3 Types of Links That Google Doesn’t Like: Is Your Site Being Penalized Because of This?

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  • Mike says:

    Great article but I still be believe Google’s approach is very flawed. When they say relevant search, sometimes the people they punish are the ones truly relevant so they do their searches a disservice by putting mediocre results ahead of more relevant results just because they are mad a company might have syndicated their articles across the web. For instants – people may want to start a certain type of business. Punished company A who was number one may have a truly detailed plan to really help people but now a person who has no industry experience now ranks ahead and all they talk about is generalizations with no real solutions. The users of Google suffer. Google results are terrible right now period. People like the theory of what their algorithms are supposed to do but in reality the quality they seek is more elusive now then ever.

    • Mike,

      Sooner or later, everyone disagrees with “The Big G”, as I call them, in some way.

      But, as mere peons playing in their sandbox, all most of us can do is try to remain in compliance with their ever-changing rules — and work our tails off to build our on communities so we’re not affected by their every move.

      Thanks for taking the time to chime in.

  • Evan says:

    this blog on why your site might be penalized by google was informative

  • Thanks for this article… I still think press releases are helpful from an overall marketing standpoint and I won’t quit utilizing them ever in our marketing campaigns..whether or not Google places high value on PR links is debatable as I still find them helpful. I think as long as you aren’t looking spammy and trying to manipulate Google, any unique content creation is helpful. Just my opinion.

  • I agree Mandy, and like you, I still use press releases as part of my online marketing strategy.

    I find that the more changes Google makes, the more I work to build my own community around my content (as I said to Mike above). This way, I worry less about what might be coming down the pike from them next.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  • Mandy, I agree with you. I still use press releases as part of my online marketing strategy. And I have no intention of stopping.

    I also work to build a community around my content online — that way I don’t have to worry so much about what Google is doing.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. :-)

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