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Our mission is to help individuals, small businesses, and non-profits achieve their online goals.

Vital Webs was co-founded by Ed Stutzman and Todd Raymer and is based out of Cleveland, TN, just north of Chattanooga.

If your business or non-profit organization is not achieving its internet marketing goals or you are just getting started then contact Vital Webs and get on the right track.

About Ed:

He\'s a nut.

For over 20 years, Ed has been delivering significant value for entrepreneurs, non-profits, and businesses by helping to slash costs and increase revenue, while streamlining business processes.

As a Certified Supply Chain Professional, Ed understands the demands placed on organizations in our current climate of economic pressure and stress.

Ed is a wildly creative thinker and energetic advocate for simple, powerful solutions.

His favorite movie is Willy Wonka.

The original version.
Not the new version.

He thinks that new version is just kind of, well... creepy.

But, the original version?

He thinks that one was perfect and has almost every line and song memorized.

About Todd:

He\'s cool.

For over 20 years, Todd has helped many companies profit from his direct and powerfully effective approach to solving business problems.

As a Certified Project Management Professional Todd applies proven methodologies and communication skills to ensure success.

Todd is a huge Star Trek fan who combines his deep technical background with a knack for solving problems quickly.
Ed Stutzman | vitalwebs

SEO: The Importance of Link Building

Jul 3rd 2010 at 9:44 PM

Getting other websites to link to your website is one of the key elements of a complete Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy.  Focusing on SEO enables you to get your website to rank higher in the places visitors search for what they want.

Search traffic, by itself, is free. 

But doing the SEO work required to get your fair share leads many webmasters to want to outsource it.  The traffic may be free, but doing the SEO work is not.  So this begs the question:

Can a Link building service improve your business, as many claim?

These types of services offer SEO help and the various options,  features, and costs vary greatly from service to service.

You can get things such as:

  • complete link building
  • reciprocal link building (where you and another webmaster just exchange incoming links)
  • one way link building (which is the most beneficial in terms of link juice)
  • article link building (writing and submitting articles to build incoming links)
  • directory link building (either by manual submission or a directory submission service)
  • content writing (which provides you with one part of the article link building)
  • keyword research (which is fundamental to any kind of online marketing)
  • website creation and development, and the list goes on and on.

So, as  you can see, link building service improves your business with building links, and it can also help you in other realms of online marketing, such as establishing a quality website, even before you begin the whole link building process.

This is so important to the survival of your site and business.

Link building is just one part of SEO, and it is presently the most important part. When search engines recognize that you have incoming links into your website, they count them as votes in your favor, and reward you with higher rankings in the search results.

While one-way links (those that are pointed to your site, and don't get a link back in exchange), are given more weight in terms of ranking, reciprocal links will also make a difference. 

Especially if you are in the beginning stages of link-building and just need to get started.

When it comes to article marketing, a link building service can really save you a lot of time. You can take advantage of those that actually write the articles for you, based on the keywords that you provide them with, or on the keywords that they determine are best for your site to target, and you can publish and submit these articles on your own.

Or you can opt for the full service that does the keyword research, writes the articles, and submits them for you, all of which can take a great deal of time.

You can even just try out just one feature of some link building services.

Keyword research is one of the other rather tedious and time-consuming aspects of your online marketing and link building practices.

Some services will offer just this focused task to you, while others will include it within other packages.

There are two types of website optimization: off-page and on-page. 

Certain services help you with both of those, by doing your social bookmarking; forum, blog and social media participation; and pinging for example. Social bookmarking is powerful, but there are some rules that need to be followed in order for it to be successful, and, more so, not to get you penalized.

So this is one duty that many leave to the experts with the link building service that improves your business.

As always, research the providers you are considering.

Do your best to ensure that they are credible and will ultimately deliver the value you seek.  SEO is not only an investment in your website.  It is an investment in your bottom line.


Vital Webs

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Mar 23rd 2011 at 12:43 AM by FX777
Very helpful information for me and some kind of adaptibility on my side for link building. Thanks for sharing this subject matter.
Dec 6th 2010 at 9:55 AM by rrenkes
Great article, link building is very important and something we all need to concentrate on for success.
Oct 18th 2010 at 2:19 PM by wallers1994
This is a great article. Thanks so much for sharing.
Aug 23rd 2010 at 5:48 PM by legrah
Yes indeed, link building is a key element in getting your site to rank high in the search engines. In theroy the more authority inbound links you have for your target page the more the search engines, especially G$$gle, will see your page as being important for a particular set of keyword(s).
Aug 15th 2010 at 8:07 AM by RickNauman
Thanks for sharing your knowledge of SEO
Aug 1st 2010 at 9:32 PM by vinsot21
Yeah, thanks for this kind of article, this can really help me as a beginner in seo link building!
Jul 23rd 2010 at 10:33 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Vitalwebs: Informative article, thanks! An all round program of on-page and off-page SEO is best, as you have indicated, but a focus on link building should definitely be high on the priority list. Good tips. :-)
Jul 6th 2010 at 11:22 AM by goals
Good information here, I found it very helpful. Thanks.
Jul 5th 2010 at 6:52 AM by harryf
link building is good for your site for sure, But the search engines no longer favor back link's the way they use to. not even three way linking the link's they favor the most these day's are back links from edu and gov sites so these will carrie the most weight with the search engines today.

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