All right folks, we’re back with another session at SES 2010 in San Francisco. This time we are talking links and actually “How to Become a Link Magnet”. This should be interesting especially with this great line-up having Aaron Kahlow, Rand Fishkin and Jim Boykin on stage. The session’s description looks promising as well: “Find out from a panel of experts how you can have your (metaphorical) 15 minutes of fame, become a link magnet and dominate search engines.” Oh yea…
First on stage is Jim, he’s going to talk on highly trusted links like those from edu’s, gov’s, etc. He actually divides between link bait magnets vs. trust bait magnets – the differences are:
Since Jim asked not to publish the samples and other details I’d have to quit here, sorry for that!
OK, let’s move on with Rand of SEOmoz.org (who’s making fun of Germans this time – bad idea, Rand! ), he starts out with how he thinks link-magnets should work. It’s necessary that link magnets emotionally or physically reward the linker; they need to create an incentive. One of the problems he sees is that the linkerati got really suspicious of linkbaits and similar stuff – this makes it tougher to actually get links.
Important ingredients of the link magnet soup:
Great examples on where this strategy worked (go check them!):
And last on stage is Aaron. Ok, he’s not on stage and does not have a PowerPoint for us. So this is now turning into a Q&A. Folks, that’s it for day 2 at SES – we now do have the really famous “Black Hat, White Hat Un-conferenced” following right afterwards. Since this is no-blogging I guess we’re done for the day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage!
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