Aug 04 2014

SEO Is Organic Part 2 – Link Building

Category: link buildingTom Shivers

 

In my last post I went into some detail about the SEO problem businesses slip into when using outsourced copywriters for much of their web content. I call them inorganic copywriters because they often have no idea what makes the business really valuable simply because they are not on the inside.

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Jun 03 2013

Top Questions For Matt Cutts (Poll)

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

I put together a list of questions for Matt Cutts matt-cuttsthat he hasn’t answered before and have YOU vote on the ones worth submitting to him for a video response. Take the poll…

What Questions Do You Want Matt Cutts To Answer?

  • If you could talk more into what goes into determining which sites are being awarded with authority boosts within their industry/niche? (36%, 59 Votes)
  • Is Google putting more trust in content based on Google Authorship? (33%, 53 Votes)
  • It's rare to see a piece of content 6 or more years old rank high. What factors make for "outdated" content that gets devalued? The market? Link drop-out? (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Does advertising with Google affect the website's organic search rankings? (3%, 5 Votes)
  • I've done a google disavow to remove bad links a previous SEO did. How do I know if Google Actually processed it, and if I submitted it the right way? (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Has Google made a determination as to what percentage of links are really spam and why do sites get punished for inbound links that they didn't ask for? (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Why does Google have a problem with SEO tools displaying scraped ranking data when that's essentially what Google does with the entire web? (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Keyword stuffing of any kind is not going to improve the ranking of a site in Google, but is it true that less is more? (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Does it help to be naïve about SEO today? If so, is it possible for a site that is “over optimized” to regain its innocence? (2%, 4 Votes)
  • It’s clear that some links are unnatural and others are natural, but of those that are natural, which ones should I use the Disavow Tool for and which ones should I leave alone? (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Why, even after Penguin 2.0, are there still so many top 3 rankings for websites with obviously spammy link profiles? (2%, 3 Votes)
  • For money keywords (lots of Adwords ads), what percentage of top 10 organic search results are business sites vs. info sites? Big business vs. small business? (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Why does it take Googlebot so long to find 301 redirects to a new domain from an old one? (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Does Google distinguish between legit editorial (stories written by journalists) and syndicated content, devaluing the link(s) from syndicated content? (1%, 2 Votes)
  • When should I disavow an entire domain that links to my site, rather than a few links from that domain? (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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Thanks to those who contributed their questions…

Why does Google have a problem with SEO tools displaying scraped ranking data when that’s essentially what Google does with the entire web?
Ben Cook
Direct Match Media
http://directmatchmedia.com

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Oct 29 2012

The Shocker About Google’s Disavow Link Tool

Category: link buildingTom Shivers

Warning: this post is for advanced SEO people

Google’s Disavow Link Tool is all the buzz now and I’m glad G rolled it out.

Not long after the Google Penguin update (late April 2012) sent some SEOs into a tizzy of trying to remove unnatural links to their sites, Bing Webmaster Tools came out with a tool to disavow links. Google then said they would come out with something similar for Google Webmaster Tools, and now Google has rolled out their version of a disavow link tool.

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Aug 27 2012

Video: Which One WWW or non-WWW Is Best For My Domain?

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

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Search engines distinguish these as separate domains which can create duplicate content issues for your site – you don’t want that…

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Mar 05 2009

Observations From My SEO – Link Building Strategy Talk In January

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

Q&A:
What are the top 3 directories to be listed in? Which directories should I not be listed in?
For some reason business marketers seem to think that being listed in certain web directories impacts ranking more so than others. Hardly, it’s simply a good place to get started with link building assuming you know the reputable directories. Here are a few I recommend:

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Sep 04 2008

Evaluate Your Site’s Backlinks

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

If you aren’t familiar with the terms in this video, you can get an explanation of them as well as more indepth info from my article 3 SEO Resources To Evaluate Your Backlinks.

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