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Bad Link-Building You Should Be Doing

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In a lot of cases, links from methods that many would consider bad are not just part of a natural profile but can actually drive traffic and PageRank. In a lot of cases, links from methods that many would consider bad are not just part of a natural profile but can actually drive traffic and PageRank. 0 Comments

Block Determination and Link Distribution

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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. As Google gets better at determining what blocks within your website serve what purpose, links within your main content are becoming more important. 0 Comments

Building Future Safe Links – 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Google has once again updated its guidelines to cite low-quality guest posts as a form of thin or unoriginal content. How can you make sure your links are safe? Google has updated its guidelines to cite low-quality guest posts as a form of thin or unoriginal content. How can you make sure your links are safe? 0 Comments

Is That Directory Link Unnatural?

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If you are doing a backlink audit and trying to remove or disavow unnatural links, this article should help you when it comes to making decisions about links from directories. If you are doing a backlink audit, this article should help you when it comes to making decisions about links from directories. 0 Comments

Link Building With Ahrefs: A How-To Guide

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This step-by-step guide to link building with Ahrefs also looks at how the tool helps sort through massive amounts of data so you can make more positive decisions faster. This step-by-step guide to link building with Ahrefs also looks at how the tool helps sort through massive amounts of data so you can make more positive decisions faster. 0 Comments

New App-Based Search Engine Startup Relcy Tries to Reset SEO

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The idea behind Relcy is to index and rank the content stored within apps on your phone, giving you the ability to search content across all your apps, which the major search engines, like Google, can't access. What could it mean for SEO? The idea behind Relcy is to index and rank the content stored within apps on your phone, giving you the ability to search content across all your apps. 0 Comments

130 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Local Search Automation Tool

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Choosing a local search automation vendor can be a complicated and intimidating decision for companies with hundreds or thousands of brick-and-mortar locations. Make a smarter decision when picking a company to team up with by asking these questions. Looking to team up with a local search automation vendor? These critical questions will help make the process less complicated and intimidating. 0 Comments

Links Should Only Be a Surprise? Nonsense!

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Bing's Duane Forrester says "You want links to surprise you." But these links are only possible if your site already has some visibility. Without link building, the pursuit of relevant and authoritative links, attracting visibility is difficult. It's great if you get links that surprise you. Without link building, the pursuit of relevant and authoritative links, attracting visibility is difficult. 0 Comments

4 Mistakes Agencies Make to Lose Clients

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Not understanding the client's business or economics, not doing enough keyword and competitive analysis, using a generic proposal template, and lack of communication and reporting the wrong metrics will cost you future business and current clients. Attract new clients and keep clients longer by avoiding these mistakes. These tips will help your search agency or consulting business be more successful. 0 Comments

Two Links, Different Anchor Text, Same URL: Does it Matter to Google?

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In his latest Webmaster Help video, Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts discusses what happens to the flow of PageRank when Google crawls a page and finds two links on a page pointing to the same target, but each uses unique anchor text. Google's Matt Cutts explains what happens to the flow of PageRank when two links on a page point to the same target URL, but each uses unique anchor text. 0 Comments

Hub Link Building With Majestic SEO

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Majestic SEO's Clique Hunter should be one of your go-to tools for link building due to its focus on sites that are (mostly) relevant and sites that are willing to link to others in your industry. Here's how to use it to find hubs and secure links. Majestic SEO's Clique Hunter should be one of your go-to tools for link building due to its focus on sites that are (mostly) relevant and sites that are willing to link to others in your industry. Here's how to use it to find hubs and secure links. 0 Comments

Link Building for Restaurants: The Ultimate Guide

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The restaurant industry is absolutely perfectly primed for creative marketing ideas. These link building recipes are ripe for you to use to fit your level of creativity – and the great thing about them is that they're all low-cost or free. The restaurant industry is absolutely perfectly primed for creative marketing ideas. These link building recipes are ripe for you to use to fit your level of creativity – and the great thing about them is that they're all low-cost or free. 0 Comments

