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7:31 pm on May 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

Can any expert share that what the are top 10 links building methods that are acceptable by the Search engines and have no negative impact on the site's ranking.

Any help will be appreciated.


10:52 pm on July 18, 2008 (gmt 0)


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I'm someone who has linked to Wheel, one-way, and I'd like to add something that should be stressed:

Wheel is a creative thinker when it comes to digging for links, but first and foremost he is deeply knowledgeable in his field and when he asks for a link he has content to offer that is genuinely useful and informative for someone interested in the topic.

His tactics are solidly founded on quality content.

3:16 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Tonite I'm doing a pure white hat SEO/SEM presentation in front of our local linux user's group. These are folks that are very anti-SEO. I expect to win them over though by showing them how to 'market' their site to get backlinks, nothing spammy. Folks like these think we're all at the level of forum spammers.

How does this relate to link building? Couple of reasons. First I offered to do the presentation because these linux folks help me a whole lot with my servers and stuff. I can't give back with linux tech expertise, but I can this way. That's not related. however....

Secondly, I am going to use as an example one of the pro linux consultants websites. I link to them, unsolicited, from a decent website. I do that because they geve me some online advice when my server was under attack. And that company ranks on a lot of stuff - all due to natural links as a result helping folks and participating. That's a decent link building activity (and worth noting for our purposes here of link building). They rock at it, and don't even know they're doing it. Au naturele, that's how they look and how I want to look as well.

Thirdly when I'm done, I'll link beg. Oh, I won't actually beg, I'll phrase it as their way to 'give back'. If they think they'll make some bucks from what I've told them they can thank me by writing me up in their blog or listing me on their site.

And while these linux folks don't have sites that are relevant to my niche, many of them have some excellent authority sites. Great places to get links, despite being offtopic.

That's my next link building effort :).

10:46 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wheel, that's a killer idea. I too have begun doing some less conventional, grass roots efforts to get links. No 'great' news to report yet, but I'm using the phone rather than email. At the very least I figure I'm setting the stage for future links.
3:34 am on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Excellent posts Wheel...

And dammit Roger, when do I get an invite to one of your mixers? I guess I'll have to settle for bumping into you at Pubcon... :(

[edited by: ZydoSEO at 3:36 am (utc) on Aug. 12, 2008]

5:24 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Here's my next link dev project. A bit more detailed than just a one way link one-up.

There's some legislative changes coming up in my niche. The changes will effect consumers and are going to be picked up and hashed out by the press at the start of the year.

I'm meeting with my accountant/lawyer types shortly to hammer out the full details of the impact of these changes. Once I've got that, I'm going to create a calculator that shows the impact of these legislative changes. It's going to be a common question - how does this change affect me? and the calculator will answer that (folks are going to go looking for a calculator, and I'll be first out).

See my post on page 5. I'm going to write an article for an authority site on the subject and point to my calculator. I've also got a friend in the niche who will publish an article for me on the changes, and again another link to my calculator.

Between those two links and my site I should be able to rank for the calculator right there.

Then I'll follow it up with a much more comprehensive link campaign. I'll email every blogger in my niche, and all the grassroots sites with a 'here's the calculator that tells you the impact'. That lets them blog about the subject on what they want to talk about - how it affects everyone. that gives me more links.

That should hopefully leave me ready to rumble and ranking strong for the beginning of the year when the mainstream press finally get around to reporting on it. I'm hoping/expecting to start getting articles and links from national press in the next six months.

And that should bring in traffic, and converting traffic. And links of course. (this above example is one of the first times I'm planning on doing something for a bit more than just straight link love).

That all sounds horribly complicated, but really it's the cost of keeping my eye on the industry, paying the pros an hour or two of consulting, and a day or two with my developer. Cheap.

1:31 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Outcome of the talk I gave in front of the tech crowd; no direct links yet that I know of. However one fellow has a grassroots news type site in my niche that takes 20K hits a day. The site has a daily email blast as well with a summary. They don't have a sponsor for the newsletter right now, so he's giving my site a link and a one paragraph description in the letter for the time being. No charge.

Second thing, I've been asked to consider speaking on the subject to another, much larger tech group.

So no direct links yet, however some other decent benefits. I may have to eventually eat my words that the only traffic in my niche is from the serps :).

A secondary benefit is that I'm seen as an SEO pro infront of a group of people that do webhosting and consulting type of activities. I don't do SEO consulting, but if I did there was definitely some business opportunities there just from the networking.

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