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Want to capitalize on the trend of using infographics as link bait? Then you'll want to do a little research on the types of infographics that get the most links. Find Infographics in Competitor's Top Linked Pages If you know your competitors are using infographics for link bait, then your best bet is to start by doing a little digging into their backlink profile to see which infographics make a dent. You can start with the inBound Link Analysis tool's list of top linked pages to see if infogr [...]
Disclaimer: this is the author's personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of cognitiveSEO or of the little green men that have been following us all day. Our weekly link building technique column has been dormant for a while as I was link building by guest posts on other SEO blogs myself. You might have noticed or read these postings already. Maybe I will collect them at the bottom in the comment section for those that haven't yet. This week I'd like to write about a technique [...]
* In this week I prepared something special in our link building technique column: Building links by being ridiculous. Some people believe that trust, authority and credibility are crucial when it comes to organic link building. Why else would be people want to link back to you? Well, they would because you are ridiculous. Just last week I advised you not be ridiculous so did I change my mind? No, I mean another kind of ridiculous. You are not meant to be ridiculous by accident. Instead [...]
* In this week's link building technique column I'd like to write about bragging. Yes, bragging, as in telling people you're the best. I don't just mean success stories and case studies. I'm talking about bragging like hip hop stars do. Also I want to explain how to make people link to you by bragging. Just watch the typical mainstream video with the "hot chicks", big cars and gold chains. These may be cliches but they are still working even after thirty years of hip hop. While you most [...]
* In our weekly link building technique column I'd like to elaborate on last week's post on ego feeding and introduce the concept of trust transfer. By definition links provide trust transfer to some extent. You link out to a site you trust in most cases, even if you disagree. There is even a so called Trustrank by Yahoo. Many people argue that Google uses a very similar concept to assign trust to websites. I don't want to cover this aspect of trust on the Web. Instead I'd like to focus on t [...]
* In our weekly link building technique column I introduce acquiring links by feeding egos. It might sound a bit weird as most people consider egoism or the ego itself a trait to be ashamed of. So do we actually forage on the negative or even try to take advantage of people into linking to us? No, we and you have just to appeal to those who you like and make it worthwhile to link back to you. So again this technique is not a "SEO trick" to fool people, it's a way to ensure a true win to win [...]
* This is the second post of our weekly column - link building technique 2: go where the attention is Bloggers in most cases do not break news. Unless your plane has crashed and you have survived to make the first photo of the aftermath you won't have the opportunity to be the first person to report something very often. The few big press agencies in most cases decide what's "news": Reuters, AP or DPA. Some stuff that gets reported is actually not really news at all, the latest Apple pr [...]