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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