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Here are a few ways and places you’ll find high value non-nofollowed inbound links for your site....
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from c0r 2100 Days ago #
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Nice article.  I didnt even realize/know Google Notebook.  Good find.

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from Sugarrae 2100 Days ago #
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Smart. Blog about overlooked links and then submit it to Sphinn, to essentially slap Google in the face with them... and you think these links won’t be completely worthless within 30 days why?You didn’t instead take this information and use it for profit and not to inflate your ego? I don’t get some of you people sometimes.

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from TCSM 2099 Days ago #
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Agree with @sugarrae. Why are you promoting this? Seriously.

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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What’s the matter? SEO bigshots don’t like sharing actual, useful tips? As a new SEO, I would much much much rather have something like this rather than another bs article about the 101 Best Ways to Use Twitter.Why? It’s not quite what you might think. Sugarrae might be right--Google might pay more attention to these links, but the real value here is not these specifc links, old people, it’s the value of the idea. In other words, I read a list like this and think "Oh, cool, where else can I look for links? What haven’t I thought of?" What this does (and why I suspect established SEO’s don’t like it) is because something like this gives rookies a tiny peek behind the curtain. And we CERTAINLY can’t have any of that, now can we?Why promote this? Because something like this, a simple, no nonsense little list, which, yes, may become irrelevent in a matter of weeks or months, is more valuable than that post you wrote about content being king. Sorry.So what’s not to get?

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from crimsongirl 2099 Days ago #
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Yeah, that’s the way the comments go around here.  Tons of complaints about low-content posts getting Sphunn, about too much generalities and not enough specifics.  Then when somebody does a blog entry with practical tips, there are complaints about giving away secrets.  Bloggers just can’t win....

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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>>>SEO bigshots don’t like sharing actual, useful tips?@SMCuter since I need to explain it for you, I will. The SECOND he sphunn this and Matt Cutts stumbles across it, these links will all cease to be worth shit. Got it SEO bigshot? >>>What this does (and why I suspect established SEO’s don’t like it) is because something like this gives rookies a tiny peek behind the curtain. And we CERTAINLY can’t have any of that, now can we?Wow. Stop drinking your own kool-aid dude. I don’t give a crap what "rookies" do. I find it dumb to expose something which in turn destroys it. Your less important (as is your threat to my business model) then you’d like to believe. >>>is more valuable than that post you wrote about content being king. Sorry.I’ve never written a post about content being king, but thanks for playing. I’d explain more, but you obviously you’d need to remove your head from your nether regions to understand it.>>>there are complaints about giving away secretsNo one complained about giving away secrets. The blogpost is USELESS - or will be in 30 days.

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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Oh, and PS... for the brilliant - if a link is on Google property and doesn’t have a nofollow, it doesn’t neccessarily mean it passes juice. But no, you didn’t bother to test that before we ran around posting about their value and worth to everyone or commenting how the "SEO elite are trying to keep you down". Some of us have actually tested it. While some of you think we’re busy being bigshots. Thanks.

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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@Sugarrae"since I need to explain it to you...">>You don’t need to explain that to me, since in my comment, what I actually said was that the idea of looking for links in unusual places was more inspirational to me than this specific links, which I agreed would be worthless,"Google might pay more attention to these links, but the real value here is not these specifc links, old people, it’s the value of the idea. In other words, I read a list like this and think "Oh, cool, where else can I look for links? What haven’t I thought of?" >>"I don’t give a crap what "rookies" do..."If you don’t give a crap what rookies (which the quotes imply you believe are imaginary) do than why did you just tweet the following:"@SMCuter you’re a know nothing who thinks he’s much more important than he is...get your head out of your ass, thanks - oh, and blocked"Wow. Thanks. I mean, how many followers do you think you just got me? Like a 100? I really do appreciate that favor.THEN, you followed up with this:"please excuse while I go run in fear of some asshole with a blogspot blog and his threat to my business model."First of all, thanks so much for reading my blog! Secondly, when did I ever, even for a minute claim to be a threat to your business model? Did I say that you were doing anything wrong? Did I say that you should make some CHANGE to your business model? Did I say that I’m even vaguely important? No, ma’am, I did not.This SEO thing is fun :0)

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from danhughes 2099 Days ago #
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" This SEO thing is fun :0) "I am neither a bigshot or a rookie, but some of us actually use this stuff to pay the bills. Did I ever come into McDonalds and tell you how to make a better Big Mac?

