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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th December 2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,023
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Anyone used Fiverr to get backlinks

Actually the exact opposite has been proven:
A Study of .gov and .edu Referring Domain Ratios in the Majestic Million - Majestic SEO Blog...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,023
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Anyone used Fiverr to get backlinks

Yes, lot's of people have tried Fiverr for link building.

You can find them by searching Google for any competitive keyword and seeing the results on the 20th page.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,192
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Why do people bother with SEO

This doesn't make any sense.

I mean, if it's almost impossible to rank in the top 10 how are there 10 results for every keyword?
:confused:

It's almost impossible to rank long term if you're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Alternative to Keyword Planner?

Wow. Really no good advice in this thread.

All of the tools people have suggested (and judging by their writing, probably haven't ever tried) all get their data from the Keyword Planner.

The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

A relevant link is pretty self-explanatory.

It's a link from a site closely related to yours in topic and theme.

In my experience, relevant links are CRUSHING it right now. PR, DA etc are nice....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Google Planner Sucks as a KW research tool

They've changed how they suggest new keywords.

You have to remember that the Keyword Planner is designed 100% for Adwords users, not for SEO keyword research. It makes sense that they would want...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Google Analytics Keyword (Not Provided)

It sounds like you're ranking #1 for (not provided).

That's a competitive keyword, dude. Nice work!

Now it's time to make money from all that traffic. Good luck bro...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Undiversified backlink profile...

I'd definitely avoid using forums for link building.

Even if you were able to find a fence-related forum, a link wouldn't do anything for you.

And a bunch of links from an unrelated forum is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Bought a site - how to clean up links?

Definitely try to get the links removed.

But the first thing you want to do to check if it's ranking for any low competition keywords. If so, then it's no biggie if you can't get them removed.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How you are doing SEO after Penguin 2.0

This was me after reading this:

http://ghcorps.org/wp-content/uploads//2013/01/Sad-Cat.jpg
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By Backlinko
Re: White Hat Link Building Services?

This is really good advice.

Considering you want quality, white hat SEO, you can either a) train someone or b) hire someone.

True white hat SEO (content + outreach based link building) is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,662
Posted By Backlinko
Re: 17 Untapped Backlink Sources

EXACTLY. There are a ton of link opportunities still out there if you're willing to think creatively and work hard.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,662
Posted By Backlinko
Re: 17 Untapped Backlink Sources

Just wanted to give this a bump because I just updated the post today (replaced some link sources that weren't working and added 2 more strategies).
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th July 2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Can I Post Daily Instead Of Building Backlinks?

You're absolutely right.

The one thing I'd add is that promotion can make all the difference.

When I first posted my 200 Ranking Factors post I got one comment and 5 tweets in the first few...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Why the days of "outsourcing SEO" are numbered and you might want to get an offline job

You've been on a roll lately, Mike.

I personally LOVE it when Google rolls out an update or makes a major change. Each one makes it harder for amateurs and VAs to compete.

Widen that moat...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By Backlinko
Re: SEnuke Advanced Spinning Strategies for Near 100% Indexing

This is the biggest load of crap that people say in this forum in defense of their crappy software.

Last time I checked the best links were from authority sites in your niche. Sometimes it feels...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th July 2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,126
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Getting Less Traffic From Google? Here's One Explanation

Yes my handsome Google+ head was commenting on it yesterday.

Why?

Because I think Google+ followers is important for traffic and may be a future ranking signal.

I don't feel threatened by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Starting my backlink journey. but is?

I think you're overlooking a good strategy.

All of those are link building strategies from 2010.

If you want to do well in 2013 and beyond you need to step your game up.

Here are some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By Backlinko
Link Building Guide For Affiliate Marketers

I've got another link building interview for all my Warrior Forum homies.

I did this one with James Norquay (https://twitter.com/connections8) at Backlinks.com.au.

Here's the link to check out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Infographic Marketing Campaign(s)

Posted this on another thread, but it still applies:

I've had two infographic wins recently (both in terms of traffic and links). And I've gotten links for me and my clients from incredible PR7 ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Can you believe it?

Here's your answer: Query Deserves Freshness - Whiteboard Friday - Moz (http://moz.com/blog/whiteboard-friday-query-deserves-freshness)

But I wouldn't mess around with that too much...it's playing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th July 2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By Backlinko
Re: External Keyword Tool... Days Are Numbered...

It's really semantics.

Yes, they're removing it...and replacing it with almost the exact same tool.

So for those of us with Adwords accounts (which is just about everyone serious about keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th July 2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By Backlinko
Re: External Keyword Tool... Days Are Numbered...

Honestly, I've had an Adwords account for years just for the additional keyword data (you don't get nearly as many keyword ideas if you're not signed into Adwords).

The only difference between the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th July 2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Infographics for Links?

I've had two infographic wins recently (both in terms of traffic and links). And I've gotten links for me and my clients from incredible PR7 news sites using them in the past.

It might literally...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th July 2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Just about to start my first site in months whats your standard on-page SEO these days guys ??

Actually, here's an infographic I made that covers up-to-date on-page SEO ranking factors:
http://speed.backlinko.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/on_page_seo_infographic.jpg
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd July 2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,509
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Sick of SEO and Google Tricks

OP: I was going to help you and actually give you some advice on how you could help your site rank.

But since you were rude to my boy online only...I'm not going to.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,798
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Trust Flow & Citation Flow - How To Increase?

