Unfortunately, the SEO team at Cruiseabout and Escape Travel made the big mistake of ignoring a warning issued by Google's Matt Cutts through his blog exactly two months earlier on January 20. "Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop," he wrote. "Why? "Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company. "So stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy." Some listened, others didn't. Get the full story at Travel Trends