Tag Archives: Link Building

Be our guest.

Taking a cue from the bovine blogger (John Cow) I’m considering the possibility of accepting guest posts. While I have nowhere near the influence of that inspirational parody (based on John Chow) site, I thought it might be a good way for fan bloggers to write about stuff outside their niche. I won’t burden you with a post a week either. ;)

An example.

Let’s say you write an anime blog. You’re also a fan of Harry Potter and have a great idea for a blog post. You don’t have an HP blog, and don’t really want to start one just for this post. You can’t really post your Harry Potter theory on your anime blog, that’d be way off topic.

That’s where I can help. I’ll post your HP theory, with a small author bio you write. You can include links and a photo if you like. You won’t have an HP post sticking out like a sore thumb, and you’ll get linked from here.

This could help readers of both sites find stuff they’re interested in.

Don’t have a blog? That’s fine, you don’t need a blog to write a guest post. If you have something you’d like to write, go ahead and let me know.

I’m setting up the contact form for a test run. If it doesn’t work out and I decide not to do this, I’ll let you know. Right now I can’t foresee why I’d need to stop this. Other than depression that no one submitted any ideas. :(

If you’d like make a guest post, just use the contact form. For your Contact Reason select “Submit guest post idea”. Then just send me your idea. Easy as can be.

Update on ViraLink and ViralTags.

After doing a bit of reading about link building I found out something. It won’t come as a surprise to SEO experts, but to us normal folks it can be a shock when you first find out.

Viral linking could do harm to your web site.

Yep, it surprised me too. It turns out that Google and other search engines may penalize you for taking part in a viral linking campaign. So instead of your site climbing up the search results, it could actually plummet.

Because of this I’m removing ViraLink and ViralTags from this blog. I urge others who’ve taken part to do the same. I hate to do it, because I like seeing my Technorati Authority increase, but I have to. I’ll have to build links the old fashioned way, by improving my site, keeping it updated and making it something worth searching for.

Update August 7th:
After getting a comment asking for proof, I replied by posting this link to an article about reciprocal linking. it uses real estate sites as an example, but it could apply to viral linking as well. I thought I’d go ahead and add it to the relevant posts for those who may not read the comments.

Here’s what Google says about it. Link schemes policy.

[tags]viral linking, ViraLink, ViralTags, SERP, PR, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Page Rank, Link Building[/tags]

List of links I liked from comments.

I’ll keep this short. I’ve had a few people comment with some pretty cool links. I know people don’t always click on other peoples names in comments, so I’m sharing some I liked.

In case you missed them in the comments.

  • Adam_Y : Pretty cool site with very cool art.
  • Ponn Sabra: An entrepreneurial site for women. Good advice there for any gender.
  • Crystal: An experiment in online novel writing.
  • Mariuca: A personal blog.
  • Yoeru: Cool music oriented site.

There you go. A few cool sites worth checking out. If you have a cool site, leave a comment. I might add you to the next list.

[tags]links, list, link list, comments, commentor, commentator, link love[/tags]

ViralTags

[tag]ViralTags[/tag] is something like [tag]ViraLink[/tag], except you get to use words instead of stars. In another attempt to [tag]build traffic[/tag], or at least [tag]backlinks,[/tag] I’m adding this one too.

Update July 15th 2007:

I’ve removed ViralTags. To see why please read this post about the harm viral linking can to to your site.

Update on ViraLink and ViralTags.

Update August 7th:
After getting a comment asking for proof, I replied by posting this link to an article about reciprocal linking. It uses real estate sites as an example, but it could apply to viral linking as well. I thought I’d go ahead and add it to the relevant posts for those who may not read the comments.

Here’s what Google says about it. Link schemes policy.

My God, it’s full of stars.

I found this weird little link thing on the web. Looks like a cool idea, so I decided to try it.

If it screws up the site I’ll take it off. Doesn’t look like it will though, it’s just links.

Update July 15th 2007:

I’ve removed ViraLink. To see why please read this post about the harm viral linking can to to your site.

Update on ViraLink and ViralTags.

Update August 7th:
After getting a comment asking for proof, I replied by posting this link to an article about reciprocal linking. It uses real estate sites as an example, but it could apply to viral linking as well. I thought I’d go ahead and add it to the relevant posts for those who may not read the comments.

Here’s what Google says about it. Link schemes policy.