6 Month Link Building Plan

Quick links:

By month

Month 1

 Link Profile Audit

What to look for?

  • Type of link
  • Anchor text
  • Clusters of similar IPs
  • Link position on the page
  • Quality (defensibility) of the site link originates from
  • Is the page where the link originates actually indexed?
  • Asses internal link structure as well

Some of the above can be automated and that should help you to reduce the number of links that you need to audit by hand.

Action steps:

  • Talk to the client – get previous reports, lists of links developed and understand what has been done up until now
  • Listen to the client – to understand their goals and their current appetite for risk
  • Fire up your favourite link analysis tool


Month 2

 Link Removals & Updates

Tools for the job

  • Link Management Tool from The Link Auditors – free software, makes it really easy to manage your progress, automatically checks the status of links so no need to send a chaser email to see if a link has been removed. All round fantastic tool and my favourite.
  • SEOgadget – Data Gathering Tool
  • Remove’em – self-service link removal
  • rmoov – the backlink removal tool

Action steps

  • Talk to the client to understand any content production they have done in the past
  • Dig through the archives of the site (use site: search in Google)
  • Look for pages on the site which have a fair number of links (and ask if it could perform better after a bit of TLC?)
  • Try Social Crawlytics to uncover hidden assets


Month 3

At the half-way point in the plan, now it’s time to get on to the really fun stuff. It is going to be a busy four weeks…

 Take control of social

Link Repossession  This element can be broken down into three areas:

  • Images
  • Words
  • Mentions

Get blogging


Month 4

As we pass the halfway point for this plan, month 4 involves fewer activities but they are often more involved and require more resources.

 Guest blogging

Reading to consider

Month 5

 Webmaster promotion to content asset 1

How to find opportunities

Month 6

Influencer outreach for new content asset

Repeat activities

  • Webmaster Promotion to the new content asset
  • Guest Blogging (to the new content asset) – target a portion of your guest blogging efforts towards building links and raising awareness for your new content asset. You can even rework some of the content and tailor to specific blogs to save time when it comes to writing the guest posts.
  • Guest Blogging – as before, this time targeting a new niche from your opportunities map.
  • Blogging – once again think ahead in terms of the content you produce, align with any plans you have on the horizon.

Page speed

Page Speed Online

Make your web site faster

What is Page Speed Online?

Page Speed Online analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. Reducing page load times can reduce bounce rates and increase conversion rates. Learn more

What’s new in Page Speed?

  • Page Speed Online graduated from Google Labs New!
  • Page Speed suggestions tailored to mobile sites
  • Page Speed for Chrome

SEO Guides and Resources

Search Engine Land Guide with the Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors – http://searchengineland.com/seotable…anking-factors

SEOmoz Beginners Guide to SEO – http://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo

SEOmoz 2011 Search Engine Ranking Factors – http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors

Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starters Guide – http://static.googleusercontent.com/…rter-guide.pdf

Google’s Webmaster Guidelines – http://www.google.com/support/webmas…y?answer=35769

Local Search Ranking Factors – http://www.davidmihm.com/local-searc…-factors.shtml

A snap shot of your site in the past:  http://web.archive.org/

inbound links : https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites

keyword search:    http://www.spyfu.com/KeywordSmartSearch/

κατασκευη ηλεκτρονικού καταστηματος / e-shop

• Σχεδίαση και κατασκευή ιστοσελίδας (website) σε γλώσσα προγραμματισμού PHP με κείμενα, φωτογραφίες, καλάθι αγορών και δυνατότητα σύνδεσης με πιστωτικές κάρτες.
• Διαχείριση του ηλεκτρονικού καταστήματος (αλλαγές – προσθήκες) από τον ίδιο τον πελάτη.
• Δημιουργία link με site συνεργαζόμενων εταιρειών στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό.
• Δημιουργία mail form για απευθείας επικοινωνία με τους επισκέπτες της ιστοσελίδας (website) σας.
• Δωρεάν εκπαίδευση εξήντα λεπτών στη χρήση του ηλεκτρονικού καταστήματος.
• Επίσης σας παρέχεται η δυνατότητα κατασκευής εντυπωσιακής εισαγωγής σε τεχνολογία FLASH με επιπλέον επιβάρυνση μόνο 150 ευρώ.


