5 White Lies About Link Building You Probably Believe

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Link Building strategies aren’t some big secret.

These powerhouse Internet Marketing methods have been around for quite some time, but there’s still very little transparency about how to best tackle these strategies, due to the constant change of Google’s inner (algorithm) workings.

SEO and the strategies that follow, such as link building, are constantly evolving.

This not only means that the majority of all the older information on the web about SEO and Link Building, is no longer true but this also means that there’s a ton of misconceptions. (more…)

Leaked: [Free] Link Research Tool // Open Link Profiler

While crawling the web today, I fell across a new link crawler, deep in the wild of search. You know those tools that find the backlinks pointing to a website, similar to ahrefs?

After finding this new link research tool and learning that it was free, I immediately dug into it and gave it a quick run. The link crawler found a ton of links for my blog, in-fact it found just as many links, if not more than some of the paid link research tools I’ve used.

And to beat it all, the tool offered to let me export — up to “one hundred thousand links”. That’s right, 100k links. You can export them into a .txt file and work with them, however you’d like. (more…)

Links Should be a Result // Not a Goal

Search Engine Optimization isn’t what it was this time last year. This time next year, it’ll be even more different than it is today. Times are changing. If you aren’t adapting to these changes, then you’re being left behind. (more…)

Social Signals and Links 2014

Social Signals and Links:

If you’re involved in Local SEO/SEO or Internet Marketing in any way, shape or form — I presume you’ve taken notice to what’s going on (trust me this has nothing to do with content marketing) around the search community lately.

If you haven’t, then run! Run to G+ as fast as your browser will let you, because the game is changing right in front of our eyes.

Anyone who is anyone is an active user on Google Plus. Want to know why that is, then read this post by Michale Martinez (SEO Veteran) and it won’t take you long to figure it out.

Need more to help you to better understand, here you go — take a good look at what Mark Traphagen had to say today, when I asked him to give his insight on the post that Michael Martinez wrote.

This is proof that no other social platform is providing what we SEO’s, like to refer to as social signals. Twitter doesn’t provide any social signals, while Facebook only provides social signals to Bing (which is basically useless imho). (more…)

Eric Ward Link Building Q&A Live

If you haven’t ever heard of Eric Ward (a.k.a Link Moses), Eric is a legend around these parts, a veteran (almost 20 years experience) Link Building professional. Many refer to Eric as a Link Building God. Let’s just say that Eric Ward knows his stuff. (more…)

How Long Does Disavowing Links Take To Show Impact

There’s been some debate about using the Google link disavow tool and how it works.

Seems everything you’ve learned about the link disavow tool was only some what partially true, well at least I can say that most of what you thought you knew, you really knew nothing at all – says Google employee +John Mueller. (more…)

Association Links: Useful, but not Cut & Dry

Several years ago my brother Zach and I did SEO work for several local dentists. We built links, helped them with audits and tightened up their on-page SEO. I want to tell you a story about how a few association links took someone with a really niche search term to the first page of Google’s SERPs—but I also want to talk about how those association links might work today. (more…)