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Variety is the Key to Linking Success

I love when Blogging Underground members ask good questions!

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here and I just wrote a nice response to a member question about linking and posted it on the BU Blog.

> Article Length and Rankings

“Does the length of the article you post with your link in it have any impact on rankings? Are links in an article with 500 words better than one with 180 words?”

Check out the blog post for the response in great detail!

I think you’ll get a lot out of the suggestions!

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Google Search Engine Algorithm Changes

I’m still getting lots of emails and articles sent to me about the well publicized “Google Alogorhytm Change” from a week agoo (Feb. 24, 2011) that is supposedly affecting and hurting some sites and webmasters – especially those who rely very heavily on article marketing to make a living.

1st off – let me say that you should NOT worry or be more concerned about this UPDATE than any OTHER update because the fact is Google is CONSTANTLY changing how it ranks sites and web pages – it happens regularly.

The main difference that I can see is that a few high profile “article sites” that are pretty darn big – maybe even TOO BIG – such as ezinearticles.com, buzzle, associated content, squidoo and hubpages in particlular – have been said to have a significant reduction in traffic from Google because THEIR rankings have dropped.

So what!

It may open up more slots for us and our high quality real content web pages!

Unless it is affecting you personally and you have seen TRAFFIC go down – keep in mind almost every time something GOES DOWN that something else will GO UP! So – do not stress out about this!

Is it affecting ME personally?
NO! I can’t say it is. I have seen ONE of my big money keywords DROP off the front page onto page 2 – but I have so many of them that ONE alone is nothing to worry about and may not be related to the changes.

Hardly anything at all has changed for me and my sites. I’m still doing very well!

Traffic numbers are the SAME overall.

Plus – this kind of stuff happens day to day so who is to say this is even related to the BIG CHANGE???

One of the things I teach people is that you need to diversify and not put all your apples in one basket.

If all you do to make a living is submitting your articles to ezinearticles, you might be in trouble! If you have your own sites that deliver value to the end user and you are NOT a one trick pony – you will be fine!

If you have more than one site or better yet several or many and you mix things up and deliver value to the user – you should not be impacted very much or even at all by the recent changes at Google.

If your sites offer real value with good site structure and no dirty tricks you should be fine – perhaps even better off as more slots are opening for you to rank in easier.

Google still wants good sites with value to rank on top. That’s exactly what we do – right? They just want a few sites in particular that offer LESS VALUE to rank on top LESS OFTEN!

I think that’s good!

So what are the changes that Google has made in ranking sites???

Who knows for sure. Also – it is NOT affecting ALL RANKINGS.

I have checked and I still have the number one position for my most important sites that I have been working hard to keep on top. No drastic or radical change there.

As far as I can tell Google has made a decison to devalue pages from certain kinds of sites – they happen to be some of the BIGGEST article sites – mainly ezinearticles.com as I hear them crying the loudest right now. (continued – read more of this article…)