Lately google made some changes to their rank algorithm, the reason cited is that google wanted to provide more relevant results, google engineers published blog post which indicated there were 11.8% organic search results will be affected, in plain English, almost 12% of google search results are useless or of low quality. The update was initiated more than a year ago, and recently I see some of my ranks were lowered considerably, but almost all the ranks promoted by articles and blog posts were not affected, some of the keywords even ranked better than before, it’s obvious that linking campaign the old way is the thing of past, probably due to links crammed sites being de-indexed by google.
What is old way of link building any way? There are a lot of SEO company out there are doing this, they put your links on websites which only exist for holding links, the only updates on those websites are the new links, and most of them are useless, the name link spamming are just for these sites. New google algorithm most likely will punish these link spammers, 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, Chain Binder, it was old way of link building all the way, almost all the sites I got link from had too many links, worst yet, those sites had no content at all. I would give credit where credit is due, this linking strategy worked, lately the keyword link stayed on the first page for a while, the honeymoon lasted until google changed it’s mind. Now let’s look at another keyword, chain pullers, we put the link in relevant context, not too many plain links have been built, now we have really good ranking for this keyword. Now contextual links win the battle, then what? Actually this is all about content, so if you create great content, your rank will improve over time, since search engines are another kind of readers. You may think there are already too many blogs out there, it’s not true, there will never be too many good blogs, take a look at this blog, baby stroller , I didn’t put too much effort into it from start, but I never stopped posting, the result? I got nice ranking for a few realy nice keywords now. As we can see, blog marketing with great content is the way to go. If you can build a group of your own blogs, such as Load Binders, then it will be easier to do article marketing.
Bottom line is that you should create great content, get people to enjoy and share your stuff, and put your keywords in the context you’re good to go, this strategy will prevail in short or long term. Persistence and patience are the keys to success, long term strategy is required to improve anything of significance, i.e., selling online or improve your search rankings, let’s keep building and maintaining our blogs until end of the day. Ezine is one of the best article directories out there, a new article will be indexed and cached in less than an hour, of course your posts on some blogs will be indexed real fast as well, here I am going to show you an article in article directory or on a blog, such as Tie Down, nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article serves it’s purpose well.
By the way, we have hot social media now, no one can afford to not using them. The Twitter tools is a wordpress plugin, you can install it, then go ahead register a new twitter account and app, link your blog to twitter, you should choose to post a tweet for every new post, it’s real easy and useful, if you don’t use this tool it’s just too bad.