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SEO Link Roundup: Backlinks, Link Removal, Paid Links, oh my.

Link Removal is the topic du jour. So much has been written about it, from the painstaking process of removing potentially negative backlinks, to “WHY ME NO GOD NO I THOUGHT THOSE WERE GOOD LINKS! GEEZ GOOGLE!”

If you’ve been hit with penalties from the almighty Google recently, we hope you’ve gotten through your initial grieving period and are now ready to do some work and get rid of those low quality backlinks. Unless you don’t want to rank in Google. Then you have nothing to worry about. Not sure how popular this “Google” thing is going to be anyway…

That said, the SEO Friday Link Roundup this week is chock full of backlink information goodness.

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Penalised by Google? Here are 3 steps to righting that
So you pushed the limits in terms of link building — you built links to your site that weren’t exactly squeaky clean or natural. Perhaps you used some blog networks, perhaps some low quality directory submissions, or even forum profiles. Who could blame you? Truth is, it worked for a while – but then one day you got a not-so-pleasant message from Google Webmaster Tools – the dreaded “unnatural links to your site” warning. Read more…


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Matt Cutts Shares 4 Ways Google Evaluates Paid Links
Webmasters and Google have such a love-hate relationship when it comes to backlinks. Webmasters know they need great backlinks in order to rank well, and Google knows they need to keep on top of how to determine if a link is paid or not, so they can react accordingly.

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12 Ways to Increase Traffic from Google without Building Links
Link building is hard, but it’s not the only way to make traffic gains in Google’s search results. Read more…


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The recent announcement from Matt Cutts on guest blogging or contributing content to third-party websites in exchange for links will be scrutinized more than ever has left search marketers and social media strategists running around wondering what they can possibly do to earn credible links in 2014. Read More…



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Garry Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions. He has extensive experience in key initiatives and operational responsibilities grounded in information technology and performance management.

Garry’s expertise and esteemed reputation, coupled with SEO Inc.’s impressive client success record has earned him such accolades as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List for the Hottest Internet Property, Inc. 500 2007 Honorary award for Fastest Growing Private Company in America, an Inc. 500 top 50 Company in San Diego, and interviews with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee,, Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.