Today I’ve got some pretty interesting emails from several bloggers that went crazy as Google penalized their blogs for taking money for posting guest posts from companies like Guest Post Shop.
You may check my response to Gail here
If you’re not aware of our investigations regarding a company that’s doing it check them here:
- Guest Post Shop Bribing Bloggers Exposed
- Guest Post Shop Tries to Cover Their Tracks
- High PR Blog Network Used by Guest Post Shop Discovered
- Matt Cutts is aware of our investigations
I checked some of Guest Post Shop customer’s websites and found those have been penalized as well. Obviously this customers found the hard way that trying to cheat Google can be extremely costly on the long run. Some even purchased Adwords ads on their keywords and their website url to not loose the traffic.
DigitalNetAgency (digitalnetagency.com) used GuestPostShop to post guest posts on many high rankings blogs with several anchor texts like: best ny agency, best seo agency, top digital marketing agencies, digital marketing agencies,top digital agencies or ppc management. On all these keywords and even on site name DigitalNetAgency is out of Google Index, being penalized for illegal seo practices.
TenMania (TenMania.com) is another company that used GuestPostShop services and have been penalized by Google and thrown out of Google index.
Regus Australia (Regus.com.au) deleted all guest posting backlinks created by GuestPostShop for them but that didn’t helped them much as Google have had all the details prior to this and penalized this site as well for illegal seo activities. Now they have to purchase Adwords ads to show their site in Google index.
LifeStyleClothes.com.au is another customer that got burned by hiring Guest Post Shop for their SEO needs. Their company have been penalized by Google for illegal practices done by GPS and now they have to purchase Google Adwords for appearing in Google and trying to keep the traffic.
GuestPost Shop (GuestPostShop.com) is not to be found in Google index for a lot of keywords (guest posting, guest post shop, guest post services,guest posting services, guest blogging etc) including their website address.
All this companies loose hundreds of thousands of dollars by having their sites removed from Google index. What’s shocking is that Guest Post Shop is still in operation offering guest posting services to their customers. Wondering if there are still any left?
We sent several emails to Guest PostShop / Ken CourtRight / TodaysGrowthConsultant / IncomeStore.com but still no reply. This 5000 Inc. company refuse to explain to customers and media the reason behind bribing bloggers and get customer’s websites penalized, out of Google index.
Update: Kelly noticed that Ken is selling an ebook on Amazon – “Online Income: Navigating the Internet Minefield” . Wondering if Ken Courtright explains how he sold guest posts, bribing bloggers making millions. Accordingly to Inc.com on 2009 , Ken’s company had a revenue estimated to $ 2,4 millions.
What’s your opinion: Was Google decision to penalize this sites right or too harsh ? Can SEO companies be accountable for such auctions ? I’d love to read your comments.