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If you expect your content to go viral or at least get the traffic you want without doing anything apart from pressing the ‘Publish’ button, you’re wrong. There are many ways to help people find your content – social media is the preferred method, but bookmarking is still useful, if used correctly.
Free directories are still a good way of building links to your website. There are some good quality free and paid directories out there, here we have listed 100 free directories that tend to actively review and accept submissions. We know it is frustrating when the ones you find are low quality and rarely or never review the submissions.
Please note that some of these may not be applicable for your business whether they are industry specific, missing a related category or country specific. However, this should give you a few ideas and hopefully a number of decent links too. Read more
Six months ago I wrote a post featuring eight Creative Link Building Techniques for a Sustainable Link Building Strategy, with the promise to write a follow-up later in 2013.
I have covered link building in previous blog posts but this one aims to provide you with some more Advanced Link Building Strategies. These strategies will expand upon previously mentioned methods of attaining links as well as postulating entirely new mechanisms for delivering the much wanted link juice to your website.
What separates these strategies from other more basic techniques is primarily the planning or preliminary work involved. Most of these methods are more suited to larger websites in more competitive industries rather than say local businesses competing within a small geographical area.
Why you shouldn’t buy links on EBay, or more appropriately why you shouldn’t buy links at all. This is a subject that constantly blights the world of SEO; buying links to benefit rankings goes against the codes of practice at Google and all other search engines, but yet it is still as prevalent as ever.
The fact that people still do it, and in such high numbers, opens the gates to people who think of the most advantageous link schemes in an attempt to make a bit of money. In this article I have included some existing schemes (including one on EBay, a particular favourite) and some others you might encounter on your journeys.
Social bookmarking sites offer the opportunity to save web addresses, aka bookmarks, to public sites. Read more
I can’t help but think that in a Post Penguin world there is far too much talk of link removal and Disavowing. Aside from the fact that I’m getting so bored of hearing about it, it’s also an unhealthy attitude for any SEO to be purely focused on cleaning up links. There is more to post-penguin life than removing or disavowing! This post will open your eyes to creating a link building strategy, because if all you are doing is disavowing or removing links, it is not enough and it’s just not cool. #RANT. Read more
Majestic SEO is a tool which set out to build a large web index with the aim to “map out links between websites”. With a large index at hand, Majestic allows huge amounts of data accessible for SEO’s, webmasters and marketers. There are a few tools available without a premium account however, for full use of all the tools a premium membership is needed.
Promoting a business with classified ads is an excellent way to reach your local market, generate visibility and sales. However there is another potential SEO benefit, with the ability to link to a site through your advertisement.
Posting your product or service on a classified ads site is a very useful way to market to your local community. Ideal for a small company, the process is painless, free and very quick to complete. Simply describe your business and promote your offer.
Imagine a world without links and a web without link bulding. It’s a scary concept but what if Google removed link value from their algorithm altogether? This blog post will explore the other ‘off page’ SEO factors (and some new factors) so you can be less reliant on links.