Kaiserthesage’s Top 10 Link Building Posts in 2012

by Jason Acidre on December 31, 2012 · 23 comments · Search

2012 has been a both great and tough year for link builders all over the world. I kept writing about link building and shared what I’ve continuously learned, despite the evolving challenges we all share and encounter at some point.

Below are several of my popular entries this year that are about link development tips and strategies. The list was sorted out based on each post’s popularity and reception – through social shares, comments, unique pageviews, conversions and number of links they have naturally gained.

10 Best Link Building Posts on Kaiserthesage from 2012

1. How to Develop Conversion-Oriented Link Building Strategies using Google Analytics


2. Anti-Penguin Link Building Plan


3. A Link Development Strategy for Large Websites


4. Ultimate Guide to Link Building with Images


5. Link Building in 2012: Scalable Link Building


6. How to Use Personas for Link Building and Social Media


7. Linker Outreach: A Method for Social and Editorial Link Building


8. How to Automate Link Building


9. How to Earn Links by Building Mind Share


10. Viral Marketing Strategies to Get Massive Traffic Spikes

There are also other blog entries – which also involved the topic link building – that didn’t make it to the top 10. Most of them were just included as a part of other posts that tackled broader topics (content marketing, inbound marketing or social media) and/or slide presentations from speaking gigs (such as this and this).

If in case you’d like to see some of them, you can check out the extensive list all of my posts on online marketing and SEO strategies.

Link Building Guest Posts

I’ve also written link building posts that were published on other industry blogs, and you can check them out below:

Best Link Building Tips, Strategies and Resources I’ve Read in 2012

Below are the most remarkable resources from the people I highly respect in the link building community – that really influenced my thinking and on how I will probably approach work this 2013.





For 2013, I’ll definitely write more posts about new link building strategies. But I plan to focus more on case studies (with comprehensive and actionable guides, of course).

2012 was a great year. We can expect more changes and challenges this coming year, but the thing that I really love the most about our community is that we all help each other, particularly in sharing usable information.

Let’s all get better this year. Happy New Year fellow link builders!

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Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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Len January 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

Thank you Jason, I have read this article over a few times. There is so much to learn about link building. It seems everytime I learn a little about it, something new happens or changes. Happy new year.


Sahil January 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

You are spot on Len. There’s always so much to learn in Link building, its a never ending process. If someone wants to call themselves as masters of link building they have to know the art of coming up with high quality content which can benefit their users, do a basic promotion so that they should be able to get some natural & high quality back links to the article and hence help their sites build some authority and credibility online. Thanks for this amazing post Jason .


shpyo January 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Thanks for the list. Now I have to read all of them ;/


Eve. January 2, 2013 at 1:19 am

Superb stuff throughout the year :) I am expecting some more good posts on link building(not on content marketing ;)


Angie Schottmuller (@aschottmuller) January 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I love how you included the embedded tweets as social proof! =)


Stephanie Whitfield January 3, 2013 at 3:57 am

Nice way to sum-up the 2012. I look forward to more amazing posts in 2013 as well!


Selma Yolanda January 3, 2013 at 5:06 am

Nice, I’ve missed a post or two over the year but you’ve reminded me of that and I’ve managed to read them. Thank you!


CMS January 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm

My favorite was the social media persona’s. Helped alot in improving our conversion rate :)
Happy 2013 Kaiser!


Marquis Kline January 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

If you had this in store for us in 2012, I can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring! Happy New Year!


gaurav January 4, 2013 at 4:27 am

high quality and relevant link building is now a tuff job specially after penguin update. i think we shall avoid automated link building,it’s my first time i m here but i would love to read anti-penguin link building.


Jerry Roberts January 5, 2013 at 1:31 am

Hi Jason,

With the current backlink climate and how Google approached the whole issue in 2012, are there potential downfalls to any of these strategies at this point?



Kaiserthesage January 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

I strongly believe that the abovementioned strategies will remain effective in the next few years. It’s just about how you present your brand using these link building strategies. If you continue to provide quality, then no search algorithm update will affect how people collectively see your brand (and search engines are after the same thing).


Rajkumar Jonnala January 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I see you have done a excellent internal link building in the article to pass page juice to every page of the blog. Nice keep up the good work.


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Ravi January 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Thank you Jason. This gave me quick revise and many things which were must read and I missed. The articles are really well crafted


James Dreesen January 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm

This is a very useful information for the backlinkers. I might improve them.


Angel Coleen Lee January 8, 2013 at 4:34 am

Your blog is a good source of information. It is the primary job of SEO professional to build good links. Thanks for sharing this useful stuff with us.


marwa January 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

that is amazing really the article is great and useful for any one working on backlinks thanks for the list


Jason January 14, 2013 at 12:16 am

Thanks for interlinking all the articles with in a single post. Does help me to easily navigate.


Leon January 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

Great article. Especially the part about building via viral. Kudos!


topline March 16, 2014 at 2:59 am

many thanks jason for this useful article


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