SEO

Matt CuttsThe news of the week in the SEO community comes off the back of this post by Matt Cutts.

He started the post by saying this:

Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company.

Back in the day, guest blogging used to be a respectable thing, much like getting a coveted, respected author to write the introduction of your book. It’s not that way any more. Here’s an example unsolicited, spam email that I recently received:

 

Nooooooooooooo. That’s gone and done it. career over – I write this on my mobile (shit, need to cancel the contract) in the taxi on the way to the airport, ticket to Outer Mongolia in the other hand where I have applied to work on an organic tea farm in return for food and board. It’s going to be a different life than the one I have gotten used to, but surely I can get used to the simple life…..I wonder if they have internet on the farm…..

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