Weekly Link Roundup – May 18, 2008

May 18, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

What Google Knows About Spam
Matt Cutts of Google shares his keynote from Web 2.0 about what Google knows about spam – which is actually quite a lot. Check out the video and it’ll motivate you to build more authority sites. Why fight the almighty Google?

Black Hat SEO Lessons: Indirect Promotion
I don’t recommend getting into blackhat SEO if you don’t know what you’re doing, but this article provides some nice insights for anyone to use. Sometimes promoting your sites indirectly (such as by linking to a page where you commented) can get you tons of exposure.

Third Search Engine Marketing Scholarship Contest Starts
The results for the Search Engine Journal Guest Blogging competition should be out this week and hopefully I win with my post – 12 Steps to Complete Search Engine Domination – From Zero to Hero in Just 6 Months. Regardless, I’ll be submitting my entry for Marketing Pilgrim’s SEM Scholarship competition with another SEO-related post. I’m going to have to come up with a good article idea fast. Some other contests to keep an eye on include John Cow vs. Garry Conn and Mike Huang’s (who does blog reviews) Mac Book Air giveaway.

Huge Growth + Talent Shortage = Increased M & A Activity
SEO and SEM are quickly growing industries with a limited supply of top talent. It makes me glad I’m involved in SEO and the future looks bright.

How to Get More Twitter Followers: Some Methods That Work
Do you have a Twitter account yet? The micro-blogging site is getting a ton of exposure and it works well as a marketing tool if you have a sizable following. Maki of Dosh Dosh shares some tips on how to increase your base of Twitter followers.

How to Supercharge Your Content With Concrete Details
Vague content is boring content. This post on Copyblogger reminded me to include vivid details in my articles to captivate the audience and keep them engaged.

Whiteboard Friday – Blogging for Higher Rankings
I’m starting to love the video series over at SEOmoz. Rand Fishkin does an excellent job explaining SEO topics and this video offers some nice tips for SEO in blogging. If you are running a blog on your business site, be sure to follow these best practices to get the most out of it.

Why do I do these link roundup posts? They are more beneficial than you think. Read more here: Roundup Link Posts Aren’t So Useless After All – 7 Vital Advantages


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2 Responses to “Weekly Link Roundup – May 18, 2008”

Mike Huang on May 20th, 2008

Thanks for the plug, Gyutae 🙂


Gyutae Park on May 26th, 2008

Hey no problem. Good luck with the contest! I can see you’re already having huge success with it. 🙂

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