irishsolar - 10:14 am on Apr 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
@Shaddows Google's quality guidelines keep changing. That's the problem.
I have heard Matt Cutts speak on video about ensuring your links have your keyword in it. Now that's a penalty.
For years Google said backlinks & competitors can't hurt you. Now they can.
They keep moving the goal posts and it is getting difficult to stay on the right side of them no matter what you do.
It's funny how many people say they do x,y,z as it is necessary for ranking, but also that they have never violated quality guidelines.
Doing anything to try and improve your ranking is against Google's guidelines.
This whole thing makes me want to have a drink. Or is that just because I'm Irish ;)