Friend and fellow peer, Ann Smarty, has put together a new post entitled ‘The State of Link Building Industry 2023’ which is the results of a survey conducted among SEOs with at 10 or more years of experience in the field. It includes a nifty infographic, which is why I’m reposting here.
It is an age-old question amongst the SEO community – “Are links dead?” In other words, is the practice of “link building” dead? The answer is and has always been – no! Here is a concise infographic from the folks at DirJournal that demonstrates that links still matter.
Moz recently featured 20 principles of link valuation that have been observed and tested by SEOs. In some cases, these have been confirmed by Google and in other cases, they have actually been patented. You can check out the entire post here and we have featured the “20 ways Google values links” visuals from the post below.
It’s hard to read an SEO blog or forum today without seeing the words “content marketing” plastered all over the page. While content marketing is a fantastic tool for building social shares, traffic, brand awareness, and backlinks, it’s not the only link building strategy that works.
When Google’s search algorithm examines your inbound link profile, it can see it in one of two ways – natural or unnatural. In trying to please the Google powers-that-be, you certainly do not want them to think your link portfolio as unnatural. The following infographic explains the “art of natural links.
A good link builder has to be many things. It’s a diverse role which requires a creative mind, with a logical approach and superior communication skills. To be a great link builder, one often times has to fulfill many roles at once and outstanding link builders can be recognized by their four faces.
Another great Infographic I discovered at SEOBook, this one showing how Google’s “fight with web spam” combined with their business development team “making spam” have made organic links less relevant than they used to be.
The following are my takeaways from several “link building” sessions I attended on day three of PubCon Las Vegas which include Links With Maximum Juice and Minimum Risk, Real World Low-Risk High-Reward Link Building, SEO 2011 – Greg Boser, Link Building 2011 – What’s Hot, and Daily Social Media Success I’m not intending to cover each session in detail but rather provide key tips and takeaways from each session.
I recently presented, along with Jay Berkowitz and Rebecca Murtagh, in a session entitled “The Convergence of Social Media & Search” at PubCon Las Vegas 2011 and in my presentation, listed several sites that will allow user to submit their Infographics. As promised in my presentation, I have listed those sites in this post.
Paid links also referred to as “rented” links have been around since Google’s rise to fame at the beginning of this millennium. Google hates them and yet the very reason they exist is Google’s own fault. And with all the measures Google has put into place to try to devalue them and even penalize sites who sell and/or buy them, the golden question is, “do they still work?”