that news publications write on a daily basis. Like press release summarizations, or financial earnings report stories and so on. It hasn't really taken off yet but who knows. … [Read more...] about Machine Generated Content For Human Consumption Against Google’s Guidelines?