Friday, December 06, 2013

Google SEO Sabotage

Update 9-1-14
Not much has changed since I first wrote this article below.

By: Tom Forrest
Email: tomforrest@htpcompany.com

Hello Google,

Google has created a new industry “SEO Sabotage”, I have seen several cases of this and it is easy to do.  You can now easily have your competitors penalized by Google and your competitors can also easily have you penalized by using bad link building methods and procedures that Google does not like.

This article is one of many real life examples.
http://blog.kevinfream.com/2012/09/01/seo-sabotage
Another good SEO Sabotage article to read. 

http://www.seobook.com/negative-seo
The author (Aaron Wall) is one of the best SEO experts in the world.  Many people are SEO pretenders and do not know what they are talking about, Aaron Wall is a true SEO expert that I respect.

I just found another good SEO Sabotage example and even though I do not know the author, when I read his article I can tell that he is an excellent SEO expert.
http://www.itstheroi.com/google/google-fail-victim-of-negative-seo-still-suffering 

This is Google's latest Disavow information:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-new-tool-to-disavow-links.html

This SEO Sabotage problem is not going away, it is becoming huge and many people are very angry at Google because of this terrible new Google policy that started in 2012.
Please look at what this web site is selling:
NegativeSEOguy.com

It is common sense… webmasters can control who they link to, they can Not control who links to them.  There is no way around this basic fact and now it is leaking out and many people email my company asking if we can sabotage their competitors with “Bad Backlinks” that Google does not like.

Furthermore you are penalizing way too many innocent webmasters.

Just Google “Google SEO Sabotage”  there are many interesting stories to see.

I am just trying to help Google. This is the worst problem Google has created in over five years.
I own Google stock, and as a long term shareholder I am very unhappy and many people knowledgeable about SEO are very unhappy and upset with Google over this ridiculous policy of penalizing web sites for something out of their control, and now the huge increase of SEO sabotage Google has caused.

Thank you in advance for your consideration on this issue.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

HTP Company 5 Star Rating




HTP Company

5 star rating

 based on 15 reviews.


This company's business is Search Engine Optimization, Internet Advertising and Consulting Services.
Category:   Internet Search Engine Optimization Services
Address:  
30961 Agoura Rd, Suite 215
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(800) 213-8530
Web Site:   http://www.htpcompany.com

 



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    In summer of 2010 I began speaking with HTP Company regarding aSEO campaign. For years our website has struggled to gain a footing on search engines, partly due to a site design flaw and partly due to another SEO company's failure to live up to goals.
    I was interested to try HTP Company and found many great reviews of their service online. I can report that HTP Company was able to fix the design flaw in our site as well as create a fantastic SEO campaign to help us grow our business.  In a few months our site is now showing up near the top on all major search engines for our keywords. I would definitely recommend hiring HTP Company as they are experts in their field and easy to work with.

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      The ranking results from HTP Company are outstanding.  HTP is one of the few company's that I have hired that can handle clients issues properly. They seem to know who I am when I phone them, and they are friendly with me.
      They understand that their business is technicial and doesn't lend it self to personal relationships, HTP Company really combats that feeling by always knowing who I am and handling any issues in a personal manner, and quickly. 
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      Everyone at HTP Company has been professional and very knowledgeable. Our website traffic has dramatically and steadily increased since we started working with HTP. I would highly recommend them to any business for SEO.

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      Thursday, August 08, 2013

      Google Updates Their Link Building Policies Again


      Google has updated their policies again and it is as confusing or more confusing then ever.

      https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en
      At the bottom of this Google page, you can put your rating and comments.
      I put: Google should just decide what links to count and not count and leave web site owners alone, and stop penalizing innocent web sites.

      Google has the average website owner so confused they do not know what to do.  Google continues to penalize innocent web sites and implement their still vague and confusing rules unfairly.  I will say Google is trying, however the results are poor, it certainly does not make anyone who has received an unfair penalty from Google feel any better.
      Furthermore when you see all the evil hackers and spammers running wild on the Internet you can not help thinking, why is Google not better at going after the bad guys and why does Google manually and unfairly penalize innocent web sites?

