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I just noticed an email I'd received from Dan Thies & Leslie Rohde about the release of version 3 of their Link Liberation SEO training and software. So I dropped by the site to take a look, watched a few of their videos, tried out the software, and was floored by what I saw.

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The other day, Robin over at Profit Blog shared some good tips on how to ensure that your blog comments get approved (rather than getting junked because they look like spam):

The reason so many marketers are unsuccessful with blog commenting is because they cannot understand what it means to add value. So below are...
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I'm listening to an interview with Andy Jenkins and fellow Nebraskan Jeremy Shoemaker (a.k.a. Shoemoney) this morning, and just heard something funny I thought you might enjoy.

Jeremy is talking about how he uses controversy to get links. One key, he says, is to take a controversial position on things that other people have a...
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Over at Daily Blog Tips today, Daniel Scocco fielded a question today about whether to approve Pingbacks:

The purpose of having trackbacks and pingbacks is to foster conversations among bloggers. By inter-linking the posts that are referencing each other it becomes easier to follow the different opinions and takes on specific issues.


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You've heard the old philosophical question: "If a blogger posts in The Cloud and no birds are there to Tweet him, does he make a noise?"

Well, it goes something like that.

Bloggers are always looking for ways to make more noise and get more listeners -- more traffic. Blog Riffers was created to help....
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Yesterday, at the end of my post about how to connect with other bloggers, I hinted that I'd been stewing over an idea to help bloggers connect with each other. After that, I thought about it some more, got motivated, and now it's ready to go.

It's called "Blog Riffers". It doesn't cost anything --...
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The blogosphere isn't supposed to be like the universe, where each blog is a star, twinkling at it's neighbors from several light years away. Instead, it should be interconnected like a group of islands with bridges between them. If you feel like you're sitting alone on your star, this post is for you.

When you're...
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Dan Thies and Leslie Rohde are launching Link Liberation 2.0 today. It looks like a great product, but the price tag is going to be hard for a lot of people to swallow. Scratch that. It's going to be impossible. Fortunately, you have an alternative.

Link Liberation is a combination of SEO/link building training and...
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I just finished writing a new free report on the problems facing link exchanges, and how they need to evolve to remain relevant as SEO tools.

If link trading is part of your SEO arsenal, you'll learn how to avoid shooting yourself in the foot by doing it the wrong way.

If you've avoided link...
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Conventional SEO wisdom states that you want to get as many inbound links as possible, and avoid outbound linking. The theory is that outbound links "bleed PageRank" which lowers your position in the search engines.

But is the theory accurate?

Not according to Google's Matt Cutts. A few days ago, he posted an article on...
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