ok, PJ, I won't argue with you anymore because you are a lost cause. However, Google is gonna do the same thing with you similar towhat happened to MBG because you encourage users to break the rules.
Assuming this risk is nonsense for me as long as my blog has very good traffic stats.
@Laura Ginn: when banned, a spam blog won't get 80% out of its approx. 8-9k daily visitors from organic searches.
I completely follow Google's guidelines but I highly doubt you follow them too. It's your problem, anyway. Unfortunately you and other advertisers/bloggers as well as PJ don't understated that you actually contribute to the death of guest blogging playing against Google's TOS by requiring dofollow links.
Instead of blaming me for nofollowing links, you'd better write useful posts where the promotional purpose is secondary to original and quality content. Is this how a quality post should actually look like - http://lerablog.org/internet/best-web-directories-for-2013-2014/ or http://mashable.com/2013/07/15/child-tracking-apps/
Secondly, you don't even have a clue what a dropped domain is, but this is another story. If you think a domain that changed its ownership, which was never parked or dropped to the default registrar page is a... "dropped domain" then you are definitely wrong, sorry to say. The old website was given to me by a friend to manage it, I redesigned it, added more content while keeping some of the old posts too. Fell free to check archive.org if you don't believe me :)
A dropped domain is that kind of domain that you buy from the marketplace and is parked at the registrar for a while.
All in all, good luck with your dofollow practices :) When you'll get penalized by Google just don't cry.
@Ahmad Wali: I had the same problem, I added nofollow and everything was ok. Submit a reconsideration request after nofollowing spammy links from blog posts and your PR will be back. You were manually penalized for publishing spam links in blog posts.
Regarding PJ, they now require dofollow as I get an email from them asking me for dofollow only in guest posts. I refused it and they banned me under the reason of "dropped domain" :)))
Also, once you nofollow the links you'll maybe see a spike in traffic from google. My blog went from approx 5-6k unique daily visitors before penalty to up to 9k daily now that I added nofollow to absolutely all external links.
Another thing you can do is to allow authors to register and submit articles themselves and you only approve or reject these articles.
Also, permit authors to setup google authorship along with their posts. This feature will put more weight on your blog in time.
and, because I am fair with you till the end, I closed the 2 paypal disputes. you don't deserve my money but shame on you for adopting such treatment for publishers that were fair with you. Just learn to respect them more and appreciate the truth.
I was planning to invest even more in your platform but with all the confusion that exists in your mind regarding dropped domains versus sites that were changed their ownerships, redesigned and improved - you have to think twice in the future and don't make the same mistake against any other publishers. Better inform more on this topic before acting.
And, one last thing, don't urge publishers to disregard Google TOS because Google is actually the Internet master whether or not we accept it..
Sir, you can't really make a difference between a dropped domain and a domain that has changed its ownership. The first case supposes the domain was parked at least ONCE! My domain was never parked, I simply changed the previous design, keeping some of the former posts under a new design. That's all but you clearly don't make a difference between the two different aspects.
Anyway it is up to you to do whatever you want but I won't pay for a service that I was banned from while everything i did was to respect Google TOS. You really deserve to get banned the same way as MBG because you force publishers to use dofollow in guest posts.
you clearly violate Google's TOS and will soon end like MBG
You said you have no problem with nofollow but this is the answer I got from you to my problem via email:
"Please don't offer on opportunities which are labelled as "Guest" if you're not gonna publish follow links."
requiring dofollow in guest posts is AGAINST google's policies and against what Matt Cutts said when he started the fight against guest blogging - http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/guest-blogging/
following the My Blog Guest penalty that happened early this week, I think all bloggers and advertisers should understand that nofollow for links if a MUST!
*since last week
actually this strategy started to work; seems more and more marketers started to understand that nofollow is the new good-to-go they must follow in regards to what Matt Cutts said. Also, link removal requirements suddenly stopped last week.
But can you understand that Matt Cutts started to penalize blogs for such practices? This way the only thing you do is to continue the decay and sign the death sentence for guest blogging.
This is because you don't need blog posts for natural purposes like generating clicks on the interesting links in your posts but you need the links for seo purposes only. Is this why you don't accept nofollow.
I am covincted that in one year guest blogging for seo will be completely death if the trend to force guest bloggers to publish dofollow links will continue.
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PR0 (gray bar) does not necessary mean that Google penalized the categories.
On my blog for example I added noindex, follow tags for categories to avoid these pages getting included in Google Index. They must be followed but not indexed.
On category pages there's usually duplicate content only as they contain snippets of text from already published posts.
As long as PJ requires dofollow in guest posts, they clearly violate Google policies. I was requested by PJ via email to publish dofollow for all links in guest posts so I clearly refused it.
People still don't understand they have to write quality, useful and catchy articles where the promotional purpose should be secondary. Here is a good example from my website - http://lerablog.org/internet/best-web-directories-for-2013-2014/ (an article with over 4k organic views).
But let's take the example of a blog post about home loans. Writers simply speak about general things that actually exist everywhere on the net. They don't write anything original, they don't do a thoughtful analysis of the subject considering different sources, make comparisons and cite those sources (linking to them).
Instead, what they do is to write a piece of text, then include a fuckin' spammy keyword somewhere in the article or in the signature (that link MUST be dofollow of course, otherwise there is a problem) and after some time they wonder... why did Google penalize their website. Is that simple as 1,2,3... Google no longer accepts such spam practices and this is excellent in my opinion.
Don't blame Google for your own mistakes. Better evaluate and make the necessary adjustments to follow their TOS.
yes, this is a good suggestion; also allow us to unhide blocked advertisers if possible; I blocked somebody and I have no idea how to unblock...
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The credit system was implemented for the bloggers too. Since it was implemented I personally started to mostly publish posts for free for offers lower than $10-$15... Simply it is not worth buying credit to publish a $10 post... I'd better publish it for free.
An optional way to verify domain ownership would be a great way for bloggers to add more credibility to their PostJoint profile.
Great but i think this option should be mandatory because let's say one registers a blog he does not own and does not verify it (because he can't)
If later the real owner tries to register the same blog he will be denied (my case) so the ownership verification becomes useless.
You either made the verification mandatory for everybody or if the real owner verifies the blog, then he must be granted the ownership status disregarding the blog was already added (or not) in your system by another user who did not verify it.