First of all, I would like to thank Doc Sheldon for spending his valuable time and answering the questions. Doc Sheldon is SEO and Content Strategist and he is the founder of Intrinsic Value SEO and the editor of The Meld. He also write for Search Engine Watch and many other publications. You can follow Doc Sheldon on Google+. I’ve been following Doc Sheldon since 2009 and his observations on SEO world always inspire me. Here are some interesting answers from Doc Sheldon. Q: Many webmasters and businesses are getting afraid after Google penalties. What should be done to follow the latest challenges? Doc: detecting trends is always a challenge… trying to determine what Google intends, what they will do next, what their ultimate goal is… it’s [&hellip

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Most of the webmasters are wondering what happens after the penalty is revoked? You may have high hopes like big companies getting their penalties revoked and getting back in search results. To be honest, there is not much to expect after removal of penalty. I have received a lot of business thanks to Google manual web spam actions. Most of the people were reaching out for Google penalty removal services. I have successfully managed to revoke more than ten penalties. Most of them were related to un-natural links to their website. I also received the outbound/external links penalty that I got revoked by simply making all the links to no-follow. Am I Going to Get my Traffic and Rankings Back? Harsh truth! No, in most [&hellip

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There was a time when Angela and Paul links were very famous on Warrior Forums. Those links used to do miracles for low quality search engine optimization experts. It was the time before the launch of Google Penguin updates. Forums were considered one of the best ways to boost search engine rankings and people used to include spammy forum marketing in their arsenal. Remember, good SEOs never appreciated spamming the forums. When the concept of CHEAP and AFFORDABLE SEO Services introduced, most of us were fascinated because third world SEO Experts used forums as one of the main spam building technique. Are you still using? As you know Google hates Article website links and Spam Directory Links. Why Google Hates Forum Links? Google does not [&hellip

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When it comes to enterprise level, you only need the best SEO tools for your business to stay ahead of the competition. There are many SEO software that offer different options to manage your campaigns. Many enterprise level SEO tools perform tasks in one system and manage your thousands or even millions of pages from a single platform. You can try them using a demo option that is available with most of the software before you buy. Why You Need an Enterprise Level SEO Tool? If you want to stay updated about the search engine updates and want to track your rankings for millions of pages, then you probably need a platform to see all of your operations. Most of the tools provide automatic data [&hellip

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There is a debate on different forums on how Google is dealing with directory links? Google approach towards directory links is very unclear. However, I have compiled few responses and observations when requesting reconsideration request from my blog and clients. We know that Google does not like massive article campaigns with too many links going to your website. Similarly, directories are also the victim of devaluation from Google. Google Policy Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. You can conclude that “Paid Directories” are out of the game for sure. If a directory is asking for a price to include your link, then it means you are paying for the link. And it is against the Google Webmaster Guidelines and you will be penalized. I got [&hellip

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It is a good idea to take a break from your busy schedule and observe the surroundings. It will help you generate content ideas for your blog. I went to a local cafe to take a break and I started to look around for marketing and promotions that a local cafe can use to attract customers. This real world example applies to every blogger. When you are in business you have to take care of every single element; place, ambience, food, quality and even customers. Similarly, visitors on your blog are your customers because they will interact and do actions on your blog just like a café example where people come and buy coffee or food. When you are managing a blog keep these in [&hellip

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One of my blogs http://www.ebestcars.co.uk was hit by Penguin badly after the launch of animal updates. I started to remove all the links pointing to website whether good or bad because you don’t know what is going to turns against you. In an effort to remove the links I went so far to even remove links from all the directories that were in SEO Moz good directory list and WEB CEO Suggestion’s list. Guess what? Those were also included in manual action because Google rejected that look for paid links. And those were the only paid links (review fees by directory owners). However, I will cover this topic in my next post for Penguin Case Study. Recently, I sent a re-consideration request on wrong message [&hellip

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I was quite confused and shocked by the notice that one of my blogs has been hacked. How do I come to know? Google Webmaster Tools under Search Traffic>Manual Actions. One of my blogs listed as “Hacked Site”. First, I ignored the message because I knew my blogs have tight security because of recent hack attempts and multiple backlink spam attacks. [box type="note"]Here is the image from Google Webmaster Tools[/box] [box type="info"]To confirm it is not photo-shopped[/box] After a week I realized that this message seems to stuck and maybe Google is right. I investigated the issue further and I ran multiple scans and double checked my folder via FTP and web host file manager. I don’t find any folder or directory named “ebestcars.co.uk/moving.page/”. I [&hellip

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I have been in and out of blogging world, but I kept myself updated with latest SEO trends and news. I am surprised to learn that people still follow SEO methods that do not work anymore. However, there might be difference in opinion, but Google look at your website in a different way now as it used to be back in 2010. SEO has evolved a lot from just link building to user experience and relevancy. Most of the people think that SEO still works in the same way as it used to be in 2010, but the picture is different now. Google does not value methods that you use to optimize your website. Let’s have a look at some of the old school tactics. [&hellip

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Many friends ask about what are the best plugins that will complete their WordPress SEO. First of all, it depends on personal preference which plugin you like the most because many plugins offer same functionality. I have compiled a list of plugins that I always use to complete my WordPress SEO on any blog. You can choose them according to your liking because there are always alternatives that offers same functionality. All in One SEO Pack   It is one of the simplest and easy to use plugin recommended for every beginner or expert blogger. All in One SEO Pack provides complete control over your on-page SEO issues for WordPress. It gives many options like custom meta tags for home page, every new page and [&hellip

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