If your website uses Ezine Articles or Press Releases for backlinking you could be in for trouble according to Google. They announced in late July that sites that use either of these tactics for backlinks could be penalized. Google views these as link schemes. It now appears that Google is getting serious and has now supplied examples of these type of backlinks.
The two examples are from ezinearticles.com and sitenews.us. If you are curious if you have what Google considers as bad backlinks, check out your Webmaster Tools account with Google. If you don’t have one, it’s time to get one. We can help you set one up if you don’t know how or are too busy.