Is Link Building Dead and Do Backlinks Still Matter For SEO?

With recent news around “link building being dead” due to Google devaluing many types of links that once worked, as well as their [Google's] action on link networks, Matt Cutts helps clarify the question on everyone’s mind, “Do backlinks still matter for SEO?”, and “What would happen if Google stopped using backlinks in their algorithm?”.

Comment Marketing: Marketing By Joining The Conversation

participating in the conversation by commenting is a powerful marketing practice that can help build your brand as a writer and drive traffic to your website. The problem that arises, is since Google focuses heavily on links within their algorithm and comments have a low barrier to entry for getting those links, comments quickly get filled with spam and links.