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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
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.
Social bookmarking sites offer the opportunity to save web addresses, aka bookmarks, to public sites. Read more
The travel sector has been one of the fiercest online marketing battle grounds for some time. You can either put your tin hat on and wait for the dust to settle (that’s not going to happen I hope you realise. Ever.) or you can take advantage of the opportunities the web has and flourish.
Every website should have a good Link Building strategy in place. If you run or own an Ecommerce website, your strategy shouldn’t be any different to other websites; the main aim is still to build lots of good quality and relevant links.
An Ecommerce website does however provide some additional opportunities for links that other website do not. Read more
Search Engine Optimisation is not the same game it was two years ago and evolves at rapid pace. Without the knowledge, skills and drive to keep informed and up-to-date, SEO’s can quickly become behind with the times.
In a web ruled by links social bookmarking should not be underestimated. A strong bookmark can provide a valuable link as well as citations to help boost your search engine rankings.
What is Social Bookmarking?
For those new to the world of social bookmarking it is a method for internet users to organise, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. The bookmarks are usually public and often get indexed by search engines. The standard bookmark gives you the opportunity to leave a link back to your site (sometimes with anchor text) which will obviously help grow your link profile.
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.
They may not be as fashionable as they once were, but Wiki sites are still an excellent way to gain valuable backlinks to your site.
In a web ruled by links it is essential that your domain has a range of topic related sources pointing back to your domain. One quick and relatively easy way to do this is to use Wiki sites to stream relevant traffic and build links (with appropriate anchor text). Read more
Last month Google officially added large-scale guest posts, advertorials and press releases to the list of links that can violate their guidelines. Naturally this has caused confusion in the search industry and people are doing their best to read between the lines. Are there exceptions to the rules? Should you remove links? Should you nofollow? Should you disavow? Or should you just keep the faith and carry on creating good content?
Not giving visitors the ability to bookmark now leaves you running the risk of losing them completely. Sharing content has become as much a part of using the Internet as shopping online.
So including a bookmarking widget on your pages is now an important part of any site.