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Beware of Any SEO Firm That Promises Zillions of Free Links to Your Site
External links to your site from high quality, relevant websites are one of the best ways to generate great search results
By: Newt Barrett
Sep. 29, 2010 10:25 AM
Why? Because, from Google’s perspective, your site ranks better if lots of your well-respected peers consider your site worth linking to. It’s like being friends with all the cool kids in high school. That makes you popular, too.
Unfortunately, the importance of generating quality links to your site opens the door to nefarious SEO practitioners who send out mass, evidently automated comments to a range of sites that have nothing to do with your company or your online presence.
A perfect example arrived in my e-mail this morning as a link to my article, "Six Reasons Why Your Blog Is Your Most Important Social Media Tool."
The SEO spammer left this absurd and ungrammatical comment:
I don’t know about you, but that sure doesn’t motivate me to connect with the ‘commenter.’
How to Avoid Falling for This Kind of Black Hat SEO Spam Link Building Technique
External Links Are Important but You Can’t Get Lots of Them Easily or Overnight.
Convincing other sites to link to you or letting it happen organically will take time.
Here’s a good basic approach:
This slow but steady approach works. But it will take time, perhaps several months. Remember, as with so many things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it almost always is.
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