      Google has never been willing to admit any mistakes, the best any website owner can hope for is that Google may fix their defects and mistakes over time.  One site www.ichatdev.com had an unfair penalty from Google for 2.5 years, and the website owner never changed a single thing and finally after 2.5 years Google just removed the penalty that should have never been there in the first place.
      This is why I always recommend business owners have multiple web sites registered by private proxy and hosted on different servers located all over the world.
      I know a guy that has a $50,000,000 per year business, most of it coming from online sales and Google unfairly penalized his main web site, and thankfully he had followed my advice and made a full recovery in less then one year.

      Below are excepts from a good article that zdnet wrote.  The problem is after you read this article three times you will still be confused about what Google is trying to do now.

      Excerpts from:
      http://www.zdnet.com/did-google-just-kill-pr-agencies-7000019182/
      However, under the new rules, Google could penalize a PR firm's client web site because it will view the links as an attempt to unnaturally promote the site! Only "natural" growth in the popularity of a web page is allowed.



      Tom Foremski does not mention the huge problem Google has created called SEO Sabotage or Negative SEO, which I have seen several cases of and I have helped people write emails to Google explaining they have been a victim of SEO sabotage by one of their competitors.  Google just sticks their heads in the sand and pretends this does not happen, when it has been happening for years now. It is also possible to trick Google to penalize an innocent online business owner via complex duplicate content generating schemes. Google's current policies are just making this negative SEO a huge and rapidly growing problem.  Even when presented with overwhelming proof of SEO sabotage, Google will not acknowledge the problem even exists.
      Please click on this link it explains the concept correctly:  http://www.negativeseo.biz

      Today Google also put out a bunch of new videos and Matt Cutts seems like a gracious and very nice person, however not one word is mentioned in any of these new videos about Negative SEO or SEO Sabotage.  Google we have seen many cases of SEO sabotage, it does happen and happens often.  If Google makes a nice video and tells me the sky is not blue it is green, guess what Google it ruins your credibility.  Clearly Matt Cutts is a highly intelligent and talented person, who makes great videos, so how can he believe or pretend to believe SEO sabotage does not happen?
      If this is what Google honestly believes they are amazingly naive and in denial of the true facts.
      http://searchengineland.com/google-releases-six-videos-on-typical-manual-spam-actions-169226


      I wanted to research what blackhat SEO forums are saying about Google's new Link Building Policies.  The question was asked:
      Can Competitors use Negative SEO and Sabotage your rankings with Google?

      Below is a screen shot with the correct answer to this question.



      Friday, March 22, 2013

      Charles-Carreon-Internet-Lawyer

      New Updates:
      Disclaimer:
      Tim Cushing of TechDirt.com has written an article about my write up below, Tim seems to think Charles Carreon is paying me money to write this article.  The exact opposite is true, I hire and pay Charles Carreon to do legal work for me and Charles Carreon does not pay me any money whatsoever.  In fact if Tim Cushing would like to do another article, I will be happy to show him the canceled checks proving that I hire and pay Charles Carreon for his legal services.  Perhaps Tim is too busy looking for a better job than TechDirt.com, or maybe he can not find a better job than the crappy useless site TechDirt.com, since Tim writes like a little whining bitch.

      TechDirt has a terrible troll problem and allows many "anonymous cowards" that are evil assholes to comment, also there are weird people that claim to be in the US Air Force that have way too much extra free time and want to be grammar teachers.  How come the Air Force does not keep these people busy doing something more important?


      This article is about the importance of having a great Internet attorney.
      I have one, and he is my friend and an outstanding Internet attorney that has done wonderful work that protects me and helps me grow our business.  His name is Charles Carreon, and I highly recommend him based on the merit of his excellent work.

