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Link Building Strategies

Aug 17, 2007
Links are very important in internet marketing as they are basically the way that all of your visitors find you. People do not like to have to remember a domain name, then go and type it into a search bar, they prefer to just click a link and get what they want instantly, this is why building links to your site is very important.

Links not only count for the traffic that finds you through them but also the fact that they improve your search engine rankings. Search engines determine how "popular" a website is by the amount of links pointing to it and the more "popular" your website is, the higher it will rank in the search results.

It is also a good idea to use anchor text for as many links as you can as this will help you rank well for the keywords in that text.

You can use the following strategies for building links to your website:

Writing and submitting articles to directories. You can write and submit articles to article directories and include a link in your author resource box, this will get you a one way link for each directory you submit to and there are hundreds of directories on the internet. You can find these article directories by searching google for them.

Ask other related websites to exchange links with you, this is when you would put a link to their site on yours and they would do the same for you. This is a very popular way of building links and there are many webmasters that openly accept link exchanges, you can also find websites that are made specifically just to help webmasters that want to exchange links meet each other.

Link directories. There are thousands of link directories out there, some are paid and some are free, you can submit your website to them and hope that they will accept it. This is a quick way to get a lot of one way links as all you have to do is search google for "link directories" and then spend some time submitting your website to as many as you want.

Most forums will allow you to include a link to your website with your posts and this can be another quick way to build your links, everytime you make a post on the forum, you gain another link to your website.

Press releases can be effective for gaining a lot of links but it would probably be best to use a paid service for this, your press release will do much better for you if it is written by an experienced copywriter and is submitted using a service that will ensure maximum distribution.

Viral competitions can produce amazing results in very little time if executed well, you should give people an excellent reason to link to you such as a cash prize or a free product and let them know that the more traffic they send you, the more chance they have of winning the prize. This can create a frenzy of people working to send you traffic. You should plan this first to make sure you have a good return on investment and you have all the details worked out.
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