Building a solid link profile is a very important part of SEO. However, not all links are created equal. If you are looking to build a solid link profile here are 3 ways you can do just that.
Focus On High Quality Links
The quality of links in your profile matter. If you have thousands of poor quality links pointing to your website Google and other search engines will see that as a problem.
If there are any toxic links pointing to your website, disavow them as soon as possible. Doing so will ensure they don't pass on any bad link juice to your website.
Get Links From Sites In Your Niche
If you are a personal trainer in Los Angeles, you want to make sure your site has links coming from sites in the health and fitness space.
If you have a ton of links coming from a real estate agents site Google will view that as irrelevant and your rankings will take a hit.
Diversify Your Links
Instead of focusing on getting all of your links from one or two niche sites, try getting a range of links from several trustworthy sites.
When a trustworthy site is linking back to you the search engines see that as a good thing and will send you more traffic as a result.
A solid link profile is the key to getting quality organic traffic to your website. It doesn't matter how well you have optimized your website, if your link profile isn't strong your traffic and conversions will suffer.
To get the best results you have to put yourself in the place of your ideal customers. What are they searching for when they go to Google? Knowing this information will give you an advantage over the competition.
Need Help With Your Link Profile?
If you have no idea where to start when it comes to building a solid link profile, 445 Media can help. They are experts in both on and off page SEO and can help you build a link profile that drives hundreds of targeted visitors to your site every single month.
It's been a great week for our first book Travel Photography with the local media going crazy over it! We've been featured in our local paper the Shropshire Star and on local news website Shropshire Live.
Heres the story from the Shropshire Star.
The Book featured on Shropshire Live:
Read full story on Shropshire Live.
Travel Photography is available in print (£12.95) or digital download (£5.95) from the ImAFish Shop!
These are my top 6 most listened to Electronic/Trance podcasts so far this year:
1. Tiesto's Club Life
Week after week Tiesto's club life provides consistent quality electronic music. The hour long weekly show has a mix of melodic and uplifting trance. I listened to the two part Christmas special several times as it had some of the best songs of 2008 including some from Tiesto's own In Search of Sunrise album.
2. Armin Van Buuren's - A State of Trance
Armin's podcast introduced me to one of my favorite songs of last year, Sunlounger & Zara - Lost (Club Mix Edit). His weekly 20 -25 min podcast provides equally as good quality electronic music as Tiesto and is often a great place to hear Armin's own tracks before they are released.
3. James Vardil's - Monthly Mix
Ex ImAFish founder James 'Yammez' Vardil's monthly funky house mix combines a great mix of new and classic tracks. The podcast goes from strength to strength with February's podcast being the best yet.
4. Above & Beyond's Trance Around the World
The UK's best trance DJ's Trance Around the World podcast provides 2 hours of weekly trance including guest mixes and tracks from upcoming albums. I can see Above and Beyond topping DJ lists in the years to come.
5. Funky House London Style
A monthly house podcast that provides consistent funky house music.
6. Sean Tyas' Podcast
Hot off his recent essential mix, Sean Tyas' podcast is my most recent addition in iTunes. It has a nice trance feel and the tracks are hot and consistent.
On Tuesday Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will release the Athlon XP 3200+ for desktops which will be the last in the Athlon line. Instead of the Athlon AMD will work on a new architecture called the Athlon 64 which is based on 90-nanometer manufacturing.
The chip is set to launch in September and will form the basis of AMD chips in the future. Athlons will be slowly phased out and will become AMD's budget range until they are slowly phased out in early 2005. AMD havn't released information about their Duron range but it is expected that they will also be phased out.
The 3200+ features a 400MHz bus, faster than the 333MHz and 266MHz buses found in earlier Athlon chips, and runs at a slightly faster clock speed than other high-end Athlon chips, said John Crank, senior branding associate for AMD.
The Athlon was first launched in 1999 in an attempt to try to revive the californian company. Since then the Athlon has grown from strength to strength however is still way behind the market leaders Intel.
"Without Athlon, AMD would be out of the business," said Kevin Krewell, senior editor of the Microprocessor Report. "The K6 kept AMD in the game but never put AMD ahead...It was a huge step forward for the company."
The PC giant Dell has regained its number one spot in the PC market against HP according to the research firm Gartner. Dell produced 450,000 more desktops, notebooks and servers worldwide than its main rival HP.
Dell accounted for about 16% of worldwide sales while HP only by about 15%. This is a massive 24% growth in the first quarter of this year for Dell. Many other manufactures have seen loses so far this year and the overall PC market has grown by 2.1% which was above the predicted rate of 2%.
HP have also seen loses of sales in Europe however this could be due to the problems caused between the merger of HP and Compaq. The electronics giant Toshiba has also made good sales and has become one of the top 5 pc manufacturers in the world showing the increasing market for laptop computers.
The battle between HP and Dell is very choppy with both sides doing better one quarter than another. An HP executive characterized the battle with Dell as an up-and-down one, noting that HP benefits during the holidays, when consumer sales are strongest.
"It's a two horse race," said Jim McDonnell, vice president of marketing for HP's PC unit. "It's close and it's going to continue to be close."
What ever happens in the computer market it can only mean good things for the consumer, with better technology and increasing competition the PC market could get tough for some manufacturers.