Link Building this Month (08.2009)

1 Sep

Just like last month, I came across a few interesting articles that might be good reading material for those who try to obtain links through sending out press releases.

One of the best articles I’ve read in a while is Ken McGaffins list with 10 reasons why journalists may write about your site. Only link marketers who fully understand why people link to other sites in their niche can be optimally successful. Also, knowing the basics and trying to avoid PR mistakes and pitch no-nos can help as well :)

You probably haven’t missed SEOmoz launching their updated Search Engine Ranking Factors document, which they have expanded with a link building section as well now. The Search Engine Ranking Factors definitely are a good read – if you’re looking for more info on link value and valuating links, you can either read David Snyder or Jon Henshaws latest article.

And also:

 Natural Link Building : Create an Online Presence and Linkable Brand

11 Responses to “Link Building this Month (08.2009)”

  1. Oblomov September 2, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    Nice overview, as usual. Small remark: the link “knowing the basics” is broken, the url is http://http// , one http// to much.

  2. Wiep September 2, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    @Oblomov – Thanks, fixed it!

  3. Martin September 8, 2009 at 6:56 am #

    Read those referred posts.. great resources indeed. Didn’t regret that I dropped by your blog. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Gab September 9, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    Dude, the first commenter is a spammer with a list of marketing sites.

    Anyways, this was a ridiculously good roundup. Found some awesome reading here ! Love it :D.

    p.s. Link Value Factors is better than SEOmoz’s take, imho.

  5. Michael Martinez September 11, 2009 at 12:11 am #


    You might be interested to note that someone is spinning your content:

    Hope that doesn’t turn into a link.

  6. Kelvin Lee September 14, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    Oh wow I guess I’ve found the articles for this weekend reading! Link building articles are never too many! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Marc September 18, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    The link for: How to get dofollow links from Wikipedia articles – Tom Demers sends me to the article on: Link building for small ecommerce sites – Rob Ousbey.

    Just a heads up…Nice roundup!

  8. Combson's Yachts September 24, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    Extensive and rich supply of dofollow content in this text. Neverending need for dofollow blogs, he he :) But it is a necessity. Just keep up the good work, I have already bookmarked your blog.

  9. Link Building September 25, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    Love the content and the reading material :)

    Link building is getting more and more complex.

  10. Patrick Carroll September 25, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    I’ve just written an article on linkbuilding which I haven’t had uploaded yet. I’ll have to send you the link to get your opinion once its live.

  11. Luis Mathews October 15, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    The Search Engine Ranking Factors definitely are a good read – if you’re looking for more info on link value and valuating links. As the link value increase day by day google is also introducing more and more new tactics….