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Archive for the ‘Link Building’ Category

Use Your SEO Resources!

July 8th, 2010 | | Basic SEO Tips, Link Building, SEO Keyword Research

SEO is no different than any other project. Before you make proposals to your client, be sure you’ve done your research. No one wants to look silly in front of a client, any more than they did a class full of peers.

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Link Building By Making Friends

May 27th, 2010 | | Link Building

Making Friends.

When I first started playing around with SEO, the thing that would drive me absolutely stir crazy was trying to learn how build links. It was this mystical, foreign art to me.

I’d come across “experts” who would talk about link building:

“Build good links.”

“Link building takes time.”

“A good link building strategy involves research…”

“The time it will take a quality link will be better spent than building ten spam …

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What about SEO? How to Redirect a Domain

March 29th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Crawlability, Link Building

Domain-level redirects happen only once in a blue moon. As an SEO, it is not something you run into on a regular basis. Recently one of my clients redirected their entire domain. To my surprise, most of the resources online focused on the technical aspects of domain redirects, like htacess files, DNS adaptations, and so on. The tech-stuff is all very important, but what about SEO? How do I preserve my PageRank? How can I get my site quickly indexed? …

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Fun with Link Building Techniques – Guest Blogger!

March 17th, 2010 | | Link Building

This post is coming from a guest blogger named Nathan Schubert.  Nathan owns Upsmack, a marketing blog that provides a resource of information for those interested in Ecommerce, Internet Marketing, Internet Security.

Things are a lot different today than they were when I started caring about SEO. Today, websites that link to each other essentially neutralize the effect of their inbound links. Emailing a webmaster to ask for an inbound link is as much a long-shot as it has always …

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Build Better Links with Better Link Building Strategies

November 23rd, 2009 | | Link Building

Link building is a search engine optimization term that can be described as a way to generate quality links coming to your website. Link building is also known as achieving inbound links – so if anyone ever asks you how many inbound links you have, they’re asking how many links from outside sources are pointing to your website.

Inbound links are important when it comes to SEO because the more links you get from websites, blogs, articles, etc. the more ‘votes’ …

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How NOT to Request a Link

October 1st, 2009 | | Link Building

Like many websites, our blogs receive quite a few emails each day regarding reader questions, comments, link requests, tools and topic suggestions. Just the other day I received an email titled, “Broken Link Found In Your Site.” Now, I always appreciate when a reader notifies me of something wrong with the site. After all, nobody likes a broken link! But it was to my great amusement when I opened the message to find the worst link request email I …

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Craft a Great Link Request Letter in 8 Steps

August 19th, 2009 | | Link Building

We have discussed previously that you should focus on link quality rather than link quantity. This means that you need to find relevant sites with positive PageRank and eloquently request links from their site to yours. Crafting a great link request letter can help you gain those valuable links and improve your website’s PageRank.

First of all, how do you know which sites will provide high quality links that are relevant to your content? If you can answer, “yes” to …

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Don’t Get Sucked Into the SEO Link Farm Technique

May 19th, 2009 | | Link Building

Several of my SEO clients recently have mentioned they receive emails from companies in sometimes foreign countries that “guarantee” 1000 inbound links to my client’s site for a very low, flat fee. The email goes something like this:

“Hi, I recently visited your website. I added a link to your site from mine. A link to my site from yours would be highly beneficial.”

The unfortunate thing is that these companies are not new, and this kind of thing has been going …

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How to Find and Optimize Backlinks to Your Site

May 15th, 2009 | | Link Building

As I am sure you know (or I hope you know!), link building is essential to any successful SEO campaign. However, how do you gauge the results of your link building efforts thus far, how do you know which sites are linking back to yours, and how do you know if these links have been optimized to get the most link juice possible? All good questions!

There are a few ways to locate these backlinks to your site. Here they are:

Google …

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Too Much On-Site Optimization? Say Whaaat?

March 17th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips, Link Building

Is there such a thing as too much on-site SEO? Apparently Justin from SEO Zombie thinks so. He writes about how SEOs can spend so many hours optimizing their site with little tweaks here and there hoping to see their organic traffic and rankings increase. The truth is, you need links first, says Justin.

Develop your content, add some keywords and meta data, then stop he says. Build up your links, then when you have …

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