Hey Folks!

We just got our demo account setup for the new link building toolset and are giving folks access. It's easy and, if you think you might be interested in checking it out, read through this post for instructions at the end to get access!

This link building data set has 89,000+ URLs in it. The project is setup for the outdoor sports industry, so you'll find prospects from a wide range of sports like hiking, rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, etc, and also for camping and general outdoor recreation.

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Howdy, Folks!

So it's 2:39 am on a Monday morning and I'm here writing this blog post. Why? Because I love you. Yes. You.

We were a little bit surprised last week at the amount of attention the new link building toolset had. When we set out 2.5 years ago to build a fantastically useful, customizable and highly efficient link building tool - with a few core values around relevance and high-quality prospect analysis - we thought we might be onto something...but last week's reception was truly astounding. We had the largest traffic day ever on the site, and Garrett was out of town, not around to promote it.

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I can't begin to describe how grateful Garrett and I are to announce the next version of the Ontolo Link Building Toolset. We've worked hard over the past two years to help make link building easier for you. Today, we have announced the link building toolset that we first imagined being able to provide in order to make link building much, much easier. In fact, we believe that the current toolset can more than double your link building productivity - gaining you twice as many links as you're currently acquiring, without investing a single minute more of your time - by integrating metrics and analysis never seen before in link building tools.

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Link builders, at the risk of driving down our link building book sales, we humbly submit to you the complete Ontolo link building library of free content we've published over the past 2 years. We preach - and continually practice - an approach that drives not only links, but relevant traffic, brand recognition and conversions. This collection of our articles is a fantastic resource for highly-motivated beginning to intermediate link builders seeking to accelerate their journey towards link building mastery.

We published this collection of resources today to celebrate the announcement of our upcoming Ontolo Link Building Toolset launch >> Our new toolset automates the prospecting and qualification portions of link building.

18 Link Building Campaign Design Resources

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You're responsible for getting word out about your company's big news. It's important news actually, IRL, no hype or fluff. You're several weeks out from announcing your news and you'd like some additional real-live press targets. Because it's just you running the campaign (and writing the press release + outreaching to contacts + washing bottles), you'd like to find sites that openly solicit for press releases, tips, news and rumors... Here are the queries for you! (Note: all of these queries are in our free V2 Link Building Query Generator! (+ learn more about it here if you'd like...)

(Special thanks to Fabio Ricotta, co-founder of MestreSEO, for suggesting this direction of inquiry!)

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Link builders! I hope you're prepared to flex your brains. We've got a phenomenal range of resources, tools, tips and inspiration for you today. Foremost on my mind of course is our newly launched V2 Link Building Query Generator... Give it a shot and let me know your thoughts!

Special thanks this week to Phil Buckley and Scott Roemermann for content submission, and as always thanks to my DJs: Don "inhouse SEO" Rhoades, Napoleon "SEO Company" Suarez and Trevin "SEO Cost" Shirey.

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Alrighty link builders. We just launched V2 of our Link Building Query Generator. It's free - but members only - so you have to sign up to access it. If you prefer NOT to sign up, you can still use our public V1 of the tool... But here's why you should sign up:

Why Sign Up for the New Link Building Query Generator Tool? Add up to 15 keywords: Up from 1... now you can generate more queries much more quickly. Export queries: Now it's even easier to task your link building team with enormous spreadsheets full of queries! 300+ new queries: We're well over 600 queries now... and growing! Content research queries: These new queries will help you spec out linkable content! Added "Campaign Type" segmentation: You can select from Submission, Content Promotion, Sponsorship and more!

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You are an animal.

The person you are requesting links from is also an animal.

The structure of a building, whether it is made of wood or glass or steel, constitutes how it responds to external forces such as wind, rain, earthquakes, etc. Similarly, because we are animals, we are heavily directed and influenced by our DNA, brain structure and physical/chemical design of our central nervous system. When you are able to understand the forces that constitute this part of your existence, it becomes possible to gain more complete insight into how to communicate with the animal banging on a keyboard at the other end of the tubes that make up the internet.

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Attention inhouse SEOs (aka inhouse link builders, researchers, educators, statisticians, web developers and politicians)! After a brief DM chat with (former) inhouse SEO wiz Aaron Bradley, we decided to ask for your answers to 14 inhouse link building questions. Responses are due by September 28th.

What you win:

Mention + link in our final write up. A roundup link to your blog post (if you write one). @GarrettFrench + @Ontolo will tweet your blog post to 1000+ people and bots passionate about link building (if you write one). A respected platform for sharing your expertise with colleagues. A free link building book if you thoroughly answer all questions (alternately, 20 amazing minutes gabbing with Garrett :) An "As Seen on Ontolo" button. JK :P

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Welcome Linkers, to the link building resources firehose! Drink up, then go get you some links :) Here's last week's issue in case you're still thirsty. Big, though possibly blunted, thanks this week to contributors Napoleon "Philly SEO Company" Suarez, Webpage "Internet Marketing Services Company" FX, Nicola "Online Revenue Growth" Stott, Fabio "Aprenda SEO Online" Ricotta and Don "In-House SEO Superstar Supernaut" Rhoades.

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