Beware of automated blog comment software

Like any other blog with decent PR on the blogosphere, this blog gets its fair share of SPAM comments.  Most of these are automatically shuffled off to the Trash bin by Akismet.  Yet people still persevere and use bots and comment spinners to try to get a juicy backlink from a PR 3 DO FOLLOW […]

I hate linkwheel FLOWERS

Many SEOs manually map or semi-manually map their backlinks structures.  These maps look very interesting, to say the least.  Some look like a Carlos Castaneda flashback while others are so damn predictable it’s scary–specially for the clients of such SEO “expertise”.  Predictablity, in SEO, is the home of FAIL. Google routinely destroys the PR and […]

155 free link directories

If you’re looking for backlinks, you may want to look into submitting to these directories.  I’ve converted the list to .jpg to “nudge” people to load each site separately and give each site the time it deserves. Click on the thumbnail to see the list

How to get .gov and .edu backlinks

Google, at least judging from its last update, favors .gov and .edu backlinks.  They tend to be more liberal with PR and the % of link juice flow when these types of domains are involved.  How to get these backlinks? Step 1: Do a Google search using these parameters — site:.edu inurl:blog “keyword” site:.gov inurl:blog […]

Shoemoney hearsay

From another blog that receives Shoemoney’s premium newsletter: don’t buy text link ads links.  Apparently it’s straight from Google insiders themselves…  This is kinda obvious.  Really.  It would suck for Matt Cutts and crew to spider TLA and just unload that heavy 500 pound BAN hammer…  Stay clear of TLA.  Also, stay clear of dudes […]

Aikido Link building method

The bad news about link building is that more and more sites are using NO FOLLOW tags.  This means more work, time, and money spent on researching sites that 1) accepts public links 2) have Page Rank on their main page and, ideally, 3) are in the same niche as the site you’re tying to […]

List of Do Follow Forums with Page Rank

Want to build links through forum sigs or in post links?  Here’s a list of Do Follow forums with page rank and Alexa.  We’ve included the Alexa rank if you’re looking for direct traffic as well Domain PageRank Alexa Rank http://forums.amd.com 6    2,167 http://forums.cnet.com 7    69 http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com 4    27,293 http://irishwebmasterforum.com 3    35,218 http://forums.seo.com 4    25,047 […]

You comment I follow

This blog is a DO FOLLOW comment blog.  Why?  Because we believe Google should ban spam not blogs linking to each other for legitimate reasons.  Also, commenters should be rewarded for good comments by pimping their sites a little bit.  Good for direct traffic and good for SEO. Here’s the graphic of our official position: […]

Does it ever make sense to comment on NO FOLLOW blogs?

Many webmasters consider NO FOLLOW a curse.  They think that it unnecessarily restricts their linkbuilding efforts.  Indeed, many webmasters think that WordPress’ default NOFOLLOW tag on comments will not yield the intended result–cut down on comment spam.  Regardless, the reality is that the vast majority of WordPress-based blogs are NO FOLLOW despite the laudable efforts […]

Third Party Free Site Link Building

One of the older and still effective methods used in building backlinks to a central site is to build a network of sites hosted off free sites and free blog networks.  The effectiveness of this method revolves around the following: Keyword/subkeyword structure / keyword choice Quality original content that is actually useful Semi-targeted link building […]