Directory Submissions for Backlinks: Tips n’ Tricks to Get Some Love from Google

Harp Interactive

Yet another proven method is to submit your website URL to web-directories with decent Google page rank, ex: Yahoo and D’moz. Create a list of reputable directories (categorize paid and free ). Create a spreadsheet to document the submission process, with fields that include: directory URL, Category submitted, URL submitted, date of submission, title/anchor text submitted, status. List the domains/urls you need to submit (don’t always submit the home page).

How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator


You can use the settings option for WP RSS Aggregator to configure features such as limit the number of posts shown on each page, limit the number of feed items stored from each feed source, make the links nofollow, and whether you would like the new links to open in a new page. Usually you will find this under the title of the post or at the end of the post where they list the categories, tags, etc. Add “feed” to your author page URL.


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Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review


Choose ‘select a project’ and enter your site’s URL. The tool will display a list of keywords you can choose from, and there is an option to discover more related keywords for your niche based on search trends, global search volume, and competition bid. You can select the country you’re targeting and Web CEO Dashboard will display a list of search engines in that country. Then add your social profile URLs: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube are supported.

HOW TO: Guide to Performing Website Audits

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Canonicalization and URL Structure. Rather than wasting your time rehashing this topic, I have written a handy guide that explains URL structure best practices in full. To summarize the article, there should only be one URL used to get to the homepage of your website. Just make sure there is only one version, and it’s not followed by an index.php, index.html, etc… URLs should contain words only and no numbers or symbols. Noindex and Nofollow.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

I’ve put together a list of some of the main opportunities in broad categories. You’d be surprised at how many existing links (both internal and external) may be pointing to incorrect or discontinued URLs. A good way to investigate this is to review the Crawl Errors report in Google Webmaster Tools, which shows URLs with 404, 500 and other errors that Google encountered while crawling the site.

Ahrefs Review: How to Use Ahrefs to Analyze Your Blog

Razor Social

Next to a detailed breakdown of where all your links are coming from, you can also see the value of those links through Domain Rating, URL Rating, External, and Social. UR or URL rating is in direct correlation with Google rankings and pages with high UR usually get better rankings in search engines. The type of links displayed are: NoFollow – These links pretty much have no value to your website in terms of SEO.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


And yes, you need a mixture of both Dofollow and Nofollow links, because that’s what natural link building looks like. How do you know whether a blog is Do or Nofollow? Personally, I use SEOBook Toolbar (free download), which has a function to highlight Nofollow links on any given page. This is not common knowledge and even if are good at avoiding all the mistakes I listed above, chances are you are guilty of this one. This is a guest post by Ana Hoffman.

Your Link Building Guide for 2018

Razor Social

URL Rating (UR). Nofollow links also matter. Some links, for example, the ones from blog comments may have the rel=”nofollow” attribute. <a <a rel=”nofollow” href=” [link] “>Example of nofollow link</a> Any paid links must have the rel=”nofollow” attribute to comply with Google’s guidelines. The nofollow attribute gives search engines instructions not to follow the link.

Why Your Search Engine Optimization Strategy Must Now Include Social Validation

Bill Hartzer

The search engines love fresh, unique content–and they love to find new URLs and links. They see your new URL and index it, but will rank it higher in the search results if they can find some reason to: and one of those reasons includes social validation. When you create a new article, blog post, or a new page on your web site (a new URL), the search engine will crawl that URL. They might even see some links form other web sites to that new URL.

A Simple and Non-Scary Guide to HTML for Bloggers


a paragraph, a list, a section of bold text) has to have an opening tag and a closing tag. It looks like this: Lists: <ul> or <ol> and <li> As a blogger, you’re probably familiar with the importance of lists. You’ll almost certainly want to create a list using bullet points or numbers at some point or other. In HTML, these lists are called: Unordered lists: <ul> (with bullet points – like this list). Nofollow Links.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

It is time for an updated list. Simple Trackback Validation is gobbledygook that reduces spam trackbacks by confirming the IP address of the trackback sender is equal to the address of the web server the URL is referring, and then checking the remote web page and ensuring that page has a link to this blog. Top Commentators ascertains who are the top people who wrote comments over a given period, with links to whatever URL they wrote when commenting.

