Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
Timothy Martell

Timothy Martell CEO

Exclusive Blog Posts

Small Decisions In Small Business for Employee Retention

Small Decisions In Small Business for Employee Retention

A high employee turnover rate is never a good sign of business health. In large companies, there is often some wiggle room and overlap that allows you to o…

3 Ways to Create Sales Competitions at Work

3 Ways to Create Sales Competitions at Work

Lack of motivation and energy should never hold back your sales team from delivering excellent results. However, the day-to-day sales grind can burn out ev…

For the Parts Managers in the Room – Let’s Talk Idle and Obsolete Inventory

For the Parts Managers in the Room – Let’s Talk Idle and Obsolete Inventory

Rows upon rows of parts line your department, some are pristine and clean while others gather dust. Every month, quarter, semi-annually, or annually, y…

social media ads.....what works?

social media ads.....what works?

 Lets talk a little about social media. The dealership that I have worked at has always focused on Facebook in this area. We would do a dail…

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

One of the most important things that small businesses need is a marketing strategy that is affordable and produces a high return on investment. There are …

Google's Examples of Spam

Wikimotive More Spam Dude

Everyone knows you shouldn't have a spammy site, but just what the heck does "spammy" even mean? We know Google doesn't like it, but it's not as though the word has a hard and fast definition (at least not one pertaining to SEO). Google realizes this, and they have recently put up a new page that illustrates business SEO websites that they have flagged as "spam"  so that you have a metric when building your own site.

The page illustrates how they identify spam, the types of spam, and how they take action against it. Most of the work is done by a combination of the Google algorithms and physical, personal review. Obviously the personelle time is limited, but the algoritm time is not. This is the problem that many spammers are having. They used to be able to get away with it by flying under the radar, a sort of "they can't catch us all!" mentality. Now, the algorithm has grown so sophisticated that Google CAN catch them all, or at least enough of them to dissuade the rest.

So do yourself a favor and check out Google's examples of spam, but don't let them scare you away from SEO in its entirety. There is still plenty of room for honest SEO done with a white hat on. Look at what Google penalizes, and make sure your site isn't guilty of any of the same violations. If you're unsure, you can always contact us and we'll gladly give your site a quick free evaluation for best practices.

 

Original post about Google Spam can be found on Wikimotive's blog titled, "Google Gives Live Examples of Spam." 

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now