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Monday, 18 August 2014

How much does a decent high PR (say, PR 6+) backlink cost? What is the going rate for quality these days? I am truly astonished by the quantity of sites promising to ‘get you 20 PR9 backlinks from 20 different high PR sites for just under $12’. 



But am even more astonished that website owners that have to be told not to buy backlinks one of those ‘private high PR authority networks’.
With popular backlink forums such as such as monster backlinks! providing with webmasters with their money’s worth of backlinks, there is a bit of a dilemma about whether the buying high PR backlinks is really worth the negative pr. It’s harder and harder to know whose running the game. The situation is not helped by the fact that search engines sometimes – though unwittingly – rewards sites with bought high PR backlinks.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


You probably already know that almost all Google SEO parameters pivot on quality backlinks to relevant content. There are an infinite number of places you could – conceivably – build high PR backlinks pointing to your site; the best amongst them being Google profile links with ‘anchor texts’ for key employees, founders, and other publishers and the now famous ‘rel=publisher’ attribution tag.




See, the thing about external backlinks, particularly those with decent to high pr, is that they are notoriously difficult to administer leaving site owners have little or no control over them, save for the occasional nod from strangers.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

You can now access keyword information previously ‘not provided’ in Google’s Analytics reports for keywords which drive traffic to your website, thanks to a new Google SEO tool by Online Marketr.
Online Marketr is able to do this by directly connecting to GWT to monitor ranking and recover keywords. This is a radical departure from conventional Google SEO ranking tools which infer rankings from Google results.


Friday, 1 August 2014