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State of Links 2019: Questions to the Google Webspam Team

Toxic Links and Redirects
John Muller announced him meeting with the webspam team to talk about the state of links and asked for questions from the webmaster community. What should he bring up? Do they still work? Here are ...
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20 SEO Link Building Tips for 2019

20 SEO Link Building Tips
Link Building has been called "dead" for years. The rules of 2003 certainly changed, and those who could not learn and adapt to the ever-changing rules and increased requirements on skills, tools, details then, of ...
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New LRT Plans 2017 – Full Superhero Power for All

New Plans and Prices
LRT reworked all product plans and features to match everyone's needs and support our business philosophy for quality and comprehensiveness in data quality. A lot of legacy plans are not available anymore and we suggest ...
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Co-Citations and Bad Neighborhood Explained

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One of the most important elements for quality and safe link building is a good neighborhood. If you read this article you will learn what a bad neighborhood is and how co-citations can lead you ...
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Competitive Domain Analysis with LRT

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The competitive situation is different in Google for any given country, language, industry, or search term. Therefore it is crucial to develop the ability to understand your competition. This complete guide written by one of ...
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Backlink Audits Faster and Bigger

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We are proud to present you our April product update that will boost productivity and link data quality in your work big time. You can now run backlink audits with Link Detox for much bigger ...
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Link Detox Eco Mode – Economical Link Audit

“Eco Mode” Audit – 100% of possible domains audited
We proudly announce that we have developed the Link Detox Eco Mode. A cost-effective to auditing your backlinks. You get freshly crawled and verified links in each report so you can base your decisions on ...
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7 Secret SEO Tools for 2017 You Didn’t Know Exist

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This is a post your competitors don’t want you to read. You will learn about seven fairly unknown SEO tools for 2017 that you most probably didn’t know exist. These tools ease your SEO work ...
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icelolly.com Google Penguin Penalty Recovery | 3 Years Later

Icelolly Google Penguin Recovery
Get ready to read a detailed, extensive and well-structured Google Penguin recovery case study. This is a follow-up on the Google Penguin penalty that Icelolly received in 2013. Learn from the measures they took to ...
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Complete Backlink Audits – Only the Full Picture Counts

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We are proud to present you our May product update that will help you save time while delivering high-quality work for your clients, for your company or, why not, for your own business. Read on ...
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BrightonSEO Key Takeaways

BrightonSEO Key Takeaways from LinkResearchTools
The BrightonSEO Conference is the biggest search marketing event and conference in the United Kingdom. Leading experts from around the world come together to share their knowledge. What are the important SEO trends nowadays? Where ...
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Cure Your Penguin Penalty with Redirects and Link Detox

Cure Your Penguin Penalty with Redirects and Link Detox
Finally, we found a natural predator for Google's notorious penguins. The Orca Method is a proven strategy to isolating and eliminating Google Penguin threats to your site's search visibility. In this tell-all case study, we ...
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The Power of Link Risk Management in the Real Time Penguin Era

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Learn from a real-life example of Link Risk Management protecting a client's rankings. LRT Certified Professional, Stefano Robbi, gives us an example in the era of Real-Time Penguin in the Italian ads market. His client ...
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Google Recovery after Hacked Link Negave SEO Attack.

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Happy endings exist. Though this university site was manually penalized because of hacking, Google removed it after one reconsideration request. See how they did it, and use their excellent link removal outreach email, reconsideration request, ...
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How to use the Google Disavow Links Tool

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The Google Disavow Tool has been out for years. But we still see common mistakes that SEOs make every day, not considering that disavowing the wrong links can cause severe damage to the rankings. Read ...
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Why is Link Risk Management Vital?

Why is Link Risk Management vital
Why is Link Risk Management vital? Protect your hard-fought gains from algorithm changes and malicious actions. Keep your site from losing traffic and money. LRT Certified Professional, Arda Mendes, explains the link audit process and ...
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13 Ways to Improve Backlinks That You Already Have

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Your existing link profile is the most important asset your website has. We often forget how many thousands or even millions of links are sending visitors to your site on a daily basis, and of ...
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Negative SEO Protection Techniques

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In today's world, negative SEO has become a realistic threat. Various simple techniques are now commonly used to destroy competing businesses. Read here the most popular methods of negative SEO and learn how you can ...
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9 Ways to Check the Quality of a Link

