Ok ive read a lot about SEO of late, but havent found much about backlinking. Everyone says its important, but they dont really say where to get your backlinks. Is it even something you can control? Last i heard submitting your site to social bookmarking sites is almost useless because it is not do follow backlinks and there does not help you ranking. If possible, where do you get quality do follow backlinks? Or can someone at least point me to a hub that helps with getting backlinks. Thanks.
Here my friend, I have listed many ways I knew to get backlinks. Visit: http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Easy-Free-Backlinks
This is my opinion. I've been signing up to other free to join revenue sharing sites. I create a great profile and write articles at all of them. I've seen an increase in views to my Hubpages profile (and many Hubs) since I've started to expand my presence online. I would believe this is a form of creating back links. Let me know what you think. Have a great day.
Yep ... this is the way to go... but I have been toiling with which articles site would be best... I wouldnt go with Squidoo because if you dont earn enough adsense within a time period, then they keep the money. I dont like that idea. But squidoo has a good internet presence.
Xomba for sure. Squidoo is not what youre looking for, its the same as hubpages almost. Xomba lets you write a short article and then you can post your link as well http://www.xomba.com/referral/77801f74
Why not Squidoo? It's true it's a direct competitor to HubPages,but that doesn't mean you can't use it as promotion.
If you've read the links people have given you, you'll know the best backlinks are in the text of articles, where Google sees them in context. You sound like you're trying to do the minimum work to get backlinks, so you only want to post "blurbs" on Shetoldme or Xomba, rather than writing whole articles to post elsewhere.
I know how you feel - it's one of the reasons I'm not attempting to make a living at this, because I can earn more offline for less effort! But if you're serious about making money, you have to learn that there are no shortcuts.
Mmm i havent had time to read all the links people posted. The best backlinks in text huh? Ill try to remember that. But still, its not that easy to keep writing original content and i dont want to repeat myself. That would not work well with the search engines either.
Ruanz, people are giving you links for a reason - because they're valuable. The information about links in text being the best - that's elementary and if you're studying the right sources, you should know that by now.
All this stuff is a big learning curve. Go back and find some of those links and read them. Sometimes you have to stop and do some study so you can move forward faster.
I also thought so, but i just checked with seo quake and it showed it was do follow. Also, you can earn a lot with xomba simply by submitting bookmarks and articles. If you enter your adsense code they put adsense on your submissions, so you earn not only for your own content, but for others content as well.
How old was the article you checked?
Xomba has a script thet runs regularly which changes the links to no-follow.
oli is correct, your links start at dofollow and at some arbitrary point change to nofollow.
Besides the earnings, xomba has the added benefit of often ending up as a first page result, so although its not a true backlink, it ends up being yet another click that leads to your content with high visibility
Hi sunforged, i joined xomba after seeing it on your hub. Can you answer my question about the adsense channel perhaps? I dont see any page impressions under xomba.com...
You probably just dont have any impressions yet.
if you created an adsense channel than you have done all you can do.
Just like hubpages, xomba works with an impression share model.Which means even if the xomba page received impressions, that doesnt mean your adsense id has received any impressions yet.
and just like anything on the net you cant expect immediate results.
Hubpages works on an impression share model?! I thought your adsense ads go on your own pages and whatever pages views you get that is it. Maybe that would explain why i get so many more page impressions at adnsense than i get page views on hubpages? Thanks for the reply.
You get 60% hubpages gets 40% of advert impressions (Not profits)
That means that out of 10 page views, 6 page views your affiliate codes are displayed, 4 page views hubpages affiliate codes are displayed
Xomba is useful for traffic and for a little extra revenue, I have seen a couple of posts over the last couple of days suggesting it as a dofollow backlink tool which is just wrong.
A backlink is hardly ever bad for you but some backlinks are worth more than others.
Im already with xomba - check me out! hehehe
Read Live withrichard hubs he tells ya how to do everything
If you want to create a backlink Please visit http://shetoldme.com/referral/7368817d
There you can earn money too
Post about your hubs there.
