Link Building: General

    • SEO content strategy: How to grow visits by 300% in one year

      Content strategy is an essential part of SEO — after all, content and links are among the top three ranking factors in search. However, you can’t simply create content for content’s sake and expect to achieve any results. Millions of blog posts are published each day, so you need to create content that stands out and earns worthwhile links. This is where the strategy part comes into play.

      Search Engine Landin SEO- 19 readers -
    • 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.

      Search Engine Landin SEO- 17 readers -
  • 3 ways to improve link equity distribution and capture missed opportunities

    … 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 Chris Long is a Technical SEO at Go Fish Digital who works with unique problems and advanced search situations. He helps clients improve organic traffic through a deep understanding of Google's algorithm and Web technology. …

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  • Bing says links are still a very important ranking factor

    …. Here is a snippet of the interview that drew our attention: “We’re still not at the stage where links are going to go away, and so they will continue to be a factor that we look at,” says Murray, in the interview conducted in Paddington, London. “What we might see is that links start to decrease in importance that they have in the general context…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Fake news! How to recognize bad advice in link building and SEO

    … I like to joke that whenever Moz publishes an article about links, half my clients immediately email me about it. But that’s really not too far from the truth! People with big audiences have a lot of power. But people can make mistakes — even people with strong expertise in a subject — so you do need to be careful trusting information without…

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 14 readers -
  • How to improve your SEO with user-friendly interlinking

    … At my startup, LSEO, we recently ran an internal link audit to help inform and refine our growth marketing strategy. With multiple freelancers and staff writers constantly contributing content, our site has more than tripled in size in the past two years. Unfortunately, running a massive content marketing initiative with no central internal…

    Search Engine Landin SEO How To's- 28 readers -
  • Did you know? Google sees JavaScript links you don’t

    … Most SEMs are aware by now that Google is parsing JavaScript and processing content within the DOM. We know this not only because Google has flat out told us, but also because it has been tested. We know all of this — and yet, tools which provide backlink data are only seeing classically formatted HTML elements listed within a given page’s…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • Why mistakes make you a better link builder

    … thread for the link. So, I happened to see the conversation. I doubt you will be surprised to learn that I was floored. We’re not talking broken link building here. Maybe that was the idea, but this was ugly stuff. I’ve recently been contacted by someone asking if I’d remove a link in an old article on this very site and add their newer, better one…

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 18 readers -
  • 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 -
  • Fix your outbound link problem in a single workday

    … “Inlinks” in descending order, so that the arrow is pointing downward: The “Address” column now lists the URLs that your external links point to, sorted by the highest number of outbound links on your site. Next step: Start cutting links. 2. Trim those sitewide links Our first goal in trimming outbound links is to eliminate as many unneeded sitewide…

    Pratik Dholakiya/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • SEO case study: Zero to 100,000 visitors in 12 months

    … at Siege Media to earn links and visibility, and to increase web traffic for our clients. I’m going to walk through how we built a site’s SEO strategy from the ground up — growing from zero visitors to 100,000 — and share key takeaways that you can apply to your own strategy. The general outline of our strategy was: Start slow and take advantage of “easy…

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  • What link builders really want you to know

    … Our job is rough. I have done many things in SEO, and none have even come close to being as mind-numbing and frustrating as link building. It’s been even rougher than usual lately, and that notion is one shared by many of my link-building peers. After doing this for so many years, I can tell you that the summer months can be really, really…

    Julie Joyce/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 23 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…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 19 readers -
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