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Updated by Lisa Sicard on Oct 22, 2018
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All About Backlinks

All you need to know about backlinks, which are good, bad or ugly

Google's Matt Cutts: Nofollow Links Won't Hurt You Unless You Are Spamming At A Huge Scale

In a video released today on the Google Webmaster Help YouTube channel, Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts said: typically, links that are nofollowed can't hurt your rankings in Google. That being said, while most cases are that links that have the nofollow attribute on them will not negatively impact your rankings in Google.

Official: 11 types of backlinks that Google does not like

New to the list are article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword rich anchor text links, advertorials that contain paid links, and links with optimized anchor text in press releases and articles. This week's article has the complete list of backlinks that Google does not like.

Matt Cutts on How to Deal with Harmful Backlinks: Just Do a Disavow

In the post-Penguin world, webmasters have become hyper aware of the dangers of low-quality links pointing to their website. Many fear such links, such as those from a porn website, could hurt their Google traffic and rankings - even if they had nothing to do with obtaining them.

Link Building 101: Local Link Building

Link building is a project, often long and lengthy in nature. Good link building campaigns employ diverse strategies to build backlinks over the course of months, with diverse goals and objectives. It doesn't take thousands of backlinks to rank.

Removing Unnatural Links by Removing Pages on Your Website

Trying to clean up your backlink profile? Did you know that you can quickly remove links by removing the page of your site to which that link points? Obviously this tactic can't be used for links pointing to your home page.

Backlinks Can Give Your Website Authority

Backlinks can be mysterious to many website owners and bloggers. You really don’t have full control over them. You may write the best quality content but you will still need backlinks to get page one on Google from search.

2 Million Backlinks and 15 SEO Answers from Google's Matt Cutts

I've covered some pretty controversial topics in recent weeks when it comes to SEO. Revealing I'm a scammer, showing how freshness is being abused and then doing a follow-up blog post to show the same again.

Inorganic vs. Organic Backlinking Strategies: Getting Back to Basics

The backlink within the practice of SEO is an ongoing topic of conversation for marketing, sales, delivery and reporting of SEO services. Even in a post Penguin world, SEO professionals are still asking questions such as: What's the best way to build backlinks that will have a positive long-term impact on a web presence?

Four Obvious Backlink Strategies Your SEO Might Be Forgetting

If you are looking to start generating additional traffic through search, you need to start thinking about backlinks. The algorithm behind Google is constantly changing but backlinks are becoming more and more important every week. If you're in a business where people look for your product or services, you should consider spending 10 hours a month solely focused on backlinks.

Link Reclamation - Whiteboard Friday

Chances are good that your brand is mentioned on the web far more often than you realize, simply because the author who mentioned you didn't put in a proper link to your site. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Ross Hudgens walks us through several tools and tactics you can use to reclaim those links.

Is Link Building Dead? 3 Tips For Link Builders Post-Penguin 2.0

"We've detected that some of the links pointing to your site are using techniques outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines...." For enterprise SEOs, receipt of this notification is usually followed by a deep, sinking feeling in your chest. You check your keyword head-terms in the SERPs and realize that you can't find your website anywhere.

Link schemes - Webmaster Tools Help

Any links intended to manipulate PageRank or a site's ranking in Google search results may be considered part of a link scheme and a violation of

The True Value of a No-Follow Link

by Link Building Joe Pack 10 September 24, 2013 You may have seen a recent Moz post by Simon Penson from Zazzle Media, Forget Google's Games: Make Social a Primary Traffic Source. This post brought to life the idea of driving traffic to your blog or website without relying on Google.

On-Page SEO: Re-Optimizing Your Page (Updated September 2017)

Master the technique of on page SEO with secret factors to give an instant boost to your ranking. (Free On Page SEO Checklist included for limited time)

Top 5 Easiest Link Building Strategies to Attract Quality Links In 2019

Increasing your search traffic isn't easy unless you get links. Here are few of the easiest link building strategies you can use to get quality links.

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    She has 25+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience blogging, social media and SEO.

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