Using Twitter for Link-building SEO

Twitter is blowing up, that’s no secret, but use SEOs are still trying to come up with creative ways to use it to our benefit.  I had an idea while talking to a client over a premium-lager about searching for  people looking for or using a product similar to the one they are trying to push.  By doing this you are able to converse with this people and develop a connection, after all we know (or should know by now) that social media is a conversation.  Don’t try to sell on twitter, just try and connect.  I found this video by Will Reynolds who does a good job explaining a similar concept on how to use twitter for link building.  Check it out

Either I’m Incredibly Sexy or Facebook has a Problem

I guess it was only a matter of time if you have a userbase of 49 million. You’re bound to be a target of some form in this cruel internet world. First it was terriorists using Facebook as a recruiting tool, now I’m being bombarded with Facebook spam! Its either spam or the sexiness that oozes out of my Facebook profile has finally been noticed.
Facebook Spam
Maybe its just my sexiness, after all I’ve had this same problem with my MySpace account being the subject of many scantily clad “friend requests” and pretty girls wanting me to look at their pictures. I guess this is a new 21st century courting ritual, females go after sexy men via their social media profiles. I can dig it.

I guess I’m the only one who has this problem, so I’ll have to tone down my social networking sex appeal.

How MySpace Can Affect Your Search Marketing Campaigns

Reason #233 not to use Google’s content network. Click fraud can come in many undetectable forms including from MySpace.com. IndcrediBill raises to our attention that people are posting on their MySpace accounts telling users to go to their blog or website and click on their ads for them. This isn’t any ground breaking news b/c it happens everyday. People on IM or Email send a link to friends and ask them to click on their ads. It is not big money but enough to buy Joe Blogger a few rounds at the bar on Saturday night. Now, people are doing the same sort of social click fraud with one of the webs most popular and highest traffic sites, MySpace.com. Its a great idea if you are just trying to cheat the system for a few bucks and don’t really have any ethics.

I know that there are a select few users out there who insist that they run successful content network campaigns but I have yet to prove me wrong in my agrument that if you consider the time it takes to manage a content network campaign along with the cost, that it is worth it. There are much better ways to run content network campaigns. For starters, use companies like AdBrite or TextLinkAds that allow you to easily control all your content network type advertising and not be forced to pay on a cost per click basis.

Don’t be a fool. Stay out of the content network pool!