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Google Bombs, Google Slaps and Link Building

Google Bombs, Google Slaps and Link Building

Courtney Tuttle recently got a ‘Google Slap’. In this post I share my thoughts about why he got slapped and it doesn’t have to do with anything he wrote on his blog.

Adsense Optimization Tips

Adsense Optimization Tips

I wasn’t expecting to write another feature Internet Marketing article anytime soon but the inspiration hit so here it is. In this article we’ll take a look at some ways to optimize your Adsense niche site that may improve its earning potential

Duplicate Content Filtering Concepts

Duplicate Content Filtering Concepts

Duplicate Content Filtering by search engines is a common question. People have been wondering about this recently due to tools such as Niche Store Writer. You’ll find my take on duplicate content in this article.

Avoiding the Google Sandbox

Avoiding the Google Sandbox

In this article I expand upon a comment I left on Courtney Tuttle’s blog in a post about the Google Sandbox. In it, I’ll look at four factors that determine how severely a site can get sandboxed and some ways to potentially mitigate the effect.

Google Toolbar Allows Phishing Attacks

Google Toolbar Allows Phishing Attacks

Many bloggers love the Google toolbar because it shows that all-important green PageRank bar. Unfortunately, it seems that some of Google’s young, just-out-of-college, hot shot programmers got a little sloppy and left an exploit door wide open.

Googlenoia Update #2

Googlenoia Update #2

Googlenoia is the fear of what Google may do next to your PageRank or search engine indexing. Many people are still worried that Google will hand down penalties for innocent linking to other sites. Some have made every link, internal and external, on their blog ‘nofollow’. Others are looking for an angle to beat Google. Here are the latest links I’ve found on this phenomena.

Googlenoia Update #1

Googlenoia Update #1

Googlenoia continues to sweep the blogosphere. Several bloggers are concerned that having virtually any kind of followed link from your site is sure to cause a PageRank slapdown by Google. Here are some links to sites where this is mentioned and a chance to have your Googlenoid link added to the mix.

Do You Have “Googlenoia”?

Do You Have

There’s continued buzz around the blogosphere about the recent Google PageRank demotions of blogs using Pay Per Post, Smorty, and other review services. Some believe that there is no problem if you follow Google Webmaster Rules on paid links while others seem to be so afraid of what Google will do next they’re afraid to mention certain sites in their articles. In short, many bloggers have become paranoid about what Google will do next. I’m calling it “Googlenoia”.

Is Google Evil?

Is Google Evil?

Courtney Tuttle wrote this article, RealRank™ Doesn’t Solve Anything For Bloggers, discussing the recent wholesale PageRank slaughter of PayPerPost using blogs and IZEA’s attempt at creating an alternative ranking system. Of course, the conversation turns to Google’s practices and are they potentially illegal under US and EU monopoly laws.

Standard Oil and Google

Standard Oil Building

Much like Google, Standard Oil was the technology leader in their day and relied upon an efficient delivery system and responsible management to provide consumers with petroleum products. They even “did no evil” by being surprisingly ‘green’ for their day and time, finding ways to resell waste products rather than polluting with them. However, they soon became evil by using aggressive practices to destroy competitors’ businesses.

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