08
Mar
07

A Deep Dive into Link building

Well Link Building is something we all must do to sort of build a reputation with the search engine. Almost like saying ‘Hey, this is my site look how many others like it!!’ and by that I mean how many other’s are linking back to your site. The more link’s the more the search engines find your site to be more popular when crawling.

Now link building can be a real pain in the ass, and by that I mean you have to keep submitting, trading, and adding more and more links to your own site in order increase popularity. It’s almost like ‘pimping’ SEO style. Nothing more than that. The best way I find is to trade with websites similar to your’s. This always increases relevance in traffic as well as listing. Now there are a few ways to build your SERP’s.

1. Exchanging Links
2. Submitting to Directories
3. Social Networking Site’s (Digg, Netscape etc.)
4. Adding links to Wiki (Great way to boost traffic and a great back link)
5. Blog entries and comments
6. Topsites

Now, I didn’t cover everything you can do seeing how there is black hat methods including spamming sites, forums, myspace but some people don’t like that side and well I don’t like to share secrets so if your interested google it. Now for the break down.

1. Exchanging Links
Now, this can be the easiest way to do things, You can check out forums like Digital Point or Talk freelance and really any web mastering forum for an exchange. Basically this means you add each other’s links to your site and there you go. There are ways to sell or buy links like ‘Text Link Ads’ and you can buy higher PR, and Alexa to increase the ‘popularity’ of your site.

2. Submitting to Directories
Now you can do this yourself which is really a chore. I find it best to buy a service from someone on a forum and they can submit it to about 100 directories and you can pay like $10. Pretty easy. This is really good depending on the Page Rank and can really increase your SERP’s on any search engine.

3. Social Networking Site’s (Digg, Netscape etc.)
Some argue this is a lame way to get a link back, and usually is only a small surge of traffic and then sees slow downs in traffic and usually steady out or slightly increases the site’s popularity depending on your story or article. Now, it is not a great idea to submit every single story to Digg or any other social networking site. It is better to submit a really good quality article instead of submitting some crappy shit.

4. Adding links to Wiki (Great way to boost traffic and a great back link)
I would say this is one of the best way’s to increase popularity for a niche site or anything that has something to do with an article. So people spam Wiki hoping to get on good link back and usually turns out they get banned so it’s best not to do so. On Wicked fire so people are saying that Wiki link’s are dead and no longer are as strong as they use to be. And so are really questioning if Wikipedia is worth it for adding backlinks.

5. Blog entries and comments
Making a blog entry about a website or a project is a great way to increase traffic or spark up interest in your site. Some people pay others to make reviews on there blog in order to get a real diverse SERP’s. Comments are also a great way to increase link backs since blogs on blogger or ones using wordpress get listed in search engines fairly quickly this can be a great method to do so as well.

6. Topsites
Adding your site to a top site listing is also a great way to get some link backs depending on how many you submit your site too. I find submitting site’s like proxies and myspace top sites can really give you a surge of traffic since most people on top site’s are looking for a specific thing which can really work in your favor.

And that’s it for now, enjoy. πŸ˜‰

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6 Responses to “A Deep Dive into Link building”


  1. March 8, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    I like it, Justin. For 17 you seem to have a great head on your shoulders. I believe you said you were in Dallas, right? Come up and see us at LinkWorth sometime….we’re in Lewisville.

    Wikipedia’s external links are all no-follows now. They finally got hip. But depending on the nature of subject you might get some clicks…fyi.

  2. 2 Vhaeos
    March 8, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Yeah, they’re no-follow, which from what I read doesn’t matter for 2 of the ‘big 3.’ As I’ve said, from what I’ve read, Yahoo! & MSN don’t pay much attention to the no follow rule. Of course, what I read could be wrong. But even still, if you’re site actually has some decent content, then wikipedia is a great way to get it out there.

  3. March 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    you’ve got some good link building techniques mentioned. i’m not really a fan of exchanging links for the purposes of building link popularity, just for trying to garner targeted clicks.

    and m’s right about wikipedia. but it’s not a bad way to drive traffic. after all, wikipedia shows up at the top for just about any keyword search you do.

  4. March 10, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Hey mstoddart, I might shoot you an email to come by πŸ˜‰

    And I forgot all about the nofollow thing. Damn, but you can still get a lot of traffic.


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