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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@danhughes you sir, are my hero of the day...@SMCuter >>>(which the quotes imply you believe are imaginary)No, no smart guy... the quotes imply that I am quoting your use of the term to show that it was your wording, not mine. >>>than why did you just tweet the following:Because every word of it is true. Don’t forget the tweet where I also noted that you won the "douchebag of the day award before 11 am". Tho, I might add that you attempts to be humorous here to make up for the fact that you’re a failed comedian are annoying at best.

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from aimClear 2099 Days ago #
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Just goes to show that I have to read posts I sphinn more carefully and think it through...Rae is totally right.

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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@ Sugarrae<div></div><div>The way you described me as trying to sound more important than I am is absolutely NOT true. I never claimed to be anything but what I am, which is a guy trying to learn, and when something inspired me (even a little) I thought I’d defend it. You didn’t need to attack me or tell me to get my head out of my ass, or call me an asshole, or a douchebag, because you also happened to be WRONG about my initial reaction to this submission, which was not that I thought the links would be valuable, but that I was glad someone was sharing ideas.</div><div></div><div>Also, I NEVER EVER said a word about your business model, which I don’t even know anything about. So, not only are you wrong, but you’re also aggresive and offensive.</div><div></div><div>Btw, I’m not a failed comedian at all, I’m a working comedian, and internet marketer, and SEO trying to learn, and if you don’t care about me, don’t tweet about me. I followed then un-followed you months ago, because all you were adding to the conversation was cursing.</div><div></div><div>So, yeah.</div>

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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Hey guys,To add to this conversation legitimately, I thought I would provide a link to a post by Rand Fishkin or SEOmoz that gave me a bit of inspiration as did this post:http://www.seomoz.org/blog/a-christmas-present-for-seos-10-tips-to-pick-the-low-hanging-fruitns if that link has been sphunn elswhere already, but my point is that anything that encourages me to think outside the box, and is more specific than "big-concept" posts like "How To Build Links" I really like and appreciate.Thanks!

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from fantomaster 2099 Days ago #
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All this merely illustrates a perennial dilemma that’s informed the SEO/SEM industry (as it does so many others) right from its inception: "going social" with any which "industry secrets" (well: tricks and workarounds, really) will always render them utterly useless sooner or later the minute you’re publishing them on an open platform accessible to the very people whose operations such tricks may jeopardize. (In their own view, at least.)Whether it’s Google, Twitter, Craigslist or what have you - whenever someone spills the beans the powers involved will learn of it and will react accordingly, closing loopholes etc.Personally, I do wish people would stop falling for that silly old "don’t meddle in the affairs of the gurus for they are subtle and easy to anger" attitude - unless you’re the kind who will actually swallow all that juvenile snakeoil peddler hype of "Even if they kill me, I’m giving it all away because I want you to succeed against the big shots" you get to see on every other 60 mile long sales letter these days.If all you have to offer is another whine job how the "big shots" are keeping you down, why not simply ask yourself why the heck they should want to waste resources on sharing stuff they’ve usually learned the hard way with you of all unlikely people? I mean: what do YOU have to offer and share before you make bold to demand actionable and monetizable intelligence from others?Sugarrae is 100% right: For anyone seriously involved in this business it’s absolutely irrelevant what newcomers may or may not do. If they happen to hit on something big everyone else has overlooked, they’ll quickly cease to be newcomers anyway...More importantly, perhaps: I’ve seldom encountered an industry where people were willing to share and assist one another (even when competing) to an extent as they do in SEO. BUT: when it comes to nitty gritty fineries that won’t as a rule happen on platforms like Sphinn or in open forums - generally, this is stuff for closed mastermind groups and bar room discussions at conferences where you can look into each others’ eyes and check out your respective chemistry.If you believe that online discussion platforms are a valid substitute for that, think again.

