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    If this were Facebook, I'd be liking just about every post in this thread!

    It is unfortunate that some people still promote the old ways and it makes you wonder who's paying for their services? The best ways happen to be the hardest to do. I'm hoping that the new standards will create some kind of up-lift on the Net, and in the end, make it a better place. Spammers had it way too easy before.

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    It's become obvious to me lately that Google Plus is getting more important. Searching for local lawyers (the main niche I'm focused on right now), I see that usually the first page results involve 2-4 websites, then a ton of G+ pages before moving on to more websites. IMO, this aspect has as much to do with making people use G+ as with improving search results- Google is trying to build a critical mass of users by basically making everyone us Google Plus if they use any other Google services, like Youtube and Gmail, and my friend who works on G+ confirms this. I'm conferring with my SEO guy right now about how to utilize this, but I think the way to go now is to have a Google Plus page, website and LinkedIn interlinking with each other, build outward from there with high-quality content, and add only a minimum of old-school link-building from there. I don't think link-building is dead, but it's easy to infer how best to do it based on Google's two goals of improving search results and making G+ a must-use tool.

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    Very interesting article - I enjoyed how you challenged statements that seem to have been thrown around willy nilly far by marketing professionals far too often for my liking.
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    Yeah I've just recently started looking at SEO for my company, it is quite an undertaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincePatridge View Post
    For people that still want to take advantage of SEO traffic. I would just recommend

    creating A blog relating to your target market and creating high quality post everyday!
    No real need to post everyday, because then you run out of high quality content really fast. I would say once a month. Make it relevant and make it something people want to read. if they want to read it they're more apt to share it and thats how you gain a foot hold in SEO. Same with news letters. Send one out once a month, cover something over an important topic that most wouldnt think about. For instance I just sent out a newsletter talking about how most small business owners dont track the traffic on their website... A lot of small business owners don't even know how to track that or that they even could. I got 4 calls the next day. So it all depends on what note to hit on with the people you're reaching out to.
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    People who complain about link building not working are people who either:

    1. Tried and failed

    2. Tried and succeeded but got booted off the first page from a Google update

    Here's the solution: keep up with Google updates.

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    I read the article. Pretty interesting.

    I totally agree. I was one of those people who wrote an article about link building was dead and posted it on GoArticles btw...

    I still backlink, but to get referral traffic.

    It's all about social media anymore.
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    Link building is not a waste of time. It just takes tremendous amount of time. There are no short cuts. Plus you have to wait for your Website to age and the links to age. This should be included in your marketing plan. You are not going to make a sales instantly. I do Facebook marketing. It takes time to build relationships too
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    Link building's not a waste of time, but it is when you are doing no follow links. You need to find sites that links are going to count according to google and Alexa.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF View Post
    It's become obvious to me lately that Google Plus is getting more important. Searching for local lawyers (the main niche I'm focused on right now), I see that usually the first page results involve 2-4 websites, then a ton of G+ pages before moving on to more websites. IMO, this aspect has as much to do with making people use G+ as with improving search results- Google is trying to build a critical mass of users by basically making everyone us Google Plus if they use any other Google services, like Youtube and Gmail, and my friend who works on G+ confirms this. I'm conferring with my SEO guy right now about how to utilize this, but I think the way to go now is to have a Google Plus page, website and LinkedIn interlinking with each other, build outward from there with high-quality content, and add only a minimum of old-school link-building from there. I don't think link-building is dead, but it's easy to infer how best to do it based on Google's two goals of improving search results and making G+ a must-use tool.
    Google Plus is so important now, and obviously this is intentional since Google botched it the first time around (back in '08). I've noticed a difference in my traffic by posting one post a day. And I only have 40 followers now, so imagine if I build it up even more.

    The average layperson doesn't care about Google+, but as a business person I think it's going to be crucial to build it up.

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    Google+ has been a an excellent resource for industry traffic as well as a huge part of our linking strategy. Though I don't actively "drop links" I do work towards earning social share links to the content we provide. Much stronger connections have been made using this approach.
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