The Dismal Economics of Private Blog Networks

For all of you blackhats freaking out, please read my disclaimer below detailing how this is meant to show that PBNs do not make economic sense on a small scale. Only if economies of scale are reached through larger investment do they make a viable financial model....

How to Submit a Reconsideration Request

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...

Ethical Analysis of Link Removal Ransoms

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...

How to Submit a Disavow File

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...

The Future of SEOs – Tools and Technical

Brent Csutoras of Search Engine Journal interviews our very own Jake Bohall, VP of Marketing at Virante, Inc. Hive Digital! … during Pubcon in Las Vegas this past October 2014.   In the interview, Jake speaks on the topic of how the integration of SEO throughout...

Relative URLs vs. Absolute URLs – Does it matter?

Okay, so this post may come across a little rantish, but it needs to be said…. relative URLs SUCK for SEO.     I can’t even begin to count the number of times one of our crawlers gets stuck in an endless web of spidering a broken relative url that leads to...

Link Building Opportunity for Major Weather Websites

Just a few days ago on January 14th, a fast moving squall line moved through North Carolina producing tornadoes and significant disruption. I, like many of you, subscribe to services that text message us when there are weather alerts in the area. However, I...
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