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Do you know what's the difference between a good link and a back links? Using LRT Technology you can check that within seconds. But how can you check the backlinks in your link profile yourself ...
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6 Reasons Why You Should Check Your Disavow File Again

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Disavow file audit is the new mode of Link Detox. It´s designed to help you fix mistakes you made in the past. Read here why is it so important to check your disavow file again ...
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Google Recovery: Link Based Penalty through Negative SEO Attack

Google Penalty and Negative SEO Attack WOW Recovery
A website got hit by a Google algorithmic penalty, received a Google partial match Manual Action and got hit by Negative SEO. The situation looked hopeless, but this website recovered thanks to a brilliant strategy ...
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Google Recovery: How to Fix a Manual Penalty in 5 Simple Steps

Google Penguin Penalty
If you received an email from Google Search Console Team about unnatural inbound links that violate Google Webmaster Guidelines – then I know how you feel. It is definitely one of the worst messages you ...
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3 Google Recovery Success Stories

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Read here 3 new, fantastic Case Studies that will show you how agencies recovered their client’s site not only from Manual Actions, but also from Penguin updates ...
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Google Penalty: An Introduction to Manual Actions in Search Console

Google Penalty: An Introduction to Manual Actions in Search Console
As a webmaster or SEO, there’s nothing worse than getting a message from Google Webmaster Tools about a manual action that has been placed on your website. In this post, we’re looking at the different ...
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Google Update: Penguin 4.0 – the “Real Time” Link Algorithm

Google Penguin 4.0 – Real Time Penguin Update
Hey wait, but if Penguin goes real-time, that would mean it also needs to be integrated into the core algorithm... hmmm food for thought, if it's not Penguin (the thing attached on top of the ...
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Google Update: Penguin 4.0 – Questions & Answers

Penguin 4.0 Questions & Answers
Times just got really exciting with the Penguin 4.0 update, as it is now integrated into the core algorithm. This is not going to be an update like the previous Penguins, where Google will be ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Link Removal

The Ultimate Guide to Link Removal
This detailed guide takes you step-by-step through how to find, identify and remove dangerous links. In it, Bartosz shares shares many of his secrets, real-life examples, and a deliciously sneaky way to find hidden contact ...
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No Follow Links in SEO

No Follow Links - Risky or Irrelevant?
The value of No Follow links has often led to heated debates among online marketers and SEOs. Ever since Google rolled out the Penguin algorithm in 2012, the risk of links has become a central ...
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7 Steps to Fix or Avoid a Drop in Rankings after a Website Migration or Redesign

Website Redesign or Migration - Avoid Traffic and Sales Loss
After a website migration or redesign you can lose a lot of links and organic traffic and so sales . Follow these simple steps to fix or avoid that ...
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5 Magic Steps to Refresh an Old or Expired Domain

SEO steps to refresh an old or expired domain
Many SEOs may be asking themselves what's the best way to refresh an expired domain or an older website that has been sitting there for a while with nobody creating new content or building new ...
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How The Penguin Core Algoritm Can Affect Your Website Rankings

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Google officially announced that they made Google Penguin part of their Core Algorithm. This means that webmasters don’t need to wait for years for a Google Penguin Update to recover the rankings of a website ...
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No More Disavow Files Needed?

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In a typical brief and short statement, Google’s Gary Illyes commented, that Google has “less need” for users disavowing bad links. However, the statement was quickly taken out of context calling the “Disavow Tool” dead, ...
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Interflora Google Penalty – a Deep Dive into Toxic Links

Google Penguin Penalty
I am sure you’ve heard about Interflora.co.uk being penalized by Google. No wonder, because Link Detox found over 70% toxic and suspicious links including cheap advertorials, paid blog posts etc. Here you will find examples ...
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How to find 101 great links for Interflora – easily

20 SEO Link Building Tips
Which things to fix, which links to build? This case-study shows how the penalized site Interflora can clean up their link profile AND build some awesome new backlinks without losing precious Link Juice. Read on ...
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11 More Things You Didn’t Know About Links and Redirects

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Do redirects pass link juice? Do they pass penalties? Does it matter which redirect I use? These questions are essential to SEO, especially because things change over time and we may have missed something in ...
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What you didn’t know about your old backlinks

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Today, it’s no longer about cutting the “price per link” to a minimum – it’s all about the risk. After years of disgracefully spamming the Web, cleaning up the mess seems to be a lost ...
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Get More Link Data from Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools)

