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The Death of Guest Blogging

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gdon9, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Slashdot

    Slashdot Regular Member

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    Avoid the use of the phrase "guest post", don't add your ******** link in the author's bio, but in the article itself, and you are good.
     
  2. SimonRohde

    SimonRohde Regular Member

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    No it's not death. You just have to do it on high quality sites, instead of shitty blogs. :)
     
  3. jollyman

    jollyman Elite Member

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    Guest blogging is a respectable thing as Matt Cutts stated, its authenticity is sustainable by the way we use it. At the same instance, again as he said still some fantastic, high quality guest bloggers out there to conserve its sanctity.
     
  4. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    This is good, about time. Maybe this will cut down on several emails a day that look like this one that was sitting in my inbox this morning:

    "Hi sir I am expert in field of related to your website and I am expert at guest post blogger post of gud quality. I offer you one post of gud quality of 500 words for you to post with my link. Plz take guest post for site and I send now. Await your thankful response of guest poster for related site."



    PS: Legit guest posting is far from dead
     
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  5. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    Guest blogging is not dead (and is very unlikely to die in the future). The point is that Google can?t algorithmically differentiate between guest blogs and other kinds of articles. Blogs aren?t legally bound to disclose that anything they publish is a guest post or not a guest post, so there's no way Google can figure it out.

    But Google IS capable of detecting low-quality content, texts that are stuffed with too many keywords, etc. So, to avoid a penalty for that you need to follow very simple rules.

    As a writer:

    - Don?t spread your content on guest blogging farms. If a site has a ?they?ll publish anything? reputation, don't even consider publishing your content there.
    - Build a readership with influencing bloggers (not just try to get links on their blogs). It will be more valuable than a one-off guest post.

    As a publisher:

    - Publish only great stuff.
    - Don?t label anything you publish as guest posts.

    And remember that search engines have always stressed that quality, original, user-friendly content is the key to rankings success. So it doesn't matter if an article is a guest post or not. If it brings value to readers and doesn't violate search engines' guidelines, it totally fine!
     
  6. seocrab

    seocrab Supreme Member

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    hahaha, awesome.
     
  7. badboyseo

    badboyseo Newbie

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    This is no surprise, especially the way this was being abused.
     
  8. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    I thought it was always pretty clear that anything you did to build links was against G TOS... they just want to sell those ads!
     
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  9. coreyvf

    coreyvf Regular Member

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    Yeah exactly, getting traffic without paying for it is frowned upon by big G. (By the way, the traffic I get from Adsense ads is garbage with an extremely high bounce rate... yet free organic traffic? Extremely low bounce rate... hmmmm)
     
  10. spiderweb2

    spiderweb2 Newbie

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    Do whatever it takes to rank and bank, froget about listening to what is blackhat and whitehat, if it is profitable, go for it, if not, avoid it.
     
  11. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If its not on page that is clearly just created for guest posts, then there is no way how they could determine it, so he can say whatever he wants, they dont have any way how to find it. And those big sites full of guest posts have been penalized I dont know, at least two years ago now?
     
  12. crazedspyker

    crazedspyker Senior Member

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    The only thing I can think of right now that all spammy guest posts have in common is they all link out and promote only 1 site.

    If google wanted to use that as a footprint for an algorithm, there would be too many casualties, so I don't know how that would be possible.
     
  13. Paper-Boy

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    Interesting concept. I doubt this will ever work. Google will just buy out any competition it sees. They just have too much money to do anything what they want right now..
     
  14. ilim72

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    Just a desperate attempt to appeal to people to stop spamming. Guest blogging been for ages and it will continue have place. Just like everything else these days. If you have blog and want to continue maintain authority of it you better be selective what to post on it. Quality content that attract people will always be beneficial for both sides. Of course if you allow to post spammy content with back-linking to porn sites
    you will not score much with google.
     
  15. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    oh so the 3 emails i get every day from this person is a blackhat?

    damn the name Mounicka just screams blackhat

    Hello xxxxxx,

    Good Day to begin with, I am Mounicka from MyGuestPost.com.

    Here at MyGuestPost.com, We provide high quality guest posts for your targeted clients no matter what niche they fall into. We have real time connection with the bloggers from round the globe to bring you the real guest posts.

    How do we differ ?
     
  16. emperorjones

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    "Really high quality guest blogging is worthwhile...in some cases"

    wtf Matt. When is "really high quality guest blogging" a bad thing? Google is getting to the point where they are about to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
     
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  17. brooktroutballer

    brooktroutballer Registered Member

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    I thought the funniest part was some blackhatter spamming Cutt's mailbox
     
  18. Bokva

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    Great, soon there will be no links to other sites, only links to your own sites.
     
  19. jiggsaw

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    This is hilarious. People should always guest post on sites that have relevant and targeted traffic. Then Google is taken out of the equation. Who cares if Google doesn't like it for SEO? I'm not focusing on PR, DA, or any other SEO metric. I'm doing it for the "traffic" and making sure that users actually engage on the site. People lose site of that all the time and give Google too much damn control.
     
  20. aseohosting

    aseohosting Newbie

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    I think that this is a warning shot to the worst offenders, who are just using guest posting to game the system and are using spammy tactics to further their agenda. However, a solid guest post can certainly be quite valuable to the customers who read a company or industry blog, and Google is not going to start penalizing that. They will spend a lot of time on dealing with guest post spammers, especially sites that are just guest post farms. But do we really see anyone getting punished for writing a New York Times editorial or Forbes guest post? Regardless of SEO reasons, there are still a number of good reasons to guest blog within your niche, which include increased traffic to your site by getting a new set of eyes, building relationships within your field, and increasing your authority.