Lately I have been enamored with link building. The data, strategies and impact on SEO “speak to me” as I was raised in house of scientists. So to completely inundate myself with the best link building has to offer I created a Twitter list of some of the best and brightest link builders out there. Here is a round up of the first 33 on the list and why:
Consistently shares valuable link building resources and creates great posts on his site like Link Building with Content: Link Baiting vs. Guest Publishing
Julie Joyce and Jay Young of Link Fish Mieda
Both like to spread the knowledge about link building on Twitter. Julie is a contributing link building expert at Search Engine Land and has written great pieces like: How To Clean Up Your Link Profile
Cristoph Cemper of Link Research Tools
Christoph has created a lot of great video content on his site that not only speaks to what his Link Research Tools do but why those processes are important to link building.
An veteran of the link building battlefield that you will find over at Webmaster World sharing his insights in posts like: Link Building in Theory – A Look at Unlinked Citations
One of many link builders on this list that don’t need an introduction or an explanation why you should be following them. It’s Eric Ward, need I say more?
(I will – check out the link building tool he helped create over at Adgooroo)
Paddy work at the Distilled UK offices and recently wrote a post on How to get Links and SEO Value From Your YOUTUBE Videos that if you read closely shares a brilliant method to link building.
Just launched a great link building ebook called Clockwork Pirate that outlines tons of strategies you need to know to be successful at link building and the book is paid for with a single Tweet. So go get it.
The owner of theMediaFlow, Nichola blogs all over the place about SEO. You can find her latest link building insights over at Search Engine Watch in the article: How to Get Links from Journalists
The Twitter stream of Linkbuilder is just packed with tons of great posts from all over the web and highly focused on linking. An absolute must have in your stream.
Kieran, a.k.a. SearchBrat, dropped a bit of knowledge on how to beat the link builder’s block (like writer’s block but for link builders) check it out on the Ontolo blog: How to Avoid Link Builder’s Block with Chunking (and 6 Other Tools)
Adam has been around search since ’96 and should be a familiar name to everyone in the SEO community. He recently put together a post called Quit Obsessing On Anchor Text Already that offers insights about links themselves that many people would have no clue about.
Hugo shares tons of great stuff on Twitter and his blog and recently wrote a great piece on reciprocal linking: Reciprocal linking is dead; long live reciprocal linking. You can also find him over at the Zeta Interactive blog writing pieces like Enterprise SEO Tip: Leverage media buys for link building
You won’t find Eric on Twitter too much but he has written great posts at both Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch on link building. His most recent at Search Engine Watch was 6 Ways to Sculpt Your Site’s Link Equity
Don’t just take my word for it, these people are the tops when it comes to linking. Follow my link builders list and see for yourself.
Also, let me know if I have left anyone off that you find to be best of breed when it comes to link building. Just let me know in comments below. Thanks!
Don’t know how I let this guy slip by on the first list. Tony, the Milwaukee SEO, knows his stuff when it comes to link building and recently wrote a great post on How To Perform a Competitive Link Analysis at Search News Central.