Contributor and link building expert Eric Ward discusses why manual link building will stand the test of time, despite popular predictions to the contrary.
I recently read an article titled, “SEO Practices That Will Become Obsolete By The End Of 2016,” on (what is normally) a highly respected site. The author is someone I read and respect, but he made the claim that in 2016, manual link building will become obsolete. He has since edited the article and changed “Manual Link Building” to “Bulk Link Building.”
This seemingly minor edit (which I greatly welcome and appreciate) is actually at the crux of a much larger movement that seems to be permeating the SEO community. That movement is based on the belief that doing anything one at a time, or “manually,” is a waste of time, because the sheer mass of the web and link graph makes it impossible to impact it without resorting to automated or mass tactics.
Wrong. Manual link building will never be obsolete.
Source – MarketingLand.com