Recently I was talking to a webmaster and was asked the question “Do you feel that footer links are now useless in SEO”. This question I am sure has been asked many times over by SEO and Webmasters alike. Will I benefit from placing link in a clients footer? Is it worth it?
There has been debate over this issue for quite a while. And while we understand that actions have been taken by Google to prevent manipulation of footer links for SEO purposes, has the value been completely drained?
For instance on MWolk.com the following was posted:
“It seems google completely discard below the fold link (the area which you see only while pulling the scroll bar down). The reason being, most of the footer links are either sold links or having the link of the theme and site designers and they are not quality, relevant and organic links, in short, Footer links have no value for google and google do not pass any link juice (or very very little) to make them worth it”
So in this article we will discuss very briefly a few reasons why I believe that footer links are not yet obsolete as some have insinuated. But rather can still be very powerful.
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There has been much expectation around the launch of Keyword Elite V2. And as is my custom I bought it as soon as it was released and began testing it and comparing it to Keyword Elite V1. In this article I will explain my opinions of the new version and whether or not you should upgrade. Please keep in mind that my reviews are unbiased and based on personal experience… so please read them carefully and decide yourself whether or not to take my advice.
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In this article I will show you the most effective way to steal ANY top Google ranking for ANY keyword. As I frequent SeoChat I notice many people asking why they are not achieving top rankings for specific keywords they have been targeting. Many times the answer is quite simple, the webmaster is doing complete on-page optimization while neglecting to do any or at most very little backlink building. Or perhaps the webmaster is trying to take out competitive rankings while building links from web directories or forums. Many times the cases are very similar, while many webmasters really do try to build links very few do it in the right way or stick with it. Even if you get a few good links, that is not the time to stop and hope they will push you over the edge, nay, instead it is time for you to move into over-drive.
The answer to achieving that coveted ranking is actually very very simple, the only question I have is, are you dedicated to REALLY taking on that competitive keyword? – if so then lets get started, lets learn the TRUE secret to stealing ANY top Google ranking… are you ready?