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Dustin Verburg

Dustin Verburg is the former Creative Director and Community Manager for Linkarati. He also worked as a Marketing Specialist and Social Media Strategist for Page One Power. Dustin writes about marketing and music for various print and web publications. When he’s not writing, Dustin plays in Boise-area punk bands and frowns at the huge pile of books and Marvel Comics he hasn't gotten around to reading yet.
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Link Building Podcast | The Backlink Show - Episode 8

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Aug 6, 2014 6:42:51 AM

Welcome to the 8th episode of P1P's link building podcast, The Backlink Show. In this installment, Jon and Zach wonder if link building has changed in the past few years, rant about the current state of one of their favorite industry trade shows and interview Dixon Jones of Majestic SEO.

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P1P Link Building Podcast | The Backlink Show - Episode 7

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Jul 2, 2014 6:14:06 AM

Welcome to another installment of The Backlink Show – Page One Power and Linkarati’s link building podcast! In episode number seven, Jon and Zach interview Cognitive SEO founder - Razvan Gavrilas.

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P1P Link Building Podcast | The Backlink Show – Episode 5

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Apr 28, 2014 3:14:29 PM

Welcome to another edition of The Backlink Show – Page One Power’s link building podcast.

In this episode of The Backlink show we break from traditional conventions for a special interview between Page One Power CEO Jon Ball and Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Linkdex, Matt Roberts.

Jon and Matt discuss how SEO, content marketing, branding, social media and link building all play a role in a comprehensive marketing strategy.

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Join us at Linkarati

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Feb 5, 2014 10:58:01 AM

As you might have noticed, there hasn't been much activity at the P1P blog lately. It's not because we've been slacking (although the marketing department is sometimes easily distracted on Thursday afternoons), but because we've decided to focus our writing efforts elsewhere.

Late last year, P1P's creative team decided on something new. We asked ourselves one question-- do agency blogs ever build up a real community? We've had some amazing guest posts, valuable comments and intense discussion here, there's no doubt about it. We just think we can do more.

With that in mind, we created Linkarati.

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P1P Link Building Roundup #32

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Dec 16, 2013 12:24:41 PM

This week is mostly holiday cheer and Bravo Network-worthy drama, but we'll also look at some actionable SEO stuff I guess.

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P1P Link Building Roundup #30

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Dec 2, 2013 12:17:39 PM

It's time to celebrate the P1P roundup's dirty 30!

This week we observe an anniversary that's actually important, learn more about image-based link building, peek inside Wayne's brains, examine our relationship with Google and learn how "big, boring brands" keep it fresh. Let's party.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Page One Power

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 28, 2013 8:00:50 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at P1P!

(I am personally thankful for our amazing designer, AJ Ogden.)

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P1P Link Building Roundup #29

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 25, 2013 12:25:51 PM

Wow, we're at 29 already. That's pretty crazy. I'll be saying much the same thing next week when we hit 30 (a round number that arbitrarily seems important) next week, so prepare yourselves.

This week we take a look at negative SEO, spend some time on keyword research, take our link building to the next level and determine who might be selling out.

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P1P Link Building Roundup #28

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 18, 2013 11:34:37 AM

This week we take a look at logical fallacies in marketing, learn about 30 free SEO tools (and how to use them), spend some time on outreach and ponder the future of search.

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P1P Link Building Podcast | The Backlink Show – Episode 3

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 13, 2013 11:55:03 AM

Welcome to the third episode of P1P's podcast, The Backlink Show! On this episode, we argue about negative SEO, rant about the state of the SEO industry and interview Jacob King, a link building automation and Scrapebox specialist. Levi Pines will be joining us again next month.

Jacob wears many different SEO hats, and not they're not always pure white. Though it's sometimes controversial in the inbound marketing sector of our industry, Jacob's blog is super successful, informative, actionable and written with usability in mind. Jacob talks to us about which strategies work for which kind of link building efforts, explains the stark difference in different niche SERPs, gives us some domain buying success stories and shares a few unique SEO tips you can implement right now. Jacob is a brilliant dude and an innovator-- and we're lucky to have him on the show.

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P1P Link Building Roundup #27

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 11, 2013 2:22:06 PM

This week we join the KISS army, go another round in the ring with outreach, visit our old friend Internet Explorer and get some knowledge dropped on us from two industry titans.

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P1P had a Halloween Party and here's Proof

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 5, 2013 2:46:44 PM

I miss Halloween already, and I'm sure everyone reading this too. If there's something better than a day full of candy and playing dress-up then I don't want to know about it.

Some agencies play scary movies or those Halloween sound effects CDs you found in a $1 bin back in 2003 on Halloween, but not us. Our very own Levi Pines dressed up as Levi Pines for Halloween, and that was enough to cast a delightful atmosphere of dread and terror over the office.

Joking aside, we had some great costumes and some great treats!

Here are a few photos from our Halloween party. (Note: Lauren and I are both super professional iPhone photographers, so don't be jealous when you see the results of our stunning talent.)

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P1P Link Building Roundup #26

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Nov 4, 2013 12:20:34 PM

This week we peek into Google's darkest nightmares, learn the dos and don'ts of outsourcing internet marketing labor, see just how far $100 might go in the world of link building and ponder the endless struggle that is the client/SEO relationship. Also, I make a bad and totally unwarranted joke about Joel K.

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P1P Link Building Podcast | The Backlink Show – Episode 2

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Oct 9, 2013 7:30:45 AM

The Backlink Show is co-sponsored by Search Engine Watch.

Welcome to the second episode of our podcast, the Backlink Show. On this episode, we argue about the value of guest posting for link building purposes, get a crash course in brain-computer interfaces from Levi Pines, answer some frequently asked questions and interview Nick Eubanks aka SEO Nick.

Nick Eubanks is an industry veteran who specializes in content strategy and keyword research. He also runs about 100 eCommerce sites of his own, is the Vice President of Digital Strategy at W.L. Snook & Associates, a Managing Partner at Factor Media and consultant for major brands around the world. In this interview, Nick tells us about his keyword research eBook, talks about the hilarity of rampant misinformation in the SEO world and gives out some killer tips.

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Page One Power Link Building Roundup #22

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Sep 30, 2013 1:59:58 PM

Editor's Note: This week we take a look at some newish Twitter features, dive into some super actionable SEO tips, gain some new perspective on blogger outreach and learn all about Hummingbird.

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Matt Catts Episode 2

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Sep 26, 2013 11:40:17 AM

Editor's Note: Oh snap, Matt Catts is back! You can also keep up with Matt Catts on Tumblr.

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P1P Link Building Roundup #21

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Sep 23, 2013 12:10:35 PM

This week we enjoy a Moz double feature, hear simple but useful link building advice, look into some insights from Google's webspam team and figure out what all of this "not provided" business is about.

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P1P Link Building Roundup #20

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Sep 17, 2013 11:28:25 AM

Better late than never, right? Just think-- if I HADN'T been late then some of these amazing pieces would have had to wait til next week's roundup, and that would just be a crime against humanity. This week we look at disavowing links, read up on some scalable link building tactics, learn the real value of G+ shares and hang on Rand Fishkin's every word.

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P1P Link Building Podcast | The Backlink Show - Episode 1

Posted by Dustin Verburg on Sep 11, 2013 5:00:16 AM

Welcome to the first episode of P1P's new podcast, The Backlink Show! On this episode, we argue about the value of social media marketing for SEO, get Levi Pines' take on quantum computing, rant about link building expectations and interview Bill Sebald of Greenlane SEO.

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