Also you can use your green share it button at the bottom of the hub to post the link in blogs, face book, dig, twitter etc.
Visit forums and also post your links there.
Hope this will help you in creating back links
I already signed up for shetoldme and i know about the social sites you mentioned. My question is whether those backlinks are actually do follow backlinks, and if not then where do you find quality do follow backlinks. I just signed up for tipdrop which is apparently do follow and i will use shetoldme which i also think is do follow. How do you even know if a backlink is do follow or not?
Backlinks from shetoldme are dofollow.
What else is do follow and how do you know when its do follow?
To see if a link is Dofollow, you right-click on the page where you put your links, then click view page source and see if there is this code rel = "nofollow" in your backlink. If it is these then your link is a nofollow and has almost no value for search engines. If [rel = "nofollow"] is not in your link code then your link is a dofollow.
A nofollow link is not useless at all. It has some value but very little. Some really famous bloggers have been claiming from time to time that thousands of NOFOLLOW backlinks increased their rankings in search engines and helped them rank no 1.
"As for what else is DOFOLLOW" I will recommend reading my hub, not because you will click my ads and give me a lot of money but because I know it will help you.
I thought we'd already given you a link to Sunforged's Hub:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Website-Tra … -earn-from
Here are two Hub by different Hubbers, to give you more.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-backli … or-Dummies
What about stumbleupon, reddit, delicious and slashdot. Are they do follow?
Stumble may not be dofollow, but get nearly as much traffic from them as I do from HP; I just give each of my hubs a "thumbs up" and enter a captivating summary as soon as I publish each hub.
Increased traffic = increased earning potential, follow or not.
Lynda, that's overly simplistic. "No follow" links are worthwhile if you can post them in places where they'll attract pre-qualified visitors who are interested in your subject. For instance, it's worth it for me to post on belly dance sites because real belly dancers will visit my own belly dance site and find it interesting enough to recommend to others.
StumbleUpon can send you spikes of traffic, but Stumblers don't click on ads. I've never seen any of the experienced internet entrepreneurs here say it's anything other than a waste of time.
And don't forget Misha's
http://hubpages.com/hub/Backlink-Tool-O … or-Writers
You can look at the source code and search for the nofollow tag. if the link doesn't have it then is dofollow.
Or you can use the Firefox add on "nodofollow" I think that it doesn't work with the 3.7 but it functions in earlier versions of Firefox
Or use Seoquake another add on more complete for seo
I guess the links drom stumbleupon, reddit, delicious and slashdot are do follow only if they managed to get on the front page of their site. Otherwise they are no follow.
The only do-follow social bookmarking tools of anything near to value, to my knowledge, are SheToldMe, Mixx, and Mr Wong.
I have to admit nowadays though I just link from my own sites and let the rest evolve organically.
If you are having trouble deciding what is do follow and what isn't get SEO Quake for Firefox, that should help you out a bit It highlights all no-follow links.
HUbpages is banned on AOL web 2.0 properties like Propeller and other services. Mixx, Sphinn also not allowing hubpages domain while submission/Moderation.
arrrh.. now I know why Propeller doesnt work
Because most of it is spun, mixxed, etc for personal benefit, you are doing your own work, not giving props to someone elses work.
This doesn't mean that other sites are not doing the same thing, but we have a large community, with all of us doing it for one domain.
At least that's my guess.
Remember sites likie stumbleupon were not made for webmasters, I remember when sumbleupon was a fantastic tool for finding some really odd and wonderful things on the internet, now stumbleupon is filled with people spamming their own content.
I can't say i'm innocent of spamming Stumble, but to be honest sometimes I wish they had been a bit stricter so that i could still use it for finding really unique and interesting things.
Also remember that just because a backlinking website has a high PR sometimes even PR5 to PR7, does not mean you will get a link of that value. Most pages on do follow backlink websites find it hard to reach PR1 sometimes.
