One of the favorite days in the year of every linkbaiter is coming up, so expect to see some great examples of masterbait real soon. Don’t know what I’m talking about? April Fools, of course! I can assure you that Peter van der Graaf and Patrick Altoft aren’t the only ones preparing stuff :)
David Naylor showed a few examples of websites that have been exposed for selling links pretty blatantly. Non of them show a (big) decrease in traffic, but buying links has never been so cheap and never been so risky. Besides David, it seems that more and more people are looking at paid links from a different perspective than, say, a year ago. Others are looking for solutions to hide their paid links (nice one, Gab :) ) and it’s advisable to look for more defensive options as well.
- Vanessa Fox talks about links as a larger online strategy
- Patrick Altoft took a look at DigitalPoint Coop
- It looks like Eric Enge has some kind of weekly column at SEOmoz; this week he made a post titled ‘So many ways to pursue links and so little time‘
- Justilien wrote about how you can get more links by being generous
- Ann Smarty discusses the basics of reciprocal linking and interlinking
- Curious why your linkbait campaign only got like 2 links? Matthew Henrickson listed some possible reasons why your linkbait failed.
- Garrett French explains how you can build links with email marketing
And from the SES NY: