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Blog Networks: Death Knell?

By • Mar 22nd, 2012 • Category: SEO Advice

Using Blog Networks

Using Blog Networks has been a popular route for webmasters / seo firms to gain links via articles. Of course, you are trying to game Google and when Google finds out it will devalue such links. That time is now – so you have been warned. Andy Williams and others have outed Build My Rank – no doubt other blog networks may follow.

Firstly Andy Williams …

Build My Rank – one of the blog networks I used on sites that have dropped from page 1 to page 2 or 3 has seen lots of its websites de-indexed from Google.  Other blog networks have seen similar de-indexing.

I think this is a big lesson for marketers to learn.  If you take on Google to try to beat the system, it may work for a while, but eventually big G will catch up on you.

More details:

Other Blog Network reports

Build My Rank Deindexed – The Future of Link Building
…known private blog network, was deindexed by Google on 3/19 and shut their doors effective 3/20! Lots of people are scared and aren’t sure what this means going forward. What happens to the future of link building? What does it mean for the future of blog networks? I’m working on a full analysis – with interviews. No worries, we’re on top of it!…
from Michelle MacPhearson – Mar 20, 2012 (2 days ago)

How Garbage Ranks in the SERPs: a Case Study
…and private blog network posts?  Wouldn’t that be helpful?  Even for the ultra-white hats, using this approach could eliminate these cheap links and make it more efficient to identify legitimate editorial links that you might try to match. Taking Link Analysis a Step Further — Using Semantic Markup to Identify Link Types The good news i…
from SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog

Blog Network Outed & Google Responds
I was doing some answering on Google Webmaster Central this morning when I spotted a thread where someone outed a link network publicly. This should be a little alarming to those blackhatter’s out there who do the same thing and don’t cover their tracks. What’s even more strange to see is an actual Google employee …
from Link Building


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is Howard Farmer - over 20 years of IT experience with IBM, Lotus, GE and Ameridata.
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