This is a guest post by Brian Dean from Backlinko, an SEO blog that helps people build powerful backlinks through content marketing and good old-fashioned email outreach.
Let's face it: you've heard enough about guest posting, press releases, and article directories.
If you're looking for some fresh, actionable tips you can apply to your link building campaigns today, then this post is for you.
Today I'm unveiling seven advanced link building strategies that I use to complement the br [...]
The Visual Link Explorer provides you with a visual way of exploring the links of a site. This is the easiest, yet advanced, visualization that allows you to comprehend the ever-growing complexity of a site’s link profile.
I will present here some of the most used case scenarios, so that you can easily comprehend how to get the best out of this tool.
Use Case 1 – Pitching New Clients
Use Case 2 – Prospecting High Quality Links
Use Case 3 – Finding Link Problems
SEO has always been an amazing part of the online marketing industry. And in the last years, social networks like Google+, Facebook or Twitter originated, having less or more influence on SEO. Google+ definitely has or will have a big influence on SEO. That's easy to understand, because Google+ comes directly from Google and Google for example is interested in generating independant social signals to enrich its search engine results. But Google also evaluates public data from Twitter and Faceboo [...]
Today we got tons of articles on the Penguin 2.0 update. Sorry, I meant to say, tons of disinformation, about the Penguin 2.0 update.
Here are some of the Penguin 2.0 myths:
"Penguin 1 targets homepages, 2 goes "much deeper."
“Penguin 2 had a high impact on cleaning up the SERPS”
“Penguin 2 spots unnatural link velocity trends and penalizes them”
And now I will debunk each one of them
1. "Penguin 1 targets homepage, 2 goes "much deeper."
Remember the F [...]
It's time again for another important cognitiveSEO upgrade. In the last months we worked continuously at adding better features, improving the user experience and creating new integrations that would allow our customers to get the best SEO intelligence possible at the best price on the market.
Let me structure the new release so that you can easily see what we added to the system and how it will benefit you:
Important Links and Rankings Upgrades
Simpler Credit [...]
The sheer fact that a pictorial representation stays in ones memory for a long time, makes Infographic a hotshot in Link Building. How many of us still remember the pictures given in our kindergarten books as compared with the long theoretical explanations in the later grades?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than an Infographic is worth more than that. How it combines complex data to form graphical representations which demands immediate attention and helps in the understanding of an [...]
We released the automatic unnatural link classification tool to help you in your unnatural link recovery, after this post was published.
We recommend you check it for unnatural link analysis!
With the latest chit chat that Google is going to release the next version of Google Penguin soon, I think it is a good time to remember how you can easily detect unnatural links in your sites’ profile.
This detection technique can to be used for any site, even if [...]
In the last year we researched quite a bit on the subject of social signals correlation vs backlink acquisition trends. The in-depth analysis, lead us to build the new Social Visibility module that allows you to analyze and track the social footprint of any website on the three big social networks: Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.
Let me ask you 3 questions and if at least one of them is a question that you asked yourself in the past then this new module will be of great help to you.
Nobody wants to work months and years on their site, and then have Google penalize their page or drop their SERP rankings. This costs money, time and frustration. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll have to start everything from scratch. In fact, it could even mean the end of your business, particularly if all (or most of) your traffic relies on organic results.
Is Google evil? What is the big search engine up to?
In their constant effort to make the search engine a better pl [...]
Can too few Brand Anchor Text or too much Commercial Anchor Text penalize a site? (note: commercial anchor text is also known as Money or SEO anchor text)
Taking in consideration all the unnatural link penalties lately and the new ones to come, Google surely does not only look at the individual links, but it also looks at the Anchor Text Profile naturalness.
Google tries to understand if the anchor text pointing to a site looks natural or not. This can be easily done by the search engi [...]