Link Building with Matt Cutts, YouTube Channels, Guest Post, Speedlink 28:2013

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great and productive week. This week, Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting has published a very good interview with Matt Cutts on the topic of link building. Aside from the obvious importance of Matt’s responses, the questions made by Eric can be interpreted as good “hints” on how to build links. If you are in the SEO industry, thinking of improving your link profile for better search engine rankings, the interview is a must read, period.

Some key highlights of Matt’s responses include:

  • Natural Link BuildingNot all link building is illegal, but…
  • ..So if you rely only on Google, that might not be as strong of an approach compared to having a wide variety of different avenues…
  • ..Syndication can be a valid way to either increase your reputation or to drive traffic and potentially to get more links. The main caution…
  • …interviews can be a fantastic way to build awareness of your brand and to generate and distribute insights.
  • Links are still the best way that we’ve found to discover that, and maybe over time social or authorship or other types of markup will give us a lot more information about that.
  • …The challenge with guest posting is that people have different conceptions about what it means. And so for a lot of people, a guest post is something that a fantastic author has thought deeply about, labored over, polished, put a lot of work into and then publishes on a highly reputable domain name.
  • Posts like that can be a great way to get your name out there, to build your reputation, to make yourself more well-known, potentially build links or traffic or help with your SEO…

And speaking about guest posting and link building, this video from Google’s Webmaster Help channel does shed some light into what Google thinks about guest posting for link building purposes. It’s about 8 months old, but in essence, nothing has really changed. That is what Google’s position is with guest posting. So, are you a host for guest bloggers? Are you within Google’s guidelines on this? Watch the video, and while you are at it, let me know how you like my new Custom Video Player, lol.

Create and Manage Multiple YouTube Channels

Last but not least, if you are a video creator, Youtube this week announced that everyone is now able to “create and manage” multiple YouTube channels in one single Google account. Before this change, you had the option of having only one channel per account, thus having the necessity of managing another account should you find the need for having another channel. Now, not only can you “merge” all your existing channels into one account, you can also create new ones, up to a maximum of 50, if you wish. Here’s a blurb of the announcement:

We made a significant improvement to the multiple channel management experience recently when we launched the option to connect your existing channels with a Google+ page. Google+ page connected channels have enhanced channel management features that allow you to manage up to 50 channels with a single login, and multiple individuals can manage your channel with their own logins.

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO & Internet Marketing

Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites

More cool stuff!

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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8 thoughts on “Link Building with Matt Cutts, YouTube Channels, Guest Post, Speedlink 28:2013

  • It looks like google is not going to give link building that much authority it enjoyed before, its about time we go social. Nice video player 🙂

  • This post has got me re-thinking about youtube I have yet to have much luck with it. I have videos that are constantly watched and it makes an ok Social Media impact which I know helps. Actual link building for better ranking however has not been fruitful for me.

  • grate article and grate tips for me thank you friend….!

  • nice article its very helpful with me. you tube is great way to drive traffic from video marketing. thanks for sharing.

  • This kind of post has us re-thinking with regards to youtube . com We have yet to possess considerably good luck about it. We have video tutorials which can be continually seen plus it creates the alright Web 2 . 0 influence which i know assists. Genuine link developing pertaining to better position on the other hand will not be fruitful for me personally.

  • yes i m agree with you. few days ago i watched one video from matt cutts telling all the link are not bad. if we are working well to get backlinks from quality and relevant websites then it will help. We should try to win backlinks that will increase authority. thanks for your nice post on link building.

  • Great post, DiTesco.

    I saw this same Matt Cutt video a few months back and I and I somewhat agree with what he’s saying. Blogging for links is okay; however, I believe that guest blogging should be done more so for the branding recognition, exposure and relationships that result from it.

    Guest posting is fantastic for getting your name and brand out there so that everyone begins to know who you are. I also think that guest blogging shouldn’t be just limited to the really high traffic, high profile blogs. It’s beneficial to guest blog for up and coming blogs as well for the sake of building up your following and audience as much as possible.

    It’s been a while, DiTesco since I’ve dropped by your blog and I’m glad to see that you’re still producing quality content for your readers.

    Keep the great content coming and I’ll be sure to share this piece with my social circle. 🙂


    • Hi Ti. Good to see you here. I totally agree with what you mentioned, that’s definitely the right mindset. Guest blogging should be used more for brand awareness and building relationships. Links and traffic are just additional bonuses, if they come 🙂 Sadly, what you said seems to be a concept that many people do not understand.

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