Although undeniably important, link-building is just part of increasing brand awareness. Here at SESOME, we like to focus on reputation rather than just link building - we believe achieving links is just a happy byproduct of designing and delivering engaging campaigns. Link building for its own sake used to be the preserve of the lone (and slightly myopic) SEO, and in all honesty, few purely SEO-based endeavours are likely to succeed. With the increasingly negative perception of link-building, not to mention the threat of penalties, this silo-ed approach is now neither recommended nor effective. These days, ranking in Google directly [...]
I was privileged to be asked to attend and speak again at the (IMHO) most relaxed, friendly and also insightful of the travel blogger community. I spoke at Traverse 13 back in Brighton and then was due to attend in Kingston the weekend just gone. However, serious 'man-flu' got in the way and I couldn't move or speak. So, after having 3 days of forced internet free time, I decided to publish my deck anyway. It is on slideshare, and embedded here. If you have any questions, leave comments OR tweet me and use the traverse hashtag.