submitted by Gerald
We’ve all heard of Ann Smarty, and how she is the Queen of guest posting. Here she gives an interview about her history with guest posting, where she thinks the benefits and pitfalls are, her experience running My Blog Guest, as well as much more.
Plenty of people are guest blogging now. But there’s no competition. Guest blogging is very individual. I am never afraid of revealing my most efficient guest blogging tactics because I know that no matter how many people follow my advice, I’ll still remain unique. My style is unique. I love every article I write. I am passionate about my guest blogging. Other people are great as well. But I won’t ever try to replicate what they are doing because I value my own blogging style.
submitted by shellshockuk
I think we all have a love/hate relationship with link building – and much of that “hate” comes from the amount of time it takes to do. But this article goes through tools and tricks to help you free up at least some of your time. (But what would you be doing otherwise, anyway?)
If something is scalable, its size can be changed, like fonts. How long you have to link build for to get results will never change. It will always be one of the most time-consuming and arguably hardest things you do. If it isn’t, you’re doing it wrong.
Still, there are a lot of things you can do to improve your efficiency and productivity. Below are just some of my favorite, but fair warning: They’re not going to free up all of your time. They’ll just allow you do to more in the time you have.
submitted by christinag
Looking to get a more technical and thorough understanding of how Google sees social in this post-Penguin world? Take a gander at this post from SEOmoz for one man’s opinion and analysis of how the social element affects at least the initial rankings of blog posts in particular.
The data from my research suggests that you get a good exposure for about a week and then you start losing your rankings. If your article is good, this will be enough time for people to start linking to you. Google will then pick up those links and add some important ranking signals to your article.
Unfortunately, that means there is still no long term ranking without some good authoritative links. So let’s find out what kind of impact do authoritative links have on rankings.
But, well, that’s all folks. It’s only three this week, but for a good number of other interesting and relevant SEO news items, head over to My SEO Community and sign up (and you can let us know what you think is important) – but here are a few other articles that I was eyeing this week -
- Google Penalty – Your Site Can Bounce Back Now
- Matt Cutts on Penalties
- Post Penguin Recovery
- Google Local With A Splash of Zagat