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GooG clampimg down on guest bloging for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Techxan, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Techxan

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    If your guest blogging your content is unique and quality (on the whole) anyway.

    A quality site isn't going to except a poorly written, dupe content or spun article and if your guest posting you should be targeting the quality sites in your niche.
     
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    Blogging is for quality people who provide a positive experience, not for people trying to make money online.
     
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    Take a look at the flag ship SEO companies.... beg to differ.
     
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    Example of a flag ship SEO company?
     
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    Nope - I work for a media agency and we write for links and build relationships with site owners. Bloggers want high quality content, I have a couple of very good content writers, they provide bloody good content, blogger is happy - we get a link and over 80% of the sites I deal with I can use for different clients - That's high valued guest blogging, we win, they win, we all win

    but deep down - I'm in this for results not helping a target out - I give them what they want and thats it

    However

    You get the other end of guest blogging

    Someone buys a dropped domain and takes on tons and tons of guest posts, yea they half decent content, but every post is linking out, every post is a boring 400 words and written for SEO - That's building a site for Adsense/links and not designed to be "part of the internet community"

    That's the difference between good blogging and getting links for the sake of a link

    Same as web directorys - if anyone can get a link then its shit

    If you have to pay and you have the chance of being denied then it may just help you gain authority
     
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    Code of the West---marketers find a new way to get quality links for ranking purposes, then Google announces they will start calling it spam. Same as it ever was. Folks, if small IM sites flocked to produce 100% quality content and authoritative links, Google would then seek a way to differentiate "quality spam" from "real quality," LOL.

    It's a shell game, G wants people to give up on free SEO and free organic traffic, and use PPC to get exposure. Attempting to differentiate guest post spam from "quality," instead of letting webmasters and visitors judge that for themselves, is just the latest example of it trying to be a directory instead of a search engine.
     
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    1) This is pretty old

    2) Writing quality content that adds something to a blog isn't going to get penalised. However, if you're regurgitating crap and/or spinning stuff, well what do you expect really? Of course you'll get targeted.

    Spun articles really have fallen by the waste-side lately. However, with big G's inability at the moment to even pick up on some paid links and/or placed articles, it makes me wonder how they'd want to implement this further by "targeting" some guest posts.
     
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    Distilled maybe?
     
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    I think yes.
     
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    What a bag of stale bollocks!

    Lost Tom and a few other very talented guys due to being money grabbing knobs, all they done was attempt to copy the business model of Moz

    And fell by the wayside and getting deeper
     
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    You're implying they make money blogging?
     
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    On the contrary, I think they're completely in cahoots to produce one of the biggest SEO circlejerks of the modern era. Same spiel, same "methods", same egotistical nature.

    It's pretty much a "legal" linkwheel.
     
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    Mat Cutts said nothing new ... If guest posts are quality, they will count. If you publish guest posts on crappy sites, you won't benefit as much as you would publishing on good quality sites.
     
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    If you are mass spinning these so-called guest posts, that defeats the purpose altogether, doesn't it?

    Guest posting, in concept, would work well because a well-established blog would want good content, and will have some kind of moderation in place. If you take the moderation out, there's not a lot differentiating guest blogging from having a really, really good blog network and spamming it.

    Didn't Tom leave for Google or something?
     
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