---- Drops in SERPs - updating content but unsure about link building
Robert_Charlton - 9:32 pm on Sep 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have back links coming to the site from article published on other peoples blogs. Which i post on MyGuestBlog.
Hi BexjEvans, and welcome to WebmasterWorld. To avoid taking the update thread too far into the discussion of any one site, I've split this off into its own discussion.
Yes, backlinks as you describe will get you into trouble. Google has made it clear, now, that they consider these to be self-placed links. Several recent discussions that might get you started thinking about this....
Articles posted on article sharing or blog-share sites, with the purpose of getting you multiple backlinks, are likely to be treated as unambiguously spammy... and have been considered for a long time now to do more harm than good.
If you have records on what you've been doing... I'm curious how recently you started the blog posting, and how closely the drop in rankings followed that.