PostJoint Google Penalty Fallout Continues

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PostJoint has reconfirmed their penalty in Google. The penalty was for unnatural inbound links, which seems to be Google's stock penalty for blog networks. It was not a new business model violations penalty, as has been reported elsewhere. PostJoint has reconfirmed their penalty in Google. The penalty was for unnatural inbound links, which seems to be Google's stock penalty for blog networks. It was not a new business model violations penalty, as has been reported elsewhere. 0 Comments

Google's Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2000-2005)

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For years, Matt Cutts has been the face of Google, addressing various search quality and optimization issues. Most webmasters and search marketers pay close attention when he speaks. Here are some of Cutts' most notable moments from 2000-2005. For years, Matt Cutts has been the face of Google, addressing various search quality and optimization issues. Most webmasters and search marketers pay close attention when he speaks. Here are some of Cutts' most notable moments from 2000-2005. 0 Comments

Was the Outrage Over the Links in This Matt Cutts Interview Warranted?

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Google's Matt Cutts recently took part in an online interview that was extremely link heavy. The article sparked much debate about affiliate links, paid links, and whether the linking taking place in this type of interview is natural or spammy. Google's Matt Cutts recently took part in an online interview that was extremely link heavy. The article sparked much debate about affiliate links, paid links, and whether the linking taking place in this type of interview is natural or spammy. 0 Comments

The Linking Dilemma: Google Has Left a Giant Mess for Us All

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Google has gone mad. Seemingly, just about any link can earn you a penalty for any reason. And since Google keeps adding things to their naughty list, many sites are being penalized for links they built before those types of links were a violation. Google has gone mad. Seemingly, just about any link can earn you a penalty for any reason. And since Google keeps adding things to their naughty list, many sites are being penalized for links they built before those types of links were a violation. 0 Comments

Authority vs. Popularity: Matt Cutts Teases New Google Search Result Shake-Up

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In a new video, Google's Matt Cutts has given us a rare heads up into an algorithmic change that is coming to the search results. Google is going to try to better determine more between a site simply being popular and the site being an authority. In a new video, Google's Matt Cutts has given us a rare heads up into an algorithmic change that is coming to the search results. Google is going to try to better determine more between a site simply being popular and the site being an authority. 0 Comments

Customize the New Google Bar to Your Liking

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Google has added some new customization to the Google bar that appears on the top of Google related pages when the users logged in. Users can now add boxes for Google products they use, such as Google Maps, Gmail and Google Docs. Google has added some new customization to the Google bar that appears on the top of Google related pages when the users logged in. Users can now add boxes for Google products they use, such as Google Maps, Gmail and Google Docs. 0 Comments

So... You Think SEO Has Changed?

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The next time someone tries to tell you that SEO is dead or that SEO is completely changed, just ignore all of that chatter. SEO is going to be here for the foreseeable future because it still produces an excellent ROI and improves user experience. The next time someone tries to tell you that SEO is dead or that SEO is completely changed, just ignore all of that chatter. SEO is going to be here for the foreseeable future because it still produces an excellent ROI and improves user experience. 0 Comments

Free Getty Images: What is Getty Giving & Getting in Return?

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There's been a lot of buzz about Getty's recent shift in policy regarding free use of their images for non-commercial use. There are a number of questions you should consider when deciding where to take advantage of their generosity, though. There's been a lot of buzz about Getty's recent shift in policy regarding free use of their images for non-commercial use. There are a number of questions you should consider when deciding where to take advantage of their generosity, though. 0 Comments

12 Types of Evergreen Content That Attract Valuable Links

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Evergreen content, or content that is updated regularly and won't quickly become out of date or totally incorrect within a short time period, is a smart way to attracts links. Here are 12 examples of evergreen content you can add to your website. Evergreen content, or content that is updated regularly and won't quickly become out of date or totally incorrect within a short time period, is a smart way to attracts links. Here are 12 examples of evergreen content you can add to your website. 0 Comments