Link Goodies

Here are some interesting links of note.

Danny Sullivan whinges about all the flavors of spam killing the utility of the web.

John Andrews on the absurdity of calling affiliate links spam.

Slightly Shady SEO looks at Google's user data empire.

Andrew Goodman on why you have to target a tight niche to build a community. He also highlighted that display ads might be getting the credit they deserve, using a fun analogy:

Alexander Hamilton's face is on every $10 bill, but his brand isn't doing so hot. Thomas Jefferson, meanwhile, has a strong brand, and he's only on the 2, and there are hardly any of those in circulation. What is a fair CPM rate for either gentleman to pay for this type of exposure?

Seth highlights that connecting people is the easiest way to make money online. offers SEO Book members a $50 off coupon when they submit a site to the directory.

SEO Black Hat is hosting another high level SEO conference, in Rio De Janerio.

Michael Gray roasted Google for not allowing an opt out option on SearchWiki.

At WembasterWorld Pubcon Brent D Payne mentioned that if you were covered in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, or any Tribune Interactive publication, but were not linked to, then you can send him a tweet on Twitter and he will try to get your link added.

Stuntdubl announced he is doing social media consulting again. He is probably amongst the top couple social media marketers.

Joost de Valk created a cool Mint Pepper to show Technorati backlinks.

Microsoft search may re-brand as Kumo. They would be better off buying

Here are some funny SEO comics.

Interviews & Meta-Me

I wrote a guest column for Search Engine Land about how using a consistent site structure helps build your SEO momentum.

I did a couple interviews recently. If interested, here is on on GottaQuirk, and another on PalatnikFactor.

I was also interviewed in the recently published book Blog Blazers. I have a couple copies of the book to give away...if you want one just comment below...first come first served :)

Published: November 29, 2008 by Aaron Wall in Links


November 29, 2008 - 4:40am

Guess I qualify for the giveaway book!
I haven't checked out all the links yet, doing so now.
Just a note, I feel your blog is becoming more lively now with Peter's posts, stuff like Link Goodies and some of your recent posts criticizing some famous guys.

November 29, 2008 - 7:53pm

I will email you asking for your mailing address. :)

To be honest I sorta ignored the public facing part of the brand for a period, but have decided to give it a bit more effort over the past few months.

November 29, 2008 - 9:23pm

OMG, I thought (hoped, at least) you had some electronic licensed copies.

'cause I live in Pakistan (just beside India).

At least the upside is that your blog is widely international, haha.

Anyway, I am thinking of joining your training program soon (waiting for a few things to settle). So if you have only hard copies, then I gladly step down for the next guy.

November 29, 2008 - 9:30pm

The ebook version is $13. If you were about to join our training program than the easiest way to get you the ebook version would be to have you buy it, and then when you join ping me and I can refund $13 from your first payment.

November 29, 2008 - 9:35pm

That seems just great.
Thanks for the favor (and a great blog).

November 29, 2008 - 5:17am

This is a quick comment - Before someone else leaves one and gets the book!

November 29, 2008 - 7:58pm

I will email you asking for your mailing address. :)

November 29, 2008 - 9:21am

Hi Aaron,

You've done it again! Why do you post these useful posts with so many great links.

I'd just promised to spend Saturday doing some of the house hold chores I have been avoiding and then you go and post these links that I really MUST spend some serious time today reading :)

Oh well, guess I can always clean te house tomorrow...


November 29, 2008 - 7:57pm

Hehehe...I am always looking for reasons to put off household clean up to tomorrow, or next year :)

phillip skinner
November 29, 2008 - 11:50am

Hi Aaron readers posters seobook fans far n wide ... one of my favorite keywords "Link Goodies" and again popping into this blog page I'm not at all disappointed like Mikes post above I also had a plan for today but scanning through my email box how can you refuse to pop in to your favorite web masters blog especially with a tempting subject line like "Link Goodies" thanks again Aaron you have got me glued yet again to my monitor thanks buddy ... oh yeah I have a couple of cool Link Goodies to share I found out about on Twitter

About True Social Networking as in People Power
"Turning of the Tide" and again this is heavy but worth a couple of hours of Free Time! ... to View Listen and take in?

All my best to you and your "Link Goodies"

That's another full days viewing above over 20 "Link Goodies"

November 29, 2008 - 7:56pm

Thanks for sharing Phillip :)

November 29, 2008 - 4:22pm

hey Aaron,
i missed the giveaway....anyways next time.....gotta read the links now.
My Blog Aaron......its comment if u get the time....

November 29, 2008 - 7:55pm

I would suggest putting up a new theme rather than using the default one...typically most Wordpress blogs using the default theme are spam...and you want to look different at first glance than those guys do :)

November 29, 2008 - 5:19pm

Any more copies of the book? I am interested reading it.

November 29, 2008 - 7:58pm

I think the people above you beat you and I am all out, at least for now.

November 30, 2008 - 6:07am

hi Aaron,
done. thanx for the suggestion. Feel free to suggest any improvement in the future too.
Proud to be your student.

December 3, 2008 - 12:42am

Hey Aaron -

Thanks for the kind words man. One other addition to the "best of" social media list...I'd definitely add Chris Winfield of - they really got their stuff together over there.

December 3, 2008 - 2:33am

Yeah those guys are sharp.

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