Free Backlinks: Quick, easy traffic builders that get results!
You have probably read that building backlinks to your hubs are not created equal. From my recent experiences, I must agree with this statement. Although creating backlinks is important, where you place them is even more important. If you use some of those auto backlink software programs, you may actually permanently harm your ranking with the search engines. I have seen this myself by testing out various auto backlinking programs with some of my hubs and have consistently received terrible results. Conversely, hubs where I manually link to “dofollow” high page rank sites have dramatically increased my traffic. To prove my point, have a look at my profile. Currently, you will see that I have 22 hubs, have been a hubber for only three weeks to date and have over 10,000 views. I think that is quite impressive given my few hubs published and the short time I have been a hubber. Here are some strategies I have used that have proven to work very well for me thus far:
· Find out who leads the pack on your keyword and check out their backlinks. You can learn from those who know how to get their site on top of the Google search engine. If you search their URL in Google, you will get a list of where their backlinks are. If the backlink shows up on Google, you know it is “dofollow” or recognized by Google as a valid place to link. Now, I want to know the page rank of the site where the backlink is located. The easiest way to find this out is to go to 7zoom.com, type in the site where the backlink is located (i.e. jumptags.com) and scroll down to see its Page Rank. If the page rank is five or higher, I know this site has good Google juice or is well recognized by Google as a relevant site. Then, I check the average daily page views on 7zoom by scrolling down. A site having good average page view gives you a better chance of receiving added traffic from the site. So, if the page rank is higher than 5 and the page views exceed 70,000 per day, I simply join the site and add my link. I always keep track of these great back link sites as I may use them again in the future. Near the end of this article, I will share some great backlink sites I have found through this reverse searching method.
· I always add my link to Yahoo and Bing after my hub is published. I realise crawlers from the various search engines do come around and naturally find your hub over time. However, I have found adding my hub link to Bing and Yahoo does speed up the indexing. You will find the links to where you can add your hub URL here.
· After I have added 6 high quality back links and added my new hub to the Bing and Yahoo search engine, I do a ping. I can’t tell you why pinging works, but it does speed up search engine indexing. The complete list of free ping sites I use is located here.
· I only use one RSS feed to speed up the indexing process. To create a feed, go to feedburner. Feedburner is operated by Google and allows you to create a RSS feed fast. From my research, the best feed is a site called feedlisting. Whenever I have done my research on those sites listed number one on a particular topic in Google, they consistently have used feedlisting. With feedlisting, you also get another decent backlink recognized by Google.
· Writing at least 4 hubs on the same topic and grouping them together really helps increase traffic. I have found it is better to write different angles on your hub topic and then grouping them. I find if you are all over the map with your topics, your readership is lost and potentially wasted. You have your well earned traffic reading your hub as they clicked on to it, why not keep them on the line by offering other hubs on the same topic? Wife who saves has written a great hub on this topic and her recommendations are bang on.
· Once I have a group of four or more related topics that are grouped together, I create a wordpress blog. Wordpress has two powerful advantages to increasing traffic. First, Wordpress’ Page Rank is a 9, which is very high according to Google. Second, wordpress allows you to create a URL that will capitalize on your topic. So, I write, in my own words (do not copy your hubs as this will hurt your rankings), a summary of my hubs related to the topic. For each hub grouping, I create another email through hotmail so I can create a whole new URL. Then, I summarize the hubs I have created on the topic. After the wordpress article is complete, I backlink it to my researched “dofollow” sites, place it in Bing and Yahoo, ping it and feedlist it to speed up its indexing. To give you an example, I wrote various angles to the swipeauctions.com website ranging from the facts to its integrity. I summarized it on Wordpress here. This added blog summary has increased my traffic to the swipeauctions reviews by 30 percent. Notice my URL starts with "swipeauctionsreview" which increases its Google ranking if people use the keywords "swipeauctions review" in their search enquiry.
· Once I have completed the above processes, I move on to writing my next hub series and repeat the entire process again.
As promised, here are some excellent “dofollow” backlink places you can try. I will give you backlink sites that I could not find on any other hubpages as I prefer not to be redundant. One hubber by the name of “ryankett” has written some great hubs on good “do follow” back link sites. My favourite hub by Ryan is located here. What I really like about his hubs is he also believes you don’t need tons of backlinks to get the traffic humming on your hub. You just need to place your links in strategic spots. Check out his hubs. You will gain some straight forward advice on building your hub traffic.
Here are some excellent backlink locations:
1. Jumptags: This site repeatedly hits my radar screen when I check the backlinks of the leading sites listed on Google. According to 7zoom, Jumptags has a Page Rank rating of 7 and receives an average of 500,000 hits a day. Jumptags has an Internet Explorer add on so you can backlink with ease.
2. Folkd.com: This site has a page rank of 7 and gets about 450,000 hits per day according to 7zoom. This site pops up on my Google backlinking search regularly.
3. Oneview: Although Oneview has a Page Rank of 5 and average traffic of 50,000 hits per day, I seem to have good luck with it. Like Jumptags, they offer an add on function to your web browser to make bookmarking easier.
4. Mynews.in: This is a popular East Indian site. The page rank is 5 but the readership seems highly active. With this site, you create a summary blog of your groups of hubs (similar to the wordpress strategy outlined earlier).
5. 99go.de: This site has a page rank of 5 and gets a daily average page view of 100,000. The site is European and is in the German language (I think) but English speaking sites are welcome. My backlinks get indexed by Google really fast on this site.
I recommend not buying auto backlinking software. After all, you want to control where your backlinks are going and not be harmed by having software place your links on link farms that hurt your page ranking. My strategies have yielded great results so far and only take about 45 minutes to complete per hub. This is a small time investment given the hours spent on writing your hub in the first place. Once you group your hubs, the traffic to them will improve as well.
Good luck hubbing and may your traffic rise with these few strategies.