Julie Joyce

  • Want more links? Be more likable.

    One of the things I like best about link building is that it really is as much art as it is science, if not more so. I do roll my eyes when people talk about “relationship building” — and I roll them when I write about it, too — but in many ways, it really is all about that. If you can’t make webmasters like you and what you’re proposing, you’re not going to get those links.

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  • Want more links? Be more likable.

    One of the things I like best about link building is that it really is as much art as it is science, if not more so. I do roll my eyes when people talk about “relationship building” — and I roll them when I write about it, too — but in many ways, it really is all about that. If you can’t make webmasters like you and what you’re proposing, you’re not going to get those links.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 12 readers -
  • Content and links: It really does take a village

    I’m one of those people who thinks I can usually handle things by myself — I don’t need or want anyone’s help. It’s been tough for me to let go of that attitude when it comes to link building, but I’ve been doing much better lately after realizing that it really is beneficial to have more involvement from various people. Sometimes that extra involvement has been kind of forced on me.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO Content- 14 readers -
  • 4 major barriers to being linkable

    When it comes to being unlinkable, there’s a lot more to consider besides boring content, poor quality writing and low-end design. Of the many issues that could cause users not to want to link to your content, here are four major ones that I see all the time: intrusive intersitials, gated content, excessive pagination and avant-garde design.

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  • 4 major barriers to being linkable

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  • Link free or die

    Why are we so afraid of links? Back in the old days of SEO, we loved any link if it was free, even if it was from a spammy scraper site or the lowest-quality directory you’ve ever seen. If we did nothing to get that link, it was a great link. People assumed that all links were beneficial — and that even “bad” links were completely harmless, with no potential to cause damage.

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  • Link free or die

    SMX — Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search marketing conference series, with multiple events in the USA and Europe. Visit the Search Marketing Expo site to learn more: http://smxpo.com/1QikJWe Pick your favorite event and attend! http://www.smxadvanced.com http ...

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 13 readers -
  • How to go above and beyond with your content

    We’re creating a lot of content these days. It’s everywhere. Everyone is writing; everyone has a blog. I’m truly waiting for the day when my mom asks me how she can start a blog to impart her wisdom about how to behave properly in a restaurant. With the nonstop stream of content being created, it sometimes seems like not everyone is really thinking about how to make their content stand out.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO Content How To's- 19 readers -
  • 17 link resolutions for 2017

    Back in 2014, I had 14 link resolutions. For 2017, I have 17 for you. Maybe you’re doing some or all of the following already; congratulations if that’s true, as you’re much more proactive than most. If you aren’t doing any, start with just a couple — but please, please, please make sure you do the first one.

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  • 17 link resolutions for 2017

    Back in 2014, I had 14 link resolutions. For 2017, I have 17 for you. Maybe you’re doing some or all of the following already; congratulations if that’s true, as you’re much more proactive than most. If you aren’t doing any, start with just a couple — but please, please, please make sure you do the first one.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 40 readers -
  • 9 hard truths about links

    Countless articles about links are written every day. Many of them are excellent, filled with some really good tips to help you do well. Some of them are awful, full of bad advice. However, the biggest thing that bugs me about link-building advice is this: a lot of it pretends to offer guarantees. People talk about how to Penguin-proof sites, how to avoid being manually penalized and so on.

    Julie Joyce/ Marketing Landin SEO- 29 readers -
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  • 9 hard truths about links

    Countless articles about links are written every day. Many of them are excellent, filled with some really good tips to help you do well. Some of them are awful, full of bad advice. However, the biggest thing that bugs me about link-building advice is this: a lot of it pretends to offer guarantees. People talk about how to Penguin-proof sites, how to avoid being manually penalized and so on.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 18 readers -
  • I’ll stop the world and link with you

    I’m sure you get a bazillion emails a day. I feel like I spend half my time weeding through them because I’m afraid I’ll miss something legitimate. I might open one out of every 30 emails that come from someone I don’t recognize. The latest outreach email that really grabbed my attention had several things going for it: First, it was very personalized but not over-the-top stalky.

    Julie Joyce/ Marketing Landin SEO- 13 readers -
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  • I’ll stop the world and link with you

    I’m sure you get a bazillion emails a day. I feel like I spend half my time weeding through them because I’m afraid I’ll miss something legitimate. I might open one out of every 30 emails that come from someone I don’t recognize. The latest outreach email that really grabbed my attention had several things going for it: First, it was very personalized but not over-the-top stalky.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 15 readers -
  • When to end your client/link provider relationship

    It seems that everyone wants to outsource or hand off their link development. One of the most common reasons people contact me is that they know they need links, but they don’t have enough time to devote to the process. That is true for business owners, webmasters, marketing managers, SEOs, and even link builders! Because of my extensive experience, I feel that I’ve finally ...

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 17 readers -
  • How to follow up on link requests

    I’m sure that your email inbox is full of unsolicited mail, much of it spammy follow-ups. Mine sure is! I recently had the chance to test those pesky follow-up skills when my response rate on a recent campaign was zero percent. Since we do our targeting and research upfront, we usually get at least a few responses to any outreach we do, but nope! Not this time.

    Julie Joyce/ Marketing Landin SEO- 18 readers -
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  • How to follow up on link requests

    I’m sure that your email inbox is full of unsolicited mail, much of it spammy follow-ups. Mine sure is! I recently had the chance to test those pesky follow-up skills when my response rate on a recent campaign was zero percent. Since we do our targeting and research upfront, we usually get at least a few responses to any outreach we do, but nope! Not this time.

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 13 readers -