Is This Proof Directory Submission Still Works?



EDIT 2013 – NOTE – This tactic is very risky in 2013! I’d stay well clear of cheap directory submission services these days. Just because a tactic works, does not mean it’s safe to use, in 2013. I often look for false positives in Google. A false positive (in this sense) is when a site […]

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Links On Republished Duplicate Posts Pass Value?



An observation I think that links on duplicate posts which have been stolen – duplicated and republished – still pass anchor text value (even if it is a light boost). Take this Cheeky beggar…. –  he nicked my what is seo post I did in 2007 and stripped out all my links (cheek!) and published the […]

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Ontolo Link Building Tool Launch: Q/A with CMO Garrett French



FOR LINK BUILDERS: I’ve known Garrett French for quite a while now – he interviewed ME twice for Search Engine Land – and since then he’s been tearing up the link building space with regular posts from the Ontolo link building blog… Garrett is a proper old-school geek link builder – if you are into […]

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How to Get the Most from Guest Blogging (4 Tips You Probably Don’t Know About)



I’ve long wondered if I should be doing guest posts as part of my linkbuilding activities. While thinking about it, I thought about the success with the tactic Glen Allsopp has had, who writes for ViperChill on the topic of viral marketing. So I pinged him an email and asked him if he’d do a guest post on […]

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Free Link Building Tips For 2014



A free linkbuilding tutorial to get you started thinking about building quality links to your site, the secret to top google positions.

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Natural Links Are Best For Google SEO – Bollocks



I was in the forums recently and a thread contained a lot of posters chiming in with ‘organic links are best’ and ‘get natural links’ for best results. Even though I am a content creator first, link builder second, I think this is quite misleading and missing a basic observation. Unnatural links still win the […]

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How Easy Is It To Actually Bait for Links?



I asked Ann Smarty if she’d be kind enough to give me her thoughts on link bait: Link baiting is an effective technique that should still be thoroughly explored: The effectiveness of the link bait depends on too many (sometimes uncontrolled) factors: social media connections (even not-so-great pieces can hit the front page and gather links if […]

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Bad Neighbourhood = Google Penalty – Do You Link To One?



Unnatural Links From Your Site Any links intended to manipulate PageRank or a site’s ranking in Google search results may be considered part of a link scheme and a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. This includes any behavior that manipulates links to your site or outgoing links from your site. GOOGLE’S ADVICE ON LINK SCHEMES In 2014, Google […]

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Linkbait Coaching With Lyndon Antcliff (Lyndoman)



Quoted by Times Magazine, quoted in The Sunday Times recently, a shameless linkwhore, a self publicist with a sharp wit with an online avatar the Communist Party would be happy with, Lyndon Antcliff (AKA Lyndoman of Cornwall SEO) is one of the best linkbaiters and SM players in the UK (although he’ll probably consider that […]

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