How Google Finds and Penalizes Advertorials

Bill Hartzer

Google wants links in advertorials to be tagged with the nofollow attribute and the FTC requires full disclosure. The likelihood of a list of paid links appearing on the sidebar (the left or right side) of a page, and even in the footer, was very good. I would like to note that those text link ads do not appear to have the “nofollow” attribute on them. No website owner wants to log into Google Webmaster Tools and see an unnatural link warning from Google.

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Google Reconsideration Request: How to Get a Manual Penalty Lifted

Bill Hartzer

I recommend MajesticSEO ‘s historical links in order to see all the links that your site has, and combine that with the list of links from Google Webmaster Tools. As for links to be nofollowed if they bring you traffic but or paid or sponsored links, or are part of a guest post or advertorial. Notate the URL of the spreadsheet and include that in your Google reconsideration request.

How Rich Answers Provide a New Approach to SEO

Convince & Convert

Implementation of schema can facilitate the process of getting these types of enhancements to your search listings. ” We obtained this list of queries by extracting them from Google Autocomplete and Bing Suggest. Putting this list of queries together involved hundreds of hours of labor. Here is what we did: We made a list of five common questions about SEO. Image via

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Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

Bare Feet Studios

Some content management systems allow you to have multiple websites with unique URLs that are all served from the same database (e.g. domains as you like, but better to have a 301 redirect on all but the main URL, whereby the others point to the main URL. Who wants to be sneaky like that anyway… Here is Your Do List for Organic SEO. the URL being linked to from your site, also has the right mix of keywords in it.

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Elevating the Enterprise 2.0 Conversation

Buzz Marketing for Technology

TrackBack URL for this entry: [link]. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Elevating the Enterprise 2.0 URL: Remember personal info? nofollow. Ross Mayfields Weblog. Markets, Technology & Musings. « Techmeme Persistent Search Feeds | Main. Enterprise 2.008 » June 12, 2008. Elevating the Enterprise 2.0 Conversation. UPDATE: Video of the keynote. My presentation at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. View | Upload your own.

CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters


This means that the blog owner as well as other commenters will be able to see the kind of content you write which means a lot more clicks to your site than just the simple website URL you leave on a standard comment form. No more URL banning or too many accesses by IP restrictions. Particularly be sure that you enter the website address for the blog URL that you will want to get your latest 10 posts from, your display name, and a short bio. The new version of CommentLuv 2.9

25 On-Page SEO Keystones to ALWAYS consider

Writtent Blog

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list (in no specific order) of 25 of the most important aspects of onsite optimization – things that are current, relevant, and can have a major impact on your bottom line. URL Structure. An XML Sitemap lists the pages on a website. Apart from using robots.txt, you can set your preferred domain, use a 301/302 redirect, utilize the rel=”canonical” or rel=”nofollow” tags, and more.

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Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With Tweet Spinner, you get a DM archive listed in an easy-to-read page that is searchable (via Ctrl+F on your keyboard; additional search facilities would be useful for accounts with thousands of DMs). You can also choose a very aggressive spam filtering method that will consider any DM with a URL as spam. I believe that location filtering is based on the location listed in the bio, so someone entering their latitude and longitude will not be followed by this system.

10 Premium SEO Tools That You Can Try for Free (or Cheap)


Backlink History – Our Backlink History tool allows SEOs to determine the number of backlinks detected by our sophisticated web robots for given domains, subdomains or URLs. Majestic Million – The top one Million Domains* on the internet – listed by TLD and updated frequently. Neighborhood Checker – The Majestic SEO Neighbourhood checker tool presents a list of “neighbours” – or, in technical terms, the sites hosted on the same IP.

