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HOW TO SURVIVE THE DEATH OF LINKBUILDING @kirsty_hulse
LINKS ARE NOT DEAD
We don’t have a version like that which is exposed to the public […] backlinks are still a really really big win in terms of quality for search results
BUT LINK BUILDING HAS CHANGED COMPLETELY
Nearly Nice Really Naughty Quite Naughty Automated Paid Incentivised Earned We can stop doing this.
I am not denying that ‘bad’ links still work Consistent, lovely, penalty free organic growth
72 links on different subdomains of this site all with the anchor text “broadband”. Spun content on splogs with exact match anchor Article submissions
But I am saying that we have a choice Organic improvement for a casino brand operating within the competitive ‘roulette’ sector through just earned links
WE STILL NEED TO BUILD LINKS, BUT WE NEED TO EARN THEM
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE TO EARN YOU LINKS
Let’s create some content that we think people will like Now let’s make that content, put it in front of people and hope they like it Let’s identify who our audiences and demographics are Understand what content they consume, share and how they behave online Based on this, let’s create content they are really likely to like
GA Audience and Interest Reports are awesome
Topics to cover Potential Topics Topics to Avoid
Some other free (or cheap) audience insight tools Really badass
Less likely to convert now, however a worthwhile long-term audience Likely to engage online Aspirational 25-34?35-?49k Core 35-54?50k+ Traditional 55+50k+ Higher propensity to convert Less likely to engage online Most likely to convert Least likely to engage online Likely to engage Likely to convert
People who have played roulette or poker online in the past 3 months… 93% more likely to be a male between 25-34 He’s also 87% more likely to be a regular cinema go-er. Martial Arts Teen Comedy War Rom Com?!
Link Reclamation - Handy tools to get links