MyBlogGuest.com has received a manual action from Google’s Matt Cutts and his team and now the site doesn’t rank even for its brand name in Google search. Apart from MyBlogGuest.com, several other blogs and websites also received the treatment from Google for which the concerned webmasters were building links by promoting their guest articles via MBG network.
Moreover, many of those blogs have also received the treatment where bloggers were publishing guest articles from MBG and were throwing away dofollow links by violating Google’s guidelines. Over past few months, several blogs lost their decent PR for publishing the guest posts from MyBlogGuest.com but it was a myth either MBG was the reason or not. Now the MyBlogGuest penalty from Google has confirmed that the campaign against MBG and its network by Google was started back in 2013.
Last year, in 2013, Google was recommending the guest authors to nofollow the links in guest articles they write on different blogs. Where the webmasters were creating difficulties for Google by promoting their sites via guest blogging, now Google has started its mission by penalizing the most popular guest blogging network. The penalty has clarified that guest blogging is now an extremely risky approach to build links and you may not afford to practice this risky approach anymore!
On the other hand, Ann, CEO MyBlogGuest, is suggesting the blog owners to nofollow all links in the articles which were contributed to the blogs via MyBlogGuest. Where MyBlogGuest was ensuring the dofollow links in articles previously, now it is recommending the members to spread nofollow links via the articles they publish. After the recent harsh treatment by Google, now it will be interesting to see either MBG succeeds in retaining its members or not.
YOU TOO PENALIZED? LEARN HOW TO RECOVER
If you were networking with MBG for promoting your guest articles or for finding content for your blog and have received a cruel penalty from Google, then you need to do the following to restore the things back to normal.
Step 1: First of all, you need to remove all your live as well as published articles from MyBlogGuest network. Also disconnect your all websites and blogs from MBG network. You may need to clear links from your profile section or you may prefer to delete your entire profile.
Step 2: After clearing content from MyBlogGuest, next you may need to send out a lot of link removal requests to the blogs where you have published your guest articles. Request the blog owners at concerned blogs to remove your built links or the entire article.
Step 3: After clearing the links built via MBG and after disconnecting yourself from MBG and its network, you need to submit a reconsideration request. You can do this via Webmaster Tools. Things will be restored hopefully.
If you have noticed a drop in traffic on your blog or have lost PR after publishing content from MBG, then just nofollow the links in concerned articles or you may prefer to remove entire article (s).
Next What? If you were writing guest articles frequently to get the visibility for your online content in Google search, then you need to stop it right now. Guest blogging has always been discouraged by Google. By penalizing MyBlogGuest network, Google has expressed its aims that guest blogging approaches aren’t acceptable anymore and you will receive the treatment whenever you will be found committing this mistake.
So what are your thoughts on this? Were you a member at MBG? Don’t forget to share your thoughts on guest blogging and the current penalization of MyBlogGuest network by Google.