Connect with us


Google Says Don’t Get Hung Up About Toxic Links



Google Says Don't Get Hung Up About Toxic Links

Google’s John Mueller responded to some concerns on Reddit about “toxic links.” He was asked where do these toxic links come from, in which he replied “Toxic links is all about selling tools.” He told the individual “don’t get hung up about it.”

Yes, there are a few tools out there that help identify poor quality or even spammy links. But are poor quality or spammy links “toxic” when Google ignores those links and often does not penalize for those types of links?

Yea, in the early days, Google would penalize sites that had a bunch of bad or deceptive links but with Penguin 4.0, Google ignores bad links. Of course, there can be outliers where Google would just distrust a whole site but that is rare.

But in general, Google has said it has no internal concept of toxic domains and that you can ignore toxic links and the tools that report on them.

The question is – do you?

Forum discussion at Reddit.


See also  Google Search Bar Menu Links In Box Button Interface


Google Shopping Ads With Shaded Backgrounds For Some Results



Google Business Profiles To Drop Product Management For Merchant Center?

Google is using a gray shaded background color for some of the results within the Google Shopping Ads carousel. I was able to replicate this, where for some images, Google thinks a light gray background works better than a white background. This is not tiled, where every other result is shaded, it is based on some other algorithm, maybe the color of the photo of the product?

Here is a screenshot of this:

Saad AK shared videos of this on Twitter:

I am not sure if this is new or not but maybe it is?

Forum discussion at Twitter.



See also  Daily Search Forum Recap: February 21, 2022
Continue Reading

Subscribe To our Newsletter
We promise not to spam you. Unsubscribe at any time.
Invalid email address