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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