To those about to link, Ontolo salutes you. Welcome, link builder. You are about to get smarter :) Every week I (@GarrettFrench) share a list of the latest link building and related resources. Here's last week's link building roundup in case you missed it. And here's next week's edition if you want to read ahead ;) Cheers, have a great weekend and as always feel free to @GarrettFrench with any resources you think should be in our roundups! Special thanks to @fabioricotta of MestreSEO for his twitter submissions.

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How You Can Assess Great Links: Link Qualification: Link Building Strategies Video Series 004

Welcome to Week 004 of the Ontolo Link Building Strategies Video Series! Link Qualification

The shortened video below, is a quick overview of what you can see in the extended, 26 minute version here. If you register (it's free!) you'll get immediate access to a higher-quality video that's has some great, in-depth training and information. Once you register, just head to this page to view the full video!

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Are you running low on link prospects for your B2B link building efforts... or just having trouble getting started? This article provides 74 queries for discovering new backlink prospects based on what's inherently linkable about your site or organization. Beginning and intermediate B2B seos will appreciate the structure behind the queries - we've organized them according to 18 types of link opportunities AND by 3 major types of link building campaign. Advanced B2B SEOs may just find a query or two to add to their link prospecting tool box...

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Hello Link Builders! Welcome to this week's link building resource roundup. Here's last week's edition in case you missed it. Well, the launch of the Ontolo vs. Whitespark Local Citation Finder tool, along with 5 other local resources, make this the Local Link Building edition. For non-locals we've got 26 other fantastic resources to keep you current on the world of link building, including a step-by-step video guide to link prospecting by Ben Wills. Special thanks to @fabioricotta of MestreSEO for his submissions (+ feedback on the citation finder!)... See you next week!

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First off, if you made it through last week's 50 minute epic video on link building campaign design...pat yourself on the back. ;) Second, this week's is only just more than 22 minutes on Link Prospecting.

The shortened video below, covers less than half of this. If you register (it's free!) you'll get immediate access to a higher-quality video that's has almost three times as much information. Once you register, just head to this page to view the full video!

In this week's video on Link Prospecting, you will discover the following:

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Local SEOs engaged in a link and citation building campaign - especially if you've already covered the basics (including the new Local Citation Finder) - need a quick and easy way to find more citation and link opportunities in your targeted locations. The added benefit of thorough, systematic citation prospecting prior to acquisition is that Local SEOs will know how to prioritize efforts and assign resources based on the existing opportunities.

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Ladies. Gentlemen. Welcome back to the Ontolo blog for this week's roundup of link building resources! This week saw an unprecidented number of articles (5) related to building in-house and in-agency link building teams, so we've floated them to the top of the list for the C-levels and business builders out there. We've also got links to 3 great videos (yes, including Ben's latest on Link Building Campaign Design) and 12 link building how-to'sy articles. Scroll WAY down and you'll find articles from Ontolo, a smattering of link tools and some interesting infographics... ENJOY!

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I've been hearing it my whole life, and now I have undeniable proof: I'm long-winded. (Or, for those who share my "Long-Winded Explanation Disorder..." I'm thorough.) I have just completed a 50 minute video (after editing!) on Link Building Campaign Design.

The short version is only seven minutes and is embedded below. The longer version ate my CPU for breakfast and is available exclusively for Ontolo Members (Free Membership Registration Here!) right now.

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In testing and researching an upcoming piece on local link opportunity analysis (which follows of course from Content-Based Link Opportunity Analysis) I was struck by a wild and sudden bolt of epiphery... If you can identify a unique footprint for local competitors, then search for this footprint, each URL that the search engine discovers is a "citation." In this simple exercise below, we'll treat the company's phone number as that "unique footprint" and see what happens :)

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Upon the publication of How to Conduct a Link Opportunity Inventory we confirmed a need link builders have for quick and easy methods of analyzing the existing link opportunity types within a market. The process we outlined in that piece is sound - where we've decided to push the concept further is in its area of opportunity analysis. In this article we discuss a systematic process for analyzing content-based link opportunities for link builders who use content - or are considering using content - to attract inbound links.

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