Some how in this age (2015) and for the past decade and half, sites are still getting busted for link spam. Even after the Google Penguin algorithm, which slaughtered websites that used a paid strategy as a weapon in the search engine index, web-masters, marketing companies, and small business owners still engage this form of black-hat-seo. Sure it works, you’ll find a fast rush and surge of traffic, feeling on top of the world and then the unnatural link warning hits your Google Webmaster Tools account. You should panic, espcially if you’ve spent large amounts of money on back-links or software to help you build links.
Thumbtack Recruiting Job Site Nailed By Google For Link Spam
This is ironic considering that Google backed the website in capital in order to get their goods/services to the market place. That’s RIGHT! They engaged into serious link spam. This whole thing got started, when a certain someone released this article post that showed ThumbTac encouraging users to build back links for a reward or exchange for points within their website. Let’s take a look below at what there links spam is.