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Links for a Sunday evening

SEO Quick Reference Guide

One of the best SEO ebooks I’ve read, from the excellent seo-theory.com. A few years old but still makes a lot of sense.

Confessions of a black hat SEO

Hackers entering the game has led to some confusion. Some people think hacking for marketing is just a natural extension of Black Hat SEO. I very much disagree. Being an aggressive marketer or a Black Hat SEO is absolutely not the same as being a criminal. I may be “naughty”, I may not respect standards or stupid rules – but I respect the laws and I abide by them.

It Pays to be Popular on Facebook and Twitter

SubvertAndProfit launches a new ad campaign. They started out as a paid Digg service a few years ago but they’ve grown to include paid posting/voting/etc on a couple dozen social sites.

WideCircles Reloaded Beta launches

This is a service similar to SubverAndProfit, they have been around for a while. Haven’t heard much about them but I am curious to see if the new version gets any traction.

Is There Any Value in Getting Links From Directories

Yes but most people are doing it wrong.

Debt: the first five thousand years

A brief look on the history of debt. Worth a read.

Throughout its 5000 year history, debt has always involved institutions – whether Mesopotamian sacred kingship, Mosaic jubilees, Sharia or Canon Law – that place controls on debt’s potentially catastrophic social consequences. It is only in the current era, writes anthropologist David Graeber, that we have begun to see the creation of the first effective planetary administrative system largely in order to protect the interests of creditors.

The Millionaires’ Magician

I like how this guy has branded himself.

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