Google is Banning paid Blog networks [Be Afraid]:(:(:(

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Hi peep's

Google is starting to crack down on paid blog network services because
technically your paying for links indirectly. This is against Google's TOS.
Argue all you want but the fact remains Google is not happy with blog
networks and they are de indexing them. Which means all those using
paid blog network services (including myself) watch out!!

I wanted to start this thread to pre-warn or alert anyone using paid blog
network services and share there expereinces.

This could have a adverse effect possibly wipping out niche businesses overnight.
This is not designed to spread fear into the IM community as there is
no edivence yet that Google is de indexing blogs linked to banned blog
networks. Just be aware of what's happening out there and avoid it.

If anyone has knows of a blog networks that has been de indexed by Google
please post your comments here to help others.


cheers

Nigel
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  • Profile picture of the author 1byte
    The sky is falling, the sky is falling! :rolleyes:

    What evidence do you have that Google is banning paid blog networks?
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    I've been checking tabs on my sites and for the past three weeks they're moving up steadily. And that's using paid blog networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
    Like I said this post is to get feedback from others about the matter.

    I use a number of paid blog network services too, right now things are good.

    Google is not stupid they know what's going on.. they known for along time.

    Until they decide that posting thousands of spun versions of an article to
    thousands of other web properties not for the readers benefits, but the
    sole purpose of getting high PR contextual backlinks for SEO then they will pull the plug.

    Lets hope this doesn't happen lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Detroit bankruptcy lawyer
      Originally Posted by todawg_not View Post

      Like I said this post is to get feedback from others about the matter.

      I use a number of paid blog network services too, right now things are good.

      Google is not stupid they know what's going on.. they known for along time.

      Until they decide that posting thousands of spun versions of an article to
      thousands of other web properties not for the readers benefits, but the
      sole purpose of getting high PR contextual backlinks for SEO then they will pull the plug.

      Lets hope this doesn't happen lol
      Would it be possible that Google treats blog networks differently based on their posting guidelines? To specify, treating networks that accept duplicate content, spun content, and just irrelevant content vs. networks that accept un-spun, unique content? Just wondering.
  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
    Banned
    I would guess that the people getting caught are the people using poorly spun content.
    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      2006 is supposed to signal something happening now?

      Google does not hate paid links. Big myth.

      Made $130 today for paid links. Link brokers,
      link resellers, link networks, that are worth their
      salt, know what they are doing.

      People who think that do not read what google
      actually publishes, or takes it way out of context.

      I would hazard a guess that what happened in 2006
      is extremely irrelevant to what is happening today.

      Paid links makes me more than adsense. But the
      brokers I am friendly with know what they are doing.

      Unfriendly link brokers and those who don't have a clue
      are not dangerous due to paid links, but dangerous because
      they do stupid things as they are clueless.

      Don't get me wrong. Paid links are not for everybody. In
      fact, I'd stay away from any paid linking on fiverr, just as
      an example. But again, not because of paid links. But because
      the people doing paid links on fiverr are knuckleheads. People
      should be known by the company they keep. You deal with
      the knuckleheads on fiverr, well, you're a knucklehead. Say
      that using your best Charles Barkley accent. You deal with
      idiotic link brokers, well, you're an idiot.

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    • Profile picture of the author mjazhilton
      Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

      I would guess that the people getting caught are the people using poorly spun content.
      Correct!
      Those who are properly submitting spun contents has nothing to worry about this!
  • Profile picture of the author HAWTs
    Hi, today, summit on high PR blog network is still working just fine for me.
  • Profile picture of the author goosefrabah
    It's all part of the game, don't rely on one source of links. Build up a good foundation of links, use a few networks, strengthen your portfolio and keep at it. One blog network goes down, another pops up. It's just the way of the game.
  • Profile picture of the author Adam James
    Does google really want to get rid of all our niche sites? They need them as long as you provide good quality sites with quality back links not spun rubbish. I always build my links slowly with BMR and some social bookmarking and all my sites are where I want them to be.
    • Profile picture of the author Detroit bankruptcy lawyer
      Originally Posted by Adam James View Post

      Does google really want to get rid of all our niche sites? They need them as long as you provide good quality sites with quality back links not spun rubbish. I always build my links slowly with BMR and some social bookmarking and all my sites are where I want them to be.
      What would you consider "slow" link building? Thanks!
  • Profile picture of the author Mack Attack 77
    Nothing is going to happen here. People have been getting scared lately about losing blog networks.

    I agree with goosefrabah....build a diverse set of links to your sites to 'panda' proof it as they say.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorhound
    They have been doing this since ages ago, right?
    • Profile picture of the author Dellco
      Over the past 2 years alone, it is undeniable that paid blog networks have become the in-thing for SEO. Take BMR for example, their growth over the past year was just.....super duper phenomenal.

