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The Official 2021 Link Building Tutorial for Beginners

Just kidding. Babies don’t know how to build backlinks!

In this video, you’ll learn how to build links, as a beginner, in 2021.

Unlike most of the fake SEO gurus out there, who only know how to build links to their SEO blogs, I’ve used this linkbuilding technique for 50+ SEO clients and HUNDREDS of my students.

Here’s what we’re going to cover in today’s linkbuilding tutorial for beginners:

00:00 – Introduction
01:21 – SEO Ranking Factors
01:49 – My “I AM” SEO Framework
02:22 – Do backlinks matter for SEO? (Backed by data)
03:05 – Linkbuilding Past AKA tiered linkbuilding, article spinning, backlink genie, etc.
04:40 – Linkbuilding Present AKA How most SEO “gurus” teach this
05:05 – Why following the “guru” linkbuilding method didn’t work for me (and won’t work for you)
07:20 – Linkbuilding Future AKA Exactly how I build links for myself and clients
07:25 – How to create content that attracts links
08:07 – Exactly (step by step) how to write outreach emails for linkbuilding
13:29 – The 30-Day One Ranking Away SEO Challenge

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YouTube SEO Resources:

How to Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel From Zero in 2020 ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kXYmMm1xdg

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I just couldn’t do it any more.

There had to be a better way.

It was December 2016 and in the past few days, I’d made my first attempt at scaling the process of building links for my blogs.

Everything I read from the SEO gurus said that I needed to reach out to link roundups and resource pages. Just email them and they’ll add your link. It sounded pretty easy and I knew the old ways of link building didn’t work any more.

So I did.

I manually went through Google searches for link roundups and resource pages in my niche and recorded them into a Google sheet.

It took much longer than I’d expected, but if I wanted to rank my website, I needed links, right? RIGHT!?

I even used Gmail’s canned email feature to send over 200 semi-personalized emails.

Dozens of hours down the drain.

Absolutely mind numbing work.

And what I did I have to show for it?

3 links.

3 links on crappy websites

3 links on crappy websites that, as of writing this, don’t even exist any more.

It was in this moment that I knew the gurus were full of crap.

MAYBE their form of outreach worked for their blogs about backlinks reaching out for backlinks from other blogs about backlinks, but I was trying to build a real website here. Not another SEO blog about how good my SEO blog is.

And what if I wanted to rank for something really competitive, I wondered?

I sat at my desk on a Saturday and wondered, “If I somehow landed a high-end client, how many of these emails would I have to send?”

I started this business for more freedom, not to become a slave to Google sheets and Gmail’s canned email function.

SEMrush

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