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from beussery 2099 Days ago #
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Thank you for your complements, criticisms and your concerns!  My goal is to report new and otherwise unreported findings based on research and backed by data.  My own examples are for illustration purposes as well as case studies that clearly demonstrate proof of concept in a way that anyone (BIG shots & little shots) can understand.  The links in my recent post are obvious to anyone who looks, have been for months and no secrets were revealed.

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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@fantomasterhey thanks,I really appreciate your contributing to the conversation.

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from toprank 2099 Days ago #
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More @fantomaster !!

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from beussery 2099 Days ago #
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@fantomaster I’m honestly shocked to have gotten such a reaction over such trivial information.  Anyone who thinks beans have been spilled here, ain’t seen beans! :)

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from johnandrews 2099 Days ago #
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This is a GREAT conversation. Better than the post, so Sphunn. I also DeSphunn because that way I compound the amount of attention I get to my comment. Here’s what I see:An untested, relatively low-value observation on a poorly-executed SEO blog gets posted as a "find" in a form demonstrative of lame newbie "contributions" to the SEO social media space. A few established SEO brands reply, motivated more by the demonstration (another typical newbie outing of a potential zero day exploit, for no apparent gain) than the specific facts (the noted links are of dubious value, except as fodder for Google’s anti-webmaster team). The newbie, already self-selected as confident and literate, replies with an anti-rockstar tactic, and the analysts (fantomaster and sadly, myself) are then forced to comment given the irony and the tragic comedy that this SEO Social Media currently represents. Allow me to add my unsolicited perspective:Supposition #1: newbie has learned and observed long enough, has confidence, needs to make a voice for himself in SEO world because, well, he needs external alidation. He may be more interested in participating in the community (as a respected voice) than executing SEO for profit on the web. This might explain why he would broad-stroke a collection of link building tactics in a post practically designed for Matt Cutt’s and Google’s AntiWebmaster Team.Analysis: newbie should make an SEO blog and let the market decide on worthiness, before taking opinions to Sphinn. Lurk and vote here, but keep opinions to personal blog, and *listen* to those who came before you even if you don’t agree. Also, if newbie is bored/lonely/unmotivated by that position, consider another field. In my opinion, the seomoz reference is telling... stay there until you recognize you have outgrown it, and then start carefully on Sphinn.Supposition #2: There is a HUGE amount of validitiy to the anti-rockstar position, because there are many (but less than there used to be) unworthy SEO rockstars propped onto pedestals by their buddies. You clearly don’t need to be able to SEO your way out of a paper bag in order to become an SEO Rockstar.Analysis: This was not a case for an anti-Rockstar tactic. You don’t need SEO tricks to be a rockstar; you need Rockstar friends to make you a Rockstar. SEO Rockstars tend to make their money with profitable, easily packaged services like Link Building. Newbie didn’t make any friends here, pulled anti-rockstar on the queen of anti-rockstar herself, and did so in the morning (it is always best to allow Sugrarae her mornings).Supposition #3: this thread is now a case study in social media.Analysis: There are too many lessons contained herein to count. I will highlight just one for example. Never, ever re-post disparaging comments made about you. If a tweet calls you a douchebag, some small fraction of a few hundred people learn of your douchebag tendencies. When you republicize that to 40,000+ potential readers of Sphinn, in a thread slated to last forever, well, you’re probably a douchebag, no?Luckily the author is free to change the title to something less harmful to linkbuilders everywhere, both on Sphinn and on his blog. I’m willing to bet that he could also communicate with people onthe back channel to learn what he might not yet understand.

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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>>>In my opinion, the seomoz reference is telling... stay there until you recognize you have outgrown itI was nodding enthusiastically there.>>>Newbie didn’t make any friends here, pulled anti-rockstar on the queen of anti-rockstar herself, and did so in the morning (it is always best to allow Sugrarae her mornings).I spit coffee on my monitor there.

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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@johnandrewsHey, thanks for your insight.Look, there’s an old russian expression that goes roughly like this:If one guy tells you you’re drunk, punch himIf two guys tell you you’re drunk, go to sleep.Which is to say, I’ll listen and learn, and apparently, keep reading SEOmoz...The only thing is, while I’m an SEO newbie for sure, I’m not an internet newbie, so I still say that a fact is a fact, in other words, sugarrae, I never questioned your business model or said anything negative about you directly. But you felt the need to take it to Twitter and insult me in a lot of different ways. Why? Because I dared comment after you? Was I not valid to be "anti-rockstar" after that?Oh well. Live and learn to fight another day I suppose.