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23 WordPress Plugins I Use: Part 5

Ari Herzog

WP Ban simplifies the amount of time it takes me to weed through comments Akismet treats as spam, by banning anyone by IP address, host name, user agent, or referer URL. Top Commentators ascertains who are the top people who wrote comments over a given period, with links to whatever URL they wrote when commenting. This plugin was responsible for the list of the top 70 commenters of January. Three notes before continuing.

A Step by Step Guide to Fixing Any Google Penalty


Below is the list of various steps you need to follow in order to remove these spammy links to avoid any sort of Google penalty: 1. Ahrefs: Once you are on the official portal click the ‘CSV’ tab and export the list of ‘Backlinks/Ref pages’. Social networking website URL if any. By documenting data you need not refer to various social networking websites every time you need an URL.

Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Viper Chill

Permalinks Permalinks are simply the URL’s for your posts. p=38 but if you look at the URL for this post you will see [link] I’ll let you decide which one you think looks better. Not only does this new format tell someone what your page is about before clicking on it, the words in the URL will also be highlighted in search engine results if your post is relevant to the search query. It will move your old URL’s properly and in a search engine friendly manner.

7 Ways to Start Building an Audience for Your New Blog


You fill in your name, email address (which only the blogger can see) and your blog’s URL, as well as writing the comment itself. And by default most WordPress comments sections apply the “nofollow” attribute to all links, so there’s no point in commenting just to create a backlink to your blog. #3: 4: Put Your Blog’s URL in Your Social Media Bios. There’s a huge list of Twitter chats on TweetReports , which you can search by topic (e.g.

Essential SEO Settings for Every New WordPress Blog


In plan English, permalinks represent the structure of every URL on a blog. A single blog post can have one of many URL structures. WordPress provides you with a lot of tags , so you’re able to create literally tens of different URL structures. My favorite permalink structure is the last one presented on the list above, which is: Put in a few page URLs and get a feel for how differently Google sees them.

A New Linking Strategy: Out is the New In


The only way that you could get to a page was if you knew the URL, or followed a link from another page. We allow links in the comments, but we nofollow them so no link juice escapes. Some A-list bloggers have written about this topic. And if you look through the list of trackbacks, you’ll find Linking Out Instead of Link Building to Rank in Google as a recent entry by Tad Chef at SEOptomise. You can find the list at the end of this post.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog World Meetups Tweetups and Parties


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Blog World events listing (meetups, tweetups, and parties), and 5 ways to use video for branding on 5 mind-blowing list building techniques – great ways to build your mailing list. URL shortener – has some interesting “ easter eggs &# and supposedly passes all the link juice!

How to Promote the Perfect Blog Post

Bill Hartzer

I prefer to add it to Mixx because is one of the few social bookmarking websites that do not use the “nofollow&# tag. Make a list of alternative headlines (titles) for your blog post. Make a list of alternative descriptions. Make a list of appropriate tags. If you’re wanting it to rank well later on for a certain keyword or keyword phrase, then make sure you include that phrase in your list of tags.

Looking to Guest Post on Authority Sites? Here’s How to Find the Best Blogs


O ptimize Your List: Not all blogs are created equal, which is why in this step you’ll cull your list to retain only the best guest blogging opportunities. For now, you’re merely making a list. Just a bit later you’ll find out how to cull this list in order to create a shorter list of only the best and non-spammy blogs. To help you brainstorm, add the following to your list: People who get talked a lot about in the niche. If so, add it to your list.

