The ultimate guide on Link Building

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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?

Link Building Basics: Outreach

Biznology

Welcome to another edition of my ongoing series here on Biznology – link building basics. Finding link opportunities. Vetting link prospects. In this this post we will cover outreach, one of the most important aspects of link building. By mastering the basics of outreach you can establish a foundation from which you can build upon. In the last post we learned how to apply the “smell test” to properly vet your link prospects. link request).

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Link Building and Mobile SEO in 2017

Webbiquity

Link building is one of the best ways to both increase your website’s authority (which helps with SEO) and get your brand more widely recognized within your niche. As people increasingly rely on their mobile phones, mobile searches have now overtaken desktop searches. What does link building really mean in 2017? The days when a website could rank well based purely on a large number of links (regardless of quality) are long past.

4 Tips for Creating a Successful Link Building Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Nowadays, many businesses leverage search engine optimization (SEO) to boost their credibility, visibility and trustworthiness online. The post 4 Tips for Creating a Successful Link Building Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy Digital Marketing link building SEO seo strategy

Link Building: past, present, and future

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The practice of building links is continuously evolving. Link building has gone through some major transformations within just the past few years, and it likely will continue to change moving forward. Link Building Past. In the past, acquiring links for your website typically translated into manipulation. Link building used to be a sheer numbers game where automation won out over manual efforts. Link Building Present.

Link Building Basics: Tracking Results

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Hello, and welcome to the newest edition of my Link Building Basics series here on Biznology. This installment marks the conclusion of my six part series on the basics of building links. Finding link opportunities. Vetting link prospects. In this final post we will discuss one of the most crucial portions of link building – tracking results. Link building is an ongoing and long-term strategy. Link types. Link Types.

Link building basics: Niche analysis

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Link building is a bit of a specialized industry, but it remains important in online marketing campaigns. Search engines can drive highly relevant, qualified traffic. Links remain integral to any SEO initiative, as they are a strong ranking signal to search engines. Link building is something that a lot of business/website owners have heard of, but might not know a whole lot about. Types of pages that attract links.

Don’t silo link building

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Link acquisition isn’t meant to be done in a vacuum. In the past, link building was often done separate from other marketing activities, since all links moved the needle. It didn’t require any marketing prowess to go out and build links that made a difference on sites meant only for search crawlers. Today, only real links meant for humans will move the needle, both in search and in marketing. You can’t silo link acquisition.

How B2B Businesses Can Develop Content for Link Building

Marketing Insider Group

Improving your organic search presence isn’t for the faint of heart. Ranking in top search results is getting harder, and 77% of marketers say it could take up to 6 months to see results. B2B marketers need to be savvier in developing a link building and content developing strategy.

The past, present and future of link building

Biznology

This webinar is about how to conduct an effective link building campaign. You know quality links are essential to improve organic search, but link building has you worried. Improvements in Google’s algorithm have many worried that conducting a link building campaign could result in your site being hit with a manual link penalty or the dreaded Penguin algorithm. Conducting an effective link building campaign.

What is SEM (Search Engine Marketing) and how it relates to SEO

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If you answered Google or any other internet search engine, be it Bing, Yahoo!, In this scenario, SEM (Search Engine Marketing), a set of techniques that aims to use these engines for promotion on the Internet, emerges. How to do Search Engine Marketing?

Five Steps to Implement a Championship Link Building Strategy

Webbiquity

Unfortunately, the search engine optimization field doesn’t have a shiny silver trophy to display for the top performing SEO specialists. Still, the reward for implementing a championship link building strategy can be just as satisfying as winning hockey’s most coveted prize. Search engine specialists need to have a playoff mentality when it comes to their link-building tactics. Guest post by Jason Parks.

How Link Building Management Will Change in 2013 & Beyond

KoMarketing Associates

As search engines become more aggressive in dealing with links meant only to manipulate search engine rankings, SEO’s reliant on short-sighted link building strategies are suffering mightily. As uncovered in a recent news article on our site, Search Engine Roundtable ran a poll asking whether webmasters effected by Google’s Penguin update had recovered from the damage. The Original Link Management Need.

What does it take to launch a link building campaign?

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A great deal of work goes into launching a link building campaign. Before you start pursuing links, there are a number of different processes and steps you must go through to ensure success. Links don’t come overnight, and you need to prepare your campaign properly to ensure you hit the ground running once you begin actively seeking links. Let’s walk through some of the primary steps necessary to launch an effective link acquisition project.

Why content marketing complements (but doesn’t replace) link building

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Content marketing has often been conflated with link building. In fact, numerous SEOs have declared content marketing to be the new link building. But there’s one problem: Content marketing doesn’t actually secure links without promotion. And manual promotion with the goal of links is, well, link building. Content marketing can certainly complement link building, but content marketing does NOT replace link building.

Determining link quality within a link building campaign

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Evaluating link quality within a link building campaign is critical, because you must ensure you’re building worthwhile links that help you reach your campaign goals. Every link you build should be a link that you would be proud to show your friends and family, colleagues, and even Google. Building links you would be proud of means building quality links. But what constitutes a “quality link”?

Social media becoming increasingly important in regards to link building

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Much like the SEO industry which encompasses it, link building is also continuously changing and evolving. Due to the fast-paced nature of their industry, link builders and SEO specialists must constantly pay attention to shifts and trends within the SEO realm to ensure they are applying link building best practices. One recent development within the SEO industry that could certainly impact link building efficacy is the increasing importance of social media.

