30 Apr '14, 6pm

Actually, We Don’t Think Google Hates HARO Links

Actually, We Don’t Think Google Hates HARO Links

Despite the buzz going through the SEO industry today, we don’t believe that Google is specifically targeting links that are earned via the popular Help a Reporter Out service. That’s one of the claims from SEO consultant Bill Hartzer, in an article he published yesterday, Google Targets Help A Reporter Out, Press Release Links as Bad Links . In his article, Bill says he’s cleaning up a client’s links to remove a Google manual penalty. After submitting a reconsideration request, Bill says Google replied by pointing out three example links that continue to violate Google’s guidelines. Two of those links, he says, were earned via Help a Reporter Out. In case any of our readers don’t know, Help a Reporter Out — better known as HARO — is a popular service in which publishers can connect with expert sources for information, quotes, etc. (As a writer, I might use it, for example...

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