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Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World


Check by going to the following URL, and replace with the website’s domain. Links can do this regardless of whether or not they contain the “nofollow” attribute, contain redirects, come from a site with a high PageRank , and so on. These directories will either list just your blog, or your blog’s latest posts, or both. Although it has been several months since the list has been updated, there is a huge compilation of blog and RSS directories listed at TopRank.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, First Newsletter & Tennis Street Magic


Recommended online store products , services, and tools – huge list of greate resources for online businesses. How to create your own custom Facebook share URL – super easy and makes sure you get the image you want shared with your pages! Matt Cutt says don’t use nofollow for internal links – EVER. 140 things to discover on Twitter – great list of things you can do and discover on Twitter.

Fetching Friday – Resources, Blog World Expo & Akismet


Link building tools interview with Taylor Pratt of Raven SEO – great response to dofollow vs. nofollow. Is Twitter going to kill URL shorteners ? This week, I have added a new mailing list option, which you can see near the top of the sidebar. If you sign up for the mailing list, you will get a free quick review of your website, blog, or social media profile. Why a mailing list?

Affiliate SEO: How Websites Are Ranking in The Most Profitable Niches

Viper Chill is right up there on hundreds of profile sites with their URL post on all of them. I’m surprised to see Buzzle on the list once again. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 153 Comments Oscar - freestyle mind says: September 14, 2010 at 9:12 am I’ve started an SEO experiment recently and I’m having some nice results. Should they just type in their Name + URL, Keyword + URL or Name | Keyword + URL? Home What the F ?

20 Elements That Impact Link Value


There are more than 20 elements of course, and there are probably some aspects we are not even aware of, but it’s safe to say that those listed here are usually the ones we worry about. So, here’s the list of 20 elements that influence link value, and we will also explain the degree of their importance. First off, even if your link is “nofollow” (doesn’t give you link juice), places with high domain authority should still be of interest to you.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

12 Popular Keyword Organization Tips and Tools : This post contains a list of tools that help organize some unruly keyword lists and includes tools like Ad Group Filter, RKG Duck, Wordstream Keyword Grouper, Spyfu Keyword Groupie (obviously using a different “keyword group” name not to infringe on any copyrights or trademarks!), Should I Change My URLs for SEO? Here’s a list of what Bing seems to prefer for those top rankings.

What You Can Learn From The Most Tweeted Blog Posts Ever

Viper Chill

Headline Lesson Site 13 Types of Posts that Always Get Comments Lists posts are often popular and this one from Darren is no exception. Try finding something that your audience wants and give it to them in a practical list. URL Shorteners: Which Shortening Service Do You Use? target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 35 Comments Anne Lyken-Garner says: January 11, 2010 at 11:27 am This is great stuff. and I’ve found list posts do well. Home What the F ?

Why Social Media Is a Better Investment than SEO


People invest trust and authority in other people while Google puts authority in URL’s. Writers will usually give a list of the publications they have written for as their credentials. People share good content on Twitter and Facebook, which is either closed to Google, labeled as “nofollow&# , or doesn’t have anchor text. This guest post is by Gary Arndt of

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Reputation Management for Wordpress (Free Plugin)

Viper Chill

Current planned updates are: Being able to see how many new items there are Being able to enter negative words so listings won’t show if they are in there Adding more services to monitor Possible tabbed options between each monitored service This is really a side project for me so I can’t promise that any of these are going to be implemented but if there’s a big reaction to this then I will probably go ahead and do them. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

ViperChill Monthly Report 10 (The Month with Just One Post)

Viper Chill

target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 65 Comments Nabeel | Create Your First Website says: August 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm Hi Glen, Awesome stats as always. Reply TrafficColeman says: August 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm Glen Your stats the way you laid them out were awesome, believe it or not I list my stats on my blog.but not the traffic side of it.just the income part. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

20 Elements That Impact Link Value


There are more than 20 elements of course, and there are probably some aspects we are not even aware of, but it’s safe to say that those listed here are usually the ones we worry about. So, here’s the list of 20 elements that influence link value, and we will also explain the degree of their importance. First off, even if your link is “nofollow” (doesn’t give you link juice), places with high domain authority should still be of interest to you.