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Brian Dean

Brian Dean is an internationally recognized SEO expert and entrepreneur. His website, is the foremost source for all things SEO and marketing news and advice. Feel free to get in touch with him on Twitter at @backlinko!
Social Signals and SEO

Social Signals and SEO: Results from Five Case Studies

Have you drunk the social signals Kool-Aid? It seems that more and more SEOs are moving away from building links... and replacing them with pins, likes, Google +‘s and tweets. I‘m the first to admit that I‘m very skeptical about social signals‘ role in SEO. I simply haven‘t seen them make any long-term difference in search engine traffic.
Oct 18, 2013
Link Building Strategies

11 Link Building Strategies That Won't Break the Bank

You already know that the link building game has completely changed... and that building spammy, low-quality backlinks to your site simply doesn‘t work. Not only has this made white hat link building harder, but a lot more expensive to boot. Well I‘m here with some great news: you don‘t need to drop 5-figures for a fancy “content marketing agency“ to get your site to the top of Google.
Jul 23, 2013
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