Weekly SEO news: 13 September 2016
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1. New in SEOprofiler: more than 800 good links for your site (free tool)

It can be difficult to get good links, especially if you have a new site. What if there was a tool that helped you to get links from good websites as easily as possible? The Starter Backlinks tool in SEOprofiler is such a tool. It helps you to get the links that have a positive influence on the position of your pages.

Spam-free links that help you to get started

The Starter Backlinks tool offers a curated collection of good websites that accept website submissions. It is not a directory submitter and it also does not create backlinks automatically!

You have to visit each site and you have to check if your website fits into the category. We omitted the automation on purpose. Only by checking each site manually, you can make sure that you really get high quality links that will help you site.

Automated tools that bulk-submit your site to hundreds of sites will get your website penalized by Google. In contrast to that, the Starter Backlinks tool helps you to get the good links that matter.

Even more links that have a positive influence on your rankings

We have extended the list of websites in the Starter Backlinks tool. You now get more than 800 websites in 23 different categories. Most of the new websites are in the "Content" category:

more than 800 high quality websites

We focus on websites with a high LIS (Link Influence Score) value. Of course, not all of these sites will be a fit for your own site. However, the sites that fit will have a positive influence on the rankings of your website. Use the filters above the list to find the starter backlinks that fit your website best.

Outperform your competition

The free Starter Backlinks tool is a tool that helps you to get started. If you want to outperform your competition, the link analysis tools and the link building tools in SEOprofiler will help you a lot. For example, take a look at the Link Profiler tool, the Link Manager, the Domain Finder tool, or the Top 5 Link Finder tool.

This is a free tool for you

The Starter Backlinks tool is a free tool that you can access in all SEOprofiler plans. It is also available in the free demo version of SEOprofiler. If you haven't done it yet, try SEOprofiler now:

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2. Internet marketing news of the week

GoogleGoogle: a reminder about widget links 

"Google has long taken a strong stance against links that manipulate a site’s PageRank. Today we would like to reiterate our policy on the creation of keyword-rich, hidden or low-quality links embedded in widgets that are distributed across various sites. [...]

Google's webspam team may take manual actions on unnatural links. When a manual action is taken, Google will notify the site owners through Search Console. If you receive such a warning for unnatural links to your site and you use links in widgets to promote your site, we recommend resolving these issues and requesting reconsideration."

Crawlability: just how well can Google crawl JavaScript

"The symbol “#” creeps into many JavaScript-driven website URLs. If your URLs have “#” Google won’t index the page. The exception to this rule is any URLs with “#!” in the URL. URLs with “#!” are still considered acceptable by Google. [...]

Although Google is the most widely used search engine, others, such as Bing and Yahoo, are also popular. These other search engines might not always support JavaScript, which could mean your pages are getting ignored by the bots that rank them."

John MuellerGoogle's John Mueller: more traffic doesn't mean you need more links

"Basically the question was: Does Google expect a site that sees more traffic to also see more links and if not, the rankings might decline? [...]

Sometimes that happens naturally, sometimes that doesn't happen so naturally. I think that isn't necessarily related directly so it's not the case that we say. oh we send you this much traffic therefore we expect you to get more links over time because of that. That's usually not not the way that it works."

+++ SEARCH +++ ENGINE +++ NEWS +++ TICKER +++

  • Google: the increase in crawl errors are nothing to worry about; just hungry crawlers.
  • Google updates Schema review guidelines.
  • How to go from Google ETAs [expanded text ads] to Bing ETAs.
  • Is code to text ratio a Google ranking factor? Answer: no.

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