Link building basics: Vetting link prospects

Biznology

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of my Biznology series on link building basics. So far in this series we have learned how to lay the foundation for an effective link building campaign through niche analysis and site audits , and in the last post we learned some proven techniques for finding link opportunities. Using the methods discussed in the last post we are able to compile a large list of potential link opportunities. Link neighborhood.

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.

19 Excellent Guides to SEO Link Building

Webbiquity

Contrary to articles and blog posts claiming link building is dead , the reality is that it’s not—as even Google’s Matt Cutts has confirmed. The days of getting high search rankings based on high-volume, low-quality, easy-to-get links are long gone. Building quality links that will still positively impact rank now requires more work, more creativity, and a more sophisticated strategy for developing owned, earned, and shared links.

23 Expert SEO Link Building Guides and Tools

Webbiquity

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which would be an awkward and uncomfortable place from which to do search engine optimization work), you’re probably aware that the two most important things to know about link building in the post-Panda world are that 1) backlinks are still very important for ranking, and 2) traditional link-building methods (or at least many of them) are no longer effective. So what types of links should you avoid?

What Is Second Tier Link Building?

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First Tier Links vs. Second Tier Links. + The Two Types of Second Tier Links. + Why Use Second Tier Link Building? Best Practices for Second Tier Link Building. But what exactly are second tier links? First Tier Links vs. Second Tier Links.

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

B2B Link Building Strategies That Really Work

KoMarketing Associates

The answer lies in link building, which is among the #1 ranking factor. It improves your brand’s prominence in search engines and can help establish authority. However, it has become quite an exhausting exercise since the majority of businesses that produce content don’t really attempt to acquire links. B2B link-building strategies that really work. Building links with the help of your industry influencers.

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.

A Comprehensive List of Link Building Ideas for B2B Software and Technology Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Technology and software vendors realize how important SEO can be for generating leads and building brand awareness for their solutions and the organization in general. And while the foundation of a solid SEO strategy starts with good content, link building can be the secret ingredient to unlock the full potential of content marketing and traffic from organic search engines. But link building is not easy. The Quick Link Building Hits.

6 Steps for Getting Your B2B SEO Link Building Plan in Place for the New Year

KoMarketing Associates

While most marketing teams understand the importance of link building in coordination with a search engine optimization strategy, few are able to prioritize it on an ongoing basis. As we covered earlier this month, even though link building is the third most effective tactic when it comes to meeting SEO objectives, marketers also indicated link building was by far the most challenging. B2B Online Marketing Blog Search Engine Optimization

3 Ethical Link Building Strategies for 2020 via @jamarketer

Search Engine Journal

Here are three ethical link building strategies for 2020. The post 3 Ethical Link Building Strategies for 2020 via @jamarketer appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Content Marketing Link Building

The Death of SEO? The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

I’m not going to link to the article; you can find it pretty easily on Forbes if interested. Via SEOmoz : Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” Via Search Engine Watch : Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers. The Evolution of Search and Social. The Death of SEO.

How To Get Publishers to Open Your Link Building Requests

KoMarketing Associates

As we discussed the history of search engine technology and ended with the importance of both content and links for SEO, the question was ultimately asked, “ how do you actually get links? The key to creating a link building strategy that will endure algorithm updates is through quality relationships and content designed with your buyers and “link friendly” audiences in mind. B2B Online Marketing Blog Search Engine Optimization

4 Link Building Best Practices For B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

In the SEO world there are two factors that most professionals agree are the most important when it comes to the organic ranking of your pages – probably because Google themselves revealed it – content and links. For the foreseeable future, being able to build high quality links that point back to your site is going to be a in-demand skill. Most content does not attract links on its own (as was revealed in the Moz & Buzzsumo study ).

Is link building hurting your marketing?

Biznology

If you’re still thinking that all-out link-building campaigns are the route to success, it’s time to re-evaluate, despite the long-standing advice that link building is the best method for increasing your site’s “Google juice.” ” The truth is not only that link building might be wasting your time, it might actually be hurting your marketing. The Panda update unleashed human raters on search results.

What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization): the complete guide to reach the top results on Google

RockContent

After all, who wouldn’t want to show up within the top organic search results on Google? It’s where users find the most visible links, as well as those most frequently accessed by users — who generally don’t go past the first page of results to find what they’re looking for. Through optimizations on your own pages and connecting to other sites, you can improve your users’ search and navigation experience. Only 0.78% of users access a link on the second page of results.

Link building basics: site audit

Biznology

Welcome to another edition of link building basics. This is the second installment in a series of posts I am writing here on Biznology that cover link building basics and fundamentals. For marketers and business owners alike, SEO – and especially link building – can seem like a foreign concept that is exceedingly technical and confusing. The first step during the site audit process involves searching for potential linkable assets.

Unconventional ways to find link building opportunities

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Link building has become a very significant part of search engine optimization (SEO). As more and more people turn to search engines for information on the web, SEO continues to grow in importance and so does link building. As companies bolster their link building efforts, guest posting has emerged as a popular strategy for building these links. (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Red Flags of Deceitful Link Building Firms

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As someone who works for a fully transparent and honest link building agency, it makes me squirm to know that people are paying shady link building and SEO firms without knowing what they’re going to get in return, or that what they’re paying for could actually hurt them rather than help them. Here are some red flags that may give you a hint that the SEO or link building firm you are thinking about, or already working with may be one to stay away from.