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Google's New SEO Changes Coming This Summer

Googles New SEO Changes Coming This Summer

Google is updating the search algorithm again. One possible effect to video is the targeting of sites that use advertorials without full disclosure. There are a number of other black hat spamming techniques being addressed, but Google's Matt Cutts explains it better than I do in a video Google released.

YouTube Declares War on Black Hatters as Fake Views Start to Vanish

YouTube Declares War on Black Hatters as Fake Views Start to Vanish

YouTube is apparently cracking down on fake views, or black hat view inflation, as forums lit up from users wondering why their accounts were being hit by a "Violation of TOU #4 Section H" disclaimer.  Views started disappearing from the bottom line, and The Daily ...

'Buyral' Video Pokes Fun at Shady Viral Video Marketing Tactics

Buyral Video Pokes Fun at Shady Viral Video Marketing Tactics

Now this is the ultimate in black hat video marketing.  In the latest video from user johnst172 (Toronto agency john st.'s channel), who brought us "Catvertising," we see a fictional company called "Buyral" which has everyone from "professional clickers" to very young kids to the elderly ...

How To Spot Black Hat YouTube SEO & Spamming in Action

How To Spot Black Hat YouTube SEO & Spamming in Action

Awhile back, we pointed out a video that obviously paid for its views, or found some sort of loophole in the system that had trumped up the view count.  These bought views (spam), either by bots or other services, obviously don't represent real engagement, but ...

Get Your Online Marketing Degree Next Week At 2011 OMS

Get Your Online Marketing Degree Next Week At 2011 OMS

It's that time once again to head into San Diego and check out what's new and exciting in the world of online marketing with the 2011 Online Marketing Summit. The speaker list reads like a who's who in online marketing. Heck, even I recognize some ...

White-Hat Video SEO = Good Old-Fashioned Hard Work

In every area of the economy with potential lies the Madoff's of this world. You don't have to go far to find the "get rich quick" schemes peppered all over the internet- preaching the panacea of money making if only you send a $12 refundable ...

The Dark Side of Online Video?

Just as there are white hat and black hat hackers, SEO companies and just about everything else in the world, there is also black hat online video...the so-called pirates. But where is the line drawn between legal and illegal video and where is the line ...

Tips for Avoiding Deceptive SEO

The good folks over at Small Business Trends have compiled a quick list of how not to get fleeced by your SEO company. Since we at ReelSEO feel no one should ever get fleeced we thought it was worth mentioning here. SBT's list includes looking ...

Video SEO BlackHats Attack Google Video Search

Video SEO BlackHats Attack Google Video Search

According to ZDnet, during the past few days, Google Video has been targeted by a group of SEO Blackhatters who have already managed to hijack more than 400K search queries on Google Video.  As a result, users who are tricked into visiting the resulting video ...

Video Search Engine Optimization - SEM Déjà Vu

The following post was written by our guest, Jamie Sterling. Jamie is a contributer to SearchEngineOptimization.com and recently started a video series dedicated to online video and search. Jamie is also a marketing coordinator at Impaqt, a well-known search engine marketing firm. Video search optimization ...

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