Link Building this Year

30 Dec

In stead of making up for the Link Building this Week posts I’ve missed during the past few weeks (I was quite busy changing diapers and stuff :) ), here’s my view on what happened in the field of Link Building this Year. Although it’s near impossible to capture a year of link building posts in a dozen-or-so links, I’ll still give it a try. Sure, it isn’t as thoroughly as Tamar’s Internet Marketing Top 250, but this also means that it doesn’t take you a week to wade through all links!

New to link building? Look no further!
Debra Mastaler compiled a great intro into Link Building which will be used by rookie link builders for a very long while (at least it will be used by mine :) ). After reading Debra’s article, make sure to check out Michael Martinez’ Beginners Guide as well.

Link lists always work like a charm.
And that’s why Brandon Hopkins’ 66 Ways to build links in 2007 probably will be read quite often in 2008 as well.

Relevance, Authority and Transfer.
A great post that you might have missed is Peter van der Graaf’s post about RAT Link Value. The value of a link is something that has also been discussed by Matt McGee.

There are no absolutes in Link Building.
This is something that the Link Value Factors made clear as well; There Are No Absolutes in Linking!

Interviews tell you a lot!
Link Building interviews rock, so SugarRae’s Link Developer Group Interview sure is worth a read. So are Peter da Vanzo’s interviews with Aaron Wall and Michael Gray and Aaron Wall’s interview with Debra Mastaler, by the way.

Google got angry: Selling Links Can Hurt Your Site!
This resulted in a lot of coverage and community discussion and lead to multiple penalties and other weird reprimands. I’m sure this item will continue in 2008…

And a honorable mentioning goes out to…
Things to consider when hiring a Link Building firm, by Loren Baker
– 15 Link Building Methods, by Alexandru
7 Tips for Training Link Developers, by Justilien Gaspard
Build Links like a Hare Krisha, by Jonathan Fields
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Link Builders, by Debra Mastaler
Building Links for Authority and Reputation, by Dan Thies
What Makes a Good Directory, by Rand Fishkin
11 Guidelines for Attracting Authorative Links, by Eric Enge

I might have missed something, so please drop me a comment if you know a post that should have been included.

3 Responses to “Link Building this Year”

  1. Todd Mintz December 31, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    If there was a “linking article of the year”, your “Link Value Factors” certainly was it.

  2. Wiep January 2, 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    I’m glad you liked it, Todd :)

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