Link Removal Requests to Webmasters – Sample Templates

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1st Mail Draft Subject: Google Penalty & I really need your help Dear Webmaster: I recently received notice from Google that my website has been assessed a penalty after they detected unnatural links pointing to my website http://www.mysite.com/. The only way that Google will consider placing my website back in their index is by getting […]

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Got slapped? Here’s How To Deal with A Google Slap

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The battle’s lost… but the war’s not over. Before you go on your all out rampage, you’ll need to be patient and understand what happened exactly so you can plan for the rest of the war. This can be very hard, but who said life was easy?  This report will primarily discuss the Penguin Algorithm […]

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Google Turning Up the Heat Even More with Penguin 2.1

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Its been a couple of weeks now since Google released the Penguin 2.1 update. Although Google has claimed that only 1% of search results have been effected, it looks like a ton of people have been burnt yet again. After reading up a few related blog posts and forums where real people have shared real data, here’s the kind of links Google has now started targeting with Penguin 2.1

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A Link Building Mind Map – In A World Run by Penguins and Pandas

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Here’s a mind map with a chock-full of link building tips in the brave new world after Penguin and Panda were released by Google. Click on the image to zoom in…   And, here’s the full summary of the points in the mind-map… 1. Find Sites in Same Niche Find other sites in same niche and […]

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Google Takes Aim At Press Releases

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Google has now updated its Link Schemes documents in the guidelines saying that it now considers optimized links inside content distributed across other sites as in Articles or Press Releases to be unnatural. This line from the Google Webmaster Guidelines, specifies the point… Links with optimized anchor text in articles or press releases distributed on […]

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Guest Blogging – Now Being Targeted

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It appears that as of August 2013, Google is now going to target websites that are indulging in mass guest posts – IF the posts and/or the sites being posted to are of low quality and are not adding much value to readers. There is now clear evidence that Google wants you to NoFollow your […]

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A Birds Eye View of the Link Inspection and Classification Process

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Before, we look at things in detail, here is a brief look at what goes into a typical link clean up process. Below is a detailed flowchart of the entire link clean up process…

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The Unofficial Google Recovery Process Blueprint

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If your site got hit, you might want to look at the blueprint below to understand what lies ahead for you if you want to get your site back into the Google index. This is not going to be easy, but this is a good start. Click on the image to zoom in… You can […]

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Link Clean Up and Removal Process Overview

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Here’s an high level overview of the link clean up and removal process… Do You have access to Automated Link Analysis Tools like Detox, LinkRisk, Cognitive SEO etc? IF YES… Download Your Backlink Profile with the prelimnary link rating, inspection data and email contacts – all already provided by these tools. Start the email communication […]

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Low Quality Toxic Links that could Trigger an “Unnatural Links” Penalty

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In this post I am going to define what Google sees as low quality links that are “toxic”… and how, if they are detected, in “excessive amounts” in your backlink profile – they can result in getting you the famous “unnatural links” penalty or warning in your Webmaster Tools area, such as the one shown […]

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