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Google can be infuriating. They count every link to your site but only show you a random sampling in Google Webmaster Tools. But here's a simple and genius hack to squeeze more links out of ...
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Guest Posting the Right Way for Link Building

Guest Posting with LinkResearchTools
Read this Case Study and learn how to: find quality websites accepting guest posts, initiate the first contact, create great content, get quality backlinks, build valuable relationships by implementing professional link building strategies ...
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3 Ways How Stylebop can Outperform all Competitors

3 ways stylebop.com can outperform all competitors
This case study provides strong improvements for the backlink, content and social media marketing strategy for Stylebop. All the suggestions are based on a thorough competitor analysis ...
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Why Link Building (the Right Way) is Still Important

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Are links the only things you should focus on? Absolutely not. But they still are very important. Learn why link building is still important and what doing link building the right way looks like in ...
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Search Console by Google – The Ultimate Guide

Search Console by Google - The Ultimate Guide
If you’re not sure what you can get out of Google Webmaster Tools, we have the solution. This guide will show you everything you can learn from and do with GWT in order to improve ...
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How to Perform a Disavow File Audit

Disavow File Audit
Website owners upload Disavow Files to their Google Search Console to remove Google Penalties and keep their sites safe from harmful and unnatural inbound links. During this process, the disavow file tends to get overwritten ...
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6 Common Link Audit Mistakes and their FIX

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I made a list of the most frequent link audit mistakes to help you avoid them. Read this post to find out what can go wrong with a link audit and how to deal with ...
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Do NOT remove your Redirects from your .htaccess file

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Please do NOT follow Google's Gary's advice or promote this as the latest and greatest "website speed trick". Don't remove your redirects. This is a sure way to get your website's traffic and rankings into ...
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Expedia.com: FULL deep-dive into Unnatural Travel Link Schemes [update +250%]

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Expedia has been hit hard with a Penalty and lost 25% of its visibility. Even a Negative-SEO attach was suspected. This deep dive by Bartosz Góralewicz looks into the backlink profile of Expedia and reveals ...
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More Improvements in Performance, Data Quality, and Usability for LinkResearchTools (LRT)

February Release 2017
We focused all our efforts on making LinkResearchTools (LRT) easy to work with, faster and showing more link data than ever before. Some of you Superheros will see up to 3x more links for their ...
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Google Penguin Update confirmed to be “real-time”…

Google Penguin Update confirmed to be "real-time"...
Google confirmed the "Real Time Penguin Update" for 2015. You can prepare for the next Real Time Penguin Update with our case studies and the Superhero Plan. The Superhero plan allows you to perform link ...
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How to Prevent a Google Penguin Penalty

How to Prevent a Google Penguin Penalty
Link Risk Management is something that you MUST do. You should not overlook taking care of your online business. Read on and learn how to prevent a Google Penguin Penalty and keep your online business ...
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How to do local SEO with LinkResearchTools and Impactana

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If you want to stay competitive, you need to start a local SEO campaign, study your SERP competitors, find guest post opportunities, find local influencers in your niche and start building links that will help ...
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Is that a link you really want? Make sure it’s a great one!

find link building opportunities
The Link Audit Opportunity mode of Link Detox is an awesome process which can help you find low risk, high quality links. Your time will no longer be wasted going after worthless or harmful links ...
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Why You Need Links Similar to Your Competition

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If you are ready to take your link building to the next level, read on to find out: how common backlinks can improve your traffic, why some common backlinks are more powerful than others, how ...
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How to find the best link building opportunities

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Link Building has become a real challenge. Analyze your market, check out your competitors and verify high-quality sites. But there is also another great approach. This Case Study will show you how LRT Xpert Rick ...
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9 useful tips to use ScrapeBox for your SEO workflow

9 useful tips to use ScrapeBox for your SEO workflow
ScrapeBox is a well known tool for black hat SEO, but white hat SEOs have found it to be a very useful and time saving tool for on-page SEO, link analysis and even link building ...
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Hulu.com JavaScript Fail – 56% Visibility Drop and Counting

Hulu.com ranking drop
hulu.com suffered a 56% search visibility drop, but it's not over yet. The reason for such a heavy drop isn’t due to a Google penalty, algorithm or a negative SEO attack. It comes from Hulu’s ...
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Monitor Backlinks with Link Alerts

