Google Panda and Penguin’s affect on SEO Hosting

There has been lots of discussion on how Google Panda and Penguin have affected SEO Hosting. Some have mentioned negative impacts, while others seem to be doing better than ever. We found the below article on RankBuilder that gives a great overview and is worth a read for anyone using SEO Hosting. Enjoy!

 

This is so important in today’s Post Panda Landscape that doing without is like trying to win NASCAR without a gear box in the car. No matter how fast the engine will go, you’re always stuck in first…

If you’ve been following the plot in SEO lately, you may have heard that “link networks are dead”.

This is one of the falsest and most damageable ideas to be circulated bar none!

Link Networks are THE most reliable way to add Authority links to the mix of lower tier links that tools and automation are able to provide.

If you take just one thing away from this presentation, let it be that you need LOTS of links to your sites from LOTS of SOURCES, over time, with the bulk coming from lower tier sites and some from higher PR authority sites. This is a must! There is no substitute…

Now I mentioned before there were big commercial link networks and that Google went after them with an axe and a chainsaw…

I should know, we own one of the 3 biggest ones, called ALN for Authority Link Network…

When the de-indexing started, it hit like a freaking hurricane. One minute things were normal, the next, our precious aged domains of which the network was comprised were falling off the radar at an alarming rate…

A few hundred the first day…

Then a few thousand the next… OUCH!

We scrambled to figure it out and put a stop to the carnage but our valuable properties were being de-indexed faster than we could gasp…

Was there a tell tale foot print we’d forgotten and which Google was using to find and destroy our years worth of work? We looked for it, but it wasn’t that…

“It was WORMS”

Not the kind that slither in your garden after the rain, but the kind that Google sent to slither in our network like spies, to use it to uncover as many sites as possible, following the chain and knocking them down like dominoes…

To make a long story short, we found the worms, kicked them out and salvaged thousands of domains which are now happily providing link juice and ranking domination power for our sites and those of a few select customers we kept on…

And since then, it has been working perfectly, so we learned 3 crucial things:

  • Despite what Google says, they can’t find link networks algorithmically, they have to buy an account like everyone else
  • If you make new clients sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) that they can’t share anything they see with Google, this actually prevents them from coming in or making trouble
  • Link networks work really well to get top search engines results and Google would like you to believe otherwise, for fairly obvious purposes…

But there is another reason why Google tried so hard to kill these off and convince users they were inefficient:

Because the links you get from a Good Quality link network are actually the secret sauce that allows all your other links to hit the target right in the bullseye…

 

Source: http://rankbuilder.com/. Date sourced: 7/11/2012.

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