The ultimate guide on Link Building

RockContent

Link building is a pillar of any SEO strategy. It’s based on constructing a network of links across your pages to demonstrate your authority in a given field to Google. Have you ever thought about just how much value search engines give to what links say?

18 (of the) Best SEO Link Building Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Links still matter for SEO. Not low-quality links, not reciprocal links, not the kind of links you can buy in bulk for cheap from some sketchy source in the third world, but real, valid, quality links. So—how do you build those high-quality links? What types of links should you be seeking exactly? What are the best link-building strategies in a post-Panda world? Finding Potential Link Partners by Search Engine Watch.

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Defining Link Metrics that Impact SEO Link Building Development

KoMarketing Associates

As SEO becomes more involved in the marketing initiatives of the organization, search marketing professionals work in greater coordination with additional team members and departments. The goal being defining opportunities for outreach and understanding how we could assist in an effort to acquire high quality links. Link-Specific Metrics. These scores help evaluate future link opportunities and prioritize strategies. Link Building Search Engine Marketing Blog

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.

The Human Approach to Link Building Outreach

Biznology

To be upfront and honest, I have never been an “email marketer,” worked in sales, or have extensively even used emailing as a strategy before link building. While my professional experience may be lacking, I look at it as not having the opportunity to build bad habits, and I have been able to learn slowly from my mistakes. Without further ado, here are my main strategies for successful outreach for links – mainly for guest posting. And quality links require effort.

26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions

KoMarketing Associates

Last week we wrote a best practice guideline for a client, on how to acquire quality links in today’s SEO environment. In preparation, I wanted to review a history of changes and shifts we’ve experienced and also validate, through third party and search-specific references, why we recommend certain tactics and best practices. You can use the links below and also after each video to navigate through the videos and sections. Common B2B Link Building Questions.

Best SEO Link Building Guides, Techniques and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Best practices in SEO continue to evolve, particularly in the area of link building. What types of linkbait are most effective at attracting natural links? Where can you find non-obvious link sources to pursue? How much is a link worth? How can you optimize the internal link structure of a website? Find the answers to these questions and more here in the best guides to SEO link building from the past year. How to Value Links?

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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Do-it-Yourself Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Your WordPress.

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Do-it-Yourself Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Your WordPress Blog by Achinta Mitra on May 31, 2010 in Industrial Marketing Blog , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Industrial Websites , Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Instead of an industrial marketing strategies post that I typically write, this is more of an implementation post. Thanks for the link.

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.

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.

Guest Blogging is NOT Dead (And Matt Cutts Didn’t Say It Is)

Webbiquity

just want to highlight that a bunch of low-quality or spam sites have latched on to ‘guest blogging’ as their link-building strategy, and we see a lot more spammy attempts to do guest blogging. Compensation: Matt calls this out specifically in his post, noting that “email offering money to get links that pass PageRank (are) a clear violation of Google’s quality guidelines.” and the quality of linking sites in determining rankings.

Google’s Latest Slap – How Un-natural Links May Affect Your SEO

Cody Ward

Google has been one of the leading forces in the search engine industry for several years now and it seems like everything they do tends to set the trend for other search engines. The latest Google slap dealt with individuals who used unnatural linking practices to achieve higher rankings. Blog Networks Many webmasters were using blog networks as a way to achieve high rankings in the search engines.

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Steps to Take After Receiving a Link Warning from Google

Biznology

Google wants to provide its users with the best possible search results and Google understands that in order to do so, it should share what it is looking for with website owners. Links are an important part of the Google algorithm and Google pays attention not only to the quantity of links but also to the quality of links. To weed out the sites that attempt to “game the system,” Google penalizes sites that participate in shady link building practices.

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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 2009: SEO Tips, Part 1

Webbiquity

Which factors are really most important in search engine rankings? How do search engines treat different forms of keywords? What other tools are worth checking out for keywords, linking and website analysis? Guide to Search Engine Ranking Factors by HuoMah SEO Blog. Q&A: A Few Things You Need to Know About Keyword Usage by Search Engine Guide. Build A Great B2B Search Engine Marketing Campaign by The Milwaukee SEO.

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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.

Algorithm Updates: Common Questions & What You Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

When a major algorithm update happens like it did May 20th , it’s always interesting to see reactions from both the search community, affected businesses , and the media. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that the only people who knew (or cared about) what an algorithm update was were those in the search industry. According to Moz , “Each year, Google changes its search algorithm around 500–600 times.” Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates – Search Engine Roundtable.

