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notes from an ex- senior webspam team member

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by eterna, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. eterna

    eterna Registered Member

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    I received an email today. It provides some details revealed by a former Google webspam team member. Here is a short summary :


    Subject: notes from an ex- senior webspam team member

    What does google ?really? look for when resubmitting a site?

    Average webspam team member is trawling through 80 reconsideration requests per day

    The Australian reconsideration requests are processed in India

    Things they want:

    ? Where you got your links from (you, seo agency etc.)

    ? What you did to get rid of the links

    ? They don?t care about what you are going to do in the future in your request

    ? Just stick to all facts about linking

    ? Show them a definitive outcome to the percentage of links removed.

    ? They are looking for a good effort, they are aware not everything can be removed.

    ? Note your email correspondence and how many times emailed is good practice

    ? The percentage of total links removed is all that they are looking for, not referring domains

    ? Keep at the reconsideration requests he has seen 5, 6 back and forth and then reconsidered

    ? When you site is re-instated it will go back to the position it was at before and then the algo will take over and place where the algo deems it should be

    What is coming (What is the goal for Google)

    Google wants people to forget about SEO

    Focus on organic authority and relevance

    Forget anything that can be done at scale

    Building interaction organically on your website

    General Notes

    Relevance is highly important now

    Page rank is basically dead.

    Penguin is a filter for links that have been acquired on scale

    Quality link building is now more than ever about relationships (guest blogging, feature articles etc.)
     
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  2. themidiman

    themidiman Power Member

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    There's a big difference in what google wants, and what it's actually capable of achieving. I'll stop worrying about SEO when it stops working.
     
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  3. dichotomy

    dichotomy Regular Member

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    Last part reads like a neg seo guide lol
     
  4. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    There's definitely some truth to what the OP posted.
     
  5. eterna

    eterna Registered Member

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    Short term yes - long term we do not know ! There is no absolute truth for sure.
     
  6. chhhad

    chhhad Junior Member

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    Google can slam the bamhammer whenever they want, but they'll never be able to win the battle if they can't come up with new ways to determine ranks.
     
  7. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good insight. Of course google want rid of seo, but it will never happen - seo is just manipulating search results: it's like the principal of reverse engineering - whatever method google come up with, someone will find a way to manipulate it.

    Long live seo :)
     
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  8. Joker7

    Joker7 Regular Member

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    Great stuff, thanks for the share. Love the last line about relationships.
     
  9. Solidflash

    Solidflash Regular Member

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    Quality backlinks guys! Did it before the update, doing it now and didnĀ“t got slammed ;)
     
  10. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Page Rank is dead? I'm finding that one a hard time to believe since Google freakin' came up with it.
     
  11. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm sure page rank isn't dead, but I would say its just one of tons of metrics used now, and it's weaved in to those other metrics.