Guest Posts


Guest blogging has become an accepted and recommended way to increase exposure for the blogger submitting the post, and to gain quality backlinks to the blogger’s own site.  Bloggers report a real increase of visitors to their site after getting a guest post published on an authority site.


But it could just be that Google is frowning on this activity as it could be misused as a strategy just to get good backlinks. If this is the case, will sites with guest posts get penalized?


We take a look at the opinion of the site Quick Online Tips (




Guest blogging WAS great


Guest blogging started with a bang a few years back and QOT was one of the first few blogs to support guest blogging.  I remember that when we started accepting guest posts few years… Continue reading

Link Building


With the recent Google updates to their search algorithm there are now seem to be 3 ways to ensure good rankings: quality content, quality backlinks and social interaction.  Gone are the days where you could accumulate thousands of low quality backlinks from sources such as forum profiles and link farms, and so achieve good rankings.


What is a link building strategy that works right now?   One that will produce quality backlinks in Google’s eyes. Norbert, freelance writer and founder of, wrote the following in a guest post on



1.Guest Blogging On High Ranking Blogs


Guest blogging is one of my favorite link building strategies. When I started, I targeted smaller and intermediate blogs which had good PR (PR 2 or above). Such blogs are good for backlinking but you should never expect a load of referral traffic from them.… Continue reading



Early in 2012 Google spokesperson Matt Cutts announced that Google will endeavor to penalize sites that use over optimized SEO to get good SERP (search engine results pages) rankings.  Over optimized SEO meaning web owners stuffing their site content with keywords and creating artificial backlinks in order for their content to rank for the particular keywords.


Although many Internet marketers are crying foul, Google is only looking after its own interests by ensuring it stays the preferred search engine.  Keyword stuffing leads to inferior content and ultimately to a bad user experience.


Deny Saputra, from, shares her views on how to avoid over optimized SEO.



Is This the End of SEO?


Punk and metal might be dead but not definitely SEO. The Goggle’s banshee cries are only about over optimized SEO techniques and over optimized sites or blogs.… Continue reading