Tag Archives: Google

Google Kills Google Authorship, No More Recognition for Writers

One of the biggest benefits of Google Authorship was the fact that the actual content creators, the authors, finally get the recognition they deserve for their hard work. Before Google Authorship, the focus was always on the website and the company’s brand, not the author. In fact, oftentimes authors were lucky to even get a by line on things they created. It is not uncommon for authors to write hundreds… Read More »

Guest Blogging for Google Authorship Reputation instead of Link Building

Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, has publicly and repeatedly stated that guest blogging for SEO purposes is dead.  We are already seeing that Google is taking an aggressive stance towards link spam, especially on guest posts and link farms. One thing that really hasn’t been touched upon, but is lurking in the background, is guest blogging for the purpose of increasing your Google Authorship reputation. As Google… Read More »

Labeling the Purpose of Links in HTML could Reduce Link Spam

In order to help search engines like Google & Bing understand the weight and importance of links on a page, and to reduce link spam, perhaps we need to start labeling the purpose of the links on our websites and blogs. In a previous article, we talked about “Is linking dead for SEO?” and Matt Cutt’s statement that guest blogging for SEO is dead.  Search engines are finding that using… Read More »

Is Linking Dead for SEO?

In a controversial and much talked about post by Matt Cutts, entitled “The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO,” the head of Google’s Webspam team declares that guest posting for SEO purposes is dead. In his post, which has been edited several times for clarity, he attempts to clarify that Google is targeting spammy links only, but leaves the door open for linking for legitimate purposes. Google is in an… Read More »

Self-Censorship and Anonymity

One thing that has always been great about the internet is the ability to be anonymous.  It allows us to be ourselves, sharing the most intimate moments of ourselves, both the good and the bad parts.  Some people were willing to share life enriching advice and share experiences with complete strangers because they were anonymous, while others decided to let their true, dark colors shine through by being a jerk… Read More »

YouTube Comments & Google+ Integration Causes Controversy

Google now requires YouTube users to have a Google+ account in order to post comments.  The change has been so controversial that some discussions about the change have been so heated that people are resorting to four letter words. One YouTube user even created a song telling Google what they think of Google+ [NSFW] (posted under her real name), while a social media professional responded by calling people names for wanting… Read More »