Readers, Rich over at MindSmack just completed a real cool video that gives an overview on the link buying process at TLA. Their team did a great job on the flash video, if you ever need any help in that department, Rich can be reached at: rich (at) mindsmack.com Head over to this page to check the video out now!
Readers, I was wondering what Andy has been up to…
Looks like he teamed up with Aaron Wall and they have been doing some killer research to come up with this list:
Well done and well worth a read.
TLA users, we have made some big design/usability tweaks to your "my account" area today. As always, Chris did a killer job. I think you will find it a lot easier to navigate around and manage your account with ease. As always, if there is anything else we can improve to make your life easier, let me know. Thanks!
If Brian Clark’s CopyBlogger is not on your RSS reader yet, it should be. Brian’s recent article gives you tips on how to affectively write a "how to" post that could garner you mega links and traffic. By focusing on the benefits to your readers (weak attempt by me in this post title) you can do just that. Check out his article for the details.
Just released on TLA, our new "Link Buying Starter Kit". If you are new to buying links it is worth a look. Update: while you are here look around and notice the new LBB look from Chris. Really cool. Thanks again!
"Incoming links can’t hurt you… the most they can do is ‘not count’ ."
In my opinion this used to be true.
In 2006, it’s absolutely, certifiably, completely FALSE.
Your neighborhood better maintain a certain level of trust — both trust IN and trust OUT — or you can kiss your rankings goodbye.
To put it another way…
- You have six trusted links to your site, it’s ranking on page 2.
- Then, add 10,000 untrusted links to your site. These should theoretically just "not count", and you should still rank on page 2… right?
Then why do such sites go byebye? (I’ve seen it time and time again in the last 6 months.)
TLA Publishers, we are excited to have added a script exclusively for Serendipity Weblog System users and also a Drupal module for our publisher script! Special thanks to Garvin Hicking for his work on the Serendipity script and special thanks to Robert Douglass for his work on the Drupal module.
We still are working on pushing Ruby on Rails and also .NET scripts out for TLA publishers. Are there any other specific scripts that you would like to see? Thanks again!
You know me by now. I’m a link lover, link builder, link swapper, link whore, link monger, link monkey, link-link-link-link-link-link-link-link link-link-link-link-link-link-link I LOVE LINKS.
But there are two situations where I like slowing the linking waterfall down to a small trickle.
- The new site launch – I grab it a Yahoo! directory & bcentral listing plus 1-2 Premium TLA links, then let it bake for a bit… under no circumstances should you push it in Google with tons of low(ish) quality links, as when a new site goes beyond ‘the threshold’ it appears it’s pretty unlikely it’ll ever come back (this year, at least)
- The old domain aquisition – You know the scenario "I just scored the ol’ 2000 pr4 domain (transfered not expired) and bwahahaha boy is it gonna rank" – but in the first 3 months I only go Yahoo & bcentral listing plus 1-2 Premium TLA links, then let it bake for a bit… (why risk the trust you just bought?)
MSN still loves the sledgehammer approach but sometimes in Google you have to think more like a surgeon.
One of the biggest changes in the seo world in the last few years is the time it can take to rank a website, particularly in Google. A bit back Rand noted that even established "trusted" domains were taking 10+ weeks to see some traction in terms of higher rankings after building links to these pages. The amount of patience needed to see results is even greater when talking about new domains.
Our own LinkBuildingBlog.com has not earned top rankings in Google until just the last few weeks when we have spotted our blog jump from out of the 100′s for "link building" all the way to the top 10 on most data centers. We registered the domain May 12, 2005 and our first post was May 16, 2005. Our blog was a site that seemed to receive all the right links since the first day Andy and I started posting. A quick search on Yahoo shows over 20,000 links into our domain! Even with this nice linkage from many quality sites it seemed we had to wait for our domain to age past that magic one year mark before we saw what we thought made sense for our blog… a top 10 ranking.
The good news for new sites is I have personally seen three unique sites (12 to 14 months old) that I track recently break out of no where into the top 15 on Google with their latest index tweaks. Andy is also reporting some sites that were created much more recently showing signs of ranking in Google much faster than what we have seen in the last year. Now we all know results can be seen in MSN and Yahoo much faster but the holy grail is top Google rankings for most sites. As a very general rule for link building (always exceptions of course)…
Established Domains (domains that are over 1+ year old or are already ranking for many terms)
*build links -> 10-12 weeks later see results.
New Domains (domains under 1 year old and are showing no strong ranking results) *build links -> 12 weeks to 16 months later see results.
There you have it, I have oversimplified a very complicated issue. Readers, what are you seeing in terms of time it is taking you to see traction in search rankings after building new links?
LBB’ers, I am a guest co host for Shoemoney’s new "Net Revenue" show tonight at 6pm EST. I will be giving out four $250 coupons for Text Link Ads during the show too. The show can be accessed here and you can hit the chat room here. Jeremy (Shoemoney) is a very smart and talented internet marketer, should be fun!