Like many topics in SEO, it comes down to quality, moderation and balance. Aim for fewer, higher quality and normally it is deemeded worthwhile and wholesome. Too many, automated and low quality = bad = spammy.
Matt tells tells us
…it can be good
…but it could be bad
Like chocolate at Christmas – apply self control and moderation and you can enjoy it!
A new favourite to the RSS reader is the blog by Will Carling, the ex-England rugby player. His direct opinion on the games, squads and players is a must for all rugby fans. And if you are that way inclined he Twitters during the matches in real time. See Will’s world >>
The new canonical link tag from all the main search engines. So, if you cant sort out your URLs correctly you can use this to indicate to Google, MSN and Yahoo which version of the page is the real one. I thought they could do this. Oh well. Its on MSNs blog >> & See the article on Matt Cutts’ blog >>
An interesting piece talking about how Google’s SERPs may be on AJAX to stop scrappers, bid management software etc getting an unfair advantage. SEOcracy.com >>
The MSN blog is starting to produce some useful and well written practical guides. Here is a link to part 4 of a series on how to optimise your large sites for search. MSN Blog article >>