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23 Mar 2010

Top 100+ Link Building Resources


Ready to immerse yourself into the world of link building? Here are over 100 links to the best resources on link building training, blogs, tools, and more.

Link Building Education

Free training guides, webinars, and presentations on link building.

  • Link Building Training – A comprehensive training guide to link building including affiliate program links, deep linking, link quality evaluation, free link sources, link analysis and more.
  • Link Building on Slideshare – Presentations and webinars on link building.
  • SEO Webinars – Free SEO webinars including Link Building Strategies for 2010.
  • Whiteboard Fridays – Custom search of all SEOMoz Whiteboard Friday presentations focusing on link building.

Audio / Video Podcasts

Audio and video podcasts on link building featuring experts in the industry.

  • Search Cowboys – Link building Q&A with Christopher Cemper and Google document indexing.
  • SEO 101 – Directory link building with Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal and using social media to improve search engine rankings and help with SEO training.
  • SEO Rockstars – Roundtable with SEO experts on link building topics (spamming, black hat, white hat), link inheritance attributes, and more.
  • SEM Synergy – Link building strategies with Eric Ward, link building best practices, and more.
  • Search for Solutions – Internet marketing scams with paid search links.
  • Ofice Hours – Paid links are evil and overlooked on site issues.
  • Webcology – Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz discussing his Professional Guide to Link Building and link building with Debra Mastaler, author of Link Spiel blog.
  • SEO 101 – Building ranking for sites, link building 101 parts 1 and 2, link building and exchange schemes, nofollow, and more.
  • Run Marketing – Link building for small business.
  • iGary – Link building with search marketer Gary Reid.
  • Bella Web Design – Link building with Desiree C. Scalses of Bella Web Design.
  • Think Around Corners – A link building strategy to gain organic link popularity.
  • Internet Marketing Street Smarts – Sam Niccolls of SEOMoz discusses business strategies of multi-million dollar companies including the best way for a complete beginner to start link building, how personalised search will change rankings, and the number one way to get a site ranked organically quickly in highly competitive markets.

Link Building Blogroll

The following are blogs with link building categories, including the full RSS feeds and link building category feeds when available.

Good to Know

Articles and resources for specific link building elements and strategies.

Popular Link Building Stories

Social bookmarking sites with link building tags and categories.

Link Building on Twitter

Link building discussion and experts on Twitter.

SEO Forums

Discuss link building on the following SEO and website related forums.


Active groups on link building.

Free Tools

Tools, applications, and browser plugins to aid in backlink research.

  • SEO Book Tools – Free link analysis and keyword research tools brought to you by SEO expert Aaron Wall.
  • Link Diagnosis – This tool can show you all the important information about your competitor’s links. The report includes PageRank, anchor texts, no-follow information and more.
  • Bad Neighborhood – This tool will scan the links on your website, and on the pages that your website is linking to, and flag possible problem areas.
  • SEOMoz Tools – Over twenty SEO free and premium tools designed to help with every aspect of search engine optimization, including on-page targeting, site crawlability, competitive analysis, rank checking and keyword difficulty.
  • Yahoo Site Explorer – Site Explorer allows you to explore all the web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search.
  • Google Adwords Keyword Tool – Use this tool by Google to get new keyword ideas.
  • SEO Quake – Seoquake allows user to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study on the fly.

Search Operators

Advanced search operators for popular search engines to aid in backlink research.

Additional Resources

If you have additional resources for link building, please share them in the comments to help turn this into the best link building resource available.