Cool Links in June 2012

21 SEO Leaders Share Their Best SEO Career Advice SEOMoz
Lots of great career advice from top SEOs like Ian Lurie, John Doherty, Jonothon Colman (REI), Ann Smarty, and others. The author of this post did a great job putting it together. 😉

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging Even If You Don’t Make Money Right Away
Blogging can provide great educational value by helping you learn new skills and deepen your knowledge on specific topics.

6 Link Building Tools to Boost Your Traffic Mashable
Key takeaways:
-Whitespark is a great low-cost option for small businesses.
-Ontolo is powerful but has a steep learning curve and requires skilled analysis.

The Right Way to Try to Buy Happiness NY Times
Key takeaways: Often when we think of money we think of more stuff that doesn’t make us happy. Money is a tool and doesn’t make us happier by itself.

How to Perform the World’s Greatest SEO Audit SEOMoz
Key takeaways:
-Subfolders pass linkjuice better to the main domain since subdomains are often considered to be a separate site by search engines.
-Avoid linking to spammy sites.
-The most important pages on your site should have the most internal links pointing to them.
-Too few no-follow inbound links will look suspicious to search engines.

Post Penguin Recovery: Link Removal Strategy for Back Link Profile Clean Ups SEOptimise
-Consider outsourcing link removal outreach to freelancers on Odesk.

Find (Almost) Anybody’s Email Address
Rob Ousbey shows a neat trick for finding virtually any person’s email using the Gmail plugin Rapportive.

11 Ways to Drive Gobs of Traffic To Your Website John Doherty
-Search might not always be the best way to drive traffic.

Bing Offers Up a Free Link Graph SEOBook
-Bing has released a new backlink finder similar to the now extinct Yahoo Site Explorer.

Local SEO Tips from Darren Shaw of Whitespark SEOBook
-Having a lot more reviews than competitors can help with local search rankings. Google has dialed back the importance of being located near the center of the city (known as centroid bias).

Redesigned Bing Webmaster Tools Rises With New SEO Reports & Data Search Engine Watch

Zombie Sonics fans throw support to Heat ESPN

Thousands rally to support new arena in Seattle Businessweek

As NBA Finals begin, what’s Howard Schultz thinking Seattle Times

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