ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Ph.D Link Building Course - Ask For Links

Updated on March 20, 2011

There is always the option of being courteous and discreet in your link building efforts and simply making a polite demand to be included on pretty well anyone's website. If anyone you know personally has a website with a reasonable PageRanking, then it goes without saying that they should be pitched to have a link to  your website placed on theirs. You may find that they will agree even if the subject matter of your site doesn't perfectly sync with theirs.

Another great source of possible links is from the various contributors to your own site. It is quite likely that they have some form of reasonable PageRanking on their own website and would certainly feel obliged to provide some degree of linkage to your site.

No matter what the industry or most detailed sub-grouping, you can bet that there are a large number of commentators and bloggers who discuss all of the events that occur within that community on a constant basis. Sometimes one is left to wonder why anyone would want to know all the details of an industry in that minute detail unless their very own livelihood is counting on it, but that would serve to disregard the rampant phenomenon of fanboism, where all sorts of otherwise rational people spend many hours a day on technical sites arguing and flaming over the latest 32 nanometer shrink efficiency and implementation of High-K metal gates on their favorite processor.

These commentators and bloggers are an excellent source of linkage, as some of them have fairly high PageRanks and they may be followed intently by some of the more rabid fanbois.

The best way to pitch any of these types of individuals for their links is with proper diplomacy. A friendly yet businesslike email congratulating them for managing such a quality site, showing the relationship between your site and theirs, and then asking if they would consider a link, is usually the best procedure. You may find that if you approach a fairly large number of people in this manner you may get a surprising percentage of results, however that will be primarily based on the specific types of websites they operate and how persuasively you have stated your case for linkage on their site.

It is fairly inescapable that if you are asking someone for a favour, you are imposing on them. Since you have made up your mind that you are going to ask them for the favor of linkage on their website, you might as well just gird up your courage and do it without wasting time or beating around the bush. It is highly unlikely that the other party is going to volunteer to give you links on their site if there is a limited benefit to them. They likely won't even think about it.

You should also acknowledge that it is a favour that they are doing you. That is why you should never demand anything or exercise anything but the most courtesy you can muster. You must also put the other party into a position where they know that they can say no without causing any damage to the rest of your business and/or personal relationship. They have to have a way out and the last thing you want to do is to put their backs up against the wall.

Continued In: The Ph.D Link Building Course - Quality Content

Back To Start


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)