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    A Good blog post does not just "get links"

    Observation:
    I've wrote some really cool blog posts that have done some cool things for clients and drove some neat traffic numbers. however. . . these things have NEVER received any links on their own. Not one.

    You would think with thousands and thousands of views of these things, it would get at least one link, but, no, not a single one.

    I think it kind of works like this:
    1 out 200 people will legitimately comment on an article they read
    1 out of 100,000 people will pick up your article and link to it.

    (I guess that is why you have to promote your stuff, and ask for a link).

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    Re: A Good blog post does not just "get links"

    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierBuff View Post
    Observation:
    I've wrote some really cool blog posts that have done some cool things for clients and drove some neat traffic numbers. however. . . these things have NEVER received any links on their own. Not one.

    You would think with thousands and thousands of views of these things, it would get at least one link, but, no, not a single one.

    I think it kind of works like this:
    1 out 200 people will legitimately comment on an article they read
    1 out of 100,000 people will pick up your article and link to it.

    (I guess that is why you have to promote your stuff, and ask for a link).
    Local blogs probably won't get a lot of links. That's why I always scratch my head when people talk about blogging for a local business as a good linkbuilding strategy for an agency.

    Good local blog posts can't be written at scale. They take individual time and attention, not to mention outreach. And even then, the links you will get are probably few and far between.

    I imagine someone has mastered it and I would love to hear from them.

    But we abandoned local blogging as a linkbuilding strategy a long time ago.
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    Re: A Good blog post does not just "get links"

    Without an outreach strategy, it's not likely to get many links (if any). Without any outreach the best links I got to posts I've written in the past are links on Reddit. Buried in subreddits though, so they could still be better.
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    Re: A Good blog post does not just "get links"

    These are all great points. Brian Dean has a blog post that speaks directly to your point (at some length) and presents quite a few innovative link building techniques.
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    Re: A Good blog post does not just "get links"

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaMackens View Post
    Local blogs probably won't get a lot of links. That's why I always scratch my head when people talk about blogging for a local business as a good linkbuilding strategy for an agency.

    Good local blog posts can't be written at scale. They take individual time and attention, not to mention outreach. And even then, the links you will get are probably few and far between.

    I imagine someone has mastered it and I would love to hear from them.

    But we abandoned local blogging as a linkbuilding strategy a long time ago.
    Do you still use blogs on websites for local businesses?

    I put blog posts on my company's website hoping it would help with SEO.

    The only people that read my blogs are out of state. I barely get someone from in state reading them. The people in state who come to my website are looking for an electrician, not an article on electrical stuff- and that's what I want!

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