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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 11th December 2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

This is exactly what I'm saying.

tcrew or whatever his name is was saying that the relevancy of the site doesn't matter. Both the page AND the site's relevancy make a difference.
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 10th December 2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Getting ranked in Google - PLEASE HELP!!

Google uses over 200 ranking signals to rank pages.

PR and on-page relevancy are only 2 (although they're really important).

You also want to look at the domain authority of the site's you're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

Don't get him confused?

So you're saying that the relevancy of the site you get a link of doesn't matter?

Looks like you're the confused one in this thread...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

I'm not saying it's new. I'm just saying that it's becoming more and more important.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

You obviously didn't read the interview. This was a FORMER Google employee. He has no reason to spin things in Google's favor like Matt Cutts.

You can believe what you want. I'm going with the guy...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

That's not actually it.

Relevancy isn't just the page your link is on...it's the theme of the entire site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What is exactly a relevant backlink?

Really?

A former Google employee would disagree:
hxxp://inchoo.net/ecommerce/relevance-is-the-new-pr-says-an-ex-googler

He states:
(…)getting a link from a high PR page used to always be...
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How To Rank Video On Youtube

This...and there are some things you want to pay attention to so that you're getting the most SEO value from your videos.

Here's an infographic that covers the important YouTube ranking signals:...
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 9th December 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Is Google Constipated Right Now?

Google definitely hasn't stopped counting links...

What types of links have you been building? Are they contextual links from authority sites? If so, they'll get indexed and counted within...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Predictions for next PR update?

I'm definitely not the type of SEO who is above PR.

I was giddy like a little schoolgirl when they rolled out their last toolbar update.

But predicting the next one? Why? The only people that...
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By Backlinko
Re: White Hat Link Building Services?

My bad, Mike. Just PMd you.
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 21st October 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Should I build my backlinks myself or with other SEO tools?

Your links don't have to BE natural, but they definitely have to LOOK natural.

And no tool can create natural looking link profiles.

You're better off taking the time and money you would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Keywording interviews - How?

Yes, exactly. Look into keywords people use to find whatever it is she'll be talking about (in her case, starting a mail order business, her brick and mortar biz etc.) and tie that into the title and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Best webhost apart from Hostgator, bluehost and godaddy

Totally agree. I use them (actually one of their hosting companies, Storm on Demand) to host all my stuff. Fast as hell and insanely reliable.

Web hosting is like most things in life: you get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Keywording interviews - How?

My recommendation is to include your keyword in the title of the interview as naturally as possible.

For example, if you were interviewing Rand Fishkin and you were targeting the keyword: "inbound...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,506
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Best Keyword Research Tool For Finding Your Target Market

Absolutely true. No Keyword Tool (even the Google tool) will tell you tangentially related keywords.

If you rely on what the tools spit out at you you're not going to find any gems.

One thing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th July 2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How to get backlinks from infographics

That can work too (that's actually what I do with the Skyscraper Technique).

Because I had a winner on my hands I wanted to cast a wide net and didn't want to limit my prospects to those that have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How to get backlinks from infographics

I saw that, Matthew (and actually reference the original Matt Cutts interview at Backlinko).

One of the nice thing about Guestographics is that the links aren't your typical infographic link:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,665
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 23rd July 2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How to get backlinks from infographics

Glad you liked that. It takes a bit more effort but I think the stats help show people that the strategy actually works.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,665
Posted By Backlinko
Re: 17 Untapped Backlink Sources

Hmmm. I'm not sure what's wrong. I haven't created a new game in a while so maybe something changed with the exporting?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Backlinko
Re: What Happens When Your Private Network Gets Discovered by G?

They usually let the sites linked to from the blog networks slide.

When BMR got indexed a year and a half ago there were THOUSANDS of sites getting links from it. As as far as I know Google didn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,665
Posted By Backlinko
Re: 17 Untapped Backlink Sources

You build a site on the expired domain and then link it to your money site. Rinse and repeat :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,665
Posted By Backlinko
Re: 17 Untapped Backlink Sources

You're absolutely right. But you don't have to rely on luck: if you manually reach out to the right people -- with the right offer -- you can usually convince them to post your infographic on their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,665
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 19th July 2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Backlinko
Re: My sudden drop from $900 a month to $350...and going lower!

My recommendation may sound a little weird:

Build and promote ONE site at a time.

Trust me dude, I've been there: owning a dozen "websites" and struggling to monetize them with Adcents.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Google Ranking Experiment....Makes No Sense

It's probably that the first page site is targeting a less competitive keyword.

Even within the same niche there are certain long tails that are MUCH easier than others. That's my vote.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,375
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Where to buy expired domains?

Definitely use expireddomains.net (free) to get a general idea of what dropped domain are out there. That tool aggregates data from a bunch of different places (including GoDaddy).

But if you're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How to measure the difficulty of a keyword

Here's a little checklist that will give you some idea of how competitive the keyword is:

Page PR
Domain Authority
# of referring domains
On-page metrics

And a thousand other things. But...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,075
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Do You Consider Yourself An SEO expert?

If you really want to have an SEO expert contest you'd want to see who can rank a site for YEARS.

Anyone can rank a site on the first page for a few weeks or months.

But real experts know how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

I'll take that as a compliment. I was 27 when that picture was taken (in Kyoto). I'm pushing 30 now :cool:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Google Web Spam Team

No one knows for sure, but it's definitely possible.

If I was Google I'd definitely want to find groups of spammy sites so I could take them out of the index all at once. And if there's an obvious...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,445
Posted By Backlinko
Re: How to find all backlinks of a site

Exactly this.

Those are by far the best two tools on the market right now (with a slight edge to ahrefs).

If you're serious about SEO then invest in these paid tools. No free tools even come...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

Good question.

Fortunately, most of the techniques I describe are too work/labor/skill intensive for most people to do. Which is good because it means there's a large barrier to entry.

Plus,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

Glad you liked it.

Yes, I changed the site name and found the webmaster's name (whenever possible) to include in the email.

Yup, it's time consuming but definitely worth it. Sending out generic...
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 17th July 2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

I agree: that must be what it was. I remember when I first got into SEO I used to post every other day because I misinterpreted this update.

Then I saw pages on sites that hadn't been updated in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th July 2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

Good question. It can come in many different forms.

I talk a bit about how to find content that has a track record of success that you can reverse engineer in the interview and here:
Link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th July 2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Can I Post Daily Instead Of Building Backlinks?

There's no substitute for links.

Google gives absolutely ZERO preference for sites that regularly update. I could bang out 5 articles a day with ease. But 5 GOOD articles...that's another story. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

I never understood why that myth is so damn persistent. Maybe because it's because our posting schedule is one of the few things 100% under are control.

But it doesn't make sense that Google would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

Definitely give it a try with at least one of your posts. In my experience it makes a massive difference.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
Posted By Backlinko
Re: Link Building Secrets That Will Rock Your Rankings (Interview)

That's awesome, Kevin! It's so great to hear about real world results like that.
:D
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 13th July 2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,982
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