Monitor Backlinks with Link Alerts
Link Alerts (LA) monitors new backlinks and sends email notifications to you automatically. Our unique SEO metrics help you evaluate the quality of new links at a glance. By using our powerful metrics, like LRT ...
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How to do outreach by using LRT and Pitchbox

Link Building and outreach
PitchBox is the best outreach software on the market. In combination with LinkResearchTools you can use it for different purposes. Read this great case study and learn how to do link removal, link building and ...
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Google Penguin Updates: Interviews With 27 SEO Experts

Google Penguin Penalty
Google Penguin changed SEO forever. Read some interesting personal experiences of individuals who have lived with Google Penguin over the last three years and learn from them ...
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Learn from a Deep Dive into a Penguin 2.0 Victim’s Spam Penalty

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This Deep Dive case study looks at a definitive loser of the Penguin 2.0 update – HOME24.DE. This is a German site selling furniture and much more had a loss of -59% for the traffic ...
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10 Outreach Tips For Building Quality Backlinks to Your Website

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Digital outreach campaigns have become a vital part of Internet marketing. It’s easy to make mistakes when trying to implement them. Learn how to make the most of your campaign with our 10 outreach tips ...
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Automatic Keyword Classification in LinkResearchTools

Backlink Audit Automation
We are proud to present you a new product update that will help you save a great deal of time. We introduced a great improvement related to our Keyword Classification feature. We now allow you ...
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User Management Dashboard & More Licenses for Each Plan

LinkResearchTools user management
We focused all our efforts on making LinkResearchTools (LRT) easy to work with, faster and showing more link data than ever before. Some of you Superheros will see up to 3x more links for their ...
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Cemper’s Link Building and SEO Podcast Series

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Learn everything about link building and SEO on the go. In short pieces who will get valuable insights how you can work better and more efficient. Christoph C. Cemper shares his knowlegde about the importance ...
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LinkResearchTools nominated for the SEMY Award for SEO Software Innovation

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We feel incredibly honored to be on the shortlist for the SEMY Awards two times in a row. This time, we are nominated for the 2017 SEMY Award for "SEO Software Innovation" for our Link ...
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Hyve.com – SEO Backlink Case Study about Penguin 2.1 Victim

Hyve.com – SEO Backlink Case Study about Penguin 2.1 Victim
Our 3rd Penguin 2.1 case study and link audit. This case study will look into one of UK's leading hosting provider's - hyve.com, which was hit hard by panda in 2012 and then hit again ...
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WilliamHill.com Bet Big Stakes on Spammy SEO…and Lost

WilliamHill.com Bet Big Stakes on Spammy SEO...and Lost
The house doesn’t always win. The UK-based gaming behemoth, William Hill, bet on paid links, toxic subdomain links, hidden image links and worthless sitewide affiliate links. It cost them dearly. In January, their search visibility ...
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Google Hammers Thumbtack for Badge Abuse

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The badge techniques in combination with aggressive anchors led Thumbtack to a penalty. Although, many other companies performs similar techniques, it seems that Thumbtack went just too far ...
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How to Create a Google-Penalty-Proof Website with LRT

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Whether you were hit by Google penguin or not, you should take care of Link Risk Management. It is the only way for you to recover and protect your site. Read this case study and ...
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Halifax Bank: Big Brands not Immune to Google SEO Penalty – a Deep Dive [full +250% edition]

Halifax Bank: Big Brands not Immune to Google SEO Penalty - a Deep Dive [full +250% edition]
Halifax Bank is the most recent popular brand dropping with a harsh Google Penalty showing that big brands are not immune for Spam penalties anymore. This is the full +250% deep dive into their risky ...
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Penguin Update – Run, Baby Run!

