Weekly Link Roundup – June 9, 2008
June 15, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
In past weeks, I’ve included weekly link roundups in the Winners of the Week series. However, I now want to reserve that series for actually picking “winners” and acknowledging their work on a weekly basis. Instead of just dropping a bunch of various links, I want to write a full post on why the chosen winner deserves the award.
So with that, a new category is born – weekly link roundups. Every week, I’ll be posting links to interesting articles in the recent past. I actively follow many Internet marketing related blogs in my feed reader and this is your way of receiving direct access to the pieces that impact me most. You’ve read my thoughts on why link roundup posts are so effective, so I hope this is helpful.
- Big news: Yahoo announced a paid search deal with Google… what a turn of events after the proposed buy out by Microsoft. We won’t be seeing a MicroHoo any time soon, and it’s scary to think that Google was just handed a search monopoly on a silver platter.
- SEOmoz recently uncovered an issue in Google’s algorithm, where the search engine does not index URLs ending in “.0”. Avoid it at all costs. Matt Cutt of Google confirms this finding as well.
- An SMX Advanced session called “Give It Up” is under a 30 day blogging embargo. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to hear about some of the blackhat SEO tactics mentioned until next month. However, Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz put together his own version of Give It Up by interviewing some SEOs and getting them to spill the beans. If you’re an aspiring blackhat or if you’re just curious about shadier tactics, check out the video. If you’ve never been to a search marketing conference, you might want to read the beginner’s checklist for search conferences.
- Some of you may have heard about Lyndon Antcliff and his infamous hoax linkbait story that stirred huge controversy in the industry. Patrick Altoft of BlogStorm interviews Lyndon about his linkbaiting experiences. If you’re interested, Lyndon is launching his Linkbait Coaching program this Monday – accepting only 20 people at $400/month. Patrick isn’t bad generating traffic himself. Learn how he leveraged Digital Point forums for over 11,000 visitors.
- If you remember, I won a blogging competition against Tyler Cruz to see who could garner more votes from readers. Daniel Scocco of Daily Blog Tips is starting up a similar competition, but on a larger scale with multiple blogs. Sign up now for Blogging Idol. I dare you… In other news, Daniel released a new WordPress plugin called My Top Commentators which is pretty useful.
- Looking to build links through social media sites? Jeff Quipp shares his list of 22 dofollow social media sites that offer profile links. This is a great way to share your spam useful sites, while getting some link juice in the process.
- Love Search Engine Journal? Loren Baker of SEJ is offering to publicly write about anyone who posts a picture holding up a sign that says “I <3 SearchEngineJournal.com”. This is a pretty cool chance to get featured on a top search blog while whoring yourself out professing your love. I did write a guest post for SEJ so heck I might even send in a picture myself.
That’s it for this week, folks. What do you think of the new format?If you like this post, subscribe to the RSS feed. Get the latest updates delivered straight to your email or news reader.