How I Picked up a PR4 domain for $12 Thanks to Buzzstream

This is a quick short tip using a free tool to help you scale your link building.

You’ve most likely heard of Buzzstream (right?) well as you know they have a nice set of free link building tools as well as an excellent paid outreach tool.

So how exactly do you find an expired domain with Buzzstream?

Step 0. Have a list of domains in your target niche, you can build this from competitor links or with something like Scrapebox

Step 1. Load a list of blogs in your target niche into the Buzzstream blogroll list builder
Within no time at all Buzzstream has extracted all the links from the blogrolls

list-builder

Now click the little “+” icon next to the domains and it will then add the blogrolls from these domains to your list. Continue reading

Google Are Driving Guest Bloggers Underground

The advice of Googler’s over the recent months have lead webmasters to fear the wrath of the next algorithmic update and many sites are dishing out nofollow links like it’s 2007 all over again.

In a webmaster hangout earlier this year Google employee John Mueller advised that if you are guest posting as part of your SEO strategy then links within the articles should really be made nofollow as they are not editorially given. After all if the blog has a significant audience and the content is of a high enough quality then the reward for the post is that referral traffic will flow via these links to your web properties, not PageRank. Since I started this article Marie Haynes has covered this in more detail.

I am sure you and many bloggers will disagree with John.

The fact of the matter is that the majority of bloggers do actually care about the quality and the relevance of the links referenced within the articles they choose to host, but these types of comments do nothing to help dispel the many myths that circulate. It would be naïve to assume that all blogs are well managed but if the post has to go through any kind of manual review process why must Google feel the need to treat all bloggers who open their doors to others as a criminal associate? Continue reading