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from fantomaster 2099 Days ago #
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@beussery: Sure no real beans have been spilled - I was really referring to the prevailing perception. Plus, of course, there’s something to be said for nipping any such tendencies right in the bud while the stuff being touted is still harmless enough. A bit of an education spin, as it were.This is not my own take, mind you, because I don’t believe this can actually be effected in any reasonable manner unless you’re operating in some fascist totalitarian environment: people will blab no matter the consequences, because "social" will essentially always translate to "narcissistic". If in doubt, ask any law enforcement officer... So it simply can’t be done - information will out either which way.But that’s not to say that I wouldn’t prefer an industry code where keeping mum about actionable tricks of the trade would be considered a prerequisite of belonging rather than being flaunted as a purported character defect. Other trades have done it (think stage magicians aka illusionists for a fairly ambivalent example, heh), so why the hell shouldn’t we? (Though it’s fairly obvious that such a putative environment could not allow for participation by SE reps - on the contrary: think of a scenario where you’d have to swear under penalty of perjury that you’re not affiliated or employed by any search engine or their subsidiaries merely to be permitted to join for a 3 year approbation period before your peers deem you worthy to be promoted to the inner circle electi where the real stuff is freely discussed. Well, there actually are some such outfits out there, glad to say, though I’m certainly not going to name them here or anywhere else for that matter, so don’t ask.)@johnandrews: As usual, I’m 100% with all you’re saying. (And kudos for your brilliant wording - loved every minute of reading it!)Couldn’t agree more on your analysis of what it takes to be/become an SEO rockstar, too. Reminds me of John Chow’s disarming Twitter motto, as well: "I make money online by telling people how much money I make online." Circle jerking all the way, yeah...Which, of course, also sums up that "case study in socila media".@Sugarrae: Why not save that coffee for someone else’s monitor instead? I’m sure we could agree on a legion or two of likely candidates... :)

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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Ok, because I’m feeling generous:>>>What this does (and why I suspect established SEO’s don’t like it) is because something like this gives rookies a tiny peek behind the curtain. And we CERTAINLY can’t have any of that, now can we?Your comment implied 1. that established SEO’s feared newbies finding out any good tactics and since SEO is a party of my business model, you do the math and 2. was full of sarcasm. Reap what you sow buddy.>>>Because something like this, a simple, no nonsense little list, which, yes, may become irrelevent in a matter of weeks or months, is more valuable than that post you wrote about content being king.Not only was that comment directed at me (I know, I’m weird, but things that say "you" I usually assume are directed at me personally), but it was false... I’ve never written something that promoted content as being king. Actually, I campaign against people thinking that - both as a columnist for SEL and on Twitter as recently as yesterday.>>>But you felt the need to take it to Twitter and insult me in a lot of different ways. Why? Because you were 1. sarcastic and decided to try and show off what a big penis you have by making snide remarks to and about me 2. implied people you don’t even know had fear of letting the "rookies" in 3. I wanted to be sure you KNEW I thought you were acting like an asshat and didn’t know you’d see the Sphinn comments for sure and 4. cause that’s what I do and that’s who I am. >>>Because I dared comment after you? Was I not valid to be "anti-rockstar" after that?Again, dude, get over yourself. Ask someone local to hug you.

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from SMCuter 2099 Days ago #
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Ok, you’re right.I was being sarcastic in an attempt to get noticed, because most newbies seem to just suck up. But that obviously is not the way to go.This has been helpful believe it or not.

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from Aussiewebmaster 2099 Days ago #
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This one has to go down as the Best Damn Sphinn Comments EverSome of my favorite people in an old fashioned informative flame war - Matt has to be sitting on the side lines chuckling about it all and given the value of his stock portfolio right now he really does need something to laugh about.

