Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting Links To Your Site

  • Reciprocal links. These links are obtained by contacting other website owners and trading links with them. Google and other search engines give very little value to these types of links anymore, particularly if your links are to and from an unrelated site.
  • Directory submissions. There are thousands of niche and general interest directories on the internet that will allow you to submit a link to your website. Some are free and some are not. As with reciprocal links, the closer the directory is related to your site's topic, the better.
  • Article submissions are another fairly simple way of obtaining non-reciprocal links to your site. Simply write (or hire someone to write) a good article and submit it for free to one of the top article directories on the web, such as ezinearticles.com or goarticles.com.
  • Write valuable quality content that other site owners will want to link to on their own.
  • Competitive Intelligence – Analyze the back links of your competitors. Try to get links from the same sites.
  • Submit to Verticals/Topical Guides (local libraries, local chamber of commerce)
  • Use Blogs and RSS – Google loves blogs
  • Create Podcasts or just put up plain old Screenshots – Bloggers love posting them

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am baffled reading "digging for links". My new business 7 mo old is weddingfavorsite.com. Now the "digging for links" says if you can find a site that is more less listed on google at top or close and get them to link to you it will drive your web site up fast toward top. Now my other site www.cheatthecherrymaster.com i had for years is actually most of time number one. If you just search for say cherry master you will see it. I put a business card at bottom of this site linking you back to my new business www.weddingfavorsite.com. when i use the google tool bar to see back links nothing is there and i don't see any change in the wedding site. Can anyone explain why? i am new to this linking etc and just learning. I appreciate if site owner lets me publish my letter. Harry