      Word gets out really fast among the IM crowd that blog comments/ profile links/ directory links are not as good as paid blog network links.

      After that, you have the mad rush, and as things stand, Google WILL take notice. It is a given that they will start cracking down, and I definitely expect to see more of it over the proceeding months.
  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    If you are using a network that has no moderation and allows spun content then don't come to the forum and cry when your site tanks!

    Quality blog networks will be around for a long time to come but the junk ones are falling like flies!
  • Profile picture of the author amolwagh
    I am not at all terrified with the banning of blog networks at all but if you really fear this so badly go for - Build My Rank or similar networks. Because they only accept piece of manually written original content for adding backlinks. (Some marketers still tweaks with it), but yet they have blogs with hundreds of original articles.

    Which eventually will be the last network get banned!
    • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
      Originally Posted by mjazhilton View Post

      Correct!
      Those who are properly submitting spun contents has nothing to worry about this!
      It's not the those people that do the right thing you gotta worry about, it's the people that don't do the right thing that spoils party. When the ship sinks everyone goes down with it.

      Originally Posted by Eleva8 View Post

      Well if people can't see that Google has taken a firm stance against "public" blog networks in 2012 then everyone is blind. Never has there been such mass deindexing of networks in the history of Google. If you are using a network that has no moderation and allows spun content then don't come to the forum and cry when your site tanks!

      People need a little foresight to see what direction Google is going in!
      Halaula Eleva8. I cop some flack posting this thread when Google has been banning blog networks for yrs. Take off your blinkers people. Thank you Eleva8

      Originally Posted by amolwagh View Post

      I am not at all terrified with the banning of blog networks at all but if you really fear this so badly go for - Build My Rank or similar networks. Because they only accept piece of manually written original content for adding backlinks. (Some marketers still tweaks with it), but yet they have blogs with hundreds of original articles.

      Which eventually will be the last network get banned!
      It's only take one person to **** things up then it's back to the IM drawing board

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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    So theme your networks. I'm building a health network, and each blog has a "topic" (for example "natural remedies"). You can link out to any health site from such a blog, all you have to do is make sure your articles are all focused around natural cures/remedies.

    Don't make the networks public.

    Any other tips?

    edit: and yes, social bookmarking still works. So does manual blog commenting (especially on related niche blogs), guest posting, high quality directories, web 2.0 blogs (more than one article)...
    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by bnetwork View Post

      So theme your networks. I'm building a health network, and each blog has a "topic" (for example "natural remedies"). You can link out to any health site from such a blog, all you have to do is make sure your articles are all focused around natural cures/remedies.

      Don't make the networks public.

      Any other tips?

      edit: and yes, social bookmarking still works. So does manual blog commenting (especially on related niche blogs), guest posting, high quality directories, web 2.0 blogs (more than one article)...
      When you say "theme your networks." Are you talking about buying domains with PR in it? The ones you can buy from godaddy?
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  • Profile picture of the author SamuraiKat
    One thing that many people seem to be overlooking is that many of those that are linking to private blogging networks rely 100% on the network. There in lies the problem. SEO is not doing only one thing. No matter the SEO strategy, if you whole success lies in only one tactic, you are taking a huge chance.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by SamuraiKat View Post

      One thing that many people seem to be overlooking is that many of those that are linking to private blogging networks rely 100% on the network. There in lies the problem. SEO is not doing only one thing. No matter the SEO strategy, if you whole success lies in only one tactic, you are taking a huge chance.

      One tactic or several tactics, it actually doesn't matter. If you are part of some garbage network like SEO Link Monster that Google decides to come down on, your site is screwed no matter how many tactics you have been previously using. Don't kid yourself.
  • Profile picture of the author cresad
    Dont you worry there will be many coming everyday with some new tricks , used them till they are there,
  • Profile picture of the author dame016
    What are examples of paid blog networks that are still operating now?
  • Profile picture of the author orebian
    Have tried UAW, SEO Link Vine, LinkVana, MyArticleNetwork... the results were good initially but not in the long run. Anyone experience the same thing?
    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by orebian View Post

      Have tried UAW, SEO Link Vine, LinkVana, MyArticleNetwork... the results were good initially but not in the long run. Anyone experience the same thing?
      Yep.

      Tried linkvana years ago and got hammered. Lost of all my backlinks and many of their blogs got deindexed. They tried desperately to "cover it up" but eventually came clean.

      Looks like similiar things are happening at both High PR Society and BMR

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      I dont see what all the surprise is about really. Everyone already knows that these networks are against Google's TOS.

      Its just a matter of time before they get shut down.

      I wont be using them again, its just not worth the drama.
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  • Profile picture of the author rjd1265
    The problem is all you..(ya you) idiots who submit 200 post per day to your niche site. Google sees then and reverse engineers where you got the links from and figures that company is just posting crap and getting paid for it.

