Eric Enge Interviews Matt Cutts on White Hat Link Building

Jun 17, 2008 • 9:32 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

In a very interesting interview, Eric Enge spoke with Matt Cutts on link building. What's good link building? In many cases, Matt thinks that the best links are those that are original research and provide value to readers in the form of a Firefox extension (that's somewhat related to the website). Matt also discourages against too much reciprocal links (but it's natural to have a bit). He also discusses affiliate programs, widget bait, SocialSpark (and says that they're doing a good job), and other link building topics.

It's an informative interview that deserves a full read. While some people believe it's common sense, many people have found that it's entirely valuable.

And original research really does pay off.

That little tidbit alone is one of the best, if not the best, way to get 'white hat' links. Combine it with an aggressive link building campaign to maximize your results, but the 'original research' concept of link building works like crazy.

I've found that the best articles include a lot of original research. It looks like I'm not alone.

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Comments:

Stuart Russell

06/27/2008 09:50 am

I agree that your own research provides the best results, but I thought links had to be relevant to the general site, how come when you use the site explorer tool through yahoo and you see companies with irrelevant links i.e. some big SEO agencies in the UK have irrelevant links that are blatant black hat links and Google does nothing?

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