The more people who link to your web pages the better your chances of getting higher ranking in search engines. So, is out of question how important building back links is important to search engine optimization of any website or blog. The question is “How to build back links“?.
Unlike on-page optimization which is a lot easier to do since all is within your reach, building back links is more difficult, you have to depend on other webmasters for your success.
The theory behind building back links is that more web pages that links to your pages from outside your own blog prove that your content are of high quality and Google uses this basis as a way of determine the rank of web pages in search engine.
But what the world-wide-web as seen in recent years is that this is not so in practices, webmasters or content creators never wait for their content to get picked or found to get linked to. You don’t rely on that your content is of high quality and will definitely linked to or at least webmasters will notice your great content and linked to you.
If your content is of high quality, is obvious it will get shared and linked to by other webmasters but you still need to market it. Gone are the days of build it, they will come. Now you have to build it and market it to the right audience and the right market. This is why you have to resort to other ways of building quality back links. And this is what we’re going to look into next.
Before we start discussing on how to build back links, there is need for you to know those ways or methods you should never attempt to secure links from and this include
- Inter linking – Linking from one site to another, mainly site that is owned by the same owner for the sole purpose of link building.
- Getting links from illegal site or scam sites. Sites that don’t comply with Google webmasters guidelines.
- Buying links in bulk, especially links from sites that are not relevant to your blog topics.
- Getting links from sites that engage in link farm.
There are other ways you should not attempt building your links from, which if you run a Google search you will get to know more of it.
So, with that out, lets move on to our topic of today “how to build back links“.
Finding Links Opportunity.
Your first stop to building quality back links is to find back links opportunities using the online back links tool builder. What this tool does is to help in finding sites or blogs with which you can post your articles, message, url of your blog in other to get links back to your blog based on the keyword of your choice that you enter.
Now, after you have a list of potentials sites where you can submit your articles for publishing on their sites, write and submit your quality content to them. What makes this interesting is that both of you need each other services, these sites need content for their readers, you need links back to your blog.
You don’t get paid for submitting your article on their site, what you get in-return is the link back to your blog. This is pretty an easy way to get quality links back to your site without having to spend money.
Building links From Directories.
This is time-consuming and a most if you’re dead serious about building an online business. Getting listed on DMOZ is a most, but I have to tell you this, is not easy to get listed on DMOZ. There are many directories out there to submit your site to, Yahoo listing is one worth the time and stress too. But mind you it may take up to months or weeks to get listed on these sites.
To make thing easier do a Google search.
Getting Links From Forums.
Naturally, I liked using forums for link building. Why? Forums get index quickly by search engine spiders as these spiders frequent theses places more often. And they are better ranked higher than most blogs or sites due to their massive traffic.
However read the forum rules and policy before starting to post your articles and link. Some forum don’t allow link in either your sig file or post until you’re a member for certain period. When you’re eligible to add your link, include your keyword in.
Another way to get the best of forum for link building is to post often with your anchor text included in your post and title. However make sure you adhere to the forum policy and rules.
Submitting your articles to document sharing sites.
In fact you need to be doing this for every of your article posted on your blog. It takes nothing to turn your post into pdf files and share it on these sites. This gave an advantage in two ways : One you get a link back for every article you post on their site. Two you get exposure for every article you post on these sites and in return drive traffic back to your blog.
There many document sharing site where you can easily share your blog post to another audience and community.
- Slide Share
- Files Tube
- Media Fire
There are more and more……………….. Just run a Google search.
Don’t get involved in black hat method of building links back to your blog or websites. There are more legal ways on how to build back links, all you have to do is be patient with the way you approach it.