My guest today is Christoph Cemper, a guru at link analysis who has been a noteworthy figure in the online marketing space since the early 2000s. He created the remarkable LinkResearchTools, an amazing toolset that can help you triage your bad links. One of the tricky (and frustrating) things about SEO is that once you’re penalized by Google, it can be hard to recover. This is particularly true for manual penalties, as opposed to algorithmic penalties. Today, we’ll chat about analyzing your link profile, the important differences between 302 and 301 redirects, and much more.
Matt Cutts, head of the Web Spam team at Google, answers rapid-fire, need-to-know questions you have about getting better search visibility. Cutts gives a quick, genius tip of how syndicated content can be linked to original content to distribute PageRank. He also mentions how Flash doesn't entail SEO hell - if you extract text with the right tools, which he discloses.
Amanda Camp is a software engineer at Google WebMaster Central, specifically at Webmaster Tools. Camp walks through the reasons why every site owner should consider uploading a sitemap and describing crawl preferences in the robots.txt file, even if their rank is already okay.