Link building is dead, long live The King! Google's message is a bit confusing: Ranking without links is very difficult (Gary Illyes) and They just introduce new rules against an "executive guest blogging". A couple of days ago the same Gary Illyes twitted: "We are very good at ignoring links".
What should we do?
This free chat of brilliant minds of the SEO will try to answer these questions. Live questions from the audience are welcome, but remember: Live means Live! You won't be able to ask questions while watching recordings.
New rules for guest blogging: link or no link?
Should we buy, gain or just ignore link building all together?
4 brilliant minds of SEO are available for live interrogation
Ammon Johns, Web Marketing Director at All Things Web
Rand Fishkin: "Ammon Johns is one of the brightest minds and most talented individuals in the field of search engine & Internet marketing. I can think of few people in the field from whom I've learned more or been more impressed by. If you have the rare opportunity to leverage Ammon's immense intellect and experience, say yes. It will rank among the best decisions you've made for your business."
Dixon Jones, Marketing Director at Majestic
Dixon Jones has been an active member of the International Internet Marketing Community since 1999 and is a regular speaker worldwide on Search Engine marketing and Link building. His first business venture was formed in 1989 and still survives in an online form to this day. As Marketing Director at Majestic, his objective is to continue to promote the database both as best of a breed and as the dominant provider of Link data, gradually broadening the products to reach supplemental marketing channels - both geographically and vertically.
Dixon is a Marketing Director, but arguably one of the most SEO technically gifted one.
Debra Mastaler, President at Alliance-Link
Based in Fairfax Station, Virginia, Debra Mastaler is the President of Alliance-Link, a digital marketing company specializing in link building strategies and marketing tool reviews.
In addition to client projects for Fortune 500 companies as well as a number of top SEO firms in the USA, UK and Canada, Debra is a featured guest speaker at the Search Engine Strategies Conference (SES), Search Marketing Expo (SMX), is a guest blogger for Search Engine Land and Search Engine Guide, has done numerous High Ranking Seminars, Small Business Unleashed Seminars as well as the Link Building Training session for Search Engine Strategies (SES) and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). She is also the Link Building Moderator on the SEOBook Community Forums.
Casie Gillette, Senior Director of Digital Marketing at KoMarketing
Casie Gillette is the Senior Director of Digital Marketing at KoMarketing, where she leads digital marketing strategy for clients of the organization. In addition, Casie is an integral part of the leadership team at KoMarketing, helping to guide company initiatives, service offerings, and the organization’s online presence. With over 12 years of industry experience, Casie regularly speaks about search, social, and branding at top marketing conferences, including SMX, SearchLove, Pubcon and more.