Well, it seems that a lot is changing in the world of small business seo services. With Google’s latest crack down on private blog networks, search engine optimization specialists are left scrambling to figure out what services they can use to get quick results for their clients.
Services such as Linkvana, Build My Rank and other private blog networks have lost their power lately because Google is aware of the networks and is de-indexing sites with them. In the case of Build My Rank, the owners wisely decided to shut down their service, after seeing a high percentage of their blog sites fall out of Googles index. Time will tell whether the owners are able to re-tool and come back with another program that will provide web marketers with good results.
So, the question now is what do we do? What is working now and what will be working in the future. Some wonder aloud and on their blogs whether affordable small business seo services are a thing of the past or not. The tighter Google makes its controls, the harder it is to achieve high quality links at affordable prices.
One thing is for sure, though. Quality one way links from relevant sites are a great way to rank your site. By creating a natural looking link profile for your clients, you ensure that future Google algorithm changes will have little or no effect on the site.
A great way to find these high quality link locations is to spy on your competitors. All you have to do is get a copy of Open Site Explorer or SEO Spyglass and take a look at the links that the top ranking sites have. Search for the sites with high page rank and then try to build a relationship with them. Ask them for a link in exchange for an article. You will not always be successful and the work is time consuming, but it is a great way to close the gap between you and your top-ranked competitors. Savvy SEO consultants are beginning to include manual strategies like these inside the affordable seo packages they offer their clients.