the dark side of seo

The first of 3 great posts about the recent Google Penguin 2.0 update. This article sheds some light of the reasoning behind the update and what it was intended to achieve.

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In the past, people could post just about any type of blog posts or articles they wanted and get ranked in Google. Getting to the first page of Google was also much easier and took much less work. Now, with Penguin 2.0 things have changed and SEO has gone to the dark side. This is especially true of Google’s latest Penguin update on May 22, which is fighting against web spam. The update has already affected almost 3 percent of websites.

The Biggest Losers of the Penguin Update

Websites that use a large amount of inbound links on their websites stand to lose the most. Most of these websites include gaming, blog, business, and pornography sites. These sites tend to use many low-quality inbound links to get a good ranking in Google. They will soon find out these practices will no longer work for them.

Article Spam

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