A legitimate tactic used by many people on the internet is "link building."  I use link building to help websites interconnect with high quality websites where the content matches or is related to the subject matter.  For example:  If I were adding a link to another website for a client whose business is a tire shop to another website where a business was a dance studio, that would not help my client.  Google and other search engines have sophisticated crawlers who look for such blatant abuse of link building.  At Semiam, we only use "white hat" techniques to build links over time.  Also, we protect our clients from SPAM on their websites by approving all blog comments before they are published.  This is to protect our clients and prospective customers of our clients who visit their site.

Pictured above is a recent blog comment that was added to one our customer's websites. Semiam Solutions intercepted the blog comment and discarded it.

Links posted in blog comments are often harmless, some are not.  Some links forward the user to an "executable file."  This executable file can launch a virus attack or place malware of adware on the user's computer.

At Semiam, we take your business seriously.  Although we cannot guarantee against attacks on the internet, we do our best to make sure your website is an effective marketing tool.
 
Google Voice allows you to mark calls as "spam".  Pretty cool.  However, wouldn't it be nice to do the same thing when you search for a topic or item of interest on Google?

Well, now your prayers are answered.  Google recently announced a new feature that gives you the ability to mark search results as spam.

For example:  Let's say you raise horses.  And, you routinely search for horse supplies, veterinarians, etc. online.

However, the problem is that when you use keywords like "horse supplies", you get back results that include non relevant blogs, "free guides", and other search results that clog up your page.

Now, you have the ability to mark these results as spam.  Consequently, results you desire should percolate up to the top.  Note, you will need to have a Google account to activate this feature.

So, what does this mean if you are marketing services online?

First, and foremost, you need to have the customer in mind.  What are they looking for?  Are you using tricks and gimmicks to market your services?  If so, you could be spammed-out of search results.

Give Semiam Solutions a call to help your business get on the right track through honest backlinking and marketing strategies built for the long haul and not short term gain.

For more on the recent Google announcement, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/msnbcsearch