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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 world of link building is rapidly changing thanks to Google algorithms. Along with the loss of article marketing, blog networks, and other link strategies, the question remains: is link building through guest blogging on its way out too? The first piece of evidence to consider is the video by Matt Cutts, head of Google's Webspam team.   The second is the number of blogs that are closing their doors to guest post submissions. The reason the doors are closing and Google is [...]
When it comes to link building, the link request can make or break the deal. Webmasters can be immediately turned off by a request just from the introduction. This is because many have been overwhelmed by irrelevant, impersonalized link requests in the past. This is where using a link building persona can come in handy. It takes a little evaluation of the site you are targeting and the person (webmaster) you are going to email to decide what persona to go with, but if you choose the right one [...]
We all know that Google's algorithmic changes have impacted the way we do link building. But we also know that in some industries, there are plenty of competitors who are using risky link building techniques to rank well for their targeted keywords. So while you are doing your competitor analysis, ask the following questions about various sites that competitors are using to see if they will be Panda / Penguin friendly opportunities. Photo Credit: Matti Mattila on Flickr How to Evaluate G [...]
Have you ever wanted to know what your competitor's overall link building strategy was without having to look link by link through their backlink profile? If so, then you're in luck. The inBound Link Analysis tool allows you to take a quick snapshot of one website's backlink profile along with a few competitors to see what kind of links have been obtained for each website. This is a great way to see what you need to do to catch up with competitors as well as give potential clients an overview of [...]