Debra Mastaler from LinkSpiel.com is always thinking outside the box when it comes to link building. And it isn’t for link builders who equate SEO to things like paid link networks, forum profiles, and comment spam ; For instance, take this web post – Creating Provocative Web Content, which smartly combines RSS feeds based on tags to find content that could be linkable. On a side note, I asked her on Google + exactly how to build RSS feeds based on tags and for anyone interested, here is a nice link that kind of explains it.
It’s good to be loved. Like being included in Kissmetrics 79 Link Building Resources for 2012. Granted, it isn’t for this blog but for an article I wrote for Search Engine People a couple months ago. If you are curious what the article was about, you scroll down midway to link building locally. My article is 5 practical link building strategies for local businesses. Curious about other articles I wrote for SEP? Click here to view my author profile.
Every once in a while an article comes out that has me nodding my head in agreement the entire time. And Ian Lurie’s SEOMoz post about Growing Your Audience with Random Affinities nails it. On a side note, you can use the same strategy to build links…just replace affinities with verticals.
Long Posts and longer articles. I have been trying to get away from them, partially because I think a lot of us who write simply like to hear our voice. But if you are still into long reads, you can break it up with this wordpress plugin. I haven’t tested it but it looks a lot like creating a table of contents so that your readers / visitors can go to the spots that actually interest them. Of course, if you are into writing long posts, you should stop before hitting the publish and answer these 33 questions (and yeah…that goes for me as well.)
One of the harder things to manage when it comes to clients is having to constantly log in and out of accounts that are specific to that client. For instance, what if you want to open up several analytics accounts because you are generating monthly goal oriented reports to them? You could do them one at a time OR you could do what Anna Lewis does here.
Finally, here’s an absolutely good read that was recommended by James Hussey (average genius) on Google+ (don’t believe the naysayers…google+ is a great community and you will be able to connect with some awesome people). The topic is eCommerce SEO and it features the opinions of some of the best and brightest in the SEO world.