Building backlinks is one of the most popular topics for anyone building websites online because backlinks can have a very positive effect on your rankings. More rank means more traffic and more traffic means more money. Easy, right? The trouble is, building backlinks isn’t a straightforward process. Google doesn’t want website owners to be able […]
SEO is an art, not a science. As many people will tell you they have a winning formula for guaranteed success, ask them in 3-4 years, and their methods will have changed. The truth is, no one really knows how Google’s algorithm defines “authority”, and a best guess is still a guess. The original RankXL Authority […]
Recently I’ve been reading a lot of hype about private blog networks and how they can boost the rank of your website very effectively. There are being touted as “legitimate link building”, and an “Penguin proof SEO strategy”.
It’s a load of bullshit.
Using a private blog network is one of the most dangerous things you could do to your business, and it’s going to balloon your budget as well as create a never ending time-suck.
Interestingly enough, a lot of people still ask about article directories as a source for building backlinks. For a long time, it was one of the most popular ways for a new to improve their SEO (search engine optimization). Are article directories still relevant for SEO or are they just a waste of time? If this […]