Recently I saw a ‘goo-roo’ post a report that suggested a great way to speed up the process of getting your video ranked in Google and Youtube was to get a ton of backlinks and social bookmark links by going to Fiverr and dropping $25 or so on ‘video SEO’ specialists.
Here’s the thing about this strategy: Google hates this kind of behaviour. Matt Cutts of Google was asked about this at the recent SWSX conference. Part of his reply said that sites would be penalized if they:
“throw too many keywords on the page, exchange way too many links, whatever they’re doing to go beyond what a normal person would expect.“
So What Should YOU Do About Building Backlinks To Your Videos? [Read more…]