      He has strong expertise in:
      Trademarks
      Domain Investors
      Application Developers

      I own many hundreds of domains and web sites and software that my development teams have developed over the years.  This all must be legally protected and each web site that is important should obtain a Federal Trademark.  I really do not like to write about law except from my own experiences and from the perspective of a businessman and entrepreneur that hires attorney's to do work on these types of projects.
      Many Internet entrepreneurs resist the proper legal procedures to register Trademarks, file Patents for their software, properly protect expensive domain names, set up Corporations or LLC's, etc.

      I can tell you from personal legal experience and several law suits I have had to file, that this is a "Pay me a smaller amount now, or Pay a big old bag of money later" proposition.
      We know you think you are saving money by not hiring a lawyer to take care of this, then years later when you are in a law suit you wish you would have listened to previous good legal advice and properly protected your Internet and software assets.

      This is also true for software developers who should hire a good Internet / Software attorney to draw up proper legal license agreements.
      You want and need an attorney that has many years of strong experience doing this, and Charles Carreon is this type of attorney.
      I would recommend against giving any perpetual software license agreements, it is wiser to license your software by the year, or at the longest, a five year software license.

      Today a hot topic of law and SEO is the strange and difficult issue of reputation management.  How do we know what to believe on the Internet when we have sites like RipoffReport and Yelp, etc.

      Please read this interesting article from NPR.org on this topic.
      The debate over anonymous comments has been building in newsrooms for a decade. Old-school journalists argue the optimistic predictions of Internet comment boards brimming with the wisdom of the crowd haven't panned out. Instead, they say, news organizations tarnish their reputations by hosting comments that are often snarky and factually inaccurate.

      More major news papers are saying no to anonymous comments on the Internet.
      Interesting video of an Internet troll confronted and interviewed. 
      These evil trolls use names like "Anonymous Coward", etc. then it is very difficult to track them down to take legal actions against them. 

      I have talked and emailed with Ed the owner of RipoffReport, and even though his believes and morals on this topic are different then mine.  Frankly Ed's position (the owner of RipoffReport) upsets me because there are many more cases of false, negative attacks, then grandmothers wanting to comment anonymously because they are afraid some big company might file a law suit against them.  I guess it is at least 10 negative and false to 1 true concern about facing legal action by a big business, perhaps worse because of the huge increase of negative SEO methods in the last few years. 
      Ed of Ripoff Report is a very clever guy with a good team of attorneys that fight everyone as long and as hard as they can so he does not give out any information about who files the reports.  This is where you need a good attorney if a lot of money is on the line and you need to legally force RipoffReport to disclose information about who really wrote the complaint(s).  It will cost you at least $20,000 and most likely much more to prove who wrote something negative and false about your company, and then to take them to Court and collect will cost even more money, at least $50,000.  So this is not an inexpensive endeavor, it is less expensive to hire a good SEO company to push down the negative and perhaps false articles and complaints. This can also work the other way, you can push up negative complaint articles about your competitors if you so desire.  I am linking to a good article that describes the various options, however I do not agree with SearchEngineLand about option #4 on his list.  Yes SEO does require ongoing continuous work, however it is not short lived if done properly.  If fact Search Engine Optimization is the best and least expensive of the six options presented in his article.  Furthermore if you Google this attorney's name, Kenton Hutcherson who wrote this article for SearchEngineLand, you will see a RipoffReport showing as #1 in Google for his name, which proves he would be wise to hire a good SEO company to push down the RipOffReport that shows up #1 on Google when you do a search for his name. 
      Finding a good attorney can be difficult and I recommend using "lawyer sites" to see which attorneys really win cases. For example I was considering hiring Keller Fishback and Jackson so I checked some of their cases from independent 3rd party sites instead of just trusting the attorneys site alone.

      Like I said, Ed the owner of RipoffReport has a good team of attorneys to fight anyone.  For the record I am against RipoffReport and if Google completely deleted RipoffReport and other sites like it from the Internet it would be Google's freedom of speech right and a good thing as far as I am concerned.  I do not like how RipoffReport can publish false complaints and they do not care.  Just because it is legal and they have good lawyers does not make it right.