Penguin-Update: Run, Baby Run!
Have In-Content links lost their power? Do you have sufficient good TitleRank™ links? We are back with another piece of the Google Penguin puzzle! Read on and see for yourself what my team and I ...
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How To Identify Link Networks like Google does – in 3 Minutes

How To Identify Link Networks like Google does - in 3 Minutes
Check out how to identify huge Link Networks with LJT and CBLT in 3 minutes! The featured video will show you how to use these tools without lots of Excel leg work ...
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Interflora Google Penalty lifted

Interflora Google Penalty recovery
Just in time for the mother's day in the UK, the Google Penalty for Interflora got lifted - at least partially - already and very quick. Read along this case study to find out how ...
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CheapoAir.com hit hard – Deep Dive into another Penguin 2.0 Victim

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Another detailled look into a Penguin 2.0 victim CheapoAir.com. This research looks into Advertorials, Sneaky Redirects, Sitewide Links, Weak Links, Offtopic Links, Penalited Link Selling Networks and so much more ...
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Reeds Penguin 2.0 Penalty – the 3rd Deep Dive Analysis

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This case study is set out to analyze the reasons for the massive drop in visibility, that reeds.com had to face right after the global rollout of Penguin 2.0 update. This research will again look ...
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Elearners Penguin 2.0 Penalty – the 4th Deep Dive Analysis

Elearners Penguin 2.0 Penalty - the 4th Deep Dive Analysis
This research on ELEARNERS.COM looks into Quick Comparisons, Competitive Analysis, Anchor Text Analysis, Link Detox Risk Analysis, and much more to find toxic links, spammy link networks and other possible reasons for a Google Penguin ...
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Deep Dive into the Penguin 2.0 Penalty of DebtConsolidationCare

Google Penguin Penalty
This is our 5th deep dive case study. Our new Certified Link Research Tools Professional, Michael Marshall, analyzes the reasons debtconsolidationcare.com experienced a drop in visibility following the global rollout of Penguin 2.0. This Case ...
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ConcertHotels – another Penguin 2.0 Victim – Spam Links & Penalty Analysis

ConcertHotels - another Penguin 2.0 Victim - Spam Links & Penalty Analysis
This is our 6th deep dive case study. Our new Certified Link Research Tools Professional, Michael Levin, analyzes the reasons ConcertHotels.com experienced a drop in rankings following the global rollout of Penguin 2.0. This Case ...
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How does Pure Spam look like? A deep dive into FittedWardrobes

How does Pure Spam look like? A deep dive into FittedWardrobes
SEO Backlink Audit that looks into a site called "Pure Spam" by Google - finding lots of Spammy Links and over 50% from one link seller alone. This isour 7th deep dive case study after ...
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Tradebit – A Penguin Recovery Case Study

Tradebit - A Penguin Recovery Case Study
The story of Tradebit, founded by Ralf Schwoebel in 2005, – a digital goods download platform that suffered in Panda, Penguin and probably every other Google update of the last 8 years. This case study ...
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Deep Dive Into TVRage.com’s Penguin 2.0 Penalty

Deep Dive Into TVRage.com's Penguin 2.0 Penalty
Google Penguin’s 2.0 caused many significant drops in rankings for many websites, in this case study you will learn about the TVrage.com Penguin penalty ...
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Aftermath of Penguin 2.0 – Icelolly.com SEO & Backlink Audit

Icelolly Penguin Penalty
In this new Google penguin 2.0 case study you will understand the reasons why Icelolly.com suffered such a steep decline in search visibility after the recent Google penguin update ...
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Directline.com – A UK Penguin victim got lost in spammy link networks

Directline.com – A UK Penguin victim got lost in spammy link networks
Learn from a SEO and Backlink Audit. This is our 11th case study by LRT Certified Professional, Geraldine Edel. This analysis identifies why that drop in traffic happened and much more! ...
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comparethemarket.com – Really another Penguin 2.0 victim?

comparethemarket.com – Really another Penguin 2.0 victim?
This SEO and backlink analysis looks into what looks like another Penguin Victim. But is it really? See for yourself. Our LRT Certified Xpert Harry Tschuggnall found things that left questions open for you. This ...
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Lifed.com – How Penguin 2.0 Killed a High Traffic Blog

Lifed.com - How Penguin 2.0 Killed a High Traffic Blog
In this Google Penguin 2.0 Case study you will learn about a SEO and backlink audit on lifed.com and how the recent Google Penguin 2.0 updates had such a big impact on their search engine ...
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Penguin 2.1 Penalty surprises Make Money Online website

Google Penguin Penalty
Here is our 1st Penguin 2.1 deep-dive case study. We found a site with a sharp drop in traffic and rankings after the Google Penguin 2.1 update – this time for a german "how to ...
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BannerBuzz.com – SEO and Backlink Audit of a Penguin 2.1 Victim

