JS_Harris - 4:08 pm on Jul 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Is link building dead? Thoughts?
No, link building isn't dead. Link building is a natural part of the internet and was even before Google existed. Create great content, link to it from where you please and let Google worry about the spam problem they created with pagerank.
Are we supposed to be as suspicious as Google of our own links before we post them to see if they might be considered evil by Google?
This includes any behavior that manipulates links to your site or outgoing links from your site.
I would guess this new addition is aimed squarely at those who create social profiles, blogger blogs and Web 2.0 sites with tools that do much of the work for them. Matt Cutts mentioned going to war against these types of links later this summer. Does that mean I should go to every social profile I have and unlink my site since these are now more likely to cause me ranking problems?
Using automated programs or services to create links to your site
I don't create spam links and already loathe being told to go to spam site owners to ask that they remove links to my site. I have better things to do with my time. If Google is truly a problem solving company I'd appreciate they solve that one fast.
'We want a spam free user experience' Google says but then they tell me to go visit these spam sites and beg for link removal to help Google clean up their rankings? I don't want to anymore, it's not my spam and I don't want to see it either.