Link Building this Year

31 Dec

Just like last year, I’ll try to list the best link building related posts of the year. I’ve listed the best ones (well, at least in my opinion) first, followed by a couple of special categories, a few honorable mentions and the most popular posts of Let’s hope 2009 will bring even more link marketing related content.

If you managed to miss every link related post of this year, want to bookmark awesome content or when link building is just a new thing for you, make sure to read, save and/ or print these posts:

  1. 11 Experts on link development speak out – Rae Hoffman, SugarRae
    Rae Hoffman collected the thoughts of 11 linking experts, such as Eric Ward, Jim Boykin and Debra Mastaler, and compiled a article of over 12,000 words.
  2. The fundamentals of link building – Adam Audette, Audette Media
    Adam Audette touches the most link building aspects, and created the ultimate starting point for everybody who’s new to the subject.
  3. Link building: the future of relationships – Peter DaVanzo,
    Peter DaVanzo explains how (and why) building relationships leads to links.  In my opinion, too many people miss this point.


Interviews are a kind of their own, especially when it comes to link building interviews…


Because everybody loves numbered lists…

Honorable mentions

These posts are worth mentioning as well:

Most popular of

These 5 posts received the most page views during 2008:

  1. Link Value Factors (although it’s a 2007 post)
  2. Link Building Strategies: 69 solid tactics for 2009
  3. The 4 types of authority links (and 11 ways to get them)
  4. Building link targeted content that works
  5. Where do you start your link marketing campaign?

Have a good 2009!

6 Responses to “Link Building this Year”

  1. Donny Gamble January 1, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    I love when people do these types of post because they are very resourceful. These are also great link baiting pieces that people usually bookmark to social news site so that the post gets more traffic.

  2. Jeremy January 2, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Great list, but you should really check out the Link Building Cookbook from Collin LaHay, as that guide has helped me build a ton of good links.

  3. Ryan @ Linkbuildr January 2, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    I second Collin Lahay! That Cookbook is great, some of the stuff is questionable but he at least mentions it hehe. I hope a lot of great new information makes it way out of the woodwork this years because there have been way too many “fundamentals of link building” posts. Less philosophy and more link building!

  4. Wiep January 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    @Jeremy and Ryan: Sorry, but I’m just not a big fan of his cookbook. Even though it does provide a few tips that might be useful for some, there have been lots of posts written throughout the year that provide much more solid advice.

  5. Edie January 26, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    Really useful list thanks. and I agree with you cookbook is not so briliant.

  6. Steve June 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    I’ve checked out the Cookbook…It’s ok, not the best. I think your links here supercede the Cookbook by far. I find SEO forums somewhat helpful but far too many irrelevent postings and very few good feedback.