Link Removal Tips and Trends

Google Updated Penguin, Finally

November 29, 2016 by

The Penguin algorithm has been part of the lives of online marketers since early 2012 when the first iteration was unleashed and decimated an industry rife with easily repeatable spam. When Google updated Penguin for the first time, it hit many webmasters who utilized unnatural inbound linking as their primary strategy for ranking well in organic [Continue reading]

Stop Comment Spam

April 24, 2015 by

Over the past several years I’ve been involved in the Internet marketing community, one thing has really gotten under my skin: comment spam. Almost every back-link analysis I’ve performed has comment links in one form or another. Many of these links can be quite old, as  comment sections keep track of the day / time the comment was posted. [Continue reading]

The Perfect Reconsideration Request

March 20, 2015 by

Acquisition of a penalty can be a daunting task to address. You have been told by your SEO that the work they have done up to this point abides by the Google Quality Guidelines, and now that trust is broken. More than likely you have severed ties with your SEO company / employee, and now [Continue reading]

An Insider’s View on Link Steroids

February 2, 2015 by

Two great passions in my life are baseball and SEO. Having played baseball throughout college and now leading link development at Hive Digital, there are countless similarities when it comes to preparation and execution of strategy. So naturally, I was immediately drawn to the idea that link building in the world of SEO is now [Continue reading]

How to Submit a Reconsideration Request

December 10, 2014 by

How do I Submit a Reconsideration Request? What follows is our step-by-step guide on the proper process by which to upload a reconsideration request to your Google Webmaster Tools account. It may seem like a daunting task at first, however, this is one of the easiest steps in the manual penalization process. Please note, if you do not [Continue reading]

Ethical Analysis of Link Removal Ransoms

December 8, 2014 by

Ethical Analysis of Link Removal Ransoms If you have performed link removal outreach, you have received an email asking for payment to remove the link, directory listing, content from a blog / article site, etc.   The real question here is: Should I pay a webmaster to remove a link to my site? The short [Continue reading]

How to Submit a Disavow File

December 4, 2014 by

How Do I Submit a Disavow File? If you have encountered an unnatural links penalty, it is necessary that you upload a disavow file to your Google Webmaster Tools account prior to submitting a reconsideration request. Even if you have not been hit with a manual penalization from Google, you may be the victim of [Continue reading]

Are You in Danger of Anchor Text Over Optimization?

June 7, 2013 by

We’ve just added a free Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool to the site for our Remove’em bad backlink removal tool. This tool will quickly tell you if you have over-optimized links pointing at your site that could cause you to get a Google penalty. What Is Anchor Text Over-Optimization? Anchor text is the text that [Continue reading]

How Do I Know What Links To Remove?

June 6, 2012 by

For the past six weeks I have been trying to help site owners in the Google’s Webmaster Central. Many of the sites were sailing along fine for the last few years building so-so links from so-so sites. Then Panda and Penguin showed up and spoiled everything. Wondering if you’re at risk for a Penguin Penalty? [Continue reading]

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