A few days ago I wrote How to Build Trusted Links, which caused a few people to email me about purchasing .edu links. There are a lot of companies that sell .edu links, but most of the links will be on student blogs and not the actual university website. Although this can still build trust, search engines are quite complex and can probably tell the difference between .edu links from student blogs and links from the actual university website. So before you purchase links from .edu sites make sure you know what pages they are going to be placed on because ones from the actual university site will probably create more trust.
Loren Baker from Search Engine Journal wrote a great guide to buying links, directory listings, and paid reviews for blogs. Loren does a great job of breaking down all the different vendors that sell links, paid reviews, and directory listings. Loren also covers tips for purchasing links from these sources.
Text Link Ads is probably the most popular of the link ad companies, with over 10,000 publishers in their network and a lot of promotions and advertising on SEO and publisher industry blogs and sites. Link prices are based upon the authority of each site and charged per month.
ReviewMe is a more targeted approach to paid blogger reviews. Advertisers are given access to ReviewMeâs lists of niche publishers, and can request reviews on specific blogs (and only those blogs), instead of using the mass review approach. The end result is more thoughtful content and reviews of your products, for a higher price. Pricing is set per blog and based upon that blogâs popularity, readership and incoming links.
We are looking for NYC area TLA publishers and advertisers to participate in new videos we are shooting for our website. Our video company can come meet you in the city and get you and your website featured in our upcoming videos. Please email me at pgavin (at) text-link-ads.com if you are interested in participating. It will be a great way to get additional press and traffic to your website. Thanks!
Links, links and links! That’s what everyone is looking for so that they can increase their search engine rankings and traffic. Some people increase their links by purchasing them or even linkbaiting, but why not through widgets?
Widgets have been a hot topic for the last few months because they are a great source of links. Just think about all the blogs that use a flickr widget to show off their pictures. With over 1 million backward links according to Google it shows that widgets have been really effective for flickr.
If you want to increase your backward links through widgets
you have a few options:
- You can create widgets for your website and distribute them. For example, Problogger lets readers put his content on their site through a simple widget.
- Create widgets for popular services such as YouTube, Digg and flickr and distribute them through your website. This can be very effective because these services have large user bases who would love to use your widget. All you have to do is embed a link to your site within every widget.
Do you know of any other unique ways to increase your link popularity?
For anyone that is looking to catch up on their linkbait reading, Lyndon Antcliff has posted The Enormous Linkbait List that contains a list of more than 65 links to articles on linkbaiting. These articles cover everything from what linkbait is to advanced guides to linkbaiting and more.
This is a great resource for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you are new to linkbaiting or if you’ve been writing viral content for years, there is something in here for you. It is funny because this list of linkbait articles is actually a good linkbait article in of itself.
[via: Search Engine Land]
Readers, Andy Hagans has written a great guide on linkbaiting and social media marketing that can be found here. This is a great guide for anyone wanting to learn how to leverage this great link building strategy. It is important to build links using as many strategies as possible and leveraging social media is definitely a great supplement to a holistic link building campaign.
Joe Whyte recently wrote a blog post about Google filters and how you can get around them as well as exploit them. It seems it has been creating a lot of controversy because of the point he discusses.
What do you think?
After considerable internal debate and discussion with many of those who make up the Top Digger list, we’ve decided to remove the list beginning tomorrow.
Even though Kevin says that this move was discussed with many Diggers that make up the Top Digger list I expect that this will upset quite a few of the active members. I personally know several people whom are top diggers and I can tell you this as much news to them as it is to you and I.
It is widely known that Digg can be a powerful resource for link building. A story that hits the homepage of Digg can often result in 500-1000 links to that site. This has made Digg very popular within the SEO community and because there are many people who can’t write good enough content to make the homepage they resort to trying gaming the system.
What does this have to do with the story? Well many people have begun offering Top Diggers payment if they will submit their stories and many are even trying to buy powerful Digg accounts. So will this slow it down? I suppose it will a little bit but that comes at the expense of making the core user base of Digg upset. It will still not be hard to find out who the powerful Diggers are either, but it will slow a lot of people down
It will be interesting to see how the community reacts to this news. What do you think, will it upset the Diggers? Will this slow down the gaming of Digg?
[via: Marketing Pilgrim]
Neil Patel is an Internet marketing consultant and the founder of ACS which was started in 2002. He has lead Internet marketing strategies for small and medium sized businesses as well as top companies such as Hewlett Packard and Samsung. His experiences include search engine marketing and social media marketing.
Currently Neil is involved with the web 2.0 and online marketing community. He regularly attends web 2.0 meetups as well as industry conferences such as Search Engine Strategies and Ad:Tech.
Cameron Olthuis is a web marketing strategist who specializes in social media marketing and search engine optimization. Cameron became a partner in the web marketing company, ACS in early 2006 as the Director of Marketing and is responsible for crafting the marketing strategies for both ACS’s clients and ACS’s own products.
Cameron has been involved in online marketing since 2000 when he started his own business that he eventually sold and then moved onto consulting roles and client-side positions. Cameron has worked with companies ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Cameron is actively involved in the online marketing community. He speaks regularly at industry conferences and seminars, participates in a number of organizations, and writes articles and blog posts for a variety of marketing publications.