The best SEO tactics are the ones that are discovered by accident, like Lexan.  Last week, I stumbled upon a linkbuilding tactic so effective and simple that I felt compelled to share it here.  It’s called Groupon. First off, linkbuilding is a painful SEO task.  It’s painful to sell it to clients.  It’s painful to […]

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Google Unnatural Links Message

Just got this: I applaud Google for notifying site owners that they have some spammy-looking links. I don’t applaud them for not telling site owners which links in particular look spammy. If you have been link-building, then you probably know where to look, but if like me, you haven’t, then you have to spend time […]

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Well at least a lot of the linkbuilding I see going on isn’t.  But it can be. Which is why I wrote 5 Local Linkbuilding Ideas for the Post-Penguin/Panda Era And I wanted an excuse to put up ridiculous dog pics on SearchEngineLand.

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Nothing revelatory here, but as I was coaching a client on how to generate links, the whole question of who in fact is going to give a s#%t enough to link to them from their site, even if the content is great, hit me like the Lord’s Bright Shining Light on my pitiful non-believer’s forehead: […]

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  A few years ago on these august pages I did a post on Reputation Management Jujitsu as a way of obtaining links by saying nice things about companies with poor online reputations. The idea being that these companies are eager to link to blogs saying positive things about their brand. Now that Google Search […]

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WhitePages.com gets into the infographic/linkbait game:

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Most Awesome SEO Ever

  From: Peter Gregory Subject: From one SEO to another – ya got some broken links Message Body: Hey Andrew, It’s been awhile, but a little over a year ago I contacted you about a blog post and press release we wrote that included a quote from you in reference to local SEO. You had […]

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Bit.ly has a great post up: You Just Shared a Link: How Long Will People Pay Attention? In general, the half life of a bitly link is about 3 hours, unless you publish your links on youtube, where you can expect about 7 hours worth of attention. Many links last a lot less than 2 […]

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Arianna Huffington announced Patch.com’s “Local Voices” program today: Starting today, we are welcoming new bloggers to Fridley Patch (and other Patch sites around the country) through our new Local Voices blog feature. Local Voices will complement Patch’s original reporting, allowing you, as a member of the community, to speak up and speak out to your […]

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