    If you did it right, slow, steady and mixed in indirect linking to blogs and web 2.0 that point to your money site there never would have been an issue.
    I submit 4 posts a day to ONE blog network (more to various others) and I grow rankings like crazy. My competitor, who by the way emailed me and bitched at my blog title because it was similar to his site, wondered how I beat him with so little backlinks.

    I simply stated I give Google what they want...a simple, easy to follow SEO Friendly site and slow and steady backlinks. I’ll help him out, no skin off my ass since he won’t see results for 4 days and get scared and blast the hell out of his money site again.

    If BMR does go down, who cares? You should have a variety of networks anyway and a new one will pop up tomorrow...simple as that.

    BMR is doing the right thing by closing doors to new customers and building up their network again. Good for them and quit bashing them...all my sites I have with them are not only doing great but increasing each day. I have one site that was at #30 for 2 years and now is at #11 and increasing about 1 spot every 8 days BUT I also do other techniques to help push that along. BMR works and they expect quality in return.

    If you rely on only once source you are screwed! I know people who make $2500 a DAY with Clickbank and they will not use another affiliate network. I ask them what they are going to do if they shut shop. They say it will never happen. Oh Ya, tell MySpace that. Nobody ever thought they would be where they are now. CB can easily be taken down since 98% of their products are just horrible...absolute junk!

    I set up each of my sites so if CB shut down today and BMR was banned, I could wake up tomorrow and continue as normal. All of you should do that too. I want everyone here to succeed, unless you are my direct competition then I hope you crash and burn so please take the proper steps to avoid getting your years of hard work wiped out in one day!

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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by rjd1265 View Post

      The problem is all you..(ya you) idiots submit 200 post per day to your niche site and Google sees this and reverse engineers where that came from and they find the blog networks.

      If you did it right, slow and steady and mixed in indirect linking to blogs and web 2.0 that point to your money site there would be and never would have been an issue.
      I submit 4 posts a day to ONE blog network and I grow rankings like crazy. My competitor, who by the way emailed me and bitched at my blog title because it was similar to his site, wondered how I beat him with so little backlinks.

      I simply stated I give Google what they want...a simple, easy to follow SEO Friendly site and slow and steady backlinks. I’ll help him out, no skin off my ass since he won’t see results for 4 days and get scared and blast the hell out of his money site again.
      If BMR does go down, who cares? You should have a variety of networks anyway and a new one will pop up tomorrow...simple as that.

      BMR is doing the right thing by closing doors to new customers and building up their network again. Good for them and quit bashing them...all my sites I have with them are not only doing great but increasing each day. I have one site that was at #30 for 2 years and now is at #11 and increasing about 1 spot every 8 days BUT I also do other techniques to help push that along.

      If you rely on only once source you are screwed! I know people who make $2500 a DAY with Clickbank and will not use another affiliate network. I ask them what they are going to do if they shut shop. They say it will never happen. Oh Ya, tell MySpace that. Nobody ever thought they would be where they are now.

      I set up each of my sites so if CB shut down today and BMR was banned, I could wake up tomorrow and continue as normal. All of you should do that too. I want everyone here to succeed, unless you are my direct competition so please take the propper steps to avoid getting your years of hard work whipped out in one day!
      Wow straight to the point. I like you. You remind me of Paulgl .
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by rjd1265 View Post

      The problem is all you..(ya you) idiots who submit 200 post per day to your niche site. Google sees then and reverse engineers where you got the links from and figures that company is just posting crap and getting paid for it.

      If you did it right, slow, steady and mixed in indirect linking to blogs and web 2.0 that point to your money site there never would have been an issue.
      Sounds so reasonable until you really think about it a little and then its obvious its just dead wrong. Network sites are not deindexed because one person goes off and posts 200 in a day. Sites are deindexed when the sites themselves are viewed. So what if you do 4 a day? If the network has 20 other customers being put on the same page thats 80 links all with separate subjects - dead give away the minute you look at it.

      You guys are not understanding that sites are not deindexed based on YOU over doing it. Its based on what the network site looks like in terms of overall content (not just your own) and the links appearing on the page.

      So all this mix it up and do it slow business has absolutely no relevance. If I am your competitor and you outrank me and I find even one or two of your blog network posts I report you to Google because its obvious with all those links on that page even if you didn't post all of them. bye bye links. You could be using ten networks. Google will thank you because they just found ten more networks to go after.

      And so really you can mix it up all you want should your competitor report you Google can see all the blog networks you are using. There is a lot of misunderstanding by those who don't understand how networks are built and used. Google doesn't have it out for one rental network and goes after them they will go after ANY network they get wind of and that might be the one you use next go around.

      Frankly those of you half bragging your sites haven't been hit are just lucky thats all. The moment someone puts a link on a page you are on in a serp where a competitor reports them you are potentially next up for bat.
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