Hello and welcome to the Linkarati Roundup. Each and every week we feature the best articles concerning link building and SEO - a highlight reel of the week. If you want more engaged discussion head on over to our Link Builders G+ community, where we discuss the articles and have even been known to crack wise.
This week we have a healthy variety of guides, analyses, and even a bit of humor. Let's jump into it!
1. First is Glen Allsopp's "How to build a billion dollar SEO empire."
Glen's blog ViperChill is definitely worth keeping an eye on. This post, inspired by another post over at Priceononmics, covers the SEO foundations of RetailMeNot. RetailMeNot is closely tied to Google Ventures, Google's investment arm, and as Glen discusses the company behind RetailMeNot likely receives SEO advice from Googlers. It's a long read, but worth setting aside time for.
2. Second is David McSweeney's "The Ninja Guide to Broken Link Building."
We've seen quite a few excellent guides lately covering broken link building, and this post is no exception. It's a very popular tactic worth utilizing, as applicable and possible. This guide offers a clear walkthrough that anyone should be able to follow. If you want to learn more about broken link building it should be on your read list.
Bonus: David also recently put together a second guide that is the cousin guide to broken link building: link reclamation. Also worth the read time.
3. Next is Matt Schlicht's "How to get Press for Anything."
Press coverage is solid gold in terms of SEO and link building. Matt Schlicht has plenty of real life experience with pitching and acquiring press coverage and shares serious insight in this post. If press coverage is at all on your radar, you need to read this post.
4. Tommie Gleave's "If I did SEO for Stripe.com."
This is Tommie's intro post on Hit Reach and it's a great read. The post offers a glance into another SEOs processes and there's certainly something to be learned. Take the time to check out this post - you won't be disappointed.
5. Last but not least is Rishi Lakhani's "Defining HTTP Status Codes."
Rishi wins the internet this week for funny yet useful guides. Finding relevant cat pictures and memes to represent and explain various HTTP status codes had to be a tough job, but someone had to do it. In all seriousness, the guide is both funny and informational. Definitely worth looking at.