01 Aug '13, 1pm

What is 'Pure Spam'? 10 Examples From Google

Like a hot dog, one does not often associate the word "pure" with "spam". In fact, one is generally best not to think of what it's made of – unless you're Google, of course. Since 0 AG (A fter G oogle), Google has had to contend with pesky webmasters and SEO practitioners looking for ways to rank sites as highly as possible as quickly as possible, often regardless of what that actually did to the search results. Any decade-plus veteran of SEO will remember the "Wild West" days of SEO and, if they were trying to stick to pure white hat strategies, their frustration. For years Google told the SEO community that buying links was bad, content scraping and spinning was trouble, blatant link schemes would get you penalized, and that you should focus on good content that people will want to link to naturally. The problem? The algorithm they had couldn't compete with what are now ...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2286153/What-is-Pure...

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