MBG helped blogger and guest blogger get together and it was one of those services that made you say, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?’ So why has Google banned it? Not only has it got its very own manual penalty, many publishers who were using it have started receiving the same.
I haven’t offered monthly SEO packages for years but I see many companies still advertising the concept. That ‘6 guest blogs, 1 press release, 1 video, etc. for $x per month’ type of thing. I can see why they are so attractive to many website owners, they are quantifiable and you can actually see that work is being done ﾖ even if rankings don’t move. I don’t do them because every website turns on its merits, it is an individual case that has its own unique needs and requirements.