As a search engine optimization expert, it seems as though I have been getting a lot of unsolicited emails from people in India and other countries outside the United States wanting me to outsource link building to them. There are a lot of reasons why I will not, ever, outsource search engine optimization work (or outsource link building), not to mention the fact that I have tried it before–and the work was inferior. Not to mention the fact that I can honestly tell you that it actually hurt some SEO efforts, not help them. But I digress. [Read more…]
As a search engine optimization professional, one of the tools that I got in the habit of using over the past several years has been the un-publicized feature called “link domain”. For years, even though Google eventually turned off the link query at their search engine and made it available to site owners only, and Bing.com eventually turned it off also, Yahoo! always allowed us to use the linkdomain query at Yahoo.com. The query looked liked this: [Read more…]
Update: This is an old post, and I don’t recommend using any of these link building tactics anymore. If you have any links from these sites, I recommend you remove them–not get them.
It seems as though everyone wants something done quickly, or nearly instantly. We want success quickly. We want to be successful online and we want to get links to our web sites quickly. We want traffic to our web sites quickly. [Read more…]
There is a lot of debate right now about sponsored links. In fact, a certain search engine has decided to penalize web sites who are selling links (selling advertising) to other parties. I personally have decided not to publicly take sides on this paid link debate. [Read more…]
Update May 2017: 10 years ago, in 2007, it was helpful to use social bookmarking sites to get links to your site. But now, these are the kinds of links that we suggest that you remove–they’re low quality links and can lead to search engine penalties.
It seems as though one of the “hottest topics” nowadays in the Search Engine Marketing industry is social bookmarking. All the search engine marketers are talking about it now, and if you’re a search engine marketer–or just a marketer in general–or want to get more hits on your website, then you need to pay attention to social bookmarking, too. [Read more…]
I was doing some blogging over the weekend and came across a blog that was sending one of my blogs (yes, I have quite a few of them) a considerable amount of traffic. Not only was it sending traffic, it is listed as the number one search result for a Yahoo! linkdomain: search of one of my blogs. This, mind you, is quite a pretty big task, as that particular blog has over 170,000 backlinks from other major blog sites. [Read more…]
I’ve been experimenting and doing some testing recently to try to figure out how long it takes to get “credit” for new links to your site. It appears that the organic rankings credit comes about 5 days after you get a new link to a website. [Read more…]
I’m not sure that you’re aware of it, but you might be missing out on a great opportunity to get a few additional links to your site, and viewers/readers/visitors to your blog. [Read more…]
Geeks on Steroids is telling John Scott at V7N that the links he’s been talking about are undetectable. [Read more…]
Wikipedia has double standards.
If you haven’t heard, Wikipedia is now adding the nofollow attribute to links on their site. This essentially means that if you have a wikipedia link then you won’t get any search engine “credits” for having the link there. You’ll still get traffic, so I would still make sure your site is listed in there if possible. [Read more…]
Linking from one website to another is an essential part of the internet. In fact, even before most of us used search engines, we used links on website to find and discover new websites and related websites. A link building campaign, also called a linking campaign, is the act of purposely finding and seeking out links from other websites to a company’s website. [Read more…]