• http://www.brickmarketing.com nickstamoulis

    Hi Eric – Great article!

    Personally, I find looking at the nature or types of sites linking to a competitor to but a much better use of time than scrapping sites manually for contact information (even low cost labor). Even if a competitor site is ranking well, it is important to understand how they got there (black, white or grey hat SEO and link building strategies). This could also uncover holes in their strategy that can also help develop a better long term search engine “trust factor” for a site.

  • http://www.kmpfurniture.com rafaelmontilla

    For Link Building Campaigns is good to use SEO Pool, it helps me a lot with a single keyword.

    I will say using metrics & SEO Pool is a great campaigns for Link Building.

  • http://www.redmudmedia.com Red_Mud_Rookie

    Great post. I particularly want to comment on the PageRank versus relevance factor. In my opinion, relevance is more important, but I may be wrong….

    Let’s say I sell lawnmowers… if a page about the different species of garden lawn grass with PR0 links to me I would see that as far more beneficial than a PR5 page about women’s underwear.

    Would you agree?