I'm confused about link building. It seems to me that I'll I've seen and read about it is most likely wrong. There are all these self-titled SEO experts and gurus out there teaching all sorts of stuff, some of may have worked in the past; some of it may work for a short time. But I suspect most of it is just a waste of time.
I found this sentence in another thread here by chrishirst:
By it's very definition ANYTHING that you, or an agent of yours does with regards to "link building" is artificial and will have a "footprint".
So please forgive me, but I'm trying to purge my brain of all the stuff I've seen and heard over the years so I know what constitutes REAL, valid SEO practices.
It seems to me that valid link building takes time and is not just something you go do. i'm still not sure why all these people think they can "game" Google.
So rather than go find a bunch of blog to post comments on or directories to put your link in or some other strategy, build quality content with PEOPLE in mind, optimize it, and make sure your site is set up effectvely (all the stuff Jill teaches).
Then, if you find other sites where you want to leave a comment, fine. Do it.
If you find a facebook page you want to comment on, fine. Do it.
Keep building your content. But don't fall for all these "go put links on other blogs" or "buy links" or any of this other stuff.
Am I right?
I have a list of link building things you shouldn't do, but I don't have a list of things you can do.