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Category: Link Building
04 Feb 2013

3 Free Tools to Get Link Building Search Query Inspired

Have you been a little lax on your link building lately? Uninspired over search queries, or maybe feeling discouraged thanks to a lack of results from the ones you have previously employed? It can be easy to feel this way, or just let your link building fall to the wayside in favor of other marketing strategies that show more immediately – or just visible – results. But don’t trust the…


21 Jan 2013

3 Link Builder’s Tools To Enhance Gmail

Modern link building includes so many tasks. It can be blogger outreach, media relationship building, guest blogging research, etc. All these tasks are very hard to scale; therefore today’s tools are most likely to turn handy! 1. FollowUp Price: $10 / month (Free: 20 reminders a month) One of the biggest challenges for link builders is following up with contacts. Because you are trying to expand your reach as far…


13 Dec 2012

What our Ninjas say about Internet Marketing Ninjas.

Nearly 14 years ago this company started as a one man show…and since, we’ve grown to around 100 people today….I never asked for that…it somehow just happened…but during those years I feel like we’ve grown a special family here…a family that makes me feel so lucky, and so rich. This year we won the Best Places to Work Award again. Last year when we won, I found that this award…


07 Nov 2012

4 Tools Breaking Your Backlinks into Categories

Backlink research has long gone beyond anchor text analysis. Nowadays any backlink research should contain thematic, placement, neighborhood, etc insight. Today we are looking into one type of backlink profile analysis: backlink categorization. You’ll see some rating for each tool: please bear in mind that those ratings are very personal (that’s my subjective opinion) and that they reflect only one single feature, i.e. backlink categorization (it may or may not…


31 Oct 2012

Local News Site Linkbait Ideas (Weekly Q&A)

We all love linkbait and there’s never too much brainstorming there. Therefore I enjoy discovering forum threads discussing linkbait ideas. This thread is from SEOchat forums discussing link bait ideas for a local newspaper site: 1. Create news instead of re-printing it: Don’t re-use news: create it! You need to piss someone off to get noticed! Go hyper-local! Have you considered doing some hard hitting pieces? …surely there is a…


10 Oct 2012

Can Removing Backlinks Help You to Penguin-Recover? (Weekly Q&A)

There’s an interesting thread over at SEOchat forums discussing the possible ways to recover from the ranking drop caused by Penguin update. One of the most interesting points being discussed: “Does backlink removal make sense?” Let’s first see what Penguin is actually is. Algorithm Update vs Penalty Your website rankings may drop because of either a penalty or an algorithm update. There’s no perfect way to distinguish between the two…


26 Sep 2012

Copying My Competitor’s Links = Avoiding Banned Tactics? (Weekly Q&A)

There’s an interesting discussion over at SEOchat Forums: Will I avoid spammy links by copying competitor’s link profile (which seems to work)? There’s some logic in that: If my competitor’s rankings are good, his links must be working; If my competitor’s rankings are stable, his links must be good and safe. Right? Wrong! While competitor research is an essential step in researching your niche and getting inspired, boldly copying your…


12 Sep 2012

Are All Link Building Tactics Forbidden Now? (Weekly Q&A)

There’s a great discussion taking place at SEOchat forums: So we’ve been taught that we need to get backlinks for ages. The old Google Webmaster Help section had something like “get other webmasters link to you” tip which we were all happy to follow. Now with all those Penguin updates and SEO fear that followed, poor website owners are really lost: Is there any legit way to still build links?…


22 Aug 2012

What Are Your Best Link Opportunities? (Weekly Q&A)

There’s an old but still active thread on SEOchat forums discussing most useful link building sources. Here are a few ideas described there (please add your own in the comments!) Develop Your Own Site Create great content: “in the Internet world, superior content creates a lot of luck“. “Build it and they will come – this is most important. From experience, if your content is best in the industry (you…


17 Jul 2012

Secret Link Value Factors

Judging a link is easy when you do it based on the numbers. If the numbers are high, it’s good; if they’re low, it’s weak. Easy enough, case closed. Except like everything else in SEO it’s not that simple. I suspect it never was, but now in the wake of decimating Penguin updates, nuance and granularity become more important than ever. Raw numbers can be artificially inflated, and some of…


19 Jun 2012

5 Reasons To Improve Your Internal Linking Today

By Ninja Dan In a post-Penguin world, webmasters may want to focus more on the quality rather than quantity of external links, but they still remain a trump card in SEO and thus remain a top priority for any site in the foreseeable future. An often undervalued SEO factor, however, is a site’s internal linking structure. The poet John Donne once wrote “No man is an island, entire of itself…”…


17 May 2012

Don’t Let Toolbar PageRank Hold You Back from Getting Great Links

Working here at Internet Marketing Ninjas, I know the importance of having a clear understanding of clients’ overall business objectives and the metrics by which they measure SEO success as well as their measure of link quality. One of the things I often hear about is toolbar Pagerank as being a primary link value indicator for many website owners. One of the problems with toolbar Pagerank is that it is…


10 May 2012

6 Signs Your Links Might Suck

Between emails from Google and updates named after flightless Antarctic birds, a lot of people have had to take a closer look at their links. Having to go through a link intervention isn’t fun, and the more back links you have the harder it gets. Sure, there are tools, and shortcuts, but when it comes down to it, you may have to actually go in and take a good look…