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    The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO

    The venerable Mister Cutts said:

    Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company. Back in the day, guest blogging used to be a respectable thing, much like getting a coveted, respected author to write the introduction of your book. It’s not that way any more.
    The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO
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    Interesting. It was not very long ago that the same Matt Cutts was encouraging guest blogging as a legitimate way to build backlinks. It has always been considered legitimate as long as the posts are in sites related to your site and you write quality content. So does that mean that they will now start penalizing all the millions of guest posts out there?

    Pretty soon they will not want us to post anything to our own blogs.

    This is just another of many, many reasons to strive to abandon all things related to Google.
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    Truly.
    Soon MC and google will say:
    If you have a blog and there are any links at all, be in on the sidebars, header, footer or even in your posts?
    We will drop your blog from the serps and negative page rank will be given.
    Because we are on a crusade to ELIMINATE ALL LINKS ON THE INTERNET!
    EXCEPT FOR THOSE OF OUR ADVERTISERS!!!!!

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    "You should probably consider dropping your blog(s) from the internet since many blogs contain outbound links spreading non-search-result traffic, illegal link-juice leakage, and attract questionable inbound links which may skew search-engine result listings in favor of the offending blog". Consider adding the no-follow attribute to your body HTML tag. Or even, for off-line SEO: add a no-follow tattoo to your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    "You should probably consider dropping your blog(s) from the internet since many blogs contain outbound links spreading non-search-result traffic, illegal link-juice leakage, and attract questionable inbound links which may skew search-engine result listings in favor of the offending blog". Consider adding the no-follow attribute to your body HTML tag. Or even, for off-line SEO: add a no-follow tattoo to your body.
    I have tried all of that. The tattoo was the most effective, but my wife will no longer sleep with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Truly.
    Soon MC and google will say:
    If you have a blog and there are any links at all, be in on the sidebars, header, footer or even in your posts?
    We will drop your blog from the serps and negative page rank will be given.
    Because we are on a crusade to ELIMINATE ALL LINKS ON THE INTERNET!
    EXCEPT FOR THOSE OF OUR ADVERTISERS!!!!!
    This is really possible in the future of Google. Large scale of guest posting links in MyBlogGuest website triggers the red flag in Google and whatever websites are benefited in this guest posting links will be penalize.

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