How A Twitter Pout May Lead To A Link

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I had an interesting email awhile back from a person who unfollowed me on Twitter and decided I needed to know why.  This is what it said: Dear @debramastaler, I followed you a while ago but notice you aren’t following me back.  I share some great information on (insert keywords) so I wanted to reach out and […]

And You’re A Dumb Ass. Link Building 20 Minutes Later

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Have you ever been in a situation where you have a conversation with someone, walked away and then 20 minutes later thought  “damn, I should have said”… <insert witty, super-snarky, something Tina Fey would say> comment?   I do, something like that happened to me this weekend.  I was irked at myself (again) for not having a better come back and while I was stewing thinking […]

Look At Everything With Link Building Eyes

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I’ve been attending SEO and marketing conferences since 2002 and have amassed a huge pile of totes and backpacks as a result.   I use them all the time, mostly for groceries but I also haul around library books, gym clothes and gardening tools in them.  Not too long ago a woman stopped me in […]

Recommendation for 2012: Better Labels, More Links

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  The Content Marketing Institute in conjunction with Marketing Profs recently released a study showcasing what “worked” in 2011 in regards to B2B content marketing and what they project will work in 2012.                 Two things in the report caught my eye:  the fact blogs showed a 45% increase […]

Don’t Break The Cardinal Rule Of LinkBait

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  Recently, a piece of very detailed, very expensive linkbait I helped create and market – failed.   It shocked the heck out of me since I followed the exact same process I always do when promoting content like this.  I really wanted to know what went wrong so I went back over every step of the […]