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Google's View on Guest Blogging for Links

"Sometimes it gets taken to extremes..."

     
3:06 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Matt Cutts speaks on the Guest Blogging for Links topic:
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"Sometimes it gets taken to extremes... when you're just doing it as a way to sort of turn the crank and get a massive number of links, that's something where we're less likely to want to count those links."
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That's interesting, and kinda what I would have expected from over-marketed stories.

Later on, Matt mentions about "high quality people": I wonder how they are defined. Is this where author profile status in Google is the benchmark?

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Not sure there needs to be a definition of a high quality person in terms of SEO. I think Matt was probably just refering to the value a respected profressional can bring to your site from guest blogging.

Or maybe he just meant "no scumbag SEOs looking for links" and was being polite. ;)
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I get offers to publish these "guest posts" all the time.
They are original but they spruik a dozen versions around, all embedded with the same links.
And they want me to publish it for free!

Bring back the honest link buyers, I say.
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Give it a year and a half and it will be considered unnatural :)
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"I get offers to publish these "guest posts" all the time.
They are original but they spruik a dozen versions around, all embedded with the same links.
And they want me to publish it for free!"

Okay, what should people do on your opinion?
How much you would like to charge for one guest post with couple of backlinks?