- Mar 15, 2016
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Saving Sites and the Future of Link Building an Interview With Marie Haynes
Who you gonna call when your traffic drops?
If your answer is Google penalty expert and algorithm analyst Marie Haynes of Marie Haynes Consulting Inc., you'd probably be making a great choice.
For years, Marie has been a go-to for websites in crisis.
She graciously agreed to an interview with Grade.us as well, and she had a ton of insights to share about Google's ever-shifting algorithm, as well as some updates she expects Google to make in the future.
Some of what she had to say may surprise you!
Read the entire interview here.
In the interview, Marie says she thinks Google will continue to get better at ignoring links.
"We're going to see a shift away from link building and towards authenticity, if that makes sense.
So, what I think is going to happen is Google is going to find ways to rank sites based on factors that aren't links. I don't think they're going to go away completely, but I think they'll be less and less important."
What do you think? Are links going to continue to decline in importance for rankings? If yes, what factors do you think will replace them?