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Is anyone else still noticing blatant link networking going on with ranking sites. I'm talking a company/brand/what have you is putting keyword anchor links at the footer to their other sites and vice versa.
and multiple in the footers of every page?
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 11:00 pm (utc) on Mar 18, 2013]
They are fully acknowledging that these are other websites in their network.You know, the proximity of words like "Other sites in our network" might just be the thing that keeps the links following it from being penalized if that is really why they get away with it.
however, I have seen the opposite many times over.
I think most everyone did back in the day as it sped up the process of showing up
Alright, the pmd parked domain has disappeared from the SERPs now. SERPs are still unsettled.
but all we change we change for the sake of our visitors
[edited by: backdraft7 at 2:01 pm (utc) on Mar 19, 2013]
... we lost some really big targeted single key words...plus semantics and plural results are gone. Other than pushing us back about 8 years, it's all peachy.
Is a recovery EVER possible?
Either Google has to get their algorithm under control or Bing and Yahoo have to start grabbing more market share.