There are many forms of “Black Hat SEO” techniques which can be doing more harm than good for your site. Below we will go through the steps you can take to clean up past Black Hat Strategies used and how to spot SEO companies (& competitors) from doing this type of work to your website in order to prevent future issues or penalties. First off, What is Black Hat.
It seems that Google has updated their Webmaster Guidelines, specifically on the way they examine linking. They specifically mentioned press releases, article releases, advertorials, and excessive guest posts as possibly having implications as being link schemes. John Mueller of Google also recently stated that guest posts should have no-follow links. This seems to be part of Google’s attempt to be slightly more open about their views on Search Engine Optimization,.
It is my humble opinion that we are in the golden era of website development. We have reached a moment in which another tech bubble is growing and growing fast. The value of having traffic, more specifically quality traffic to your website/blog cannot be understated. The average CPM (cost per thousand impressions) for a specific niche blog can get up to $25-$50, so having even 1,000 impressions a day in.
Most people when they hear the word “blogger” picture something like this: But if you heard that they worked from home and wrote about what they love and never had to report to a boss, you might change your mind. The truth is that the need for content, more specifically quality content is still in very high demand online and could continue to use a lot more new entrants in.