Private Blog Networks, and Keeping them Private for EPIC Rankings Glen over at ViperChill did a post on blog networks a couple days back now and Rand Fishkin (the owner of Moz) in his AMA on /r/BigSEO called it a “short term” strategy - Rand’s actual comment - So, even though Glen (for obvious reasons) doesn’t like to get into the nitty gritty when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Baidu SEO and SEM
Please Exit The Link Building I’ve never been as irritated with SEO buzzwords as I am now. Each blog post scanned and tweet looked at means another near-certainty I’ll read about paid links, how content is king, SEO is dead, and now, my new itch – link building – is a relevant description for building five links a week. Each has it’s own special place in my quickly blackening heart, and each one draws in me a special ire that adds more and more gray hair to my head with each predictive rising sun. Link building is the least ire-evoking term of the bunch, but nonetheless, the way I hear it talked about and the way I hear it done makes the term – link building – and what it evokes something way more literal than it should be. Link building illicits the following image in my head: A construction worker laboring a brick of metal, wavering, up a set of stairs, slabbing some cement on the corners, nailing things, sweating profusely, eating from a lunch bin, hating his job, repeating, repeating, repeating.
Hustle is so important in social/search that I’ve decided to dedicate an entire category to it. A #winning 12 Stage Hustle Process for Link Building | Social Search
Because I hand-build links at relatively large scale, and always look for ways to go bigger, I must continually test my link building processes and beliefs. For example, when you have 80+ guest posts to place in a month you don't have the luxury to woo each and every prospect with commenting and tweeting (a common preciprocation warm up tactic). To be sure, set aside a small handful of targets for relationship-based link building and then come back to read this article on the principles of bulk outreach. The 7 Principles of Bulk Outreach for Link Building
Link Building: How To Make Links More Valuable