Rick Lomas

Last Friday I was lucky enough to be one of the Link Research Tools Certfied Professionals at their event in Vienna, Austria. The full line up of individuals there were: Tibor Blaho, Guntram Bechtold, Bartosz Góralewicz, myself (Rick Lomas), Sigrid Holzner, Lorant Görgey, Christiaan Bollen, Christoph C Cemper, Florentino Candillo, Harald Tschuggnall, Derek Devlin, Arda [...]

This is straight from the Facebook account of Christoph C Cemper, founder of Link Research Tools. Here it goes: great user feedback today; “I just wanted to let you know that yesterday Google notified us that they have revoked the manual action against us (see below) First I want to say we could not have [...]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo75Og4M34Q Over in my Google Penalty Mastermind I posted a video from Matt Cutts about the death of EzineArticles.com – well it wasn’t quite called that but that was pretty much what he was saying. There is no golden bullet make you rank in Google and I don’t believe a lot of conspiracies you hear [...]

I had an email from somebody yesterday who I believe is suffering from a Google Penguin 2.1 Penalty. I replied personally to her, but I thought there was some interesting points in there so I have made a more general version to go on the blog here. Here is her email with my answers and [...]

In a recent video Christoph Cemper from Link Research Tools answered the question: Does disavowing URLs work? The answer in short is yes, but it can take time… Getting your manual penguin penalty lifted is a fantastic thing, but does that mean you get your rankings back? In most cases it does not, however there [...]

Back in April 2012 my main site was hit by the most evil penalty Google has ever dealt, Penguin 1.0. At the time I was devastated, it was a lead generation site where I got paid per lead. It was a seasonal niche where the best month was July and the worst was December. In [...]

I had a message from a guy in Canada, it said, “My client’s site dropped from the 5th page in Google search to nowhere in 1 day.  The site dropped in Google search around Dec 4-6. Google Analytics is not installed. I don’t know what happened and how to find it out. I suspect there [...]

The dreaded manual penalty This is a screen shot of a manual Google Penguin penalty that has been affecting a site since April 2012. This was penguin 1.0. At the moment we have just had Penguin 2.1 and I guess there are many more Penguin updates to come. I have to do a link detox [...]

After having one of my businesses destroyed by Penguin 1.0 in April 2012, I have been trying to get my manual penalty lifted for a long time. The most recent bit of success came this month when I was using the Link Detox Genesis tool by Link Research Tools. Using this on its own wasn’t [...]

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