If you can be bothered to keep track, also never discount that a site is nofollow, because if you intend on joining certain sites then building some networks for the future may drive some traffic back to your other web pages...some people just go oh no nofollow and they forget the site completely, I'm just saying that people look and search on any sites where there's content and if it interests them, they will read, so....I'll shut up now...!
That's solid advice.
Because while a bot won't follow the link doesn't mean a human (a member of that community) won't click on it.
And indeed, the page itself could be indexed and rank high, drawing in search engine traffic, and any of those people could click through as well.
That is true, but try comparing conversion rates from google organic traffic to traffic from Digg and Stumble.
It is not useless, it does convert, but nowhere near as well as Google, so it is a personal decision on how much time you want to spend gaining no-follow traffic compared to building up your SERPs.
I generally leave article submissions for when I am feeling highly uncreative. Then I will go through a load of my sites and do some of the ol' social bookmarking submissions.
Youtube is a great example of this.
The links in the descriptions are nofollow, yet if the link is there and the video is watched and enjoyed then they may decide to click to find out more...been testing this out and it seems to be the case..
Install this add-on for firefox:
When you want to check any site for dofollow/nofollow, just right click on page and select option "nodofollow". Purple color on link shows "dofollow" link and "orange" color for "nofollow".
Ive installed seo quake but i dont see where it says 'nodofollow' when i right click on a page?
Seo Quake crossess a line over the links that are nofollow, you only have to have it active when the page is loaded, the icon in the corner (bottom right) must have the letters in red, if not click it to active it.
check it with the Amazon Ads here in Hubpages to know whether SeoQuake it is working or not.
Yeah, when SEO Quake is active it highlights teh links which are no follow, so you can easily see whether or not a link you have added is do-follow or not!
Just realised, you migh need to right click on the box in teh bottom right hand corner, and choose "Line through no follow and no index"
Then try it out by looking on xomba or another no-follow links site.
Digg is nothing, its their link all the time you are browsing i.e. digg.com for your sites even. Maybe the canonical tag might give a bit of link value.
Top voted news are dofollow for digg, stumbleupon.
Check if delicious is dofollow or not.
I don't know if Digg is follow or no follow but besides Google and Twitter, Digg has drove more traffic to my hubs than any other site has. Traffic means a lot too, not just PR. Some get good traffic from stumbleupon too.
Digg leads to tiny URLS which offer no PR value.
There is no change in URL for front-page stories.
That's merely a tool tip, click it and you will see where it really goes.
It takes me to arstechnica page(in this case)as frontpage is allowing dofollow and full URL for top stories.
check with SEOQuake or Nodofollow plugins and you'll find that frontpage of digg is dofollow with clean URL's.
Okay I just checked this out, and found something pretty strange, I clicked on the site once and it went through clean to the site, however now even the top stories are coming up with Digg's tiny url.
I took a closer look and saw this
Which seems to suggest that a script actions a link change when you click it, while it leaves it as a do follow link on Diggs main page.
I think it is kinda moot however since pages don't stay on Diggs front page for long, so it has little real SEO value, even if you do get there.
News sites are excellent for getting backlinks.
I have written few articles about "Building back links through News" and "Make money online through News".
You can also check my hub " Building back links to make money online".
A lot of people create backlinks through article resource boxes at sites like ezinearticles. If you want to learn more about SEO and backlinks in general, I would suggest you take a look at the Warrior Forum (just search for it with google) - lots of experts there sharing advice on backlinks and many other SEO practices.
I couldnt disagree more, warrior forum is 99% complete fools just blathering and 1% experts...but the experts are always selling something..even if you dont realize it
Fully agree with this, I keep going back to see how it is there, but it always seems to have more spammers trying to make a quick buck off one another than any real new or useful advice.
A lot of decent SEO bods left Digital Point as well, either everyone is too busy to use forums at the moment or they have found a new hangout that noone else has found yet.
It is also good to check reviews. I signed up for the SENuke detonator service for my blog in February. I was given a free month for March due to the team getting behind with work.
