IMO, forum posting is the way to go. I get the most of my results from doing that.
I recently launched a website. Just adding a few forum posts on launch day, I was ranking on page 7 in 12 hours. In 24 hours I was #1 in Google for the keyword I wanted (and first page for others I didn't even try to hit).
Of course, it's something very new and doesn't have a lot of competition, but that's just an example.
Backlinking in forum is easy: 1. Find forum 2. Sign up 3. Post 10 replies to threads, or start your own if you want 4. After a few days add your links into the signature, which will post that link onto all 10 (or more) of your posts 5. ? 6. Profit!
Hi In what form do you add your links into the signature? most forums ask for name, email address, website and comment. I have been adding my post links into the website line. are you saying to add all the hubs into the body of the forum comment too ?
I was to bored by forum posting to give it a fair trial. I outsourced for a bit but even my VA seemed to get bored, he was probably more bored after i fired him for failing to perform
Probably the very best way to find related forums is to simply be analyzing your competitions link structure, if you find a forum on their link profile, then grab a link from there for yourself.
Keep a spreadsheet of the forums you find and particpate in, try to stay active with the good ones that fir a niche you actually write in frequently. Its a great way to see what topics/products/news will be of interest to your target audience
I said in the long run... you'll understand gradually! More Pandas are coming... just try to improve your quality or you're finished in the long run. See how HP is taking care of quality contents now-a-days!
High quality hubs automatically gather backlinks, I've written a few hubs in last one month, 50% of which are at the first pages (two or three are at the top) of the search pages. I've done no backlinking at all. You can check it out. Average and below average hubs need that kind of stuff.
Bit more competitive niches DO require the extra effort. WHile you can aquire natural backlinks, if you are going after a highly competitive phrase, your article will never see the light of day.
If you can see that natural backlinks are helping you then it is a logical step to take that creating your own network of (high quality) backlinks is something that can help you gain an edge in a competitive market.
Depends what keywords you are competing on. If there is little or no competition you will get a first page result for a hub fairly quickly without any backlinks because the domain as a whole has well over 1 million.
If you're trying to compete in higher value niches you will need backlinks, because if you don't your work is unlikely to ever be seen in which case there is very little chance of it getting organic links.
"If your site is rather new and still unknown, a good way marketing technique is to get involved in the community around your topic. Interact and contribute on forums and blogs. Just keep in mind to contribute in a positive way, rather than spamming or soliciting for your site. Just building a reputation can drive people to your site. And they will keep on visiting it and linking to it. If you offer long-lasting, unique and compelling content -- something that lets your expertise shine -- people will want to recommend it to others. Great content can serve this purpose as much as providing useful tools."
Don't expect your keywords to do well on here without at least one solid backlink. Are there a few exceptions to this rule? Yes, of course...
Here's another snippet from SEO Yoast: "The value of a link for the receiving page is determined in part by the topic of the page the link is on. A link from a page that has the same topic as the receiving page is of far more value than a link from a page about an entirely different topic."
If you want a valuable backlink don't just expect someone will put it out there for you... you need to go out and get it.
I backlink at a lot of Social bookmarking websites..I used to do well off Shetoldme and Xomba also but they are no longer an option. I hardly ever see my Shetoldme posts ranking like they used to rank higher than my hubs.
I go on Shetoldme occasionally but I have been experimenting with quicker backlinking resources ever since numerous sites began challenging me for my high ranking on my best hub. I think it must have around 1500 backlinks keeping it in 2nd spot on Google. lol.
Well Marisa, that is a good point and thats what I kinda realized when I looked.. But I have so many hub topics, and honestly a lot of my hubs were testing, so pretty much all of my hubs I feel I could have done better on. Meaning I'm not sure what I want to get involved in forumwise. Most of my backlinking wouldn't be involved in most of my hubs. I'm really not sure which direction to go with publishing and backlinking, either way I need a couple forums to pretty much chat at. The only forum I am active at is here, and I would like another community or two like Hubpages.. I suppose... since I usually post in the hubber's hangout..
So, like hubber's hang out.. I figured a General discussion forum would be great for me. I looked at what a could, but really came up with nothing. I just never really landed anywhere. I really know what I'm looking for, but I dunno nothing turned me on, so I'm asking you if you have any forums, with signatures, that are easy to get involved in.. lol.
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