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Link Building 2011 - What's Hot
Welcome to the Link Building session at PubCon Las Vegas 2011. We'll be starting in just a few minutes. Personally I think great content is the best way to build links, we'll see if Jim can make me think otherwise.
Here is the session description from http://www.PubCon.com
"This isn't your grandma's link building session. Jim has been an industry leader in the area of link building for over 10 years as the founder and CEO of We Build Pages ( www.webuildpages.com ). Jim also won the search engine journal's "Best Link Building Blog" in 2006 and 2007 (Jim rarely blogs anymore). Jim has seen and done it all when it comes to link building, and he knows which links effect search engine rankings, and the types of risks involved in certain types of link building. If higher search engine rankings are a major focus of yours, this is a "must attend" session."
oops sorry that came out as one big link...
3:20:21 PM Brian Ussery: Jim is up first
Working for links, advanced link building tips:
- promote your great content
- fix existing pages
- Xenu Link Sleuth
- Screaming Frog
Write great content:
- Find related content that has killer links.
- Write killer pages about that topic.
- Write to those who already link to pages about that topic.
Jim says Panda took care of massive quantity crap content. Before Panda, more content meant more money.
How to promote that wonderful content?
Email author with request for reference. This is a great way to get good links.
Pass your power to most valuable pages that you are targeting.
Find valuable keywords and phrases:
- Google AdWords Tool
- Google Suggest
Include most popular products section, block level analysis.
Utilizing an Author for links, Rankings, Fresh, Content, Social and more.
Google can associate Author with content, aka Author-Rank
From Google Authorship Patent:
"The name of the writer can be used to influence the rankings of web search results."
3:31:08 PM Brian Ussery: Amit said as they focus on quality they focus on authorship and their friends.
Methods for evaluating freshness.
Google has multiple indexes web index, microblog index, author index...
How to use Google Author index, every site needs to have an author. Create an author for our site.
3:36:05 PM Brian Ussery: There are a number of ways to increase author-rank.
3:37:26 PM Brian Ussery: Guest blogging can help increase Author-Rank
3:39:12 PM Brian Ussery: Thanks Jim, Chris Winfield is up next.
Chris is talking about daily social media success.
According to Chris there are no short cuts and no quick ways of doing it.
You don't have to make social media complex just go where customers go.
You are not that magical company, business, vertical or person. You need social media marketing...
Meet colleagues and influencers
The people that can help you are involved in social networks.
3:43:04 PM Brian Ussery: When requesting connections, personalize your message.
3:43:26 PM Brian Ussery: Think about where is the best place to connect on a professional level.
3:45:31 PM Brian Ussery: The biggest problem is finding out where your customers are...
3:46:23 PM Brian Ussery: Focus on where your customers are, use polls, incentives to get them to tell you. Use Google Analytics to find customers....
3:47:32 PM Brian Ussery: Use Google Alerts to find info about competitors to see where competitors live. Secure your name on these services to make sure nobody else is
3:48:35 PM Brian Ussery: The internet never forgets!
Social is a commitment, set aside 1 hour or more each day. Create a blog and find out where your customers are and what they are saying. Forums are probably the most over looked and under appreciated
bigboards.com is a good place to find active forums for your niche. wefollow, localtweeps and others can help find customers.
3:51:48 PM Brian Ussery: tweetbeep is google alerts for twitter.
3:52:54 PM Brian Ussery: Get listed, lists are important for twitter. Build your own lists, private lists and/or other..
3:54:44 PM Brian Ussery: Think about edgerank engagement=visibility
Keep it interesting, include, photos and other content.
List of niche social networks:
hosting on your site makes your site the authority for that video. YouTube is the biggest but Vimeo is HTML5 complient
TubeMogul.com always use URL first in descirption
3:57:46 PM Brian Ussery: If you build YouTube channel tell folks and be active.