BannerBuzz.com - SEO and Backlink Audit of a Penguin 2.1 Victim
We're proud to present our 2nd Penguin 2.1 deep-dive case study. We've learned a lot over the past months about the Google Penguin algorithm. LRT Certified Professional and link auditor Florian Kinslechner analyzed a site ...
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How to Avoid a Link Building Scam and Penguin 2.1 Penalty

How to Avoid a Link Building Scam and Penguin 2.1 Penalty
Our 4th Penguin 2.1 case study. This SEO link audit looks into one of India's top SEO and Online Marketing Services companies - thinkbizsolutions.com, which appears to be providing spammy SEO strategies to its own ...
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Tarifcheck24: Insurance Comparison crashed by Google Penguin

Tarifcheck24: Insurance Comparison crashed by Google Penguin
Big Insurance and Bank sites are not immune to Google's webspam campaign against SEO and unnatural links. Tarifcheck24.com is an online portal for comparing insurances, bank accounts, credit cards, mobile phone contracts and so on ...
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Sharp drop for HugoBoss.com and other brands – German link network crack down analysis

Sharp drop for HugoBoss.com and other brands - German link network crack down analysis
Matt Cutts of Google tweeted about action against a German agency link network. At the same time, HugoBoss experiences a 39% drop in Google visibility. This deep dive analyzes the website HugoBoss.com. We look for ...
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Cheapoair.com Part II – The Penguin Double Dip?

Cheapoair.com Part II – The Penguin Double Dip?
Last year, we profiled CheapoAir.com as a Penguin 2.0 victim. In this case study, we analyze why Cheapoair.com has been hit with another Google visibility drop at the end of January 2014. This involves comparing ...
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Third-party toxic links incur Penguin’s wrath: IphoneFixed.co.uk analysis

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Since May 2013, IphoneFixed.co.uk’s search traffic has plummeted. Though the site and its backlinks look fake, they’re a real business. But looking generic is the least of their worries. Rick Lomas takes us through a ...
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Google Penalty for Payday Loans Niche – Deep Dive SEO Case Study

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In this case study, Bartosz Góralewicz analysis a Google manual penalty for Cashlady.co.uk and gives some further insights into the Payday Loan algorithm. Bartosz uses the power of Link Research Tools' 24 link sources, combined ...
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Fondsvermittlung24.de: Success Story of a Google Penalty Recovery

Fondsvermittlung24.de: Success Story of a Google Penalty Recovery
See how they revoked their Google manual penalty with the help of Link Detox and Link Research Tools. It wasn’t easy. EVERY one of our 24 link data sources is crucial if you want to ...
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Crying like a Baby – Penguin 2.0 Loser www.baby-markt.de

Crying like a Baby – Penguin 2.0 Loser www.baby-markt.de
Old School SEO strategies result in domain being penalized by Penguin 2.0 in May 2013. Lorant Görgey covers the old SEO tactics used, such as: comment spam, duplicate content, sitewide links, and over-optimized keyword ratios ...
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Penguin Punishes Health Site for Unhealthy Backlinks: A Case Study

Penguin Punishes Health Site for Unhealthy Backlinks: A Case Study
OrganizedWisdom did a lot of low quality, spammy linkbuilding, and it hurt them. However, what hurt them more was mistakenly thinking they cleaned up all their bad links. Many more damaging links remained after their ...
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Did a Mystery Google Penalty Pop Protectyourbubble.com?

Did a Mystery Google Penalty Pop Protectyourbubble.com?
Poor protectyourbubble.com. They probably thought they evaded Penguin 2.0, but something terrible was waiting for them in December. Overnight their search visibility dropped to nearly zero. What happened? Was it a Google algo penalty? Google ...
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Volusion.com Created Link Networks by Using its Own Customers

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E-commerce and site builder sites look out! This case study exposes why Volusion.com was penalized. They built thousands of sitewide footer links on domains they hosted - creating their very own link network. Google is ...
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Trivago.co.uk Can’t Sleep: 95% Loss of Search Visibility

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Think you have a hotel horror story? Trivago, a hotel price comparison site, has one better. A Google Penguin penalty trashed their search visibility. In January, about 40% of their keywords were in the top ...
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Success: Google Penalty Recovery in 3 Days

Success: Google Penalty Recovery in 3 Days
Jens Fröhlich got a Google Penalty lifed in 3 Days only using Link Detox. Read how! ...
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Auxmoney.com: Affiliate Links and Paid Links Penalized

