Xmas Surprise! 25,000 new Inbound Back Links!
Well, we got our Xmas present early this year….and it’s a total surprise too! You see what we’ve discovered, after yes some real investigation and anxious moments, is that our site here at cancukseo.com got 25,000+ brand new inbound backlinks in the past month. Yup, no mistaking the number….it’s more than 25 thousand brand new backlinks, eh!
Yup, know what you’re thinking, I do! Did we believe those surprisingly new backlinks? i.e. did we believe that they even reallly existed? To be honest here, no…we didn’t.
We went over to our account at Majestic and asked for support to first investigate that what we were seeing under our backlinks reporting area.
First, was the number being reported, true? We’ve been blogging now for just a bit over a year and have been building IBLs slowly and at the end of that first year we had about 6,000 IBLs….so are these new ones “real?” Yup, then said, your IBL new numbers are real, they said.
Then we asked about why they’d all of a sudden showed up at the beginning of December…was there a new indexing run same time that might have made a mistake? No mistake, they said…that domain gained 25,000+ brand new backlinks in their latest crawl.
Then we asked if someone there could please, just double-check. They double-checked…and yup, our Canadian SEO blog site at canuckseo.com had a newly added total of over 31,000+ backlinks, with 25,000+ being reported as brand new.
And I was stumped. Drilling down, of course at Majestic, and SEOmoz and other backlink reporting sites showed, yup….the IBLs were there…and it appeared that yes they all came from one site at zoomit.ca – our big Canadian social news media site. And I was still stumped….but at least the identification of “who” was linking to us allowed me to query the CEO of zoomit.ca — Dave Leonhardt of seo-writer.com and of zoomit.ca too!
Simple, was his answer….your site has been published here on zoomit.ca with enough “votes” cast by readers to earn you the position of “Top Domain” and a text link on our Top Domain sidebar widget too! This brand new text link would then appear on every single page at that zoomit.ca site — hence the big new IBL totals now being attributed to our canuckseo.com! WooHoo! We made the zoomit.ca front page — and every page too! Ain’t that a nice thing!
So….what’s this all mean? Well as David has already blogged about this here at his own site, I’ll not repeat the comments on same, i.e. what such new IBLs are worth to canuckseo.com — they sure are worth something is all that I care about! Sure, we’re canucks and quite proud of same and yes, this is a “benefit” of being Canadian and the added value of being a canuck and using zoomit.ca….something I’m afraid our American SEO practitioners can’t share in…but that’s besides the point here, really.
But more than that, my point today is this….that if you network using both the new way and still use “old school” networking as well….that good things come to those of us who’ve been “nice” through the past year, eh! Zoom your own new IBLs is what I’d offer my fellow canucks…and Merry Christmas, eh!Google