SMX Stockholm – Link Building Dos and Don’ts

Today I had the pleasure of presenting a session called ‘Link Building Dos and Don’ts’ at SMX Stockholm. I have to say I think I’ve fallen a little bit in love with Sweden. So far it’s been a great experience in a wonderful city, making some great new friends in the search marketing world J

Rather than base my presentation on a bunch of steadfast rules, I decided to select my ‘Dos and Don’ts’ from some of the link building lessons that I’ve learnt along the way. As we all know, it’s been a pretty turbulent year when it comes to link building. With Aprils’ penguin update and the unnatural link warnings sent via webmaster tools, we are certainly in a time where link building is growing up and changing fast. On that note I also wanted to include some points on how we can go about future-proofing our SEO and how link building is starting to move towards, and learn from traditional marketing.

I’ve copied in the slides below, but to summarise the points I decided to focus on were:

  • Don’t Link Build Blind – Do Learn to Analyse You Link Profile
  • Don’t Believe Everything You Read – Test it Instead
  • Don’t Get Bored – Always Try New Things
  • Don’t Forget Your Product – Do Find Ways to be the Best
  • Don’t Assume Anyone’s Interested – Do Spend Time Finding People who will be

Enjoy the slides and as always please do leave a comment if you have any questions!

Link building Dos and Don'ts from MRJonQ

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5 thoughts on “SMX Stockholm – Link Building Dos and Don’ts

  1. Rob Barham says:

    Tack Jon!

  2. George says:

    Great slides, John! What did you use for the horizontal axis in the “do learn to analyze your link profile” section – PageRank?

  3. Jon says:

    Hi George – indeed, it’s domain level page rank

  4. Tommy says:

    Hi Jon!

    Great, now I got your presentation from SMX, I missed it when you where in Stockholm. Tom and Per said that your presentation was one of the best so I had to find it.

    It was nice to meet you, take care and good luck with everything!

  5. JonQuinton says:

    Hi Tommy – great to meet you in Stockholm and thanks for swinging by! Hopefully see you next time :)

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