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How To Get Backlinks From Forums

There is little doubt most bloggers are more than familiar with how to get backlinks from commenting and guest posting. You have probably heard about a number of other methods and ways you can obtain additional backlinks to your website and/or inner posts by now too. Today I am going to show you how to get backlinks from forum sites.

A popular method that has been around for a very long time is to get links from Forums. These are much easier then you might realize. The problem is most people don’t use them properly, and end up getting banned from a forum site. I know a lot of bloggers spend more time at other blogging sites because they are familiar with the commenting process. Forums might seem a little confusing at first, but overall they are just as simple as blog commenting.

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Google Pagerank Update

Google Pagerank Update November 7th, 2012

Apparently there was a Google Pagerank update on November 7th, 2012 give or take depending on where in the world you happen to live.

Several webmaster forums and sites I frequent have trending topics supporting a new update, and they are usually accurate.

I don’t follow Google Pagerank nearly as much as I used to, but I still do some minor checking after hearing about one.

If you like the numbers’ game, and follow Google updates you may want to check your website to see for yourself.

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Google YouTube Videos

YouTube Time Watched Now a Ranking Factor

Some people suspect and believe that YouTube has been ranking videos based on the time watched for quite a while now. Or, that they were using time watched as a partial indicator anyway.

On October 12, 2012 YouTube officially announced in this blog post: YouTube search, now optimized for time watched that they adjusted ranking videos according to time watched. Apparently in an effort to reward engaging videos with better ranking results.

Of course any time Google or YouTube officially announce a change the rumors start to swirl.

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Google Pagerank Update

Google Pagerank Update August 2/3, 2012

It appears as though there was a Google Pagerank on August 2nd/3rd depending on where in the world you happen to live.

If I remember right the last major update was back in May 2012. This mean almost exactly 3 months has gone by since then. Some people tend to expect it to happen every 3 months, but it does vary. I can recall a few 4, 6, and even a 9 month lapse in updates over the years.

As I suspected a number of webmaster forums and message boards lit up shortly after this Google update. I don’t know how they can be so quick to post something about it. I guess because some of them have so many active members someone is bound to notice, or they have a keen eye.

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Cuterank Keyword Ranking

CuteRank FREE Keyword Rank Checker

I have been meaning to write about CuteRank, which is a great keyword rank checker for a while now. It comes in both FREE and Paid (Pro) versions.

I know what you are thinking…Oh great one of those free things that you can barely use without upgrading to the pricey version right?

Well this was exactly what I was thinking too, but it turns out that the free CuteRank version allows you to do quite a bit. More than I was expecting actually, and probably more than enough or at least suitable for most sites.

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When a Web Site Disappears Your Link Does Too

Most of us have a few favorite websites that we frequent on a regular basis. Not only big and popular sites like Facebook or Twitter, but smaller sites as well. I know there are several I visit at least once per week.

Obviously some sites have been around longer and are more popular than others. When a site has topics and content that I can relate to and is of interest to me I will usually leave a comment.

Recently I wrote about the average lifespan of a website, which I have been thinking about for a while now. I keep thinking about how many websites call it quits and disappear in a short period of time. Many without warning or indication.

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Google Pagerank Update

Are You Ticked Off About The Google Penguin Update

People sometimes use terms like cute, intriguing, mesmerizing, and even cool when referring to Penguins. That was until Google recently rolled out a new major update on or around April 24th, 2012. AKA “The Webspam Algorithm Update,” which Google later officially named “Penguin.” Now all of a sudden penguins are not as cool as they were a few days ago.

If you follow the world of SEO you have probably heard about the Panda Update, the more recent Ads Above the Fold Update, or even the Mayday Update. There have been quite a few major updates over the years, and even more minor updates than most people can keep up with.

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Google Pagerank Update

Google Pagerank Update May 3rd, 2012

Apparently there was a Google Pagerank Update on Thursday May 3rd, 2012 ish depending on just where in the world you happen to live. This information is based upon several Webmaster and SEO forum sites I belong to. One thing about those kinds of sites they seem to be very tuned into Google updates, and are usually the first to inform everyone.

There are people who say it affects the rank of internal pages, while a few others have said that their homepage did go up or down. Whether this would be considered a major or minor update I couldn’t tell you for sure since it just happened.

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Google Pagerank Update

Ask Google to Crawl Your Page or Site

Do you want Google to come and crawl your page or site faster? Why not just ask, or tell it to anyway.

One of the things that doesn’t get a lot of attention, or mentioned that often is how to tell Googlebot that you posted a new page that you would like crawled and hopefully indexed.

I know a lot of people have difficulties getting crawled and indexed. People post something new and expect Google to find and index it almost immediately, which doesn’t always happen. This can depend on a lot of factors such as: How new your website is, how many backlinks you have, even what kind of script your site is based on, just to name a few.

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