Link Building this year

31 Dec

It’s already the last day of the year, so it’s time to list the best link building related posts of 2009. Just like last year, I’ve read a lot of great articles. Here’s my personal top three:

1. Link Development Training: How Link Building for SEO is Like Picking Up a Girl – Todd Malicoat
Unfortunately, Todd doesn’t write tons of articles anymore, but when he does, they’re usually great. In this post, he explains how he trains new link builders and which tools and approach he uses. Great stuff.

2. 101 Advanced Tips For The Next Time You Buy Text Link Ads – Gab Goldenberg
Even when you don’t buy links, there’s lots of tips you can get out of Gab’s post. Just replace ‘buy’ for ‘talk your way into…’ or ‘offer services/ a discount/ anything else in exchange for…’, and you’re good to go.

3. 21 Tips to Earn Links and Tweets to Your Blog Post – Rand Fishkin
Rand shares 21 great tips for optimizing your content in a way that you maximize its linking potential. Just try to implement all these tips in one of your articles, and you’ll end up with some killer content.

And here’s a few more excellent articles:


Finding & evaluating prospects

Webmaster outreach

Content & link baiting

Most viewed posts of

  1. 69 Link building strategies for 2009 (I know, it’s a post from 2008)
  2. The perfect link request email template
  3. Indispensable link building tools
  4. 10 Questions to ask a new link marketing client
  5. Advertising strategies that improve your link popularity
  6. A good alt is better than a bad anchor
  7. SEO Motivators (also a post from 2008)

This basically wraps up 2009. I hope this year has been as good for you as it was for me. All the best wishes for 2010!

9 Responses to “Link Building this year”

  1. SEO Doctor December 31, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    Hi Wiep

    Good list, there is a couple here I missed so thanks. The Gab Goldenberg article was great, and different from the usual stuff.

    Good luck for 2010 and I hope Freelancing is treating you well.


  2. Sven De Meyere December 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    Nice roundup!

    I actually missed some of these excellent articles.

    Sure hope too see lot’s of blogposts from you in 2010!

  3. Sean Hecking December 31, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Wiep – Great post and link building articles. This one is going in my bookmarks :)

  4. Prem January 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Wow…thats a long list… got some good reading to do

    Thanks a lot

  5. Gab Goldenberg January 6, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    hey Wiep,

    Thanks a bunch for the kind words and including that post of mine in your roundup. Feels pretty nice to be in Todd and Rand’s company, as selected by a pro like you no less :D.

    BTW, hi3w’s comment is delete worthy methinks ;).

    p.s. I think I said it before, but I read your site regularly for the record !

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