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Linkbuilding for Ecommerce Sites - SMX Munich 2012

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    But            luckily,            we            found            a            working            one            here (copy paste link in browser) :            www.goo.gl/yT1SNP
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Linkbuilding for Ecommerce Sites - SMX Munich 2012

  1. 1. LINKBUILDING FOR ECOMMERCE Richard Baxter, Founder, SEOgadget Download this presentation: http://bit.ly/SEOgadgetMunich16 different ways you can build links to your ecommerce site, whatever vertical you’re in….
  2. 2. 15 Link Building Strategies for Ecommerce
  3. 3. #1 Make awesome product pages.
  4. 4. This product page is amazing! http://www.goapr.com/products/stage3_b7_rs4.html
  5. 5. Embedded how to video AND: QA section belowhttp://www.espares.co.uk/
  6. 6. CONVERT POPULAR QA TO POSTSThis post earned 21 links – that’s really not that bad for a few hours work
  7. 7. #2 Devise unique, genius products
  8. 8. http://wish.co.uk/zombie-shopping-mall/ Wish.co.uk’s Zombie Shopping Experience attracted 100’s links and 66,000 Facebook likes
  9. 9. AND GOT THEM LINKS LIKE THISGenuinely innovative and original gets the attention of the big guys…
  10. 10. PIGGYBACK ON A TV SHOW / MOVIECovered on Mashable, CNN, CNET, and heaps of other tech / business sites
  11. 11. #3 Get the price wrong. “Accidentally.”
  12. 12. 17,700 mentions online including Techcrunch, BBC, Dailymail, CNN, Metro, etc
  13. 13. #4 Make it Embeddable
  14. 14. This drives me crazy…. So difficult to use their data.
  15. 15. Totaljobs make the same mistake – great data, very hard to use.
  16. 16. An example of embeddable – simple HTML code viahttp://www.creditdonkey.com/history-of-money.html
  17. 17. Via Gianluca Fiorelli – go to vistitnorway.com, it’s a beautiful website.
  18. 18. #5 Understand how your best competitors are attracting links. Your best, not your highest ranking.
  19. 19. HOW HAVE THESE GUYS ATTRACTED LINKS?How have your best competitors (not your highest ranking) been attracting links
  20. 20. HOW DID THEY DO IT?• Links from large volumes of money saving and frugal tips blogs• Reader offers dedicated to a specific publication , for example: “Roomorama offers TNW Readers 25%”• AirBNB host regular meet-ups and events for home owners and holiday makers• Use of PR, for example: “AirBNB’s 1 millionth night booked"• Partnerships: places to stay for sporting events and conferences• The ability to create content focusing on packages / inspiration• AirBNB have a blog, a technology blog , a ceo ‘s blog and an entrepreneurs blog• Hundreds of top lists for students, places to stay near universities, sports team tours, academics, disabled travel guides• Festivals - "finding accommodation for Glastonbury"• Partnering with events sites, conferences and hack days• Tours content - art, history, museums, - where to stay, when and what to see Made by scrolling through the results from Open Site Explorer.
  21. 21. #6 Make Instructographics
  22. 22. http://www.seomoz.org/blog/going-viral-on-pinterest-driving-big-traffic-and-making-pinterest-a-real-marketing-solution - via Colby Almond at 97th Floor – generated 46k repins!
  23. 23. Simple how to: http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/how-to-beachy-waves/ 530 FB likes, 83 RD links
  24. 24. #7 Incentivise your users with rewards
  25. 25. Yep, that’s a URL (SEOmoz use a 302 redirect here, BTW)
  26. 26. #8 Produce Something of Value. Then, Give it Away.
  27. 27. Free! Took a week to develop – 6,400 downloads, 184 links so far.
  28. 28. We created great content and gave it away. It spread well, we smiled.
  29. 29. #9 Translate the Good Content and Place it Overseas
  30. 30. Our Mandarin and German translations – remarkably easy to find a good translator, inexpensive and both contacts made in English.
  31. 31. #10 Scale Your Outreach / Guest Posting
  32. 32. TAKE LINK BUILDING LESSONS FROM SWISS TONI Find Combine Filter Competitor Analysis Domain Metrics Excel Scraping Links BuzzStream My Blog Guest Social MetricsCheck out Jon Quinton’s “Link Building Lessons from Swiss Toni” http://bit.ly/yeLukQ
  33. 33. Get (excellent) content for your blog and / or build quality links. Blogger link up is well worth testing, and use Boomerang / Followerwonk to manage and find contacts.
  34. 34. #11 Create beautiful articles
  35. 35. ADD VALUE EVERYWHERE: BEAUTIFUL ARTICLESIf you write great, great content for 3 rd party sites, it attracts its own links and social – do this
  36. 36. #12 Clean up after yourself.
  37. 37. This was an infographic I created a year ago– SixRevisions picked it up – awesome!
  38. 38. We can work with this….
  39. 39. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?Keep pushing that infographic! They can go evereywhere!
  40. 40. When you’re done with the outreach, the image search follow up, then get onto My Blog Guest – they have an infographics section…
  41. 41. # 13 Make (Inexpensive) viral / great content
  42. 42. How much of your favourite energy drink, soda, or caffeinated food would it take to kill you? 509 root domain links: http://www.energyfiend.com/death-by-caffeine
  43. 43. Bed Jump by Hotels by City – 278 root domain links and counting and a great community seed
  44. 44. Photo fake out - http://www.oyster.com/hotels/photo-fakeouts/ linked to by the NY Times, amongst the thousands of others.
  45. 45. #14 Find out who linked to that last product, And tell them about the new one!
  46. 46. www.prezzybox.com/usb-mouse-calculator.aspx
  47. 47. #15 Clean out the Garbage
  48. 48. IS MY LINK STILL LIVE?For the Excel minded: https://seogadget.co.uk/how-to-find-lost-links/
  49. 49. PLEASE, DO NOT DO THIS:For the Quality minded: https://seogadget.co.uk/bad-backlink-checking/
  50. 50. THANK YOU Richard Baxter, Founder, SEOgadgetDownload this presentation: http://bit.ly/SEOgadgetMunichTwitter: @richardbaxterBlog: seogadget.co.ukEmail: richard@seogadget.co.uk

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