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from Aussiewebmaster 2099 Days ago #
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Also Rob has there been any talk of adding Top Ten Most Desphunn posts - much more interesting at times

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from aimClear 2099 Days ago #
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johnandrews You are my hero. I am Resphinning, after Desphinning after Sphinning for maximum attention :)@mattcutts, where are you :)@streko where are you?@graywolf where are you?

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from jimbeetle 2099 Days ago #
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>>>Some of my favorite people in an old fashioned informative flame warYep, Frank. Sphunn just for the pleasure of reading Rae’s rants. I’m really gonna’ have to get up to speed on that Twitter thingy so I can follow her and see who else she’s been calling a douchebag.

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from streko 2099 Days ago #
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@aimclear Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark’s in the water. Our shark.

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from corey 2099 Days ago #
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why do people sphinn self submits?

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from shaynorulz 2099 Days ago #
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Controversy is funny material. Google = 100 x (engineers, statisticians, computer scientists....)x(Standford, Cal Tech, Georgia Tech.....) + all the other talent they got in the mix Come on now, "delusions of grandeur will get you nothing but a swift kick in the *ss by reality."

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from beussery 2099 Days ago #
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@Jimbeetle, hey man!As for the rest of you I’m not finished, forget SMCuter for a minute.......Nodes passing PageRank that originate from otherwise closed social networks are easily detected by engines and Google is well aware that their own properties contain links passing PageRank.  In fact if you read my post you’ll find a link to one such announcement by Google.Simply put, there was no outing, personal gain was never a consideration and this is basic information to which engines won’t react.  Hopefully others will use this information to their advantage by creating unique and valuable content.  Exploitation isn’t the goal but rather education and idea sharing.On a side note name calling is for kids and I’m sorry to step on any toes but truth be known I’m not here for music, flowery jargon or socializing but rather sharing ethical ideas about SEM.  I’m sick of seeing the same old reworded and reused and otherwise dead posts on sphinn.  Hopefully my post has livend things up around here a little and the trend will continue.....I’ll leave you with the following :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcNUx0-XEfw

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from SEOHonolulu 2099 Days ago #
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yea apparently it livened things up a bit too muchOk people move along, nothing to see here.. off to the next tent for the next act...

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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>>>Google is well aware that their own properties contain links passing PageRankGee, that’s funny, cause what I saw Google say in reference to Google profile links passing pagerank (since apparently what Google says is gospel) was: <div class="comment_list_text">"Trust me, these profile links don’t benefit sites in that way, so: no, they don’t. :)"Yeah dude, Google is just fine with social profiles passing pagerank.Let me repeat... not having a nofollow does NOT mean it passes value, especially when the root domain is google.com ... </div>

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from beussery 2099 Days ago #
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I’m aware of that notice, I didn’t say which ones?  I said"Google Profiles - one place to find all your social network and blog links."

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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>>> Here are a few ways and places you’ll find high valueOh, I’m sorry, so you weren’t ignorant to that fact, just misleading... got it

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from streko 2099 Days ago #
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@beussery this is more your speed http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=NtILxBszyf8

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from aimClear 2099 Days ago #
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@streko Gloves are off baby...sharks in the water, baby jumped the shark...

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from BogglesMyMind 2099 Days ago #
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wow this could rival the John Andrews vs. Rand thread from earlier this year as the top SEM Gossip of the year. :)  Irony is I just discovered that one earlier today. The non-irony is John’s shot at seomoz ;)Every time someone goes over the line  for divulging SEO "secrets" in a blog or forum typically gets slapped by one or two regular readers that feel they gave something away .  I am not saying I disagree with the crux of Rae’s comments, but this happens so often, and the typical argument ends up being about a "newby" trying to gain recognition.  I know Beusery and he is no newby. The fact that Fantommaster stopped by is cool (I just got some of my favorite Cote D’or with vanille filling sent from Belgium, btw), and reinforces that some secrets are better shared at bars at night, but links come and go, from a value perspective.  The next "big link loophole secret" may be being discovered simultaneously by Matt Cutts’ team and someone in Holland as we speak or any moment in time in the future.I owe as much to the sharing from this industry as anyone else that has made a decent name. But, I often see people underestimating someone because of their lack of "credo."  If I named a number of fellow SEMPO BOD members and even many committee chairs that no one "in the industry" has heard of, does that make them less accomplished at SEM?  Hell no.  The problem is that we still consider ourselves a much tighter community of experts than what actually exists out there.

