Stuck in the Google sandbox?
If you’ve just started blogging, you probably need links more than you want to read link posts. So, I’m going to dedicate this installment of Link Karma to resources that will help you score links.
Here we go…
Nice headline, even nicer resource. Aaron Wall and Andy Hagans lay it all out for you in this great post.
The top link builders around are often SEO experts, thanks to the importance linkage plays in the search engine ranking algorithms. Rand of SEOmoz (who you should be reading) tells you about everyone else you should be reading.
Two weeks ago, I questioned the continued value of the term SEO, because good link building brings direct traffic before it brings search traffic. So, SEOs are somewhat selling themselves short.
A week later, Rohit Bhargava coined the term social media optimization (SMO), and Cameron Olthuis expands on the subject here. While SEO involves more than just SMO, social media optimization is a cool way to think about gaining those authority links that bring traffic and drive top rankings.
So… how about SESMO (search engine and social media optimization) as a catch all?
Well… maybe not. But I snagged sesmo.org just in case.
Need a link from an A-List blog today? Write yourself a killer list post and submit it to Darren Rowse. Beyond the link, you’ll have a chance to win a prize. How cool is that?
Hurry though – time is running out. Here’s the info to get started.
Are you a blogger who also happens to be a mother? (wow… that was pretty PC of me!) Check out Wendy Piersall’s BlogJolt link-building project.
With a name that dead on, how can I forget this gem, written by Patrick Gavins and Andy Hagans (there’s that guy again) from Text Link Ads.
Nick Carr scores big attention by complaining that he doesn’t get enough attention. In response, Scott Karp gets his Link Zen going…
While this link doesn’t necessarily fit in with today’s theme, it’s an example of true link karma. Joseph Ferrara of Sellsius Real Estate is a great guy and he asked me to help him get more responses to this survey. Sometimes, that’s all that matters.
OK, name the movie sequel reference I made with this post’s title. You’ll win the secret congratulatory prize words . . . with a retail value way too high to publish here.
This one is still too easy, I know.