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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