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from BogglesMyMind 2099 Days ago #
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at streko and aimclear I think this may be more appropriate: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

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from streko 2099 Days ago #
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@BogglesMyMind rick roll is soooooo 2006, Snow Balling is the new black.

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from BogglesMyMind 2099 Days ago #
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cool thanks I am behind in these matters usually...tell me more about snowballing...does it have to do with not wearing underwear in snowy conditions?

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from facundocorradini 2099 Days ago #
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beussery, Thanks a lot for this USEFUL article. For all those who complains that "he reveals the secrets", and that "now Google is gonna make those links worthless", let me say something: Do you REALLY think that Google doesn’t already knows? Do you REALLY think you are smarter than hundreds of Google Engineers?......

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from Sugarrae 2099 Days ago #
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>>>Do you REALLY think you are smarter than hundreds of Google Engineers?No, just you.Fucking peace out.

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from Dugdale 2099 Days ago #
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I only read Sugarrae’s comments and it was pure enjoyment. It was like watching her do a site review at PubCon.

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from eristoddle 2098 Days ago #
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A lot of you are worse than my kids. God, grow up. Any here heard of manners?

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from rinkjustice 2098 Days ago #
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You nailed it eristoddle. I certainly wouldn’t do business with some of these people after reading this. <div></div><div>Nice article beussery. </div>

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from Catfish 2098 Days ago #
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I think people should always be respectful to one another in general around here when disagreeing.   Just my opinion.As far as "industry secrets", it seems to me that most tactics aren’t really secrets and good SEO is more about the creative application of those tactics rather than the tactics themselves.  Having said that, if you do find a secret with regard to SEO, you only devalue your own services by making it public knowledge.  So one should always think about that before going public.  Not because of how it might affect other SEOs, but because of how it might affect your ability to make money.

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from claye 2098 Days ago #
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Really? These are SEO secrets? What is making everyone so defensive?I mean, we’re talking about friggin blogger and facebook links here. Did anyone seriously not already know about every single one of these links (at least, anyone remotely savvy with SEO)?

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from dannysullivan 2098 Days ago #
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Yes, people should be respectful to each other. In fact, that’s one of the core principle of our commenting guidelines. So please, everyone, let’s back it off a bit.

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from mattstoddart 2098 Days ago #
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DELICIOUS! Happy New Year, everyone!!

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from theGypsy 2098 Days ago #
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damn, Danny just had to go and say that (be nice) before I could even get my gloves on... never mind taking them off. Nice to see we’re starting off the new year with more mudslinging and ’rock star’ BS... I gotta say there is a lot of ass-clownery in this thread. And for the record, on the original post, does anyone seriously think that the SEs aren’t aware of many, if not ALL of the locales mentioned? As mentioned;"Let me repeat... not having a nofollow does NOT mean it passes value, especially when the root domain is google.com ..."The inverse is also true - just because a site has followed links doesn’t mean a dampening factor couldn’t be given to a domain and all links from it. Thinking that Google (or any search engines) is locked in to valuating links merely because they are followed or not must also believe that a robots.txt ’locks’ them out as well... it’s a bit of code folks.. nothing more. Search engines were using various filters and dampening methods well before nofollow was around. What’s more interesting (to me at least) is that folks aren’t generally aware it would seem of the variety of methods search engines evaluate links and that some of these,while from authoritative (social sites) aren’t exaclty the best types of links to be chasing anyways... not exactly the greatest for targeted relevance...Anyway, one area worth considering, for general SEO and link building more specifically, is page segmentation... instead of playing around and calling each other out.... start boning up on that :0) ... or don’t... but learning more about modern IR seems a better place to be than playing social footsies on mute points...IMHO as always... glad to see we’re still a big happy family kids....grumble mumble...

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from seobusiness 2098 Days ago #
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Well this sure has been an interesting read to say the least. I didn’t think this post would cause such a stir..I wanted to desphinn it because I thought the content of the post was rather lame lol. This information is nothing new and shouldn’t be on the front page.

