Tag Archives: link building
Links That Aren’t Links

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Google keeps on sharpening its guidelines by adding new signals to its ranking algorithms. For the past ten years links were used as the main element of the Google ranking system and this was like a gold mine for link hunters. Google was not as smart at link scheme detection as it is today. Those were the Dark Ages in the web world. The black hat SEOs flooded the web with spam links generated by link exchanges, link farms, direct link buys, blog commenting and low quality guest posting etc.
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Localization of Backlinks: Effective Action Plan for a Winning Local Link Building Strategy

“In Local SEO, not all links matter.
“Links” that matter for Local SEO aren’t necessarily links.”

David Mihm

In the pursuit of getting easy but high quality backlinks, you should not ignore having a local backlink building strategy. Analyze your business influence area and your customers’ locations with the help of your Google Analytics account and try to figure out whether you should focus on a specific geographic area or not. If even a low percentage of customers resided in one area, it would be worthwhile to make a local SEO optimization effort.

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Updated Google Alerts and Guest Blog Directories Penalty

Now you can use two more filters to refine your Google Alerts by language or region. You can select all regions or languages or you can be specific and specify one language or region. You cannot currently select a specific array of regions or languages; it is either all or one. This new feature is what all local SEOs need!

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Ann Smarty, the owner of guest blog integration service MyBlogGuest.com, confirmed recently that her site has received a penalty. The main question that disturbs Internet marketers is whether the publishers who participate in MyBlogGuest.com would also be penalized. It seems they could. Matt Cutts tweeted that it is likely. Ann Smarty also says she will continue to develop MyBlogGuest.com. She will give publishers more flexibility to nofollow byline links. If you are going to take part in MyBlogGuest, label your site as “using nofollow attribution links” for authors to know what to expect.
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Can Low Quality but Organic Links Hurt Your SEO?

Our Support Angels were asked an interesting question recently: can low quality but absolutely organic links ruin SEO and decrease rankings.

To answer the question we should first understand what is the difference between “low quality” and “low authority” backlinks.

Low quality links are the links that can ruin rankings. These links are usually created to manipulate search engine results and can’t be called organic. These links are usually created for search engines, not human searchers and are placed on sites no real people visit. These links can and probably will hurt your rankings if the majority of your backlinks are low quality.
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How to Build Backlinks with the Help of Your Competitors

As you know, understanding your competitive position in search results is extremely important. Today we explain how your competitors may help you build links.

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Researching your competitors’ backlink profiles is a great way to earn those same backlinks for your website. This is a good idea for two reasons: you will get more backlinks and you will help Google to understand your website’s theme, that you are, in fact, a competitor of what might be a well-ranked site.
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