Like Ann Smarty I was contacted by Wikio to see if I was interested in publishing their top 10 SEO Blogs list. Before I hit the delete button I noticed I was ranked #8 so in the interest of rewarding flattering linkbait, herenow the top 20 SEO Blogs in the world for 2010: 1 SEOmoz […]

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In case you didn’t know it already, that website you invested all of your hopes and dreams in – actually that website you invested way too small a percentage of your hopes and dreams in to achieve any tangible results for your business – needs links to be able to rank well in Web search. […]

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Supermedia just announced that they will be licensing their Superguarantee shield logo to advertisers.  From the press release: SuperMedia LLC recently launched ShieldPower, a new licensing program for SuperGuarantee businesses, making it even easier for consumers to spot the ‘Good Guys.’ Qualified businesses can now leverage the power of the SuperGuarantee Shield and use it on […]

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Just got a call from a client who is negotiating with a partner to put the partner’s content on their site.  The partner is requiring that each page with partner content link back to the partner site.  This is a typical deal point for “powered by” content-sharing arrangements, but the SEO implications could be profound.

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I have been helping a number of sites with brand new domains lately.  Before I take the job I usually caveat it with the old “if you don’t get links it ain’t going to work” mantra, but often the audacity of hope overpowers the reality of Google. I have been having some issues with one […]

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If you read Reputation Management Jujitsu you know that saying nice things about not-so-nice companies can be a powerful linkbuilding tactic.  Of course it’s also true that saying nice things about nice companies can also work. For example, last week I posted Mixpo is Pretty Cool after seeing a demo at the Kelsey DMS show.  […]

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I had to cut out on SMX LoMo early, but I thought you guys might find the following list of local link resources presented by Will Scott of Search Influence, a great SEO co that specializes in search engine optimization for cosmetic surgeons. Directories Directory Critic Vile Silencer Top Web Directories Article & Press Release […]

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in other words do links from a site that is located within your state have more power to rank you for search queries in that state v. links from a site outside of your state? Richard Zwicky of Enquisite says “yes”  – more on this later.

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Michael Gray: Use it to block the passing of PageRank to pages you don’t want indexed Adam Audette: Don’t use it because who knows how the engines treat them now and how they will treat them in the future?  Here are his thoughts in more detail.

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From Roger Montti: Look at the following for a given site/page: Age Backlinks Frequency of Updates

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Stephan Spencer of NetConcepts. High Value Link Targets: Find PR10 /9 Sites: ercim.org, w3.org, usa.gov, etc. Look for sites one click away from Google They have a new tool that involves the Google Directory. Use a Backlink Anchor Text analysis tools: SEOMoz SEOBook Jim Boykin’s Tool Networking in the Blogosphere: Comment on “dofollow” blogs Submit […]

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According to Jay Young of LinkFish #1 Message: DON’T BE AFRAID TO BUY LINKS! Best directories: Best of the Web Yahoo DMOZ Joe Ant Blog Catalog Non Profit Sponsorships are great. Social Media: Digg, Redditt, Stumble, etc. Brokers: According to Jay text link brokers still work Big Name Text Link Brokers Blog Advertisers Smaller Brokers […]

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Roger Montti aka MartiniBuster on Webmaster World illustrates some techniques to find good .edu pages to get links from by tracking .edu pages that link to your competition. On Yahoo do the following searches: linkdomain:competitor.com site:.edu “bookmarks” linkdomain:competitor.com site:.edu “links” linkdomain:competitor.com site:.edu “favorite sites” linkdomain:competitor.com site:.edu “your product or your service” (add modifiers to get […]

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Don’t you hate it when another blogger beats you to the punch on writing about a good idea? Well, Steve McStud Espinosa kicked my butt this morning with his post, Take Advantage of Trusted Sources – Local Search Tactics. In the post Steve talks about how to link to other webpages that the search engines […]

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I was perusing Sphinn this morning and found 400 Quality Links that Deliver Both Immediate Traffic and Search Rankings on the ConversionStats blog.  If you are looking for a way to increase inbound links to your site this would be a great place to start.  Nice work guys.

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This Is Broken But It Works For Me

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Best Passover Book Title Ever. I thought the book cover was such a classic that it deserved a submission to This Is Broken, a site I found several years ago that I loved. It features bone-headed product design choices such as this classic playground location. […]

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and all I got was this idea about Facebook local search engine optimization

In a previous post I stated that Facebook Local could end up being a very important marketing opportunity for you business. Since then, thousands of businesses have created Facebook Pages – simple templates to create a page about your service that can be promoted via Facebook’s social network. In principle the more networked your business’ […]

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Dr. Robert G. Aycock Bay Area Plastic Surgeon & Silly Name

Warning: This post is not for those who are weak of heart or small children. If you use the safe search option on Google or a V-chip turn back now. You are in the wrong place. Really. Stop. I mean it.

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Like all other years AG (After Google) in 2008 the incoming link to your site will be king, perhaps for the last time if the Google algorithm changes. From my experience optimizing your site’s “onpage” factors and then getting targeted links is still the best way to boost your performance in the search engines. The […]

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We Are All Santa Claus

This holiday season how about giving the gift of SEO? Why not link to your favorite cause with targeted keywords in the anchor text? It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and of course it looks great under the tree. Here’s my list Google Santa:

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I have received a number of emails asking for more info on how to determine which sites you should buy a link from.  There are a number of great articles about this around the Web and I have been pretty jammed over the past couple of days so I thought I would take the easy […]

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I came across this presentation on link development which Sugarrae Hoffman gave this week at Pubcon. If you are considering buying or begging for links to your site, as many businesses are these days, she provides a great overview on how to choose between hiring a linkbuilding company and training an in-house linkbuilder. While much […]

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Ian McAnerin of McAnerin Networks offers these tips to finding good links: Search Google: If it’s in Google chances are it’s a page worth getting a link from.  I don’t totally agree with this but it’s liveblogging so wtf. Search For Sites That Allow You To Submit Links: Search Google with terms related to your […]

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Matt Stoddardt of Linkworth offers these tips on how to get local links: Get the obvious local links – BBB – Chambers of Commerce – Search city+state+associations to find relevant local organizations. There are hundreds of listings for realtor groups, legal groups, medical groups, etc. Chances are there is something that is relevant for your […]

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Greg Oden’s Blog

There have been trillions of words written about how valuable it is for search engine optimization to get links back to your site from relevant sites with targeted keywords in the text of those links. So why even bother adding more noise to the conversation? Because I saw something happen the other day that underscores […]

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Internet yellow pages sites (IYPs) generate a lot of traffic. Superpages.com has over 21 million visitors per month. Yellowpages.com has over 19 million. A lot of this traffic comes from search engine optimization. The IYPs target two main types of searches – business name searches (e.g. Joe’s Plumbing) and city/category searches (e.g. Plumber in Austin, […]

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