<< by Lindsay Keller on September 14th, 2011
The Link Building Fundamentals session at SMX East was presented by Debra Mastaler, President of Alliance-Link, an interactive marketing company focused on providing custom link building training. This session provided insight into how to reach out and get quality links, how to craft anchor text to build authority, and how to avoid common mistakes that can hurt your web credibility and search engine rankings.
First of all, without effective keywords, you can’t have effective links. Link building is an extremely important search engine optimization tactic because links are a driving force of the Google algorithm. Debra Mastaler mentioned that if there is one thing you should remember at the end of this presentation it is that link popularity is key to your online success!
Link Popularity measures the quality and quantity of links pointing to a webpage. You may here fellow search engine marketers refer to this as link love or link juice.