• mgaziev

    Great article and much needed foreboding in my opinion…risk management, especially when it comes to backlinks is a much too often overlooked process. LinkRisk.com is another great tool you can utilize now, I also wrote about the various ways in which you can go about auditing your backlink profile to prepare for the update here: http://www.neftisconsulting.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-penguin-update-in-10-easy-steps/

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    “If you find fishy links in your backlink profile, get rid of them ASAP —
    don’t wait until Google “asks you to” by slapping you with a penalty.”

    Better to manage a small problem now then a big problem later. One or two links won’t be the end of you instantly, but you never know what’s around the corner. It’s better to be safe and take care of any spammy links right away and not have to worry about it down the road.

  • Admir

    “The website being linked to already has inbound links from the same network or owner.” Can someone please explain what this exactly means? It sounds a little non-logical to me.
    thanks in advance

  • Jeff Tormey

    I think this means that if a network of sites, like a blog network, are identified as a network or are on the same IP address, additional links from the network or IP address could look “unnatural”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/demib Mikkel DeMib Svendsen

    I think it may be in place to point out that if you you focus on a more natural, viral and “chaos” approach to link building then you don’t need to do much of the above. In that case it’s impossible to keep track of who ads a link – you are not “placing links” but rather inspire relevant sites to link and you will not need to detox anything. Don’t get obsessed with “bad links” – they are also part of a natural link profile.

  • Anderson Rodriquez

    Better late than sorry! Thanks for this updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.cauchi.391 Paul Cauchi

    Really useful post although most SEO’s should already be prepared from the last Penguin update. Don’t get burnt twice by the same flame :)

  • http://www.onchannel.net/ Onchannel Movies

    Are these tips for real?