Foundational Link Building – SEMCon 2010 Presentation Video

In this presentation, I focus a lot on the tell-tale signs of artificial link building, something that Google and other search engines are not really in favor of, even if links are a very influential factor in search engine ranking. Search engines have been getting better and better in detecting artificial link building I have stated a few tips on how to avoid getting tagged as a website involved in artificial link building.

Benj Arriola at SEMCon 2010, talking on Blogging and Social Media Benefits on SEO. Photo taken by Mabs Medina
Benj Arriola at SEMCon 2010, talking on Blogging and Social Media Benefits on SEO. Photo taken by Mabs Medina

Taking videos was not allowed at the conference, but I recorded the audio of my talk. And has overlaid this on my PowerPoint presentation and saved it in a video format that you can watch below:

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Speaking on link building where I was told at the last minute (actually a day before) on the first day of SEMCon 2010 in replacement of a different topic where the other speaker was not able to present on his assigned topic was a challenge since a day before SEMCon, I was training another company and didn’t have much time to prepare. I gave my confirmation at 3am that I will present link building and was finished by 6am. I took a power nap for 45 minutes then head towards the Hotel Intercon.

Benj Arriola, Aaron Wall, Charlie Ellis & Jim Boykin @ SEMCon 2010 during the SEO site clinic. Photo taken by Diana Liban
Benj Arriola, Aaron Wall, Charlie Ellis & Jim Boykin @ SEMCon 2010 during the SEO site clinic. Photo taken by Diana Liban

With Aaron Wall, Todd Malicoat and Jim Boykin in the audience, and then Jim gave this advanced link building presentation that I myself was blown away by the golden nugget of information I got from his presentation, I felt like I didn’t have much to talk about anymore. *LOL* But it was still a good presentation and got good feedback from the other SEO veterans as well as the audience in general.

Benj Arriola, Todd Malicoat & TJ Manotoc during the last Q&A of the conference. Photo taken by Mabs Medina
Benj Arriola, Todd Malicoat & TJ Manotoc during the last Q&A of the conference. Photo taken by Mabs Medina

I was also in the panel of experts for Site Clinics on both day one and two and also did another talk on Social Media and Blogging Benefits for SEO on day 2. Overall the conference was great and was more personal compare to the other conferences based here in the US such as SMX, PubCon and SES. Congratulations to the success of SEMCon, a job done well by FMI, IMVSolutions, SEO Philippines and YugaTech. Special mentions to the photographers who I stole their pictures with permission. 🙂 Thank you Diana Liban and Mabs Medina who has been working on a Visa for Australia.

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