How to build a Negative SEO Monitoring system

Since negative SEO by creating certain link profiles became more and more popular during the last years, it is important to have a possibility to monitor day to day changes in your linkprofile. Commercial providers of link data do share day to day insights, but without any analyzing options. Getting a warning in the updated Google Webmaster Tools is often too late, so I started thinking about a solution. The system needs to be scalable, so I can use it for tens of websites at once and I want to get e-mail notifications when there is something suspicious happening.


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Penguin 2.0 in Europe: what happened so far?

It has been a week since the first signs of a major update were spreading across the world wide web. Google officially stated that they rolled out the next generation Penguin webspam algorithm during the afternoon of May 22nd. Since then lots of weblogs have written about the influence of this updated version of the linkspam filter SEOs know as Penguin. As mentioned by Matt Cutts, the influence and intensity of changes will differ per language, or in other words, languages with more spam will see more impact.

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