Q&A-Level 3 Advanced SEO Track

“Tie in paid placement with blogs and future press releases, get good contextual links”, Greg.

Getting around no-follow aka link condom :). Link builders should still take no follow links, cant ignore no follow links. Having them show up may be part of a natural link profile. Offer cash to make no follows go away. Greg, a little blackhatish, but nice ideas.

“Does canonical tag pass PR, yes, rather use 301 redirect, it’s a mini 301”, Todd

Google is getting better with 301 redirects, which in the past could be used to do some great ranking things(blackhat). Using 301’s to redirect affiliate links is a good idea, used to work better. In any link analysis, make sure something is working before using the same strategy.
Article and PR syndication. Ezine does not really work. Use blogger’s who publish ‘real’ blogs. Good blogs have links to blog posts, not only the home page.
Site migration, all at once or staggered ? 301 page to page, just do it all at once, if you have a relatively small site, do some testing first, make sure all the 301’s are catching. Google will probably just do a few at a time, not everything all at once.

Trying to build backlinks for Google AU, do you need to find links from Au sites ?

From which country links come from are important, so yes, country of origin is NB, TLD are the biggest indicator of where link is from. No duplicate content issues with different languages.

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