• Προώθηση ιστοσελίδας σε μηχανές αναζήτησης και επαγγελματικούς καταλόγους (περίπου 100) στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό.
• Φιλοξενία ιστοσελίδας σε χώρο 200ΜΒ με 100 λογαριασμούς email (POP3) χωρίς μηνιαίο ή ετήσιο όριο επισκεπτών.
• Στατιστικά στοιχεία επισκεψιμότητας πλήρως αναλυμένα διαθέσιμα 24/24h μέσω Internet.
• Τεχνική υποστήριξη σε ότι αφορά την ιστοσελίδα σας από το τμήμα εξυπηρέτησης πελατών της Aboutnet.
• Απομακρυσμένη διαχείριση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου (Web mail)

*Στις παραπάνω τιμές δεν συμπεριλαμβάνεται Φ.Π.Α. 23%

Site Audit Checklist

Quick Overview

Check BoxCheck indexed pages
  • Do a site: search
  • How many pages are returned (this can be way off so don’t put too much stock in this)?
  • Is the homepage showing up as the first result?
  • If the homepage isn’t showing up as the first result, there could be issues, like a penalty or poor site architecture/internal linking, affecting the site.

Check BoxSearch for the brand and branded terms

  • Is the homepage showing up at the top, or are correct pages showing up.
  • If the proper pages aren’t showing up as the first result, there could be issues, like a penalty, in play.
Check BoxCheck Google’s cache for key pages
  • Is the content showing up?
  • Are navigation links present?
  • Are there links that aren’t visible on the site?
PRO Tip:
Don’t forget to check the text only version of the cached page.


Check BoxHomepage content
  • Does the homepage have at least one paragraph?
Check BoxLanding pages
  • Do these pages have at least a few paragraphs?
  • Is it template text or is it completely unique?
Check BoxSite contains real and substantial content
  • Is there real content on the site or is the “content” simply a list of links.
Check BoxProper keyword targeting
  • Is the intent right?
  • Are there pages targeting head terms, mid-tail, and long-tail keywords?
Check BoxKeyword cannibalization
  • Do a site: search Google for important keyword phrases.
  • Check for duplicate content/page titles in the SEOmoz Pro Campaign App.
Check BoxFormatting
  • Is the content formatted well and easy to read quickly?
  • Are H tags used?
  • Are images used?
  • Is the text broken down into easy to read paragraphs?
Check BoxGood Headlines on Blog Posts
  • Good headlines go a long way. Make sure the headlines are well written and draw users in.
Check BoxAmount of content v ads
  • Since the implementation of Panda, the amount of ad-space on a page has become important to evaluate.
  • Make sure there is significant unique content above the fold.
  • If you have more ads than unique content, you are probably going to have a problem.

Read more ………    Technical Site Audit Checklist | SEOmoz.

web ranking and SEO software

Web ranking and SEO software

Accurate Monitor for Search Engines is powerful web ranking software designed for search engine specialists and webmasters. It allows you to find out the position of your website in such major search engines as Google and Altavista for popular keywords and get more traffic to your site. Accurate Monitor offers advanced statistics, export, notes, plugins and an easy-to-use, convenient interface.

Free Monitor for Google is free SEO software designed both for SEO specialists and webmasters. It allows you to find out the rank of your website in Google Top for popular keywords, focus your promotion efforts more precisely then and get more traffic from Google. Google Monitor keeps statistics for several URLs and several lists of keywords. You can export data to CSV.

SEO Altimeter gathers all crucial web ranking info including Alexa Traffic Rank, Google PageRank, Link Popularity, Site Saturation and other vital SEO parameters. Time-saving, powerful, supports multiple URL check at once, keeps history and exports results into CSV – all you need to have another cup of coffee while SEO Altimeter works for you.

With Site Content Analyzer 3 you can discover the most relevant keywords, find out target phrases for your website, learn if your wbesite is optimized well comparing with your competitors, create branded keyword reports or export results to CSV for even more indepth analysis.

PaRaMeter stands for “PageRank Meter”. It allows you to check the Google PageRank website parameter with just one click. Of course, you can do it manually, but using PaRaMeter is faster, more convenient (especially with a bulk load of sites) and does not require Google Toolbar to be installed on your system.

Accurate Monitor for Search Engines (3.5 Mb)
AdWords Clever Wizard (1.7 Mb)
SEO Altimeter (2.2 Mb)
Site Content Analyzer 3 (3.1 Mb)
Free Monitor for Google (1.45 Mb)
BackLinks Master (1.26 Mb)
PaRaMeter (1.3 Mb)

Google Instant

Google Instant

Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.

The most obvious change is that you get to the right content much faster than before because you don’t have to finish typing your full search term, or even press “search.” Another shift is that seeing results as you type helps you formulate a better search term by providing instant feedback. You can now adapt your search on the fly until the results match exactly what you want. In time, we may wonder how search ever worked in any other way.


Faster Searches: By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.

Smarter Predictions: Even when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, predictions help guide your search. The top prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can stop typing as soon as you see what you need.

Instant Results: Start typing and results appear right before your eyes. Until now, you had to type a full search term, hit return, and hope for the right results. Now results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed, every step of the way.

via Google Instant.