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23Feb/15Off

Should You Still Do Link Building?

By Bobby Fischer

Link Building was essential in SEO before to get attention from Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Now, not so much, as Google's John Mueller said directly, "In general, I'd try to avoid that". The best thing you can do to help your website's search engine rankings is work on your content. The information and the text on the pages is the primary factor for Google to rank sites well.

Stop Link BuildingWhat's the best alternative to link building?

The formula is relatively simple, if you are not ranking for a particular keyword phrase, add content talking about that phrase.

Step 1) If an entire page focusing on just that one subject is not getting you the rankings you need, add another page talking about it. Obviously, optimize the new page and submit it to Google to be indexed. Then, check your rankings for that phrase again after a month or two.

Still not where you want to be in the rankings, repeat Step 1! It's that straight forward.

Link building is no longer the answer to help improve your rankings. In fact it hasn't been for a while, but people still ask for it.

Here's the truth about Link Building

Link building still sends activity signals to search engines but to a benign effect. I refer to link building as a floatation device service to my customers. It can help keep your rankings afloat and decrease the speed of decline for an inactive website. This is no longer an effective service for improvement.  So for all our current and future customers, we recommend content improvement and expansion 100% over link building.

Google knows there are artificial ways to generate links, you can even buy them. So they are disregarding links as a primary source to gauge how well a site is optimized. The text content on your pages is truly the golden ticket to success, I hate using the term "content is king" but by gosh, it really, really is! If your content is good and people can find it on search engines, they will share it for you. So link building is free when you write good, informative content.

Our proven SEO enhancements and Search Engine Optimization methods are some of the best in the country, so listen up.

Just optimizing your site is a great service to purchase and will get you noticed by search engines, but that's pretty much it, noticed. An ongoing effort is what makes ok rankings turn into great rankings.

Here's the proof, 100% of  our clients doing ongoing SEO enhancements for more than a year have seen fantastic rankings.  There is no "if" when it comes to ongoing SEO efforts, it's now just a matter of "when". Granted the "when" is dependent on market, competition, economy, and niche.

So contact VisionFriendly.com's SEO department today to find out what it would take for your website to get optimized and really start getting visibility on search engines, without Link Building!

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