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The Paid Link Stages Of Grief

The Paid Link Stages Of Grief

By WebProNews Staff December 4, 2007 | 1 Comment

Let the bargaining begin. It’s a natural stage of mourning. As Google shuffles loose the paid links from its algorithms, SEOs are cycling past their initial denial, their outrage, and have begun negotiating. Stay tuned; depression and acceptance are likely to follow.

Shoemoney & SEOmoz Debate Link Disclosure

This week everyone seems to be talking about the debate between Shoemoney and SEOmoz following Rand Fishkin’s post last week about disclosing paid blog recommendations. This continued when Shoemoney and Rand Fiskin discussed their opinions today on Net Income.

SMX: SEO Tip! Love The Social Media

Social media marketing can turn the mild-mannered site marketer into an energy-wielding superhero, infused with the pure power of link love and heavy traffic.

NYT Gets The Goods On Google

When SEOmoz’s Rand Fishkin calls something “quite possibly the best mainstream media article about Google, or modern search technology, in the last 5 years,” it’s pretty much our duty to cover it.  When Rand Fishkin writes 800 words about said article, well . . . we know better than to condense and summarize.

SES Goodies

Well, it took me 5 days to post that I am back from the SES show in NYC. (Can I be “back” if I live in NYC?”) Anyway, below are a few ideas, tips, reminders, etc that were mentioned at the SES show.

SES – SEO Women Lunch
Not a walk in the park. Day 3 of the NYC SES conference is the day that a Women in SEO luncheon gathering took place a few blocks from the hotel. It was invite only, which meant I got to go because I’m a woman. Nothing else special. Like an engagement over TV or anything.

Davies on SES NY 2007 – Day 2

Well it appears that I’m just not going to be going to any sessions, and that’s a good thing. :) Today has been spent networking and interviewing some excellent guests. Let’s cover the interviews first:

Rand Fishkin From SEOMoz.com:

Expert Link Builders Tell All
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I know you have plenty to read already, but…

Rae Hoffman, aka Sugarrae asked several well known link builders to do a group interview on link development.  See Five Link Development Experts: A Group Interview. The results are surprisingly candid and varied, yet share a common thread. 

Blogger Faceoff – Rand and Lee
I nearly missed mentioning this. Daniel over at Daily Blog Tips does an interesting form of interview where he asks two people the same questions and posts their replies as a sort of “face off”.

Yahoo Search Apologizes To Rand Fishkin
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Digg Experts
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While keeping informed and up to date about what is being written about Digg over the past several months I have come across a lot of information that really isn’t that insightful or in some cases is even just plain wrong.

SES: Social Media Optimization

Some great ideas to increase visibility and traffic

Creating & Managing Viral Campaigns

Link bait and viral marketing took the stage once again at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago, presented by veterans of a new frontier. Their presentation reiterated a theme of first creating for the audience, holding on for the ride, and making the most of what comes next.

The Google Algorithm, According To Fishkin

No one in the public sphere knows much about the Google algorithm, and the company undoubtedly plans to keep things that way. SEO expert Rand Fishkin made an educated guess, though, and attempted “to write out a rough outline of what the formula might look like.”

SES 2006: The School Of Link Bait

Creating link bait, or Web content so compelling it spreads faster than a stomach flu on a cruise ship, is a lot like developing a sense of humor – or like figuring out when its okay to use a metaphor and a simile in the same sentence.

SES 2006: Importance Of Quality Scores

Both Google and Yahoo plan to place more emphasis on quality scores when ranking sites, and that topic quickly dominated the Search Algorithm Research session at SES 2006.

SES: Drinks for Links?

We had a little timing issue during today’s Online Reputation Monitoring panel at SES San Jose.