Originally Posted by Cindy16
So what are the new SEO Strategies now? I mean is guest posting really dead? What about blog commenting? Are we going to rely so much on content writing and marketing?
Blog commenting and guest posting is not dead, it's just you cannot rely on the actual links themselves to give you decent link juice anymore. Most blog comments will only create nofollow links for a start.
However, (relevant) blog commenting does provide you with a broad link profile across many different domains. This is good in the eyes of Google.
It is probably best to see blog/forum commenting and guest posting as a way of joining the community surrounding your niche. A profile building strategy rather than powerful link building.
And of course, excellent and unique content is a big thing in SEO these days as over time you will create links the natural way, (ie people sharing your wonderful content).
Local SEO, such as ensuring your business is on Google Maps and reputable local directories is important.
Broken link building is also effective, as is well maintained Web 2.0 feeder sites on platforms such as Hubpages or Squidoo.
Other link-building strategies such as article submissions, blog directories etc offer very little value now.