Recent post by Matt Cutts on his blog regarding guest blogging for SEO is a spam has created lot of buzz in SEO marketing industry. Whole blogging is ready to see a strict action from Google spam team on various blogs. I have studied the history of Google views on guest blog post and found after having few advice’s on how to do guest blogging now Google has come forward to penalize the guest bloggers or guest blogging service sites. Below is the summary of Matt Cutts view from time to time
- In October 2012: VIDEO Matt Cutts favored the guest post by experts in specific niche and rejected SEO approached of spinned content on various blogs.
- In July 2013 Google engineer John Mueller advised to have a nofollow links in blog post especially when you are writing for the purpose of link building or SEO.
- In October 2013 Matt Cutts issued a warning against mass guest blogging and advised that guest posting should be done in a moderation to avoid Google action.
- In Dec 2013 Matt Cutts again discussed about the spinned content guest blog post and spammy guest posting
At last on Jan 20, 2014 Matt Cutts confirmed on it blog that Guest posting with aim of getting links for SEO purpose is against the Google quality guidelines and Google will take action
So finally google is ready to make changes in their algorithm to find the low-quality guest posts or guest blogging just for the purpose of getting links. Best way to pitch the quality blogger in your niche and share your knowledgeable best content with them to share among there viewers, best know as brand Influencer outreach services.
Guest Blog Posting is organic and good if done with the intention of branding, exposure, visibility, reach and for community