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5 Easy Link Building Techniques for Beginners

Updated on June 20, 2011


If you wish to get your site on the top of the search engine results, you need to have a lot of patience and dedication in your link building efforts. Consistency in what you do is a very important factor to get significant and valuable results. Of course, if you are an online marketer you cannot just waste your time doing SEO and get nothing from it. However, there are times when no matter how hard you try, you are still getting very low traffic and your site is still not ranking well. Perhaps, there’s a need for you to review your link building strategies and see what you missed to do. This article summarizes the important elements that you need to work on to effectively build links. Read on to learn more…

1. Article Writing and Submission

Creating unique contents and submitting write ups can be really boring unless you have passion in writing. But, no matter how classic this technique can be, it is undeniably a very good way to get backlinks from different directories. Just make sure that your keywords are used as naturally as possible to ensure that directories and search engines will not penalize you for doing keyword stuffing.

2. Linking to Related sites or competition

First off, you need to find related sites using your important keywords and key phrases. After you generated a list from your search, try sending a request to the site owner to get a link from their page going to your site. This is not easy as the sites you will be asking for links will not grant your request right away or even never at all. Indeed, this technique is not easy, but since this is a very effective way of generating more traffic to your site you have to exert more effort to get this done.

3. Submitting to Directories

Submitting your site to different directories is an old way of building links. This task is quite easy as it doesn’t require you to think of strategies. You just need to provide the information required by each directory to get your site listed. These are Title (Site), Description (keyword rich and brief), and URL (a page of your site). You also need to select the best category which your site falls under.

4. Blogging and Commenting

An effective way to generate inbound links is through blogging. If you want to build a good online reputation then you need to be knowledgeable at this. One advantage of having a personal blog is that you can easily reply to comments from other sites that are linking back to you and vice versa. Providing relevant and quality comments is the secret to effective blogging as this will indicate that you are not posting spammy contents. Although, this may not be counted by the search engines, you can still bring human traffic to your site if you do this the right way.

5. Joining Community Forums

A lot of people visit community forums to find and share solutions online. It will be a very good place for you to promote your site especially if the topic being discussed is very relevant to your most important keywords. If you have the tools and links that best answer the question or issue in the community forum, do not hesitate to provide as long as you’re not providing irrelevant information, you should not have any problem.

Learning the basics of Link Building is important if you want to be successful in your efforts to get your site on the top. Do not rely too much on the use of automated tools as these will not give you what you want. Use them together with the natural and traditional way of link building and I bet your efforts will not be wasted.

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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      Awesome write up! Thank you for the tips. :)

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