5 Tips for Generating 10,000 Links Overnight

Ian Lurie
  1. Don’t
  2. No, really, don’t.
  3. Are you listening?
  4. If you get them naturally, good for you. But otherwise, don’t!
  5. K, for the last time, don’t.
Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at www.ianlurie.com

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  1. Haha. This is nice!
    Despite all the advices and discussions happening around, some people still believe in the myth on the effect of getting 10,000 links overnight. This can be seen through those on-going service to help website obtaining huge amount of links overnight.
    Perhaps the effect they are hoping is to get banned from search engine?

  2. I whole-heartily agree! Far too many people try to force the growth of their backlinks too rapidly and then wonder why they are treated like spammers. Organic growth is the best growth by far.
    Well said!

  3. I just found this post doing a serious search… Man, it’s very hilarious and I actually do agree. There’s too much focus on link building. Why not spend that energy on creating some quality content? Then the links will come naturally.

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