SEO Consult® Reacts as Interflora Returns from Google Penalisations

| March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013 ( UK search engine marketing agency SEO Consult® has reacted to the news that leading floral brand Interflora has returned to near the top of Google’s rankings following an 11 day spell of penalisation.

Interflora began to reappear in results pages on the search engine when searching for related terms, including its own brand name. This comes after it was reported in The Independent in early March 2013 that Google had taken action against Interflora after finding the floral website to have incorporated ‘black hat SEO’ techniques into their campaign.

The reason behind these issues is reported to be advertorials on regional and national newspapers that contain the wrong type of links to the Interflora website. Links that have been bought should not pass PageRank (Google’s algorithm that determines ranking) but, crucially, these links to Interflora had done so. Google responded to this by penalising Interflora for 11 days, essentially banishing the Interflora brand from organic search results, a marketing disaster for the business given that Mothers Day was approaching at the time.

SEO Consult® is a Google AdWords certified agency and employs a highly skilled Research and Development team. The agency works hard to ensure that the work it does for its clients is completely compliant with Google’s guidelines and has duly noted this news about Interflora.

“We’re fully focused on delivering the very best in search marketing solutions for our clients. That’s why our practises are completely in-line with what Google expects from SEO organisations,” said Liane Grimshaw, Managing Director of SEO Consult®. “Our Research and Development team are monitoring this current situation closely and will work to ensure that none of our clients’ sites suffer the same fate as Interflora.”

For more information about the search marketing industry and the services that SEO Consult® offers, visit or call 0845 205 0292.

About SEO Consult®:
Founded in 2004, SEO Consult® is the specialist search engine optimisation division of leading digital agency Click Consult. Based in Hooton, Cheshire, Click Consult employs over 100 professionals with a portfolio of over 350 clients from across the country. Click Consult specialises in search engine optimisation, PPC advertising, social media marketing and web design and development.


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