If you want your website to rank well on Google and other search engines, you need quality backlinks. But what is a backlink? And how do you successfully build quality backlinks for your website? Read more
Ah, link building. When it comes to SEO, people are always talking about how important link building is (they’re right). And people are often telling you that you should invest in link building (you should of course). But nobody tells you how much to spend on it!Read more
Here, at Ahrefs, we firmly believe that the key to building a successful SEO Tool (or any tool for that matter) lies in our customer base itself. Because who else is better to tell you what people who buy your product need?
Obviously, we do some filtering and adjusting. But, nevertheless, we are good listeners, always open to learning something new.
And by providing assistance to our customers, each person on our team feels like they do something bigger than just guiding or answering common questions. Well, the position is called Customer Success Specialist for a reason. Read more
In a recent ruling the European Union Court of Justice has decreed that hyperlinking could infringe on copyright.
The Dutch publisher of Playboy has won a landmark victory about their photographs being uploaded on a file sharing website without their permission. Read more
In my capacity as a freelance seo consultant I’m often approached to build links to a company’s website, however word has got round that links aren’t all that they used to be and it’s true that links aren’t what they once were, however I’d argue that not as much has changed as Google or some SEO experts would have you believe. Read more
It’s all well and good knowing that you’ve got to get links back to your website and that’s why you speak with an seo consultant, but have you ever wondered what methods seo consultants use Google to find websites ranking for the keywords you want to target? Read more
Marketing is an expensive business. As a marketer I’ve spent years spending millions of pounds on behalf of business owners in order to promote their businesses for them, however what do you do if you need to do marketing with no budget?
There are plenty of blog posts out there discussing how to carry out your marketing on a low budget but no one seems to be talking about marketing without a budget, yet this is something a lot of small businesses and startups face every day. Read more
I was planning to write a little blog post on Goole’s latest Penguin update and its influence on the good old backlink, but I’ve had one or two tweets in my twitter column over the past couple of days about the threat of Negative SEO so I thought, as the two are linked, I’d treat you to an article about that instead (with a heavy dose of Penguin and backlinks thrown in for good measure!). I know, don’t all thank me at once. Read more
With all of Google’s recent updates there has been a flurry of SEOs out there that have repositioning themselves as Negative SEOs – that is people that can intentionally hurt the rankings of your competitors. Read more
At the begining of the web, directories were one of the main ways in which websites owners and proto-seos could promote themselves. it now appears that Google has begun to de-index directories, much in the same way they de-indexed blog networks earlier this year. Read more