Link Building surely is the backbone of any SEO campaign. You have a great site with relevant content but if you don’t have enough links then no body will ever know that you exist in the Internet World.
In this Guide I will try to explain some key factors about link building and tell you how you can use them in a right way to acquire good rankings in search engines.
As you know search engines are crawler based systems which crawls links and get the information required. Therefore every successful site has to have link pointing to them and search engines takes a very sharp look to the links that come into the site, links that lead out of the site, and links within the site.
How to Get the Links
Research Your Competitor’s Backlinks: In my opinion this is the best method to quickly get the desired links. Analyze your competitor’s links by using Google’s link: operator or you can better use yahoo which will populate all the backlinks pointing to your competitor’s website. Then try to analyze the websites and request a link back from them and I am sure you will get the links which will be relevant to your niche.
Writing Articles and Submitting Them: This method is most effective for getting unique inbound links. You should write unique, accurate and useful article for others in your niche. Once you have written the article then post them into some of the best article submission site (make sure you have your site’s link in the article), I will provide the list later in the section.
Comments on other blogs: You won’t get the direct search engine benefit but still blogs comments are effective in getting indirect traffic to your website provided your comments are relevant to the theme.
Press Releases: Write some great press releases on your niche and distribute them to journalists, bloggers and above all submit them to some good online press release websites. Please take care to include a link back to your site while writing a press release because the link you provide leads back to our website.
Social Bookmarking: Bookmarking is another great online tool to get backlink along with free referral traffic. There are numerous online social bookmarking websites where you can submit your links. I will provide the links later in the post. Please keep in mind that when bookmarking your website edit the title and description so that it won’t create the duplicity.
Link Request: This is one of the most tedious tasks when executing a link building campaign. But surely if you master it you will get plenty of links. Most requests are based on mutual reciprocal process i.e. you link to me and I will link to you. You can send request to other relevant site that you would like to exchange links with. To get maximum benefit of link exchanges remember to place their link first and then request for the desired link.
Top 10 Article Submission Sites
Top 10 Press Release Submission Sites