Link Building: General

To speed or not to speed

When we first started as an agency, our link builders were evenly split into two camps: One would send out a flurry of emails to all sorts of sites and deal with them if they responded. The other would spend a significant amount of time doing due diligence prior to outreach so that anyone who did respond had already been vetted. I always thought it was a good idea to let...

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Why real human users are the key to the best links for you

Let me begin by stating that I do not put an enormous emphasis on SEO when I’m training a link builder. Generally speaking, my team of link builders knows the basics of SEO, but they’ve been taught that they can’t rely on metrics alone in order to judge whether a link is going to be good or bad for our clients. My background is in general and technical SEO, but...

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The four pillars of an effective SEO strategy

SEO can be complicated — in many cases, overcomplicated. How many ranking factors are involved in generating strong organic search results? Ten? Twenty? Thirty? Two hundred? A quick search for “SEO ranking factors” will give you all of these answers and myriad others. There is a lot of information out there. And the reality is, while there are likely hundreds of variables working together to determine final placement, much of what...

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Earning them Is central to good SEO

With major publishers like Inc., Forbes and The Huffington Post placing the rel=”nofollow” tag on their external links, the sky is once again falling. Or not. In fact, I’ve always believed that earning nofollow links was an important part of any SEO strategy built to last. The reality of the situation is that nofollow links are good for your SEO, full stop. Whether your evidence comes from case studies, personal experience...

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How to increase B2B traffic by 192% in five months

SEO is a long-term strategy. It takes time to build authority and reputation, and spammy tricks that work for a short time are eventually devalued by the search engines. However, we’ve found a strategy that’s delivered results relatively quickly and proven particularly effective in the B2B space. Some of our best projects have seen near double traffic growth: Not surprisingly, this traffic growth corresponds with our efforts to secure links. Here is a look...

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