When I realized my mistake, I noticed a deep, sinking feeling that you might get coming home from Spring Break to find out that your parents had seen you on a Girls Gone Wild commercial. So I'll get to the point....

I've been doing a poor job of giving you what you really, truly need as a link builder.

For some reason, I thought I knew what you wanted better than you did. Because of that, we've built some of the most complex link building tools in the industry. So complex, in fact, that if you've tried to use some of the tools, you might have had a hard time finding the links you wanted...even though they may have absolutely been in your database.

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Hey folks,

We know things have been quiet here on the homefront (and I've got a stack of emails to respond to as well), but wanted to let everyone know that we've been working 12+hour days every day (that's seven, not five, days a week) over the past several weeks to get the next version of the Ontolo Toolset released. Right now, it's looking like it'll be some time in November depending on how some of these new tools go.

What are we changing? Well, three main things, really.

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I was sitting in the office of Napkin Labs earlier today. I was there to check out, what I call, their "Feedback Community" application. You see, we're at the point with our link building tools where we believe we have a pretty decent foundation for a link building application that can be useful for almost any link builder.

There's just one problem.

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We're happy to announce some new feature updates that span across various functions of a link building campaign.

We've added a new Campaign Manager which combines the previous four Account Setup tabs into one interface. This also incorporates some new UI changes that should make it easier to quickly and easily manage your link building campaigns.Read More About the Campaign Manager → 

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We're happy to announce a new feature called the Campaign Manager.

Previously, campaigns were managed across four separate pages in an "Account Setup" section of the toolset. This has all been combined into a single interface designed to quickly make campaign changes and updates.

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We're happy to announce today a new feature for link prospect notifications. Here's how it works:

Head over to the new Campaign Manager You set minimum home page PageRank scores, domain mozRank, domain mozTrust and Domain Authority. You set your targeted Link Types and specific Topics associated with each. If we find a link prospect that matches all of those requirements, both value and relevance, we'll let you know. In short? Relevant and Valuable links come straight to your inbox. As Ron Popeil would say: Set it and forget it.

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There was always this thing missing from the Ontolo Link Building Toolset.... we had a tool to setup various link prospecting campaigns, we had the details for a full campaign, but we only reported on link prospects.

Today, that's changed.

We've now integrated both the Competitive Backlink Monitor and the SERP Dominator into the link building toolset at the campaign level. This means that for each campaign, these will now run automatically, providing you with critical campaign performance data.

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There was always this thing missing from the Ontolo Link Building Toolset.... we had a tool to setup various link prospecting campaigns, we had the details for a full campaign, but we only reported on link prospects.

Today, that's changed.

We've now integrated both the Competitive Backlink Monitor and the SERP Dominator into the link building toolset at the campaign level. This means that for each campaign, these will now run automatically, providing you with critical campaign performance data.

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This is a guest post written by Alex Petrovic an Advanced SEO strategist at Dejan SEO company [Dejan SEO's Twitter]

You’re working, link building and making progress and all of a sudden you're noticing your competitors are tapping into same link sources, sniffing your backlinks and taking over. You're pissed off, we all hate link stalkers, and there is too many of them out there. So what can you do?

Answer is not that simple, success of a link building campaign for long term depends on the links which are hard to replicate. So how do we build those kinds of links?

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As of last Saturday, August 20th, I have been in the SEO space for 10 years.

Before writing this post, I asked some folks what they would like to read. The responses fell across the board, from how things have changed in the past 10 years, to wanting to hear parts of my own story. I've decided to write this post and start with the story of how I got started in Search. Simultaneously managing, at one point, over 1,400 SEO clients in 2004 might deserve an answer to "how do you get there?" That answer will then (if I'm doing this well) provide the context for my own observations of how things have changed and where they're going.

I'm long-winded, and this post is no exception. If you're a frequent tl;dr....er, skip this one.

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