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?”.
Co-citation is a evolving ranking metric that has become more important in the world of SEO. It relies less on the link and anchor text used within the link, and more about what the text located around the brand name says about that brand.
With links still being the primary metric that Google uses to help it rank its search results, it is still important (and will be for many years to come) to build high-value links.
I recently received a link trade (reciprocal link) request email from another site causing me to ask myself, how can I make the tons of link trade requests that I get, work in my favor.
Ever wonder what they real value of a link is – beyond the direct SEO benefit of passing authority and relevance to a web page?
Back in the day when SEO was easier, and Google was not as sophisticated when it came to detecting low quality links from directories, SEO’s and webmasters would submit sites to many different directories.
Link building for small businesses can be challenging but is a must have for local businesses doing SEO. If you plan to rank in your local area or a specific keyword, one of the keys is to gain links from the same community, city, or town you wan tot rank in.
Question and answer websites have become more popular over the last few years with the rise of such sites as Wiki Answers, Yahoo Answers, and Answer Bag.
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.