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Solid advice is this new guide published today by +Ahrefs and +David McSweeney "The Noob Friendly Guide To Link Building"

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At the core of why I think you can seek links and still call them natural is a question: What would happen if all content was known to all people?

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Attracting and earning attention, mentions, and links to your content (or your clients) is a deceptively difficult, subtle and vital skill. Outreach is a key part of the process, but quantifying a "success metric" that can be applied to any project, client, or vertical is tough to pin down. Why? This Hangout will cover many outreach related topics, and is open to anyone who wants to join in and listen. I'll stay on the air for two hours, talk about outreach approaches, successes, and failures over 20+ years of outreach, and take your questions, because I'm a glutton for punishment.
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Outreach Roundtable Hosted by Eric Ward - Fri, Apr 15, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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thanks again eric! great webinar today! really helpful.

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Schools closed today due to weather. Snowing now. I will not be in the office. Client calls and link dev workshops postponed til next week.

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Check out these 62 actionable seo techniques for the best advice on seo. 62 SEO Experts share actionable advice!

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Just Out: Issue #185 - (4,100 words) of LinkMoses Private. Linky Goodness for those who subscribe via

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The March issue of LinkMoses Private will be published today. Learn more/subscribe at

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Just Published - LinkMoses Private #182: Getting Book Authors to Link to You (video tutorial ) - Google Grok - 70+ Startup LOAs. Subscribe at #linkbuilding   #publicrelations  

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In this column I show the specific format and tips your email link request should contain, followed by the reasons why.
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Ceaselessly self-loathing unsatisfied perfectionist, and I can throw a baseball really far.
    President, 1994 - present
    I am a content linking strategist. I develop strategies that increase awareness of your web content, This can be done in many ways depending on the type and topic of content you're trying to publicize. My services include consulting, training, backlink audits, analysis and evaluation, and custom linking plans including outreach. I publish a content strategies newsletter, and curate a web content promotion reading room with hundreds of my columns, videos, and presentations.
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    Research Associate, 1994 - 1996
    On staff and reported directly to CIO. Responsible for initiating and pushing migration from Gopher to WWW across Knoxville campus.
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Eric (aka LinkMoses) is widely considered one of the world's top digital marketing strategists, specializing in link graph analytics and development strategies. Eric founded the Web's first web content promotion service, called NetPOST, in 1994, and between then and 2012 presented at over 160 industry conferences. When his third child was born he took a break from the speaking circuit, but might return again one day. 

Today Eric offers training, workshops and consulting designed to help companies develop and improve their content linking strategies. He also publishes LinkMoses Private, a linking strategy advice newsletter with readers all over the world.

Eric has developed content linking strategies for, WarnerBros, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The New York Times,, and

In 2015, Eric contributed to the book Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars, and in 2013 Eric authored the book The Ultimate Guide to Link Building for Entrepreneur Press, now in its 3rd printing.

Going back further, Eric is one of the 25 online marketing experts featured in the 2008 book Online Marketing Heroes. Eric received the 1995 Tenagra Award For Internet Marketing Excellence, and in 1997 was named one of the Web's 100 most influential people by Websight magazine. Eric also has contributed to the LinkWeek column for search industry news site, and has written for Web Marketing Today, ClickZ, MarketingProfs, and Ad Age Magazine. 

Eric resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. His company website is located at
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In 2013 authored "Ultimate Guide to Link Building" for Entrepreneur Press. One of 25 online marketing experts featured in the 2008 book Online Marketing Heroes. Eric received the 1995 Tenagra Award For Internet Marketing Excellence, and in 1997 was named one of the Web's 100 most influential people by Websight magazine
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