Keep in mind that PR and DA update periodically (for example, it's been 4+ months since the last PR update).

So Citation and Trust flow are two metrics that better reflect where a site is at.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Why is there not a webmaster Union to Combat issues with Google and Demand More Respect from com

I don't get this at all:

Why are you entitled to anything from their search engine?

Google isn't a government...it's a business!

The same way you wouldn't expect TGI Fridays to hook you up...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

First off, it's not an article. Second...actually forget it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,661
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Backlinks are DEAD! Let us brainstorm!

Links are alive and well.

Social signals don't do a damn thing.

Carry on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Forget Google, go Bing / Yahoo

I like to pretend that Bing and Yahoo don't even exist.

They might as well not exist. But more importantly, it helps you focus on the one big fish that actually does matter: Big G.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd June 2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

I did an interview at InternetMarketing.com the other day and dropped A LOT of golden nuggets:

Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings with Brian Dean...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Which Is the Best Backlinks right now ?

Out of the ones that you mentioned...none. Keep looking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How To Do Natural Link Building? How You Are Building Backlinks Which Are Going Viral?

Your first step is to create something awesome. "Viral" doesn't just happen: you need it to provide massive amounts of value.

Once you've done that it's a matter of getting your content in front...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Google’s 200 Ranking Factors - The Complete List!

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/085/977/HATERS.jpg?1291355060
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st May 2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Please recommend a link building service for a new site

Dude, you're taking the words out of my mouth in every single thread.

I don't think I need to post here anymore :cool:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st May 2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Why quality content matters

Very true, online only.

One thing you pointed out -- that many people forget -- is that your content is judged AS MUCH by your design and branding as by the words you use.

I always invest a ton...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st May 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What Is Your Favorite SEO Tool

Not true. I don't use that stuff anymore and do well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st May 2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Backlinko
Re: SEO Question

If you need to rank then you'll probably want to build more quality links.

That being said, the foundation of an SEO campaign is great content.

And unless you're dropping some next-level...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,525
Posted By Backlinko
Re: If you only had $100/month to spend on SEO or PPC what would you use it for?

As in building a site that you can leverage for links. In other words, an awesome site. To get there you do need to drop some coin. $100 isn't going to cut it.

UAW and other mass link spam is a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Penguin 2.0 A Perspective Of The Last 10 Years Of Updates

I agree 110%.

Penguin SHOULD have been a huge wake up call for people in SEO.

For a time, black hatters were actually right on: it made sense to spam.

But it's been OVER A YEAR since...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How my website is not affected by Google Penguin 2.0?

PM me your URL.

I'll send it off to Mountain View to make sure it gets taken care of.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Another Great Benefit Of Creating Good Content

Nice.

Here's my thought on quality content:

It's can't hurt you and can only help you. So why not do it?

And with Google's new emphasis on user-interaction signals, you're going to have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How to build your PBN - 3 Easy steps

There are very few 3 easy steps to anything in IM.

And a PBN is DEFINITELY not one of them.

Sure, you can technically have a thin PBN set up using the OP's "steps".

But why not make a badass...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th May 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Blog SEO around one Keyphrase

You obviously want to target keywords that people are actually searching for.

Unless you're Bieber, no one is going to be searching for your song titles.

So find 50+ keywords that people use to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th May 2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Don't Bookmark ..It Will Kill Your Rankings !

Who the hell bookmarks a site they like in real life?

I never go to a site and say, "wow, that was amazing. I'm going to go to a social bookmarking site so I don't forget."

The only people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th May 2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Is 500 word articles Better Than 1,000 Word Articles?

Definitely 1000 words plus.

There's actually been some research on this:
http://quicksprout.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/images/wordcountcontent.jpg

This graph shows a clear correlation between...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th May 2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Blog SEO around one Keyphrase

You definitely want to optimize one keyword per page.

Back in 2010 or so it was common to make every page on your site based around a single keyword. That's not effective anymore.

I recommend...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Backlinko
Re: I don't know how to rank for my keywords

I'd spend some time on keyword research before you start.

From the looks of it you're trying to rank for the word "science". Good luck bro...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is the best SEO strategy for a future authority site?

Pretty much this.

The only thing I'd add to that is you need to promote the hell out of your content or else you won't have much of an audience to give it to.

No matter what niche you're in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th May 2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Have backlinking strategies changed?

I was more or less agreeing with you until this.

Lots of .edu and .gov site links look spammy?

Lettuce be cereal.

Relevance is really, really important. I get that.

But to say that you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Are you being affected by this today's Google Update?

The Algorithm Updates Google Announces Aren't The Only Changes They Make (http://searchengineland.com/google-makes-1-2-algorithm-changes-every-day-135204)...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Backlinko
Re: I Need Major Help!

First off, you need to be more patient.

For new sites like yours with zero backlinks it can take months to rank for anything remotely competitive.

The reason I point this out is because I used...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,370
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Should SEO'S look for another job ?

This is usually the perspective of someone that's never done PPC.

Go ahead and run a profitable Adwords campaign. It's a lot harder than you think.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Backlinko
Re: When do you actually work?

Nice.

That's some Derek Halpern Social Triggers stuff right there.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Backlinko
Re: When do you actually work?

I have pretty much the same schedule...the only difference is that I scratch my balls in the evening instead of during the day.
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