What Are Nofollow, Dofollow, UGC, Or Sponsored Links? Why Do Backlinks Matter for Search Rankings?

Every day my inbox is inundated with spamming SEO companies who are begging to place links in my content. It’s an endless stream of requests and it really irritates me. Here’s how the email usually goes… Dear Martech Zone, I noticed that you wrote this amazing article on [keyword]. We wrote a detailed article on this as well. I think it would make a great addition to your article. Please let me know if you’re

Google Announces $1B Revenue Share Program with YOU!

It’s not true, just link bait. Metacafe, a search and ranking system for videos, just surpassed $1,000,000 in shared revenue with its content creators. Mike reports that Revver also hit the $1,000,000 in shared revenue this year as well. I’ve been critical of Google’s attack on content providers who solicit payment for link placement. Michael Graywolf has as well… he’s also taking major websites to task for caving to the Google Powers-That-Be. Google claims that