However, when I check for my main blog search term in Google, it is nowhere to be found in the top 40. Also I have not received any updates from the SENuke detonator team.
Likewise, when I conduct a Google search using "SENuke Detonator warrior forum" a thread is up with individuals who have experienced the same thing.
However, I am waiting patiently since good things come to those who wait and since several individuals who use SENuke themselves are experiencing good results.
Never trust anyone who promises to get you in to a certain ranking in Google.
I have never even looked at SE nuke, but I would take a guess that it is one of the same old programs which give you some basic submission automation, competitor analasys, some kind of site checker for keyword optimization, and the like.
And some of those experts have a habit of asking the REAL experts about how things work and then they package it and sell it off and pretend to be a guru.
I use You tube despite no follow links. I am getting lot of traffic from this site.
More over, Yahoo shows the links from you tube.
I tried squidoo, but I wasn't a fan, I prefer the Hubpages community, layout, rules, and their enforcement.
That is not to say that squidoo is not a good tool though, I know people who have used it successfully, but it is just not for me.
I use Squidoo as well. Although Google states that PR is not that important, it has a high page rank of 8 and gives one more freedom with regards to anchor links.
However, I like the layout of HP better.
Once I relocate and get settled in with my new position I begin on Monday, I will resume article writing and submission to these sites (including EzineArticles) and then spin an article a week (takes me up to 8 hours to do this since I make them about 40-50%+ unique and make sure they are highly readable) and submit them to other article directories (that do not care about 100% uniqueness) using software.
I will also continue investing in SEO outsourcing activities as well.
The page rank of both teh squidoo and hubpages main page doesn't matter, it is only the page rank of the individual page that you are linking from which makes a difference!
Yep and there are SEO services designed to increase page rank for the pages that contain your anchor links.
I also submit all of my pages using All-in-One-Submission to the major search engines once a month.
Since I started my SEO activities in January, my keywords are moving up the Google SERPs and my links per Yahoo Explorer for my home page is around 911 and growing.
However, I am developing anchor links for my inner pages as well.
Remember that a lot of auto submission services submit to no follow sites, which means they will have litte effect, and no direct effect, on your search engine rankings.
Submissions to search engines means faster indexing, but not necessarily higher SERPS
Be wary of SEO services, many of them will promise you certian page rank links and then give you links on inner pages with 0PR. I prefer to do all my SEO work myself.
If you find a good SEO service, stick with them, they are hard to come by nowadays!
None of the SEO services I use promise a certain rank.
People can pay $127 a month and submit their articles and videos using SENuke software or pay $249 a month for one site to outsource this work to the SENuke team of content writers, multi media specialists, SEO experts, SEnuke specialists who will do the work for you.
Of course, I assess the performance of my SEO services on a monthly basis and expect a positive ROI soon.
For the SENuke service, they are supposed to submit content on a monthly basis to:
-50 top social networking sites/article directories
-Popular social bookmarking sites
-Best video sharing sites
-Several PR5 to PR8 sites
-Submit RSS pages created from your submissions to the top RSS aggregators
-Also provide submission, performance, and several other reports
Of course I believe they are experiencing capacity issues from signing up too many people. However, after checking out the reviews for people who just use their regular service I will wait patiently.
For my article directory software, it is supposed to be automatic but it is only semi-automatic. It also allows me to select which article directories to submit my articles to, allows me to add additional article directories, and allows me to drip my articles.
I used the software twice and as a result, I checked all of my submissions to see which sites accepted them, which sites rejected them, and which article directory sites take forever to approve them.
So I submit the unique article to EzineArticles and once it is approved I spin it and submit to the other article directories.
Just be careful how you spend your money, many people who calim to have made their money from SEO on websites actually earn tehir money by selling SEO solutions, some of them have never earned a penny from a website themselves.
So true. Many of these experts get rich from selling you smoke and mirrors. Everything they may do for you you can do yourself and probably do a better job once you understand the proper SEO methods.
