Speeding up Image Link Reclamation

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret.

Infographics aren’t dead – it’s just you’re all really crap at making them.

I’ll let that sink in a little…

Now that we have that out of the way, lets talk about a tactic you can use for the rare occasion that you make a decent infographic and it gets you a couple of hundred links to your Payday loan site. When that happens it feels great doesn’t it.

However as we all know most webmaster won’t use our lovely embed codes that we spent ages in adding to the bottom of our blog posts so that we could get some of those lovely external linking signals to our website.

If you are an SEO you are lazy are great at semi-automating processes so that’s what this quick tutorial will cover. Continue reading

Create a Buzz With BuzzBundle

Managing your brand and developing an image takes time to craft. One of the most difficult aspect of managing a business or blog online is the lack of a resource that integrates all the tools necessary for managing that brand.


Brand Publishing and Monitoring

There are two components of brand management that are on the mind of most bloggers and business owners: competition and public reputation. BuzzBundle can track the competition before publishing data to the various social networks that are linked to the account. The competition is tracked by a few methods:

• Competitive mentions based on keyword and URL searches

BuzzBundle has a search engine function that can scout out similar keywords or campaigns. The monitoring system allows the addition of up to 10 competitors and 10 links for each site. This system can really increase the amount of information by adding whatever social media site is needed to track such as a YouTube channel or a niche page.

• The ability to track competitive SEO strategies and the progress of those strategies

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How to Classify 6800 Links in Minutes with URLProfiler

 URLProfiler has been my secret weapon for the past few months and if you are serious about SEO it will be a part of your arsenal too. 

I was part of the beta testing group and have been in the lucky position to master this tool which has significantly improved several of my day to day processes for many different things. URLProfiler carries out numerous checks on a list of URL’s which really help speed up link classification – it is equally useful whether you are reverse engineering a competitor link building campaign, doing a Panda audit or simply auditing links due to a manual penalty.

In this post I will cover how you can use the tool to help you to audit a link profile and build up a contact list for link removals.

Adding URL’s to URLProfiler

When I conduct a link audit I start by pulling together as much  information as possible from all the different SEO tools I have access to. I combine all of this data into one single file and load into URLProfiler.

Importing your URL’s into URLProfiler is very easy and it accepts a lot of common file formats. You can import either a CSV or TXT file with the data you want to analyse. There is also the option to import files from common SEO tools such as Google Webmaster Tools, Moz, Ahrefs, Majestic SEO and Screaming Frog.

Simply right click on the URL list area and the option to paste a list of URL’s or import a file will show up. Continue reading

Are you Missing out on SlideShare Links?

You may have recently seen SlideShare’s nice little year end egobait as part of their Zeitgeist where they created pages for people to share their personal highlights of 2013.

Congratulations all you 1%ers


Anyway last year I did some work with a client who did a LOT of presenting at conferences and often uploaded his decks to Slideshare, he even uploaded slide decks of Seminars and Training events too. I think he had at least 100 different Slideshares on his account.

If you use Ahrefs or MajesticSEO for link analysis you will already know about the ability to analyse links of a specific URL structure.


When I threw his SlideShare ID up into Ahrefs he had over 500 links from 130+ different LRD’s either linking to his presentations directly, some were linking to his Slideshare profile and many more had embedded the slide decks on their sites.


I then ran a report to see which sites were already linking to my client and filtered to those who were not.


That’s 109 sites I have to go through who already have a relationship with my client and who actually thinks he’s interesting.

I then segmented the different sites into buckets, the high quality sites I pitched an interview with him or guest post from my client to expand on the presentation and the lower quality sites I simply asked if they would be happy to link to my client’s profile page on his website.

Conversion rates were good especially with the offers to interview him further about a recent presentation he had done.

So sometimes you don’t need to be scraping the ideas barrel trying to come up with some crazy d3.js HTML5 interactive game/quiz/visualization thing and just look at the assets you’ve already got.

How to Create Content and Build Links to Affiliate Sites

Reaching the top spots of search results for certain keywords is difficult for affiliate marketers given that the search engines are now favoring big brands to be more visible on SERPs. This made the notion that content marketing and link building for big brands is far different from what affiliate marketers should be doing in their marketing campaigns.

Though at some point, there are differences between a big brand’s site and an affiliate site like the product they’re promoting and the resources they utilize, it’s not quite as big as you think it was.  The approach use in link building and content marketing both for an affiliate site and a big brand’s site is almost the same.


In this post, I would not share to you how you could build links to both of the two sites but as you go further reading, you will start to notice that the your link building approach for big brands could actually be your techniques to get links for your affiliate site. Continue reading