If you are a small business owner in the Denver area; you know how Google updates can really help your website or kill you! Here are some interesting points from a small business owner who went from page 1 to page 10+:
Possible devaluation of thousands of links
prior SEO company was putting 9,000 links a month on their site. The company said the links went away or were devalued after the Google update.
My take: 9,000 Quality links a month-I don’t believe it! They sound like they were purchased from spammy sites.
Duplicate Content on other websites
They have 5 other websites that are in different geographic areas with the same content and no inter-linking.
My take: Google demands unique and authoritative content for each website that you own-this is SEO 101
Their Google Ad Words account was permanently suspended. But, one of the clever companies they hired was able to do a workaround and got the account unsuspended. Of course Google found out and they’re not allowed to use Google AdWords
My take: Really, you went along with this scheme? FYI Google sends out to emails to you warning of your ilegal behavior before they suspend your account!
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