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How to Find Backlinks with the * Operator in Google

How to Find Backlinks with the * Operator in Google

I’ve read books on SEO, and many of them recommended using link: on Google to find competitor backlinks like this: link:yourcompetitorwebsite.com Things have changed since I first wrote this blog post in 2013. When I first used the link operator on mrtechnique.com, there were only 3 results in Google: The year is now 2018, and there are a lot more search results than that although the results consist of more than external links to our website. In… continue reading »

Using YouTube for Search Engine Optimization

Using YouTube for Search Engine Optimization

Over the last couple of years, I’ve had success with doing SEO work for a few of my clients.  I noticed their visits had increased according to Google Analytics.  In addition, my clients reported a jump in phone calls and website inquiries. I wanted to let my visitors know about my success, so I filmed a few of my website design clients talking favorably about my services and uploaded them to my YouTube account.  YouTube… continue reading »

Bring Traffic to Your Website by Giving Advice

Bring Traffic to Your Website by Giving Advice

Manta is an advertising solution for small businesses.  You can register for a Manta account for free.  You can even add a few links back to your website and social media pages in your Manta profile. I’m not here to discuss setting up a Manta profile though.  There are millions of free business directories that you can do that with like HotFrog, MerchantCircle, etc.  I doubled my website traffic by commenting on the Manta Forum…. continue reading »

Show Off Your Testimonials in Kudzu

Show Off Your Testimonials in Kudzu

Kudzu is another website where visitors can leave a review on your business, and it was around before Yelp, another review website.  You can set up a Kudzu business listing for free. Once you set up a listing, I recommend you send an invitation to a few of your customers or clients to leave you a favorable review. A few of my web design clients have found me on Kudzu, and I gave them good service which… continue reading »

Hot vs Not and Best of the Internet Directory

Hot vs Not and Best of the Internet Directory

If you’re an SEO guy, maybe you have heard of Hot vs Not.  They’re not DMOZ, but they are a solid directory. Hot vs Not is a Google PR6 directory.  I’ve submitted a few sites to them.  You can even submit multiple sites to them if you want to build some deeplinks.  Deeplinks are links to website pages other than the home page or index page.

Some Free Online Directories

Building backlinks is tedious, time consuming, and costly.  I’ve used a combination of paid and free online directories to bring backlinks to my sites and clients’ websites.  In a previous blog post, I mentioned a few paid online SEO directories.  If you’re low on cash and can’t afford a paid directory listing, here are a few free ones: Jayde (Google PR 6) – Email validation required, but submission is approved within a few days. SoMuch.com (Google PR… continue reading »