Will Backlinks Lose Their Importance in Rankings?

(Video Below) Matt Cutts published a new Google Webmasters video where he addressed the question asked by a user about backlinks becoming less and less important in future iterations of the Google search algorithm. In short, the answer is no. Matt mentions in the video that they are trying to move more and more towards [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Categories: Link Building|1 Comment

Naked URL Links Are Not That Natural

Since the time that Google first released Penguin, people have been under the impression that their anchor text ratio plays some role in getting screwed or not getting screwed by the Penguin filter. I have already argued over and over again that the problem is not the ratio of anchor text in the links. The [...]

By | September 27th, 2013|Categories: Link Building|2 Comments

Does Link Velocity Matter — Hell No!

I really get sick of this question. Does link velocity matter? For those of you that do not know what link velocity is, it is the rate at which a webpage acquires links. So why am I talking about this again? Well, I got an email today that read something like this. (Names and information [...]

By | June 29th, 2013|Categories: Link Building|2 Comments

Sorting Through Some of the Penguin BS

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week, you are probably aware that Google unleashed its latest major algorithm update, nicknamed Penguin. This was the long rumored “over optimization penalty” that was coming. When webmasters and internet marketers got wind of an “over optimization penalty” in the pipeline, they all assumed [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Categories: Link Building|0 Comments

Why Are People Crying About The Attack On Blog Networks?

They Should Be Rejoicing That might seem like an odd thing for an internet marketer to say, but it is the truth.  The systematic elimination of the most popular blog networks by Google is actually a very good thing for internet marketers. What?  But I relied on blog networks for my rankings. Well, if that [...]

By | March 28th, 2012|Categories: Link Building|0 Comments

The Death of Blog Networks?

One of the most popular forms of backlinking for internet marketers over the past two years has been the utilization of “private” blog networks. I use the term “private” loosely. Yes they are private in that you have to become a member to use them, but when everyone knows about them are they really private? [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|Categories: Link Building|0 Comments

Link Blending

How to Make Your Link Profile Stick Out From The Crowd If you talk to just about any SEO, they will tell you that the most important thing in any SEO campaign is link building.  (If they tell you “content is king”, start looking for an SEO.  They have no idea what they are talking [...]

By | February 13th, 2012|Categories: Link Building|2 Comments