But Will it Pass a Hand Check?

A recurring theme in the 2008 link development panel was hand checks and the editorial nature of search, especially from Roger. Great article well worth a read. Thanks Rae!

Published: January 31, 2008 by Aaron Wall in interviews


January 31, 2008 - 11:12pm

I've just started focusing on learning link building so the link development panel was right on time. Have only gotten to question 5 but so far there is a lot of great info in there.

February 1, 2008 - 9:48am

I passed this along to all my colleagues at Zeta. It's a must read blog post in my opinion.

February 1, 2008 - 12:21pm

Some golden nuggets in there for sure - I actually laughed out loud at Ward's comments near the end about his link research strategies. "...Eric Ward might just have a clue after all, despite some folks thinking all I do is work for million dollar content..."

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