Auxmoney.com: Affiliate Links and Paid Links Penalized
In late March, their search visibility plummeted. Keywords that were ranking on page 1 dropped to page 7. Ironically, their toxic links weren't even built for SEO. What were their toxic links and how can ...
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No Hit for Hitmeister – Google Blasts Their Search Visibility

No Hit for Hitmeister - Google Blasts Their Search Visibility
50% off! That's how much search visibility Hitmeister lost in one day. No online retailer ever wants to face that. By using spammy SEO tactics, Hitmeister got to page 1, but it didn't last. Now ...
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Reservation Denied! Unterkunft.de Loses Search Visibility

Reservation Denied! Unterkunft.de Loses Search Visibility
There's no room on Google for spammy SEO. In March 2014, this travel booking site's visibility dropped hard due to Money keyword anchor texts, sitewide links, links from low quality directories and more. See what ...
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Penguin 2.1 Evicts New York Real Estate Company from SERPs

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In this excellent case study, Andrew Edwards investigates why elikarealestate.com, a luxury New York real estate company, dropped from SERPs and what should they do next to recover their search visibility. Read how Andrew used ...
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Video Not Found: Tape.TV Tries to Buy Top Search Positions

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Life's tough for a video site. YouTube dominates SERPs. How is a startup supposed to compete with that? Tape.tv tried to get top positioning by throwing money at API integrations, paid links, link networks, and ...
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Google Nails MyHammer.de for Spammy SEO

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Cut corners and suspicious methods are signs of a contractor from hell and MyHammer.de's link profile. The German startup specializes in connecting homeowners with contractors. They're also good at connecting sites to one another, building ...
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5 German Startups Hit Hard by Google – Series Summary

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In March 2014, Google updated their Penguin Algorithm and sites suffered. Here are the findings from just 5 of those sites. They all share 3 things in common: overdone anchor text, link networks & paid ...
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Ostermann.de Buyer’s Remorse: 65% Loss of Search Visibility

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It's painful buying SEO only to discover that it's dangerous! That's where Ostermann found itself last month. Their high search visibility plummeted 65% when Google penalized their paid link scheme. That old SEO tactic worked ...
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How to Quickly Find Webmaster Contact Information with LinkResearchTools + Pitchbox

Pitchbox LinkResearchTools
After months of hard work, we’re proud to present the integration between Pitchbox and LinkResearchTools for Link Removal and Link Building Outreach. If your site has been penalized, Google expects you to contact the sources ...
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Vivint.com SEO Visibility Plummets from Manual Penalty

Google Penalty Competitor
In January 2014, Vivint's search visibility plummeted. Was it a common penalty or something sinister? Some accused Google of sabotage, putting Matt Cutts on the defensive. After all, Vivint specializes in home automation, just like ...
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Double Manual Google Penalty Recovery + 302 Redirects Hurt Site

Double manual Google Penalty Success recovery
Google manually penalized this telecom site not once, but TWICE for bad SEO tactics, including 302 redirects, microsites, paid links, comment spam, and more. In this fascinating and thorough case study, Derek Delvin shows us ...
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How to Dominate the SERPS

7 SEO Lessons from Tripadvisor
Dofollow links far exceed No Follow links, and many links come from sitewide or footer links. This may appear to be manipulative SEO. But looking deeper reveals Tripadvisor's cunning strategy. Learn the SEO strategies that ...
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How to Find Great Link Prospects

Link Building Prospects
"Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration." What was true of Thomas Edison is true of SEOs. We have to sweat and work hard to find excellent linking opportunities. Fortunately, here's a big list of ...
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How to Create the Right Link Building Strategy

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On-page SEO isn't sexy, but it's so important. Without a strategic on-page strategy, you're wasting hard-earned links. This detailed guide shows how to make the most of your links and how to avoid common pitfalls ...
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How to Evaluate Your Recent Link Building Efforts

How to Evaluate Your Recent Link Building Efforts
Penguin 3 could drop any day. When it does, sites that aren't monitoring the quality of new links could drastically lose search visibility. That terrible scenario is entirely avoidable by following this simple and accurate ...
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Link Building Tips for Small Businesses

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How can small brands get high quality links? Though big brands attract links, small brands have to hunt for them. This useful guide shows you where to look to find those powerful linking opportunities. Plus, ...
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Google Penguin 3.0 Recovery Success Story

