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Link Building this Week (18.2008)

2 May

I’m pretty sure that I’ve never seen ‘David Hasselhoff’ and ‘how to get more links’ in the same blog post, but Debra managed to do this. While that (and the examples she lists) may may sound funny, Debra’s main point –“the hardest part of my job is telling someone you won’t be able to secure […]

Link Building this Week (17.2008)

26 Apr

Brian Turner published a few great posts during the past few weeks at, including one titled ‘Google was a links-driven search engine‘. This post not only shows a bit of Google’s history (and how links were -and still are- Google’s Achilles heel), but also shows Brian’s view on the future. And also: Roger Montti […]

Link Building Job Interview? Here’s 5 Questions to Ask

21 Apr

I’ve seen several SEO job interview related posts pass by, but I haven’t seen a link building related one yet. If you’re looking for a somewhat experienced link builder (I’m not talking about hiring a newbie that you’ll be training intensively here), there are a few questions I’d suggest asking your candidate. 1. What is […]

Link Building this Week (16.2008)

18 Apr

The discussion about relevant and/ or irrelevant linkbaiting got fired up again last week thanks to Matt Inman’s post at SEOmoz about his JustSayHi widgetbaits. Google’s current stance in this situation (In Matthew’s words “adding a keyword-rich link from a widget to our own site was an ultra-mega-Google-NO-NO”) is just hilarious and I’m not the […]

Counting Isn’t as Easy as 1-2-3 for IE8

18 Apr

Apparently, the beta version of Internet Explorer 8 has difficulties counting. Every page on social media website Sphinn has a numbered list of the ten most Sphunn upcoming news items. This feature of the internet marketing news portal looks perfectly normal if you use Firefox (or any other version of IE), but the latest Beta […]

Building Link Targeted Content That Works: Step 1 of 3 – Researching for Inspiration & Brainstorming for Ideas

16 Apr

There’s no doubt that creating a valuable piece of content is a great way -and maybe even the best way- to attract links. However, when I mention link baiting (or link targeted content), I often get reactions like ‘it sounds nice, but link baiting probably isn’t the way to go for me’, or that ‘building […]

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