Monthly Archives: December 2008

There have been a number of recent posts focused on link building and finding quality inbound links. In addition to those better known sites offering non-nofollowed link love, here are some other examples you may not have noticed.

  • Blogger - The new "Blogs I Follow" feature doesn't seem to nofollow outbound links.
  • Google Notebook - Google's notebook is still nofollow free from direct inbound links...
  • Google Panoramio (photos in Google Maps/Earth) - is a good place for links but you'll need a little content.
  • Google Profiles - one place to find all your social network and blog links.
  • Google Knol - In case you missed it, once you've achieved "trusted" author status, the juice follows!
  • Facebook - That's right, it seems as though some search savvy marketers have been using Facebook's "closed" social network for open link love. The example above changes frequently but you'll see what I mean in short order...
  • Twitter - Have you noticed Twitter's mobile pages in SERPs recently? They seem to be passing PageRank...
  • Pownce - Despite extinction, Pownce appears to be the gift that keeps giving in 2009!
  • MyBlogLog - A personal favorite that gives a little link love to users.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all and remember to link safely in 2009!

Thanks for all the great feedback regarding my recent post on Flash! I'll be talking about this more on Wednesday during the "SEO Friendly Flash" session at SES Chicago but, wanted to provide a little update to my original case studies.

Without going into detail, Google seems to be associating text content in Flash with the correct parent URL and indexing both as a single entity on an increasingly frequent basis. While I haven't been able to get any type of "Official" confirmation from Google or Adobe, this just might be very big news when it comes to SEO for Flash. Implication being, the marriage of meta data about hypertext structure with text content in Flash for the first time from the perspective of search engines.