It hasn’t been but a couple of weeks that a
factual guest (one that went viral) post, published on SEOmoz was deemed non-factual — with very little time in between, here’s another guest post, published on SEOmoz and deemed as non-factual by Matt Cutts (head of Google’s web spam team), not long at all after the guest post went live.
Once again, I strongly advise you to STOP believing all those guest posts you find published on SEOMoz. SEOMoz (aka Moz) is the biggest guest posting platform on the web, and 99% of all the content published on Moz isn’t published by the website owner @RandFishken
I will admit, it was a creative idea from Cyrus Shepard to create such a nice post, in an attempt to prove that Google +1′s are a cause for Google first page rankings. As an experienced Search veteran, I will admit — that was a huge statement to go public with, when in-fact it wasn’t true at all. This has hurt the name of Mr. Cyrus Shepard in my book, and I know that you will be hesitant to take what he says next time, to the bank.
A couple of weeks ago it was Matt Peters who went live with what he thought to be the 2013 Search Ranking Factor Report. Hours later we came to find that this SEOmoz post was nothing more than correlation.
By nature this post is meant to be relatively short. I just want for my readers to understand why the SEO community is so screwed up. Take caution when reading guest posts, not just from SEOMoz, but all over the web.
The SEO community has a bad enough reputation because of things like what were seeing from SEOMoz, we don’t need anymore a negative reputation than what we already have. Please help me, let’s work together to try and build a better Search Optimization community.
Other than the misinformation about G+ +1′s causing Google rankings, Cyrus Shepard added a lot of value to his post.
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Then again, I speculate the largest guest posting platform on the web could possibly pay their way out of trouble. Seems to me like guest posting has been deemed as a spammy practice (who really knows). What I do know, is that if I were you, I’d stay far away from guest posting and any blog affiliated with it, on a large scale. Then again thousands of bloggers could be wrong, including Google. I’d never expect Google to actually make #Moz follow the Google guidelines either.
Would like to hear your opinions below..