Search Engine Bytes
 by Casey Markee

Search Engine Bytes
Notes, Tips, Questions & Answers...
aka, topics too short for an article, but too important leave out!

Reader Questions
Q&A - Should we be concerned about who we allow to link to us? ...does it matter who we link to? ...will Google penalize us if we link unwisely?   Q&A - Can a search engine find hidden pages that haven't been submitted and don't have any links pointing at them?
Q&A - Has Google ever said it's actually ok to cloak pages?   Q&A - Do search engines have trouble indexing files that use MS FrontPage's server side includes?
Q&A - How do engines interpret underscores and dashes?   Q&A - How can we avoid a list of services and options looking like keyword spam?


 

Q&A - Should we be concerned about who we allow to link to us? ...does it matter who we link to? ...will Google penalize us if we link unwisely?

  • When I'm looking for link trades how can I tell if the other person is doing something that Google won't like. I'm afraid that I might link to someone that will result in my site getting delisted because of what they are doing. Is this a valid concern, or am I being paranoid?

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