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Unnatural Links Tool, FaceBook Attacked, Apple iWatch, Speedlink 07:2013

by DiTesco

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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This week, Matt Cutts on Google Webmaster Help channel, published a video that addresses an excellent question about unnatural links. If you are a tidbit interested in SEO, you should know that “unnatural links” is something you would want to steer away from, as it has a big impact in your search rankings. Google has been sending out warning messages from their webmaster tools about this issue, and one problem was that there was no way of “finding out” what these links actually are. Anyway, according to Matt (which he says is excited about), they are rolling out a new feature that will provide a bit more of insight as to what type of links may be hurting your site. He does give some hints, such as, widget links, bunch of “keyword” anchor text on article marketing (directories?), and obviously, paid links. This is actually good, because with a bit more of information, you can safely use the “disavow links” feature, as well as reaching out to webmasters to remove links that supposedly Google does not trust.

Which links to remove when I get an “unnatural links” message?

On a different front, it was FaceBook that this week announced they were a victim of a “sophisticated attack”, but assures and reassures that no data has been compromised. Last week it was Twitter, oh well. Although the announcement was made this week, it appears that the attack was actually made last month. In any event, one interesting bit about this announcement is a perfect example of how a “negative” can be turned into a “positive”. Facebook’s official announcement mentions…

Facebook was not alone in this attack. It is clear that others were attacked and infiltrated recently as well. As one of the first companies to discover this malware, we immediately took steps to start sharing details about the infiltration with the other companies and entities that were affected.

Finally, VentureBeat reports an interesting article that speculates (or not) on why Apple has been “leaking” rumors (something they are not known to do) about the so called iWatch. The report suggest that it is because Samsung is actually releasing its SmartWatch. Hmmm, another battle in the making?

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO/Marketing

Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites

More Cool Stuff and Other Roundups

That’s it! Enjoy, have a great weekend!

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babanature

February 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Hello Ditesco,
A nice informative article and a awesome video to go with. Hope apple and Samsung don’t get into another fight. Nice info and a big thanks for sharing

2 Ileane February 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Hi DiTesco,
I like that Google is being more transparent about the links that they think are spammy. I’m also glad that they realize that a site might still have merit even though there are a few bad links pointing to it.

Thanks for sharing the links. I was really honored to be included on Samuel’s list of 14 bloggers to watch.

Chat soon!

3 DiTesco February 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

Hi Ileane. It is really good to know that Google is thinking to roll out this feature. It will really be very helpful, as most of the “non;tech” savvy people don´t have a clue as to what to do when they get warnings. Providing more info will certainly help.

As for Samuel´s list, yeah, that was good and nice to see that he also included me 🙂 You were already a given, LOL

4 Becca February 18, 2013 at 2:22 am

I have learned so much by reading your blog. It always amazes me how much there is to learn. It is also mind boggling how fast things change.

5 Ray February 18, 2013 at 3:09 am

So far I haven’t had a problem with unnatural links, but if I did it sure would be nice get more details about what they are. Hopefully Google will provide enough information about them once they roll this out. I know a lot of people have been confused about it.

6 DiTesco February 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I agree Ray. A bit more of information about this issue would certainly shed more light and help people tackle the situation more carefully. Right now, it is very difficult to assess anything 🙂

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Robert

February 18, 2013 at 3:15 am

Youtube will be definitely a huge trend this year 🙂 Hope to see more nice round up from you DiTesco

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Fred Owusu

February 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Great information Francisco… Thank you for the update about Google webmaster tools. As always, IBlogZone is my news for SEO.

9 DiTesco February 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Fred. Glad you always find some useful stuff in here 🙂 Thanks, as usual, for stopping by

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