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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
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
The second part of my guide on how to optimise a site page; last time it was on-page content, now it’s building strength through links.
Last week I started a little experiment that would hopefully also serve as a good example for ongoing blog posts. To quickly summarise, I simply wrote about how to optimise content to achieve better rankings, (somewhat clumsily) using the term SEO Southampton as the keyword.
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.