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This is an interesting infographic. The consensus opinion that I’ve read from most SEOs is that link building is still the most valuable SEO pursuit, but I don’t recall anyone being as bullish on authorship as this infographic is.

I’m curious to understand your take on this – if you had to focus in on a few SEO tactics, are these the five you’d choose?

SEO infographic

Photo by BruceWayne (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Infographic by Act On
Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty

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Jim Dougherty
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Jim Dougherty

Great list – Google Authorship for sure is going to play a huge role in SEO (and force every blogger to pump up their Google+ profile).

One tactic I would include is to add links to your website from your own blog posts on highly-targeted anchor text. It’s not going to give you the same boost as a link from an outside website, but Google will still use it as a signal – especially if you can do this multiple times. We did this for our article “How to Run a Facebook Contest” and now its’ #1 on Google for that keyphrase.

September 9, 2013, 3:53 PM

Interesting insight Nick – thank you!

September 14, 2013, 2:09 PM

No problem, cheers!

September 15, 2013, 2:05 PM

It’s nice that you presented this things through infographic. It’s more understandable. I’d agree with the things you listed here, too! Thanks for posting.

September 17, 2013, 12:45 AM

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