Loren Baker discovered some nasty Link Building tactics from HitcounterMaster for iDealPaydayLoans.com. By adding an invisible link to their widely spread hit counter, HitcounterMaster managed to get iDealPaydayLoans ranked first for Payday Loans. How about that. We’ve seen companies getting ranked with unintentional link bombs, other companies rank high because they’re too much of an authority, but ranking first on a multi-million keyword with nothing but invisible hit counter links?!? Come on, Google.
More Link Building this week:
The paid link debate still isn’t over yet. Jennifer Laycock’s concludes that ‘Google has the right to change the rules, but I have the right to ignore them‘ and Matt Thies keeps the discussion going as well. Search Engine Roundtable reports that the first signs of nofollow cloaking have already been spotted.
- Lee Odden explains why link marketing is a long term, full time job
- Shimon Sandler discusses the possible dangers of link networks
- The Link Report option of Google’s Webmaster Console is a bit buggy, according to people at WMW
- Lise Broer writes about How to use Wikipedia for Image Link Love, at SEL
- The 6 reasons why link building is so hard by Patrick Altoft shows how valuable good quality link building consultants really are
- Aaron Wall (I thought you were getting married) explained how building credibility can also get you links