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Always Be Linking: 9 Places B2B Marketers Might Miss Link Building Opportunities

KoMarketing Associates

Link building is not something B2B marketers think about regularly. While most marketers realize the importance of links for search engine optimization, experience has shown that link building does not often stay top of mind with everything else that commands attention in a B2B marketing program. With a little more attention, links built in these locations can add significant incremental value to an SEO campaign over time.

A Newbie’s Guide to Link Building

Marketing Action

We have a few posts coming up in the near future about the role of anchor text in link-building, so let’s lay some groundwork. Here’s an excellent post by Maggie Walsh of Vertical Measures that explains the basics of link building, and introduces anchor text. A Newbie’s Guide to Link Building. We all know what constitutes a link, but what is “ link building ”? And how exactly do you “build” them? Link Building: The Basics.

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Four Predictions About the State of SEO in 2017

Webbiquity

Previously, SEOs had focused more on the authority of sites to improve the amount of pagerank that would help to rank the site for its desired keyword. Now we are seeing improvements in site’s rankings if they receive links from more relevant sites, even if the authority of their site isn’t as high. SEOs should look at the keyword relevancy of the linking site’s page and overall web theme to predict the positive impact that it will have on the site’s rankings.

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The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Link Building - Whiteboard Friday

Moz

Posted by randfish The final episode in our six-part One-Hour Guide to SEO series deals with a topic that's a perennial favorite among SEOs: link building. Today, learn why links are important to both SEO and to Google, how Google likely measures the value of links, and a few key ways to begin earning your own. Why are links important to SEO? So we've discussed sort of how search engines rank pages based on the value they provide to users.

Who’s Giving You the Best Link Love?

DivvyHQ

If you’ve dabbled in the SEO game at all over the past decade, you’re probably well aware of the algorithmic benefits of inbound links (a.k.a. other websites/pages linking to yours). But getting some “link love” from another site goes far beyond the SEO benefits. For starters, I’m going to assume that there are already other web pages out there that are linking to your website. PageRank & Domain Authority. Link Analysis Report.

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Three Ways to Build Links in the Age of Google Penguin

Biznology

Still, on-page factors are less important to Google ranking than links and social signals—how Google determines the relative importance and context of the page to other experiences on the web. The good news is linking appears to be every bit as important as it has ever been. Also, if you start with high-quality, shareable content, you will have an easier time garnering links to it. So my advice on building links focuses only on what Penguin will not punish you for: 1.

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Best of 2008: SEO Link Building

WebMarketCentral

Unless you are optimizing only for some extremely niche keywords, off-page optimization—building links from other websites to yours—is a critical and significant factor for SEO success. The blog posts cited here, some of the best of 2008 on the topic of link building, provide guidance on how and where to obtain valuable external links. His deck actually covers the organic search marketinging basics—keywords, content and links.

What’s wrong with search and social media marketing?

Biznology

Traditionally, PR reflected the most common form of earned media. So, which of these three categories contains search? Most casual observers would place paid search in paid media, SEO in earned (link building and PageRank, for instance), and social in either owned — or if you were using such things as Facebook’s Promoted Posts or Twitter’s Promoted Tweets features — paid. The post What’s wrong with search and social media marketing?

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. The two keys to search success are great content and links. Assuming you’ve already got great content, there are many places to get links (e.g. Not only do they provide valuable links, they can also supply direct traffic and help build your RSS subscriber list. link]. link]. Blog-search. PR=10. PR=3 (a bit edgy).

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Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010

Webbiquity

Ranking well in organic search results becomes more imperative every day, particularly in the B2B world. 93% of these decision makers use search to begin the buying process. And it isn’t just low-level minions conducting searches at the behest of higher-ups; 63% of C-level executives say they first turn to mainstream search engines to locate information. How important are footer links to SEO? How can PDF content be optimized for search?

What It Takes to Optimize Your Brand’s Organic Search Visibility

Marketing Action

It seems like only yesterday that a brand new company could launch a site, bake some bolded and italicized keywords into each page, prop up a few cookie-cutter articles on free blog platforms for instant backlinks, and watch the organic search traffic start rolling in. The upshot for searchers of all these Google renovations was plain to see; you likely noticed around this time that the search experience was improving across the board. Search Engine Accessibility.

What is Link Juice and how it impacts on digital strategies

RockContent

However, the less experienced may not be properly aware of Link Juice. This technique is associated with one of the main criteria for articles to be in a good position regarding the algorithms: the links in the content. How to get more Link Juice? The distribution of Link Juice.

