Category : Off-Page SEO

What Does Google Consider a Bad Link?

We will soon find out, or will we? Matt Cutts just announced that Google will have a new feature in WMT that will give examples of bad links. If this happens, we’re gonna have a shock wave ripple through the global SEO community. Millions of...

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Everywhere on the Web

The debate between whether SEO or social media is more important in marketing an online service has waged for years, but the case has now been closed by default: very soon, they’ll be one and the same. With Google increasingly factoring in...

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Get Your Own Wikipedia Page

Having a Wikipedia page about you or your company will add real notability to your brand but more importantly, it will add serious SEO authority and some of the highest quality links and citations you could possibly obtain! This is also a great...

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Post Penguin Link Pyramids and Link Wheels Reviewed

penguin-link-buildingSo the big question after the Penguin updates is, “whether or not link Pyramids and/or link wheels are still effective for SEO?”. I initially thought they were busted for sure but I came across some rather reputable SEOs claiming that this gray-hat method still works so I decided to test it and post my results here. Of course, I hope it works because I’m spending time and money on it and because it has been a sure-fire method of SEO for years now but I will also be just as relieved to see this type of link building being laid to rest and to see this myth busted once and for all!

How to Build Post Penguin Link Pyramids

The first strategy is to make sure your link pyramid and wheel is full of uniquely written (copyscape passed) content mixed in with some LSI articles. This stuff must be something that someone would actually want to read and should be posted on a wide variety of sites ranging from 2.0s to privately own blogs. Then we’ll setup some profiles on high PR sites. Next we bookmark everything from aged accounts. Then we’re gonna mix in some social signals. Lastly, don’t rush so instead of blasting, take your time setting up the accounts manually and don’t set them up using SEnuke or some other black-hat software.

In this test we’re going to throw in some of the highest quality 2.0 sites, video submission sites, .edu blogs, bookmarking, 1 guest post and some paid links coming from privately owned sites. So here’s the run down on this Post Penguin Link Pyramid test…

  • 12 2.0 sites- Unique usernames, LSI articles
  • 25 Video Submission sites– Unique usernames, fill out profiles
  • 50 .edu Profile links- Unique usernames pr2-pr8
  • 250 Bookmarks- Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon etc.
  • 6 .edu Blog Posts- Uniquely written, 500-1000 words
  • Social signals– 100 likes, 100 tweets, 100 plus ones and 300 repins all performed manually from aged accounts and unique IP addresses
  • 800 PR Links- These are the links coming from privately owned sites

We will target 3 URLs and 3 Keywords. One of the Keywords is already ranked on the 1st page of Google in the #7 position. Another keyword is ranked #58 and the last Keyword is not even on the Google radar yet. This process is starting today and will be finished within 1 month at which time I will reveal the results along with the URLs and keywords for all to see.

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The Subject of Our Experiment

I will be using a brand new website that I have never built links to however, I have posted good on-page content and have earned some rankings from that alone. This process is expected to take 1 month so check back Aug. 9th 2012 or later to view the results. Please feel free to list your opinions and/or suggestions about post Penguin link pyramids and wheels in the comments below.

How to Write an SEO Friendly Press Release

Writing SEO Friendly Press Releases is one of the most important  SEO techniques especially in this post Panda era. I also refer to press releases in this article titled Inoculate your site. They are almost just like internet soundbites to-the-point and ready for mass circulation. Writing an awesome press release for the internet may also require a completely different writing style and format. Last but not least, there are a whole other set of rules for posting and submitting your press releases in an SEO friendly manor.

Video Tutorial of an SEO Friendly Press Release

Tip 1. Newsworthy- Picture yourself as a journalist in a busy newspaper office and the chief editor is screaming at you to find a hot story! Don’t make the story about your product or company make it about something that is current, interesting, controversial and newsworthy.

Tip 2. Short- The goal is to try to fit your What, who, why, where, when, how? into 500 words or less. I call them “Internet soundbites” because its the online equivalent and a great way to reach out to the masses.

Tip 3. Catchy- You got about 2.5 seconds to catch their attention so make the title, teaser and 1st sentence super catchy and draw the reader in.

Tip 4. Quote- When covering the “who” part of your press release use quotes generously. This helps to trigger an algorithm with Google.

Tip 5. Format- Must follow a strict format to insure maximum distribution. Explained in the video above.

Tip 6. Submitting One of the only forms of content that Google gives a “free pass” to copy and re-post! Copyscape.com can eat their hearts out because unlike articles, you can re-post your press release to hundreds of sites and Google will let it slide.

Google Transparency Petition Hoax

Today Google posted on their Official Blog to let us know they care so much about your rights and privacy that they filed this new petition to protect our “civil liberties”. Well I’m calling Google out, this is sheer propaganda! This whole...

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Porn SEO

I first wrote this article about porn SEO in 2009 while still in the industry but came back and updated based on comments made in 2014. The 3Ps, pills, porn and poker are the toughest niches online. I’ve ranked for “free porn”, “Asian...

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Link Buying Ain’t Dead Yet!

It’s been a while since my last comprehensive post so I figured I better come out with this epic guide to make up for it. That being said, I teamed up with an old colleague of whom I’ve worked with for over 5 years now in Canada,...

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Tracking Multiple Domains and/or Subdomains in Google Analytics

To Properly track the visitors of your site is the first and foremost critical step of collecting reconnaissance traffic data. Without it, you’re lost like a blind man in an orgy trying to feel things out. There are no clear instructions for...

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Citations Replacing Link Building?

Citations are simply mentions of your company’s website or brand on another website, regardless if you create a link or not. Google’s algorithms have evolved so much that they don’t even need a link to be able to read the...

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