What is the best link building strategy for my site?
This is a very common question you’ll always find in forums, comments and questions/answer sites such as Quora and Yahoo Answers. Every blogger wants to find the perfect strategy to build some healthy backlinks that can make their site get better sear engine results.
Before talking to you about that, I want to make sure that we are fully understanding what this is about, what things we can and we can’t do, and what we always need to take into account when speaking about link building strategy.
Table of Contents:
- What is link building?
- How does link building work?
- The ABC of link building
- Blogging and link building
- Indirect link building strategy
- How to implement these techniques to create a sky rocking Link Building Strategy for 2017
- 1.Submit your blog to top directory sites
- 2. Create your presence with the most popular Social Networks and add nice share buttons to your site
- 3. Find appropriate Do-Follow blogs to comment on
- 4. Create super high-quality content that people cannot resist
- 5. Create a Hubpage and also a Quora account
Link building is definitely an important practice for online marketing and bloggers, it is intended to improve our search engine positioning. Having an intelligent link building strategy, is all about finding the correct plan to get more and better inbound links from other high ranked sites (backlinks) to our website in order to improve our DA (Domain Authority) and PA (Page Authority) which also leads to be better positioned for our keywords in the SERPs.
Link building is closely related to the concept of PageRank. The PageRank is a score fr0m #0 to# 10 that Google you gives to all websites, based on the number high quality do follow inbound links the mentioned website has. It is indeed one of the ranking factors that Google uses to determine a website’s relevance. Google and Facebook, for example, have PageRank #10.
The more backlinks we have, the greater our PageRank. If those links are, moreover, quality backlinks (i.e., from websites with high PageRank), will contribute still more to improve our own PageRank. A higher PageRank means that we’ll be better positioned in the search results.
- You might also want to check: Best Free SEO Tools to Get Your Website Ranking #1 in 2017
There are tons of different ways to create backlinks to our website, some of those are certainly better than others. Therefore, before devoting yourself to the link building, it is necessary to determine very clearly which one will be the strategy to follow in your particular case. We must always be aware that the inbound links should be of quality and should come from websites related to the niche or field of the website that you want to promote.
Generally, the first temptation of many beginners is to start bombarding other blogs with comments that include links, without having any specific and organized plan, but this may be a counterproductive practice because that is considered SPAM and most commonly those comments require prior authorization by an administrator before they can be posted. I will show you know some of the most professional and effective link building strategies.
The first step of an organized and well-planned link building strategy is, to begin with, one of the most basic and effective ways: Creating your own channels of communication. When we create a Facebook page, Twitter account or YouTube channel, this can include links to our websites in both, our profile information and posts. For this reason, it is important to begin by reviewing those missed opportunities, sometimes, that are so easy to accomplish. Have we included a link to our website on our fan page? There are links in the descriptions of the videos that we have uploaded to YouTube? Do we have a company’s profile on Linkedin than links to our website? The same for any type of content that we share through social media.
The wording of articles is one of the most effective ways to link building. For this reason, it is necessary to maintain relationships with other bloggers who can also share your content with their audience, since the only fact of sending notes and email press releases may not work. A link from a recognized and specialized influencer in your niche means can significantly increase your ranking in search engines and therefore, an increase in traffic.
- I recommend reading this article: How to Make Internet Influencers to Promote Your Blog for Free
“Link baiting” is an activity dedicated to generating backlinks in an indirect way, from the production of good content and creativity. A surprising or interesting content is a “bait” for the inbound links, especially from social networks. For this reason, it is essential to include buttons to share, preferably with a counter, in such a way that over time, a high number of shares is also an incentive to continue to share.
Now let’s talk about the reason why you initially started to read this article. 😉
How to implement these techniques to create a sky rocking Link Building Strategy for 2017
1.Submit your blog to top directory sites
Searching through the internet you can find many sites that are dedicated to collect quality blogs from different thematic and organize them into some sort of directory. In some of these sites, we can get a Do-follow link for free. The only thing you will have to do is just to submit your blog, add an HTML security code so that they can confirm that you are the owner of the blog, and wait for some administrator to evaluate and approve your submission.
Some do-follow sites that you can use in order to submit your blog are:
Keep in mind that some of these sites might be already inactive or resulted penalized after google panda update.
Also, subscribe to our email newsletter and we will send you a list of the best 33 directory sites for you to submit your blog and get some high-quality backlinks.
Like we mentioned previously in this article, it’s good to have a link to your site in your profile information, although it will be a No Follow link it will be beneficial to your site because social networks have really high PR and PA.
One more thing about these social networks and another way to get good juice from it, it’s by making sure that you encourage your readers to share your content among their own social networks, this is something typical, but you need to ensure that you use some nice share buttons that really attract the readers to share.
3. Find appropriate Do-Follow blogs to comment on
Blog commenting is one of my favorite link building strategies and it’s also one of the best and easiest ways to create high-quality backlinks to your website. If this task is performed appropriately, by making sure that we are submitting comments that add value to other people’s blogs rather than just pursuing a sneaky backlink to our own site with a spammy comment which will most likely be flagged, it could even be your main link building strategy.
Appropriate blog commenting also helps to create a good relationship with other bloggers because if you always have a rich comment that contributes to their article, they will also be glad to also comment on your articles and possibly link back to it if you have some mind blowing content.
I help myself with the use of a free web service named dropmylink.com.
This service can help you find blogs that use CommentLuv, which is a feature that allows you to leave a link to your latest post right after your comment, again make sure that you are commenting the right way or your comment will be deleted.
4. Create super high-quality content that people cannot resist
This is the most natural and effective way to create backlinks that will survive for the long term. If you are creating unique and helpful content of super high quality, such as; How to guides, case studies, product reviews, etc, other people will share and also like your content as a reference to their own articles.
If you are not the greatest writer, then don’t kill yourself trying to become one. There are people who can help you doing that either by submitting a post to your site as Guest Post, and you can pay them back with a backlink to their site, or you can just pay them with cash, like a freelancer, for instance.
Last but not least, and this is also very effective…
5. Create a Hubpage and also a Quora account
Hubpages allows you to create an internal page within their own domain, in 0rder to post original content that other people can see and share, they will put their own ads, though, but they also have a program that allows you to make money with the articles you write. The greatest thing about this is that they have a really high page rank that will benefit you if you place a do-follow link to your blog into your profile info, and you can also put some do-follow links into the articles that you create.
One important thing to remark here is that Hubpages have very high quality standards, and they will not accept a blog post that is not 100% original, even if you hold the copyrights, so you will need to write original content especially for them. If you can write an article with a very good keyword and it ranks pretty well, then you can be sure that you will get tons of free backlinks from it and also traffic.
Quora, on the other end, is a very similar website that specializes in questions and answers, but you can also write your own blog posts and get backlink juice from their domain.
Also in Quora, you have the ability to get people following you like social networks and that can help you a lot in terms of driving more traffic to your website.
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