Google Webmaster Tools have their own Youtube Channel (Which I really recommend you subscribe to!!) where they share very useful videos about how Google handles stuff they find on the internet. They often shed light on a couple of very hot topics in the SEO industry.
In this article I want to share a video that I found about how you can identify unnatural links and why the PageRank Tool Feature won’t be disabled in Google Webmaster Tools.
Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts announces that Google will soon begin supplying example links that were detected as being untrustworthy.
“A feature that we’re working on and that we are in the process of rolling out, which I’m pretty excited about, is that we will basically give you examples. So as we’re building the incident, whenever a webmaster analyst is saying ‘OK, these are links not to trust,’ we’ll include an example link. You might get one, you might two, you might get three, but basically it will give you an idea of the sorts of links that we are no longer trusting.”
Cutts goes on to give a few specific examples of types of links that could trigger the warning, including:
- Too many widget links
- Keyword-rich anchor text links
- Article directories
- Paid links
Here is the video
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