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SEO Isn’t Mystical

Salesfusion

SEO, short for search engine optimization, encompasses any activities to increase your ranking in search engine results in order to drive more traffic to your website. SERP: Here’s another simple one for you — SERP is just an acronym for search engine results page. PageRank (PR): Google assigns every website a value between 0 and 10 (with 10 being the best), this value is known as your PageRank (though it often appears as PR).

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Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

The Search Engine Optimization landscape has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. This will help you to develop referral traffic, cultivate thought leadership, and garner authoritative and quality links. b) Download the Google Chrome PR plugin. It will let you see the PageRank of every blog you visit instantly. c) Run a Google search for potential high authority blogs by using the niche areas you want to blog about with the keyword “guest blogs”.

SEO: Are Nofollow Links Still Valuable?

Hubspot

I've recently seen a lot of chirping and discussion on the value of nofollow links for search optimization, with some people saying that there was value to having them. I asked three industry leaders in search engine optimization what their take was on nofollow links. Specifically: "What's your take on no follow links? Under what circumstances do you pursue links from Wikipedia? Under what circumstances can you pursue links from Wikipedia?

12 SEO Experts Weigh In on SEO 2014 Predictions

Marketing Action

2014 will be the year of the Google “Tiger” update – a new algorithm update that Google will claim impacts 5% of sites and is designed to improve overall search quality. She has expertise in SEO, SEM, pay-per-click management, content marketing, and relationship building for links, and strongly believes in data-driven decision making and in scalable, long-term SEO decisions within a larger inbound marketing program. Semantic search is a huge part of this.

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Best of 2008 - SEO Tools, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

How about tools for checking search engine rank, grading the SEO efforts on a website, developing an optimized keyword list, and link building? Counting links the easy way by Searchlight Brian R. Brown , consultant and natural search marketing strategist for Netconcepts , reviews Link Counter , a simple tool to help evaluate links on any website. Links play a very important part in SEO, both internal links as well as external links."

The Guide to Building Linked Unstructured Citations for Local SEO

Moz

When you’ve accomplished step one in your local search marketing, how do you take step two? And the best unstructured citations of all include links, of course! For example, the San Francisco branch of a natural foods grocery store gets a linked unstructured citation from a major medical center in their city via a blog post about stocking a pantry with the right ingredients for healthier eating. Structured citation building is as old as local SEO.

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Best of 2008: SEO Tools, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

How can you view your website the way search engines see it? How can you use free Google tools to benchmark your search marketing performance against your competition? 5+ SEO Text Analyzers for SEO Diagnostics & Copywriting by Search Engine Journal The always brilliant and resourceful Ann Smarty here reviews several different for analyzing keyword usage and prominence (a.g., What are the best tools for analyzing your website text?

Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 3

WebMarketCentral

What tactics are most effective at driving increased search traffic? How can PR and SEO work together more productively? The 3 Cornerstones of SEO by SEOmoz Duncan Morris recommends explaining SEO to prospective clients using a simple triangular diagram to show the three core areas of SEO: content (on-page factors), technical issues and trust (links and ratings). How can you effectively explain SEO (and avoid unrealistic expectations) to prospective clients?

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Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 4

WebMarketCentral

The Internet Marketing Handbook by SEOmoz In one of the best lists of SEO resources ever—and I do not say that lightly— Danny Dover provides links to and short summaries of "almost 100 tools and learning resource that help to master Internet Marketing," from tools for link building and keyword research to a wide range of learning resources and tools for social media marketing. Where can you find the best SEO tools and resources (I mean, other than here)?

Best of 2007: Amusing and Creative Marketing Stuff

WebMarketCentral

A bedtime story about search engines. A rap about link building. Hitchhikers Guide to Linkless SEO by SEOish How to improve your Google PageRank, create link bait, use social media optimization, and other SEO advice presented as Douglas Adams would have written it, if he were an SEO guy. Link Rap w/da Moserious by The Link Spiel No one is sure why we really needed this, but Moserious does a rap here about link building.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

delicious b2bmarketing

Because blogging helps Indium reach target audiences, get the company message out and -- above all -- get found via search engines and social media. Posted by Magdalena Georgieva on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 @ 07:40 AM COMMENTS Been searching for an answer.everyone (nearly) agrees that blogs are a great way to bring eyes to your pages. At least it is one link in the sales chain.