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July 07, 2012 at 18:16 PM EDT
The Weekly Compete Pulse
We hope that all our American blog readers had a great 4th of July! We also hope you’ll all enjoy some articles from around the web for online marketers. Link building is search engine optimization 101. Getting backlinks to your site from around the web gives your site credibility and link juice that search engines [...]

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We hope that all our American blog readers had a great 4th of July! We also hope you’ll all enjoy some articles from around the web for online marketers.

Link building is search engine optimization 101. Getting backlinks to your site from around the web gives your site credibility and link juice that search engines favor when it comes to ranking. There are a lot of sketchy ways to build links, but to get the most long-lasting rankings boost, you need to check out Search Engine Watch’s list of legitimate link building strategies.

Obviously every second that you surf the web, data points are being created for tons of sites. Have you ever really though about exactly how much data is created in a minute online though? Our friends at BostInno reference a CNet article that delves into precisely that question.

After the hubbub around SOPA and PIPA earlier this year, Internet users have become increasingly aware of government intervention and regulation when it comes to an open and free Internet. As a response to this growing trend of legislation intended to stamp out piracy on the Internet, a group of academics and consumer advocates have created an Internet bill of rights to define the most important principles in Internet freedom. Do you think this list is missing anything? Let us know in the comments.

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