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This is another Google Penguin 3.0 Recovery Success Story from one of LRT’s happy clients. Read how LRT helped a computer repair business recover 300% after the Penguin 3.0 update, when he had almost given ...
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How Disavowing Unnatural Links Helped Improve This Site’s Rankings

How Disavowing Unnatural Links Helped Improve
When a website has a lot unnatural links, there is a high chance that it will get penalized by Google. In this article, we will discuss how to clean up these links and perform the ...
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How to do Link Building with Impactana and LinkResearchTools

How to do Link Building with Impactana and LinkResearchTools
Link building is a difficult job in the post-Penguin era. But it's not impossible as long as you stick to Google's rules and use the right SEO tools. Google confirmed the "Real Time Penguin Update" ...
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Important Upgrades in LinkResearchTools

Important Upgrades in LinkResearchTools
We're working on improving LinkResearchTools for our customers. We know that rich link data is one of the reasons why customers love LinkResearchtools. That's why we recently increased the number of found and analyzed links ...
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Discovering ways to improve your Google rankings

Search Engine Optimization Tools
So how does Google decide who is going to be on the first page? It is a difficult job to try and work out what exactly Google is looking for, so the aim is try ...
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Rap Genius "taken off the internet"

Rap Genius "taken off the internet"
This is a quick dive into what Rap Genius and their competitors did, in addition to sending out that specific email. There’s a lot more going on in the lyric site SERPS. However, I tend ...
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12 Lessons Learned in Penguin 2.0 Analysis

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Penguin 2.1 launched on the 4th of October and we’re working on our Penguin Analysis just as we promised. But for now we have compiled twelve “lessons learned” from the case studies we have already ...
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A Perfect Replacement for the Google Toolbar PageRank

LRT Power Trust
No SEO should look at the Google toolbar PageRank anymore. There's a new SEO metric to assess the quality of a page or domain.' You can prepare for the next Penguin Update with our case ...
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Meeting Superheros and Masterminds – LRT Certified

Meeting Superheros and Masterminds - LRT Certified
This is the story about a successful community development among LinkResearchTools users over the course of two years and its impact on LinkResearchTools and every single LRT user. Learn from our learnings and help make ...
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Penguin 3.0 – last minute recovery

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Just before Penguin 3.0 rolled out, LRT Certified Xpert Bartosz Góralewicz undertook the task to recover a client of his at the last minute. In 72 hours he managed to conduct an entire Link Audit ...
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Link Detox for pages and sub-folders

Link Detox for pages and sub-folders
Our Link Detox Risk update is out now. Dive deeper into page and sub-folder analyses. Pitchbox outreach is now supported from three more tools – CLA, CDTOX and MLT. And some extra goodies of this ...
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Work more efficiently with new Bulk Operations in Link Detox

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Link Detox bulk actions allow you to apply multiple actions to a whole filter-set of links. You can now quickly disavow, rate and tag thousands of links at once. Judging from the excited feedback of ...
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LinkResearchTools wins SEMY Award for the Best Special SEO Tool

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We are honored and incredibly happy to have won the 2016 SEMY Award for the “Best Special SEO Tool”. The best digital marketing agencies and technology providers in the area of SEO, PPC, Digital and ...
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Google Penguin 3.0 Update Rollout – Analysis and How to Understand It

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The Penguin Update number 6 – or Google Penguin 3.0 was rolled out and we have already reported about its progress over the last days. This is a new and in-depth rollout analysis by LRT ...
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Do Search Engines Find SEO Important?

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As long as there are search engines, there will be a need for search engine optimization. The tactics involved in optimizing a web page for search may change, but the need to optimize web pages ...
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Clients speak for LinkResearchTools

William Sears - Growth & SEO at LinkedIn

William Sears

"A huge part of SEO success is your backlink portfolio.

 Not only do you need to understand where your links are coming from, you need to be able to take action to manage those links. LinkResearchTools is an indispensable collection of powerful tools to do just that. I’m a long-time customer of LinkResearchTools and highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about crushing it with links."

Kenneth Chan, Founder and CEO - Tobi

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"Your tools are the best in the industry.

 The service is great.

Christoph, your passion is contagious."

Larry Markovitz -  Sr. Director of Organic Search at GroupM 

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"Continuous improvement of our client's results

LinkResearchTools and specifically Link Detox gives us actionable insights that continuously improve our clients results in the search engines."

 

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