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Don’t Link to Me!

Thursday, May 18th, 2010

Don’t link to me, I can’t stand it and I don’t want it. I just want to be an anonymous blogger writing down my random thoughts, not knowing if anyone is reading them. If you don’t link to me I’ll be just that. I can just about afford to pay for my domain and a […]

Pages disappearing from Google

Wednesday, May 17th, 2010

Matt Cutts has a looooooong article about the implementation of the Big Daddy update on Google. It makes for some good reading but the section near the end where he deals with some of the complaints they’ve had at Google since Big Daddy is prime content. None of it is particularly new advice though but […]

Great one-way link strategy

Wednesday, April 12th, 2010

A couple of times in the last week I’ve received a link request from a company offering a keyword research service. They found me because I link to one of their competitors. The thing was, they weren’t asking for a reciprocal link, they were just asking for me to link to them. In return they […]

Format for a Link Request

Friday, April 7th, 2010

I receive link requests every day. Some are suitable, others not, but today I received one that really took the biscuit. Here’s the email:
Dear Webmaster,
I recently came across your site (site url), and I appreciate the site. You have an excellent site and we would be delighted to exchange link with your site. My […]

Link Development Dead…again

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2010

I’ve just been reading this post about link development and link pages in particular, on WMW. It’s a tired argument and one that really needs put to rest. By having a links page you are setting out your stall. Where you link to and who links to you is what gives you clout in a […]

Links from directories with PR

Thursday, February 2nd, 2010

Shoemoney - the superstar of Adsense and regular submitter to DigitalPoint forums has a great list of free directories with pagerank. Now it’s ok to submit your site to just about any directory out there, but by finding free directories that have pagerank means that spiders are more likely to spot and follow the link […]