The AP Links, But For Those Running AP Stories, It’s Up To Them

This week, we ran an article about the Associated Press and its linking policies, which pointed out an article that seemed to be doing the kind of thing the organization has historically frowned upon from others – short articles based…

Associated Press: You Can Link, But It’s Not Encouraged [Updated]

The Associated Press and the Internet at large have had something or a rocky relationship through the years. The organization has not taken kindly to the direction web news has gone in…essentially since the rise of blogs. In 2009, AP…

Google On How A Lot Of Your Links Don’t Count

Google has over 200 signals it uses to rank results. Given Google’s legendary PageRank algorithm, based on links, it has led to a lot of people worrying about links way too much. That’s not to say quality links aren’t still…

Are You Surprised That Google Doesn’t Like Paid Blog Networks?

Google has been cracking down on lesser quality content littering its search results a great deal over the past year – probably more than any other time in the search engine’s history. Obviously, to those who follow the search industry,…

Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers

Earlier, I wrote about these new content curation/news aggregation guideline initiatives that were brought up at SXSW, and first reported on by The New York Times’ David Carr. I didn’t look much at what others were saying about them before…

Is Linking Something That You Should Have To Pay For?

Should you have to pay to link? Sadly, it’s a question we keep having to ask, because organizations and lawmakers keep giving us reason to. If you’re a longtime reader, you probably already know my stance on this: the web…

Linking to Lowes.com? Better Get Permission First

Don’t link to Lowes.com unless you have the time to fax a license request to them. Ars Technica has found that Lowes.com has a ridiculous policy on linking to them. They require that Web sites that link to them must…

25 Ways to Get Another Site to Link to Yours

This guest post was co-authored by Ken McGaffin and Susan Payton There are many ways to get other sites to link to yours, which helps in boosting your ranking on search engines. Here are 25 link-building methods you can use…

Ways to Get Fresh Links to Old Content for Better Search Rankings

You may have gotten some good links in the past, but don’t count on them helping you forever. Old links go stale in the eyes of Google.

Do you still get links to old content? Tell us why you think that is.

Do You Have the “Right” to Link?

It was recently discovered that search engine/news aggregator NewsNow.co.uk had been blocked by Times Online, a publication from News International, a subsidiary of News Corp. This has been viewed as a possible beginning to what News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has been talking about for quite some time – blocking search engines and aggregators from using its content (and using apparently includes linking).