Challenge: 48 Inbound Marketing Questions in 48 Hours

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I've made an awful mistake.

Over the past year and a half of building a new inbound marketing agency, I've been so wrapped up in giving out advice to clients that I've neglected to do many of the things that I constantly advise other people to do.

Specifically, I think it's important to be generous with the knowledge and assets that your business provides you. Sometimes it's great to just be helpful when you can, even if there's no direct reward. I say these sorts of things daily, and help clients win with these approaches, yet as of late, I haven't done a very good job of that for Northcutt. That ends now.

So, over the next 48 hours, I'm laying out a challenge to answer 48 inbound marketing / SEO questions for free. To begin, I'm going to post these answers at random. First on SEOmoz's Q&A boards. If I run out of good questions there, I'm turning to Quora. If that well runs dry, I'm looking at LinkedIn.

And, if you have an SEO / inbound marketing question you'd like some free advise on, send me a link to your question posted on one of the three sites above, posted via the comments below or on Twitter before 11/28 at 10 PM CST, and I'll do my best to answer your questions at no cost too. Once 48 hours has passed, I'll link the answers to 48 of the best, current, inbound marketing-related questions that I could find.

Edit 12/5: Here are the answers! It seems I severely underestimated the universe's ability to deny me time, especially when I make plans for something like this, but it's done. Maybe this post should be renamed "How I shot into the SEOmoz top 150 in a week". Hope that someone finds some answers that they were looking for below.

  1. https://moz.com/q/one-client-2-domains-same-business-good-or-bad-idea
  2. https://moz.com/q/unused-css
  3. https://moz.com/q/restructuring-removing-301-redirects-due-to-newly-optimized-keywords
  4. https://moz.com/q/forum-signature-links
  5. https://moz.com/q/client-with-very-very-bad-onsite-seo
  6. https://moz.com/q/is-there-a-modern-gsitecrawler
  7. https://moz.com/q/drupal-seo-concerns-about-cloaking
  8. https://moz.com/q/could-a-html-select-with-large-numbers-of-option-value-url-s-effect-my-organic-rankings
  9. https://moz.com/q/i-have-a-client-where-every-page-has-over-100-links
  10. https://moz.com/q/just-want-to-know-if-others-have-seen-simliar-results-with-squidoo-s-organic-visits
  11. https://moz.com/q/does-search-demand-search-results
  12. https://moz.com/q/what-is-evttag-used-for
  13. https://moz.com/q/quality-score-factors-in-pla-ads-schema
  14. https://moz.com/q/host-sitemaps-on-s3
  15. https://moz.com/q/domain-issue
  16. https://moz.com/q/how-do-you-find-old-linking-url-s-that-contain-uppercase-letters
  17. https://moz.com/q/why-does-google-not-recognize-inbound-links-from-bbb-org
  18. https://moz.com/q/2-questions-on-avoiding-issues-with-google-and-while-being-right-in-it
  19. https://moz.com/q/best-practice-to-solve-this-unique-duplicate-page-content-issue#post-132824
  20. https://moz.com/q/how-to-optimize-an-about-page-for-seo-best-practices-word-count-2#post-132905
  21. https://moz.com/q/listing-products-with-descriptions-what-order-should-they-be-in
  22. https://moz.com/q/local-citation-one-stop-updater
  23. https://moz.com/q/new-tv-show-on-a-e-has-the-same-name-as-my-website-how-to-use-this#post-132913
  24. https://moz.com/q/i-d-appreciate-help-with-link-building-research-management-tools
  25. https://moz.com/q/latest-on-how-long-your-dmoz-submisssions-are-taking
  26. https://moz.com/q/tracking-down-a-bug-that-is-creating-irregular-serps-in-rankings#post-133146
  27. https://moz.com/q/how-to-stop-pages-being-crawled-from-xml-feed
  28. https://moz.com/q/more-complete-campaign-reports
  29. https://moz.com/q/twitter-based-competition
  30. https://moz.com/q/interesting-page-rank-flow
  31. https://moz.com/q/copyscape-premium-fails-to-deliver-concern-and-question
  32. https://moz.com/q/google-love-and-bing-hate
  33. https://moz.com/q/i-need-help-with-google
  34. https://moz.com/q/google-phone-numbers
  35. https://moz.com/q/is-there-value-in-keeping-a-microsite-for-a-business-that-has-unique-domains-for-each-of-their-locations
  36. https://moz.com/q/any-tool-for-tracking-domain-page-authority-growth
  37. https://moz.com/q/add-url-parameters-in-seomoz-as-per-gwt
  38. https://moz.com/q/ajax-server-snapshot-setup
  39. https://moz.com/q/crawl-diagnostics-report-500-erorr
  40. https://www.quora.com/Search-Engine-Optimization-SEO/Does-the-country-where-I-host-my-blog-affect-SEO
  41. https://www.quora.com/Link-Building/What-sites-methods-tools-software-do-you-use-for-adding-great-images-to-guest-posts
  42. http://www.linkedin.com/answers?viewQuestion=&questionID=1070917&askerID=15930618&browseIdx=2&sik=1354044607164
  43. https://twitter.com/corey_northcutt/status/274213201250512897
  44. https://twitter.com/pforiska/status/274218931219210240
  45. https://moz.com/q/seo-for-com-vs-com-au-websites
  46. https://moz.com/q/alt-image-tags-not-being-read-by-on-page-optimization-tool
  47. https://www.quora.com/Link-Building/Request-for-a-link-DOs-and-Donts-What-are-the-best-and-worst-ways-to-ask-for-a-link-via-email
  48. https://www.quora.com/Search-Engine-Optimization-SEO/Which-is-better-for-managing-multiple-domains-Redirecting-all-mini-websites-to-the-main-site-permanently-or-keeping-mini-websites-with-unique-content-and-using-them-as-a-link-source-to-the-main-site

Just a bit of recap before I wrap this up. Why did I do this? First and foremost, to be helpful, prove some expertise, and participate in the industry's community. In the process, I reached SEOmoz's top 150, gained 43 very high quality Twitter followers, received an extra 14 LinkedIn recommendations on my personal brand, and 5 extra requests for SEO consulting. Are there SEO benefits here too? Of course, but that wasn't the core motive. It's true that I could have just as well have hit any of 100+ great Q&A sites using my little answer site search engine, and built links from a variety of high authority domains. And I probably will at some point.

But I think the lesson to be learned is this: inbound marketing, independent of search engines, still does big things.

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