• http://www.sixdegreescontent.com Courtney Ramirez

    Since I do mostly on page optimization, I sometimes feel at a loss when it comes to backlinks sometimes. Using content hubs is an amazing tip! I like how you stepped out exactly how to reverse engineer that process. I’m going to share this idea (and post) with my SEO copywriting clients.

  • http://www.alliance-link.com Debra Mastaler

    Glad you found it useful Courtney, thanks for your comments and keep reading Link Week! :)

  • Eric Wood

    We all have seen many of the article directories have been hit hard for rankings and traffic after the panda update. So are the links built within article marketing still valuable? Or have they dropped in value as well since the directories are not as authoritative in google.

  • http://www.alliance-link.com Debra Mastaler

    Not sure you can give a blanket answer to that question Eric, really depends on the content host and how that page ranks within a search engine.

  • http://www.surveys4cash.com Vi

    I think best thing you can do write another article and check how it gonna effect your ranking.
    Only you should be careful with duplicate content when rewriting posts or articles.
    Here is interesting post regarding Panda update:
    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-guidance-on-building-high-quality.html

  • http://www.websimple.com/ Jeremy Bencken

    Great series, Debra. Regarding re-using old blog posts and articles, at SMX Advanced last year, you talked about using that content to create podcasts, and then building links to your podcast landing page.

    Curious if you’re still finding as much success attracting links with a podcast?