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6 Methods to Find a Website’s Contact Information

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You want to contact the guy (or girl, or guys) behind a website. Maybe it’s for a link placement request, a link removal request, an inquiry about advertising on the website, or to JV on a new project. Sometimes it’s easy. You just need to go to the website’s “Contact Us” section. If they don’t have one, you can try to find their Whois information. Sometimes this doesn’t work. You get a horrible “DomainsByProxy” listed as contact info. That’s when the webmaster has decided to make his contact information private to keep spammers away. The thing is, it keeps you away as well!

Website-contact-InformationThis article gives you 6 other ways that can help you get the contact information you are after; so read away!

1. Whois History

I’m talking about the Whois History tool offered by DomainTools.com. It’s basically like any other Whois finder, except that this tool gives you an actual history of the Whois.

This comes in handy when a website’s owner registers his domain “normally”, but then makes it private at a later date. It will show up in that tool.

2. BuzzStream

BuzzStream gathers every contact detail in one place. Whois information, email address, phone number, web contact forms, associated Twitter IDs, Facebook, Google Plus accounts, Pinterest, actual address, etc.

It’s especially useful if you are just gathering the information of multiple websites for later use.

3. SpyOnWeb.com

This one makes me feel like Batman. If you are not into DC Comics, maybe Detective Conan or Sherlock Holmes will resonate more. Anyway, the point is, I feel like a real detective! Why? Because this tool scouts the web for footprints to link several websites together – this makes it easier for you to find a webmaster’s contact information.

So, what kind of footprints does it scout for? Analytics ID, AdSense ID, IP address, nameservers. If 1 AdSense ID is used on multiple websites, this tool will show you just that. You can probably find the contact info of the webmaster on on of his other website (where maybe he has a Contact page or where his Whois info is not hidden).

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7 Link Building Techniques That Will Actually Work In 2014

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Link building is an important component of online marketing. And while SEO is what most of us are after, it’s also good to remember that better search engine rankings are not the only benefit of link building. Link building also help businesses to build connections, raise brand awareness and generate leads. In this article, we will be sharing 7 techniques you can use to build quality links to your website.

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Technique #1: Spread the Virus!

This technique is about finding viral content in your niche, and republishing them on your own properties (website, blog, …).

If a piece of content has already proven itself to be awesome (it has to be awesome to go viral!), having it on your website will encourage people to link to that particular page! You can also share your page again with your own follower-base, if you have one. For example if you dug up the cool content on Tumblr, you could share it (“it” being the content on YOUR site) with your Facebook fans.

Remember that it’s always good practice to credit the original source on your site.

Technique #2: Answer Questions!

As marketers, many of us forget why a lot of people still go online in the first place (and no, I’m not talking about going on Facebook!). People are curious. People want answers. People ask questions!

So what I propose all of us to do, is to cater to those who ask questions in our respective niches! Some people use Yahoo! Answers; others ask their questions in the comments section of blogs, others use platforms like Quora.

Example question: where to buy shower curtain

What we can do, is answer those questions.

I know some of you are complaining about being unable to post links to your site as the answers get taken down because the mods think you are spamming and stuff.

Solution: Don’t spam! Be helpful.

However, if you want to be extra careful, you don’t even have to post a link to your site! Simply mention your brand (after having given your valuable input of course!). Insiders say that brand name mentions also count as votes to your site (just like link building), and it makes perfect sense!

Technique #3: Ethical Piggybacking!

Some content created over the last years are AWESOME…but outdated. The thing is, some of them still carry a lot of weight and authority in the search engines. How about piggybacking on that? Here is how!

Step 1: Find old and outdated content in your niche

Step 2: Develop a new, updated and amazing article, and publish it on your site.

Step 3: Contact the webmaster of the old content and make an offer to buy the page so that it redirects to the new version on YOUR website. Also tell him that you will credit him as the original creator on the page to really seal the deal.

The redirect not only counts as a vote, but also people going to his popular page would now land on yours!

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Stay The Hell Away From Negative SEO – Here Is Why!

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Negative SEO is what sportsmen would call “playing dirty”. While ‘traditional SEO’ involves building quality links to one’s own website to improve its rankings in the SERPs, negative SEO involves building low-quality links to a website (often to a competitor’s) in an attempt to bring down its rankings in the SERPs.

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There are several ways to do negative SEO, and we will talk about them in this article. We will also go over what Google has to say about it and what you need to do to protect your website, as well as why you should avoid getting involved in it yourself.

All right then, let’s get to it!

What Google Has To Say About Negative SEO

It’s only up until quite recently that Google has actually admitted that there is such a thing as negative SEO. Here is what they used to have in their guidelines:

Can Competitors Harm Ranking?

There’s nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index.”

They changed it to:

“There’s ALMOST nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index.”

And now they have this:

“Google works hard to prevent other webmasters from being able to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index. If you’re concerned about another site linking to yours, we suggest contacting the webmaster of the site in question.”

Fair enough; after all, they seem to be working hard. But here is how their unnatural linking messages look like:

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So basically, factors that are out of your control (linking from dodgy sources) are very likely to hurt you. And you have to actively try and explain that to Google with your reconsideration request. Oh and you only receive those warnings if your website is linked to your Google Webmaster Tools account. If not, then you are just…unlucky! Not so fair now, is it?

Types Of Negative SEO

Building low quality links to a website can be done in numerous ways.

1. Single or multiple attacks?

In single attacks, a large number of low-quality links are built to a website using a single anchor at once.

In multiple attacks, the same thing happens (1 anchor pointing to 1 site from low-quality sources), but continuously for months.

2. Links to where?

Some competitors may only want to take down a particular page (and not your homepage). Subpages typically need more links to be taken down than a homepage.

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