Linking Your Way to Success: Tips for More Effective Links & SEO

Launch Marketing

When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), it can often feel like you are taking on an almost insurmountable task. One of the smallest but most impactful places to improve your SEO is in your links. Links are a root of strong SEO because they establish credibility and authority. To help your pages improve their ranking with some of these key SEO indicators, start viewing your links as an opportunity for quality, not quantity. Classifying Links.

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Top 5 Reasons Web Marketing Now Relies on Content Strategy

Webbiquity

Similarly, in web marketing and everything on the social web, visitors read content, search engines refer to content and determine the ranking of your website. They like and recommend on Facebook, re-tweet and quote on Twitter, plus one in Google+, and share links through other sites. Rather than obsessing over specific tactics, focus on writing high-quality, relevant content for your audience and building links through social sharing.

40 (of the) Top SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Despite constant change on the search landscape—personalization, localization, Caffeine, Google Instant— SEO is not dead , not even close. How do realtime platforms like Twitter affect search results? Example (question #9): “Do you have partnerships with major search engines? Any credible SEO will make a sound like they just choked on a lemon and explain that no one has a partnership with a major search engine.&#. by Search Engine Watch.

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What’s wrong with search and social media marketing?

Biznology

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. And why does it demonstrate everything that’s wrong with search and social media as marketing channels?

Best Cool SEO Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Tools for Search Marketing Intelligence by ClickZ. Julie Batten reviews eight tools to help with search marketing and SEO planning, including both free (i.e., Compete.com Search Analytics ) alternatives. Fortunately, however, in response to massive and severe blowback from the search marketing and SEO communities, Google relented two months later and fixed the keyword tool. Five Free Link-Building Tools for Small Business SEO Campaigns by Search Engine Smarts.

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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?

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.

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SEO vs PPC: How to Prioritize Your SEM Strategies

QuanticMind

You probably already know search engines (especially Google) are one of the most common platforms people use to access information on the internet. If you fail to have a presence in search engine results, you’re missing out on a huge potential channel to reach your target audience. Sure, using PPC ads is an easy way to jump to the top of search results without investing in all that organic optimization.

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SEO vs PPC: How to Prioritize Your SEM Strategies in 2018

QuanticMind

You probably already know search engines (especially Google) are one of the most common platforms people use to access information on the internet. If you fail to have a presence in search engine results, you’re missing out on a huge potential channel to reach your target audience. Sure, using PPC ads is an easy way to jump to the top of search results without investing in all that organic optimization.

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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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What is Black Hat and how can this strategy harm your site?

RockContent

One of them is Black Hat SEO, which is also a set of techniques to optimize a page on search engines but using fairly questionable methods disapproved by Google itself. One of them is Black Hat SEO: a set of actions to fool Google’s algorithms in search of a better ranking.

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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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An Introduction to Black Hat SEO

Hubspot

Black hat SEO is a practice against search engine guidelines, used to get a site ranking higher in search results. These unethical tactics don’t solve for the searcher and often end in a penalty from search engines. Black hat techniques include keyword stuffing, cloaking, and using private link networks. Appearing in search results is vital for business growth, but there’s a right and wrong way of doing search engine optimization.

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SEO Basics for Small Business Professionals: 2 Steps Anyone Can Do

Writing on the Web

If you’re not using search engine optimization (SEO) to promote your business online, you’ve at least heard of it. SEO involves doing things to increase your website’s rank on Google’s search engine results pages. Typically, if you’re engaged in SEO, you’re trying to get links , using keywords in your content , and improving the technical aspects of your website to make it more search engine and user-friendly.

Topical SEO: 7 Advanced Concepts of Link Relevance & Google Rankings

Moz

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard Links matter for SEO. Most marketers understand that links to websites count as “votes” on the web. Google — and other search engines — use these votes to rank web pages in search results. The more votes a page accumulates, the better that page’s chances of ranking in search results. This is the popularity part of Google’s algorithm, described in the original PageRank patent. All links are not created equal.

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. 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”.

The Four Rhinos of Bad SEO Tactics: What Has to Go for Good

ClearVoice

Although the world of SEO could change in an algorithm instant, content marketers always have some control — read that, some control — over how their efforts might rank in search engines. Lazy link building. Fewer inbound links. In the past, companies may have had two teams when it comes to their websites — one focused on design/UX-related issues and another focused on search engine optimization. Lazy link building. Hidden links.