For those of you who didn’t do their Christmas link-building this summer, here are a couple of link bait ideas to help you catch up with the competition.
Articles by Peter van der Graaf
Knowing the right people in person and getting links based on goodwill can provide the best links, but it can also be very time-consuming.
Link-building is often the result of a deliberate action and seldom something accidental. However, accidents and deliberate accidents have proven to attract great links that result in great Google ranking.
As Google gets better and better at determining what blocks within your website serve what purpose, links within your main content are becoming much more important.
There are many types of SEO services you can offer and running your own websites might even be more profitable. But what are the most lucrative ways to offer your SEO expertise? Here are a few potential career choices for SEO experts.
Does locality have an effect on SERP ranking? Not always, but when it does we should be mindful of the best choices to make to achieve the best ranking possible.
Starting a new SEO project, or want to check ongoing projects? Use the following approach, which includes a mix of specific keyword research, testing important assumptions, and growing traffic and rankings with link building and copywriting.
Giving your website an active role in current events is a lot more efficient than creating media attention from scratch. Here's how to prepare your website for future events so you can attract links with your prompt response.
Promote your messages, not your website. Spread your knowledge using multiple authoritative sites. As a guru on your subject, you’re bound to get clients, speaking gigs, interviews, and articles about you. Guest blogging is a great way to the top.
Whatever topic you need your future links for, you can acquire domains with a lot of authority links directed at it even before you need the link value. Once you need the link value, you already have a batch waiting to be used.
General trust is moving from older big brands to new innovative companies, but Google still seems to prefer old sites. Learn which SEO ranking factors prefer new brands and which seem to have a positive effect on older, more authoritative websites.
Link building isn't just some activity you do. It should be an integral part of all your activities, even outside regular marketing. Here's how to get link building integrated into the DNA of your client's daily activities for best SEO results.
Instead of making huge changes to your product or service, make small changes to make the product suitable for a weird niche audience. The fact that you created a special product specifically for that particular group of people makes you linkable.
Even if you offer your services nationwide, being local has become an important ranking factor for Google. Try to cover the most important cities before a smaller local player takes your place. Here's how to prepare for the increasing role of local.
Having weird and outrageous items in your product range can attract a lot of attention. Even when such products aren't very lucrative to sell, its relevance to your normal products gets you the right external links. Here's how it works.
Timing is crucial for popular topics with a predictable life cycle, and will make your link building efforts much more effective. Here's how to tune your content to attract links during all the separate phases of the life cycle of your products.
Monitoring which links are removed and which links are altered over time allows you to take action before Google does. Here's how to effectively keep track of your existing links. Also: the pros and cons of couple backlink monitoring tools.
Why would you want to know if you rank 30th for some obscure keyword combination? Link building. It's great to track how link building affects your ranking. Knowing how specific links impact your ranking makes your SEO effort much more effective.
Links that are tightly related to a keyword combination have a much stronger effect on its ranking. Their effect isn't broad and your site needs links in various degrees of relevance. Here's how to build a link profile to stand the test of time?
How can you make sure Google interprets your website’s information and technical SEO instructions the way you want it to while preserving a good user experience? Learn how you can get the right pages to rank in a large ecommerce environment.