Decay And Fall Of Guest Blogging For SEO

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 If you own a website and do any part of guest blogging as part of your strategy, it's a must read. If not you have a lovely Yoda photo 🙂

Recently +Matt Cutts put out a lovely posting talking about how for back link SEO for your website is a practice that… "Ultimately, this is why we can’t have nice things in the SEO space"… Which to me is spot on and made me had to share it.

Check out the full post here. 
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/guest-blogging/

I own many websites and ever day get requests from content farms, spammers and scammers asking to write me  "a high quality post… for a back link or two"… What do Glasses, bridal shops, or coffee stores  websites have to do with my geeky tech girl stuff? Nothing, but they assure me they will write me quality content for my audience. :/ I am glad to see Google stepping up to deal with this practice.

Also mentioned was how there is a time and place for this. Regardless of Google Search ranking bumps.. I've used quality guest posts to get PR and Branding leadership in my industries and that practice won't change. There is a use for guest posting, but not mass posting. I think there is a valid distinction.

Do you do guest posts?  Do you get these spammy emails?  What are your thoughts on Google Stepping up on the matter?

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