How To: Links

    • How to use AI for link building and improve your search rankings

      The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has permeated the mainstream, as companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google work diligently to make voice commands and voice search integrative parts of their OS and user experience. AI’s applications in the search engine optimization (SEO) world are continuing to expand to new horizons.

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  • An easy quarterly plan for local link building

    … Summer conference season is in full swing, and this month I’m stepping off Greg’s Soapbox to share some in-depth knowledge. With the release of the 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors and several studies, local SEO sessions are all pushing the importance of building local links. Even when tips are shared that explain how to get great links…

    Greg Gifford/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 13 readers -
  • The role of traditional public relations in SEO

    … words, websites that satisfy their users tend to rank better than those that do not. Inbound links are still a critical component of any SEO campaign, but the easy link-building tactics of the past have been wiped off the board, largely thanks to Google’s Penguin update(s). This includes buying links, guest blogging at scale, embedding links…

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  • Organic traffic & link building for small businesses

    … When it comes down to it, the hardest part of SEO for most small businesses is building links and authority. Keyword research, on-page optimization, local SEO — it’s all doable, and to some degree mechanical. But raising your authority? Not so much. While the importance of links is clear, Google’s messaging is confusing and unhelpful. We…

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  • Broken link building made easy

    … faster by using the broken links report in Ahrefs to find broken pages on your competitors’ websites and that you already have content for. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Patrick Stox is an SEO Specialist for IBM and an organizer for the Raleigh SEO Meetup, the most successful SEO Meetup in the US. …

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  • Missed link-building opportunities: Reclaiming broken links

    …, but they also represent potential inbound links that are now broken and lost. Or can those links be reclaimed? I have two techniques you might want to try. Reclaiming broken links with Google Search Console Google Search Console is free, making it a popular choice for attaining link information about a website. However, as Russ Jones, principal search…

    Janet Driscoll Miller/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 26 readers -
  • Seasonal and holiday link building

    … Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Andrew Dennis is a Content Marketing Specialist at Page One Power and a Staff Writer for Linkarati. As a Staff Writer at Linkarati Andrew gets to explore the ever-changing and exciting world of SEO on a daily basis. When he’s not writing about link building and SEO, you’ll find him attending and/or watching live sporting events. Andrew remains confident that he will see a Detroit Lions Super Bowl victory before he dies. …

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  • Fixing historical redirects using Wayback Machine APIs

    …, or to be able to show massive improvements at the start of a campaign with just a few hours of work. Getting off to a great start with a new client really instills a level of trust in your work. Lost links My first article on Search Engine Land, “Take Back Your Lost Links,” was about this very topic. In it, I showed how a company that had failed…

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  • 13 link opportunities to pursue now

    … If you have any sort of resource page on your site (a blog, e-book, guide, how-to videos and so forth), you should explore potential resource link-building opportunities. Resource link-building involves finding relevant resource pages covering topics related to your own resources, and promoting your resource to be featured on that page. Opportunity #13…

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  • Performing a manual backlink audit, step by step

    … It might be every SEO’s least favorite job: the backlink audit. This is not because the work itself is horrible (though it can be tedious on sites with large link footprints), but because it’s almost always performed when a domain is in trouble. Whether you’re reading this article because you’re an SEO looking at new strategies or a site owner…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 28 readers -
  • Preserve Your Content Ecosystem By Fixing Link Rot

    …, this is where a lot of content marketing misses out. How Is Content Preservation Important To A Vertical’s Ecosystem? After all, it could be argued that most users only want the most relevant, recent information. Old websites and pages no longer provide utility. But how many times have you been on a research project and clicked on a reference link just…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Content- 13 readers -
  • Evaluating Link Quality For SEO Campaigns

    … and a Staff Writer for Linkarati. As a Staff Writer at Linkarati Andrew gets to explore the ever-changing and exciting world of SEO on a daily basis. When he’s not writing about link building and SEO, you’ll find him attending and/or watching live sporting events. Andrew remains confident that he will see a Detroit Lions Super Bowl victory before he dies. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 24 readers -