Link Building: General

    • Selling the value of link building to management

      There is a never-ending issue all SEOs must face: fighting for budget. I’ve found this to be especially true when it comes to link building. SEO, although technical in nature, can be explained in real-world measures to upper management. There’s data, traffic levels, technical configurations and on-site elements directly in your control to measure and report.

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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: Pick your favorite event and attend! http ...

      Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 9 readers -
  • Organic traffic & link building for small businesses

    … and target the commercial search terms that matter to them. There is still a creative element required here, but my goal is to provide a simple strategy that small businesses can use to help build their authority and improve their overall organic search visibility. How important are links in 2017? In the most recent Search Engine Ranking Factors…

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  • Broken link building made easy

    … I see questions on forums every day from people asking how they can build links to their website. There are many ways to build links, but there’s one tactic in particular that I believe deserves a modern update: broken link building. Rather than declaring something dead or saying it doesn’t work, SEOs should be working on improving methods…

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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- 15 readers -
  • Seasonal and holiday link building

    … can’t spam your way to the top with thousands of manipulative links in short order (Penguin now devalues those links in real time); you need to consistently secure worthwhile links over the long term to achieve sustained organic visibility. Today, I’ll demonstrate how to build links to seasonal keyword pages and be prepared for traffic surges…

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  • It’s time to get ready for the holidays (Yes, really!)

    …-minute SEO for the holidays. As a quick refresher, here’s what I advised might impact a site’s rankings with just weeks to make a difference: Making sure your Google My Business is present and accurate Optimizing your titles and descriptions for click-throughs Optimizing for long-tail keywords Hijacking rankings — that is, buying advertising…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 19 readers -
  • How to go above and beyond with your content

    … a look at this article from GQ: “The 7 Best Scary Movies You Can Watch on Netflix.” It’s even about Netflix, but instead of giving you a link to the movie on that site, they show you the trailers. I mean I’m certainly capable of searching for a movie on Netflix (in fact, I’m pretty close to an expert on it) but as a link builder all I think…

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO Content How To's- 16 readers -
  • How to build links without creating content: 5 examples

    … Link building isn’t some mystical SEO hack. Building links is straightforward: find relevant sites that have a reason to link and convince them to link. Why would another site link to yours? For a variety of reasons: because a relationship already exists; because they’re talking about your business/products; because you’re a valuable resource…

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  • Google has officially killed off their link command

    … A Google spokesperson has confirmed with Search Engine Land that the company’s link command is no longer functioning. Google told us the feature is no longer around and using a will likely return irrelevant results. We saw signs of this going away a year ago but then Google told us the link operator “is not dead.” Now…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
  • 17 link resolutions for 2017

    … of the founding members of the SEO Chicks blog. Julie began working in search marketing in 2002 and soon became head of search for a small IT firm. Eventually, she started Link Fish Media, where she now serves as Director Of Operations, focusing on working with clients in ultra-competitive niches all over the world. …

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 34 readers -
  • Link campaigns: Strategy development and review

    … your link campaign now. To prepare for your link campaign and piece together a link strategy: Perform an SEO audit. Review current links. Analyze competitors. Prospect for fresh links. These four pillars of research and analysis will dictate strategy and lead to success in your link-building campaign. 1. Perform an SEO audit Website audits should…

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  • Link building is (specialized) marketing

    …Columnist Andrew Dennis explains how link building is built on the same fundamental principles as effective marketing: thorough research, strategic promotion, carefully crafted messaging and sustained effort. The post Link building is (specialized) marketing appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. …

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  • Why link outreach teams have the most difficult job in the agency

    … guaranteed due to the paid media nature of the platforms. It would take off some of the pressure of earned content distribution. Unfortunately, case studies where these have demonstrated delivering SEO benefit are few, and they now have lower-quality inventory and are filled with “clickbait” casino and weightless adverts. Paid distribution has a purpose…

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  • How to avoid an outbound link penalty from Google

    … Most of us are aware of link penalties that occur if you have low-quality or spam links pointing to your site. But did you know you can also be penalized by Google for how you link to other websites from your site? Yup, you sure can. It’s called an “unnatural outbound links” penalty, and similar to the inbound link penalty, it can be applied…

    Search Engine Landin Affiliate SEO Google How To's- 26 readers -
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