This is a backwards recommendation - not how to improve traffic, but how not to reduce it!
In the past, I've suggested MyBlogGuest as a possible promotional tool. It is a blogging network but in the past it's been a good quality one, so it used to be a good way to make contact with writers blogging on the same subject.
I hadn't used it in a while, because I noticed a lot of poorer quality articles appearing on the site. Now it appears MyBlogGuest has been slapped severely by Google, and more importantly, every blog containing or linking from a MBG post has been penalised, too!
There has been quite a bit of discussion about this amongst webmasters, so I'm quite surprised to see MBG sailing on regardless, with no words of caution on their own site at all.
I don't think I've used it, but thanks for the heads up.
Thanks for this notice Marisa, I was using My Blog Guest but luckily never posted any links on their site. What do you mean by an MBG post, because the blogs advertising there for writer's are external and are not related to MBG.
I have been a member of MBG but what links are being penalised?
@Marisa this is was out a month or more. MBG hadn't blocked the search bots from going all around their site. But now they've added the necessary code so that they can't really scrape links of blogs posted and hence you shouldn't receive any auto penalties.
Still the case of manual penalties though as the spam team knows exactly where to look. MBG's Ann marty (If I remember right) did write a blog post explaining the entire situation.
Sorry that I can't give you more info, you'll find it if you look for it on her blog though.
Anyway, just as you say, I wouldn't use their site to find bloggers anymore just to be on the safe side.
by Rafini2 weeks ago
Hi Everyone -I'm almost in the market for a new blogging site, but before I make the final decision to leave the site I currently use (Blogger) I thought I should get some opinions on other sites and see what else is...
by Shadaan Alam2 years ago
Lately i have been hearing a lot about these two sister sites, but just wished to know are they worth writing for in terms of revenue? I am sure some of you might be on these two sites, what is your opinion?
by Heather Edgens2 years ago
I am not all that familiar with the ends and outs of blogging. My understanding is that you can blog about anything- from handy parenting tips to telling people about how you slipped on some ice and landed on your booty...
by Donna Hilbrandt4 years ago
I have found two places that seem to be ripping off loads of hubs. rank 0 8 (dot) com - This site is posting ripped off Hubpages which they have translated into French. I have emailed Hubpages about this,...
by Brie Hoffman4 months ago
There is a new social media site where you can post articles and photo's called steemit.com and you can make a good amount of money on it.
by erinshelby2 years ago
What sites exist that are free to use, that allow writers to create any content (like HP), where you can make money?
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.