Short while ago google had changed their ranking algorithm, in the hope of offering it’s search users better results, google engineers published blog post which indicated there were 11.8% organic search results will be affected, in another word, almost 12% of google search results are useless or of low quality. They planned and started the update about one year ago, no wonder I saw a few of my keywords’ ranks dropped like a rock, the good thing is that those keywords promoted by content rich links are not affected, a few of these keywords ranked better than ever, it’s safe to say that old way of link building is doomed.
So what exactly is linking campaign the old way? a large percentage of SEO firms will do this, they add your links to those linking websites without context, the content on those sites will never be updated, almost all of them are garbage, the name of link spamming sites is justified. The latest google update will definitely downgrade most if not all of these sites, all the links on those websites will have the same fate.
A few real world examples will help to explain what I said. When I got into online marketing long time ago, I started with this keyword, Traffic Cones, at that time almost every body was doing plain linking campaign, almost all the sites I got link from had too many links, and those sites had only links, no real content at all. I would give credit where credit is due, this linking strategy worked, finally the rank improved a lot, the honeymoon lasted until google changed it’s mind. Now let’s look at another keyword, chain puller , we promoted this keyword with articles and blog posts, almost no plain links, the rank for this keyword is making me real happy. Now contextual links win the battle, then what? In fact the only thing matters here is content, so if you create great content, not only people will love to read your stuff, so do the search engines. How do you do it? Writing articles and building blogs, such as this interesting blog, best smartphone 2011 , in the beginning I just post to it casually, lately I added nice stuff left and right, now it can even rank the highly competitive keywords. Now you can see, blog marketing with great content is the way to go. If you can build a group of your own blogs, for instance Wheel Strap, you will have the power to push any sites up in search engines.
Remember content is king, you just need to create content, get people to enjoy and share your stuff, in the mean time advertise your business with your content, your effort will reward you handsomely in the end. The virtues, persistence and patience, are essential for your success, nothing will automatically improve overnight, be it your business or search rankings, keep doing what we have to do till the end of world. One of the best articles directories is EzineArticle, new article will be indexed within an hour if not minutes, popular blogs will get your post indexed as soon as you post it, here I am going to show you an article in article directory or on a blog, have a taste of this one, Chain Block, nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article serves it’s purpose well.
We’re not finished yet, please remeber, we have hot social media now, no one can afford to not using them. One thing you can do for your blogs is to install twitter tools, get a twitter account and API keys, link your blog to twitter, you should choose to post a tweet for every new post, it’s easy and really useful, it’s a big loss if you don’t use this tool.
- Put Your Links in Your Articles: Give Your Links Meanings
- Pure Links are Discounted, Get Your Articles Out There!
- When Non-Contextual Links Devalued We Need Quality Articles
- Rank Your Website By Writing Quality Articles and Blogging
- Devalued Navigational Links: Quality Content with Contextual Link Works Wonder