The link2light blog - Page 7

Clean, transparent SEO and online-marketing from Tim Hill (aka Doodled)

  • On the trail of the SEO expert

    May 4th 2011
    Dealing with clients who don't understand something is prime cowboy territory
    Dealing with clients who don't understand something is prime cowboy territory

    Being a growth industry, SEO is full of cowboys who see optimising websites as ideal 'get rich quick' fodder even if they don't actually produce results for the client.

    I've sometimes followed these people through the system and it goes a bit like this:

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  • Good SEO forums

    April 28th 2011
    Most SEO forums may as well be empty, they're simply full of link builders ...
    Most SEO forums may as well be empty, they're simply full of link builders ...

    I do a huge amount of work in forums for my clients because I see it as an important part of search engine optimisation.

    Not so much for link building, although it can have a profound affect when carried out correctly as I discuss in the article Forum Link Building - What Not to Do, but because it brings visitors from the forum to the website I'm working on.

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  • Spinning articles for SEO

    April 27th 2011
    Spinning articles works, but for how much longer and could there be penalties later?
    Spinning articles works, but for how much longer and could there be penalties later?

    Before I start, an explanation.

    Spinning articles means taking one piece of text and running it through computer software so it looks like a different piece of text but still on the same theme. This makes it possible for some SEO companies to offer 100 articles for $100 or the like.

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  • SEO: building backlinks doesn't work

    April 19th 2011
    Links to your website only have a limited impact if the search engines do not understand the site itself
    Links to your website only have a limited impact if the search engines do not understand the site itself

    Shock and gasp, “building backlinks doesn't work?”

    Well in some situations no. Here I'm covering one of the most common issues my clients talk to me about - “I built lots of backlinks (not spammy ones) but my website still doesn't show high up in Google”

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  • Can we trust internet forums?

    April 16th 2011
    Users building links can bring down a forum or seriously mislead visitors
    Users building links can bring down a forum or seriously mislead visitors

    Many internet forum discussions are full of very questionable advice - I'll explain why and how you can spot a genuine comment

    What's going on?

    In short people want to create links from forums to their own websites because they hope this will make their websites rank higher for certain words in search engines like Google.

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  • The SEO Bandwagon

    April 9th 2011
    "Looks like there's room for one more"
    "Looks like there's room for one more"

    I've got to say the SEO bandwagon has become ever more extreme over the last 18 months and it is this that has finally moved me to start blogging.

    It seems like an easy bandwagon from the outside - big bucks for easy work in a poorly understood industry.

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