This is pretty interesting.
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that Google shook up the SEO world earlier this year. There were a few updates that created quite the stir. Google Panda and Penguin being the most prevalent.
In these updates, Google went after things such as thin content, keyword stuffing and unnatural linking. It’s the kind of stuff that you and I shouldn’t really worry about. The only people who should worry about are those who have absolutely huge websites with very little content, those who have stuffed their page titles, meta areas and page content with a large amount of unrelated keywords and those who participate in shady link networks.
Now, oftentimes those who are the worst at doing these types of things are also the most verbose online. Actually, those who know very little about SEO or website management in general are often the most verbose online. That’s why it’s very dangerous to act upon anything you read these days.
Anyway, I guess Google released some information that a “verbose” group of people misinterpreted and went a little crazy over. I see this all the time. The term, “knee jerk reaction” comes to mind. The information had to do with how many messages Google sent to those who use the Google Webmaster Console. These folks decided that the messages were about unnatural linking. So, Google had to correct the myth below.
If you’re involved in the SEO world, this video may interest you.
How many messages did Google send about unnatural links?