It took me a long time to get that first check from Google, 1 yr.. And I'm still trying for that monthly check. I do know how to rank well, just not what to target it seems to make the real money. I believe I have learned a lot from others on HP as to what makes the money and I'm about to start experimenting.
My site is a less than 1 year old and I began SEO activities in January.
However, link building is a full-time job and a lot of grunt work. I learned this when I spent all of January working ~60-70 hours a week performing various linking building activities.
So if you have the time you can do it yourself. If not, you can outsource the work and monitor the results such as SERP for your keywords.
With minimal traffic and the most of it coming from social networks, I earned ~$200 in February from affiliate sales.
However, my goal is to earn $2000+ a month within 6-12 months predominantly from my outsourcing SEO partners and my work.
One of my keywords, career community is #7 on Google and #1 and #2 on Bing.
The page that ranks #1 on Bing for this keyword jumped up to #1 after I wrote and posted an article on Examiner with the keyword for this page. That's the only link building activity I did for that inner page.
My money pages are my blog posts... My main blog page is the one I am outsourcing using SENuke detonator.
Xomba is worth using because it so quick and undemanding.
It seems to be used a lot by people who want to put out highly topical stories because a xombyte can be on the first page of google within an hour or so.
Don't worry to much about "no-follow" as even links that do contain the tag still have the ability to pass trust rank. As a general rule, the higher quality the sites linking to your page are, the better your own rankings will be. Even a "no-follow" link can still drive traffic.
No follow links can pass traffic but they are not crawlable nor do they pass any kind of page rank value.
You can find this information on the websites for Google, Bing and Yahoo. If you are optimizing for ask jeeves, then no-follow comments might help you out a little.
Yeah some basic questions can easily be avoided by doing a little bit of research!
(pushing this back to the top)
OMG ... I feel like an idiot. Don't know why it took me so long, but I finally found my way to reddit dot com. It's a PR8 or 9.
I can't BELIEVE how easy it is to link back to your own hubs! When you register, you don't even need to provide an email address! No "confirmation" email, nothing. Just provide a username, password, and you're off and running.
A simple click on their "post link" graphic, and 30 seconds later, you've got a backlink. I don't know if they'll take kindly to my posting 31 hubs links in a row (my current number), but we'll soon find out...
It's generally not a good idea to post heaps of your own links to any site until you've checked their TOS. It can be a quick way to get banned for life - or worse, you might get the whole HubPages site banned for a period, which will hurt all of us.
Here's an extract from Reddit's FAQ:
"What constitutes spam?
It's a gray area, but some rules of thumb:
* It's not strictly forbidden to submit a link to a site that you own or otherwise benefit from in some way, but you should sort of consider yourself on thin ice. "
http://www.pureblogic.com/How-To-Get-Ba … ood-Reason
okay ... you have to wait 3 minutes between submissions.
Guess I can spend that time on another site, doing the same thing... Hate to be non-productive!
Btw, even though I thought I'd read "it all" on SEO here on HP, from some WONDERFUL hubbers, I gotta say that this one is an all-time favorite:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Increase-Your-T … follow-PR6
It's posted above, too (which is where i found it). Seems silly for someone to keep asking "how do I get backlinks" when the info is so easily found by searching "backlinks" or something similar in the search feature on HP. Just my two cents.
Okay ... I've burned 2 or those 3 minutes.... Bye (for now)
There is a fallacy that seems to be gaining foothold here
The PR of your link is as good as the page that its on ..NOT THE DOMAIN
Googles a pr9 site, my link is on there aint it..lol
sure reddit.com could be pr8 and hubs can be pr6 ..I really dont care what the main page of the domain is ranking these days...that pr8 only matters if your link is on it.
All the social sites and adrev shares are giving you a PR0 backlink, maybe in a year or two by some fluke it might be a PR1.
people literally pay 50-100 american dollars to have their links included on an actual PR8 site ...you cant get one in 30 secs from a commonly known source
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