[Podcast] Link building and PR: Applying SEO Strategy to PR Outreach

, Sep 26, 2019

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Link building – the practice of securing backlinks to your website from other sites that have more authority – is a classic SEO practice. But it’s typically a practice reserved for digital marketers or content managers. What do PR professionals need to know about it, and should they be more involved?

After all, when done well, the practice of link building mirrors the day-to-day of many PR pros. It involves research, outreach, and relationship building. And, backlinks from news sites offer some of the best SEO value on the web.

In this episode, Ashton Meisner of Directive Consulting, a search engine marketing agency, explains why PR professionals are the right people for the job when it comes to securing quality backlinks from reputable websites, and offers tips on how to apply a little bit of SEO strategy to your media outreach.

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