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Best Ways to Get Anchored Backlinks to Your Hubs Without Social Bookmarking
Anchored backlinks are, without a doubt, the most effective means of driving traffic to your hubs, blogs, and websites. Keywords, obviously, are a main component, and it is crucial to understand how to choose and effectively use them. It really isn't that difficult to accomplish. This article will provide anchored backlinks to at least two other articles I have written, because of the SEO keyword selection.
Choosing the best keywords for your article doesn't have to be a guessing game. You want to use popular search terms, yes. You also want to select ones that don't have a huge amount of competition.
- Google Insights for Search is the place I start. I take a basic idea, enter it into the keyword text box, and select the parameters for my search. I get top ten related searches, and a list of rising searches. When I see the word breakout next to a suggested keyword, I pay attention. It means that there has been a tremendous increase in the use of that particular search term.
- Google Adwords Keyword Tool. I plug in the search terms I've selected from the Insights results, unclick synonyms, select the options to show the average CPC and visit trends, and click get keywords. Once the list is populated, I sort them by the top trends by clicking the Average Trend Column. The results are a rather exhaustive list of search terms people are using, how often they're used, and the average cost per click for each keyword. I select several from the list using the ADD button, then download in a text format into notepad for the next step. For more detailed information on using Google Adwords Keyword Tool, see the article, "How to Make Money on the Internet".
- Free GTrends Tool From Wordtracker. Enter a starting keyword to generate up to 100 related keywords and an estimate of their daily search volume. You have to enter one keyword at a time in order to get results, so repeat the process if all of the keywords from step two don't show up on your lists. Your results will show the number of pages, etc. that are using phrase somewhere in the content.
Using Your Keywords
Use your top keywords in your title, and the first 250 characters of your content. Overall, your keyword use should total about 3% of your total content. That being said, don't overdo it. For more information about online writing, see "Make Money Writing Online: A beginner's guide."
Creating Your Anchored Backlinks
You read it right, you will be creating many of your anchored backlinks. You don't need to pay for them, and you don't really need to worry too much about social bookmarking. In fact, I rarely bother with those sites. Amazingly enough, they are still some of the top referring sites to my articles. That is because other people do use them. If you are creating a lot of content, bookmarking everything on all of those sites is extremely time consuming.
As you increase the number of anchored backlinks to your hubs, your search engine ranking increases. The search engines look at those links as votes for your hubs, blogs, articles, etc. Therefore, the more backlinks you have, the more votes you get credit for.
One way to produce anchored backlinks is by doing exactly what I've been doing in this article. Providing links, with my SEO keywords, right in the text. I've also added those keywords into the cloud for this page. You'll want to add backlinks from your blog or website, and be sure to enter in those keywords into the metatags so that you are creating anchored backlinks.
I also use Free Web Submission. (www.freewebsubmission.com) to submit my content to a number of search engines simultaneously. I know, the vote is out on whether this is effective. All I can say is when I fail to submit, I see it in page views and ranking.
Okay, so now you've got the basics of how to create anchored backlinks. Would you like to see some proof that my method actually works? The picture below is a screen shot of the Google search results for my article "Make Money Writing Online: A beginner's guide." This article was published on Writinghood.com on April 18, 2009. Today is April 20, 2009. Take a look at my ranking. Number 22 out of 44,500,000! Not bad, huh?