Marie Haynes Consulting – Blog

Do nofollow links need to be added to a disavow file?

There is some confusion in the SEO world in regards to whether or not nofollowed links need to be removed when dealing with an unnatural links penalty.  Here is what John Mueller from Google says on the matter.  The following is a Webmaster Central Office Hours hangout.  John addresses nofollowed links at 30:46.     A user asks whether he needs to add nofollowed links to his […]

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Yes, high quality guest posts CAN get you penalized!

July 6, 2013 I’m pretty sure you’re a smart SEO.  You’re not one of those SEOs who gets links from low quality sources like comment spam, low quality directories and fake forum profiles, right?  You are likely able to get great links by writing good, authoritative articles and getting them published on high quality sites.  Those site make an editorial decision on whether or not to publish […]

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Is Penguin Recovery Possible?

After a long wait of almost eight months, the Penguin algorithm finally updated.  If your site was affected by Penguin back on April 24, 2012 May 25, 2012 or October 5, 2012 and you have been working hard at cleaning up your link profile, then you were probably pretty excited to check the SERPS after the release of Penguin 2.0 was announced.  But how many of you […]

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