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from footinmouthdisease 2098 Days ago #
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@catfish "Having said that, if you do find a secret with regard to SEO, you only devalue your own services by making it public knowledge."I only have one point to make here... isn’t Sphinn a public forum? So, if it’s supposed to be a place for seo knowledge, but the moment it’s posted here it’s devalued... then what’s the point of Sphinn ? :P Just thought that somewhat ironic...

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from beussery 2098 Days ago #
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>>>Oh, I’m sorry, so you weren’t ignorant to that fact, just misleading... got itAbsolutely not, intentionally vague perhaps because again my goal wasn’t to give away anything I’d consider valuable.Again, if you read my post it clearly says:"Google Profiles - one place to find all your social network and blog links."Notice "PageRank" doesn’t appear?  In fact pages can have value now and in the future PageRank passing or not!  I hope that makes my point more clear....

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from wilreynolds 2093 Days ago #
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I don’t even know where to start, for I applaud this post.  Thank you for sharing...As an SEO I think we all learn from sharing, and not just the general stuff - thats what is wrong with us, we all think we got some secret but we actually really rely on one another.  If Matt Cutts decideds to devalue these links or not let them pass juice anymore that is the name of the game, then again if you are gaining rankings by something that "others don’t know" then doesnt that tactic eventually get found out anyway and devalued once it becomes more common knowledge?I might have 10 years in the biz, but I am still a ROOKIE and always will be, the industry changes too much, look at how people like Gab who show up on teh scene and post great stuff over and over again - he’s got tenacity and that matters more in SEO then tenure.  Sure tenure has some value, but I’ll take tenacity anyday!I can’t agree more that someone posts something of quality and gets bashed, what gives guys?? This resources becomes less useful if no one is willing to share what they know.  Had teh original poster gotten this infor from some insider and didn’t credit them I know be pretty pissed, but I say thank you for sharing.  This was a good tip!As for divulging secrets leading to you making your own job harder and taking $$ vfrom you, that is NOT true.  I find that I have attained more clients because we do get results, but we also are the type of company that believes that the more we share the more we get back, I for one would follow this original poster on twitter and other places, and heck if I kept seeing stuff like this I’d probably refer them at some point which is MORE business not less.  Not to mention, the giving principle tells me that the more I give the more obligated others feel to help me out, and i have found that to be true, so again this OP would be the type of person I would show something we are building / working on to because he is showing a desire to also share quality stuff.Please don’t take one or two people as indicative of all of us.  I remember when someone "shared" jimforums with me back in 98/99 and I found all kinds of wonderful people sharing things about this "SEO business" they helped me and gave me what they knew and it helped me tremendously, you better bet that every time I could I would try to help them out b/c I felt like I owed thems something for helping me out so much.Share, you’ll get more back then you ever imagined.

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from Skitzzo 1905 Days ago #
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For the love, if you find something that works and is little known STFU about it!

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from gyutae 1905 Days ago #
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Agree with Skitzzo and sugarrae.. keep this kind of stuff quiet! Or it becomes useless to all...

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from TCSM 1905 Days ago #
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Don’t tell Google about nifty tricks. Seriously people... not cool

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from aimClear 1905 Days ago #
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First I sphunn this and then I thought about it. Duh...this is not the type of blog post we should have out there.

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from johnandrews 1905 Days ago #
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Sphun and desphun, to get max attention to my comments :-)

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from Halfdeck 1905 Days ago #
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desphunn for the drama plus why expose loopholes while they’re working not smart

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from NatashaRobinson 1905 Days ago #
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Desphunn for... ah hem promoting spamming of these sites ;)

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from Sugarrae 1905 Days ago #
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I think my reasoning was explained well enough in the comments

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from corey 1905 Days ago #
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i am going to start desphinning self submits...now

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from JoshuaSciarrino 1905 Days ago #
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SH!!!!!!!! Gezz....blogging about great links is stupid! It devalues them!

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from Bluebonic 1905 Days ago #
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What a dbag post. This information was not compiled by himself either.

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from peteyoung 1905 Days ago #
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Think of it like paradise. Tell everyone about it, and it aint going to stay paradise for long.

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