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vishal sharma 23Jul2004 15:58

10 ways for getting links to ur site
 
To this day, the best way to build links is still doing it by hand. Here are the steps you should follow when building links:

1.
Set a goal. Link building takes a lot of time, but it is very effective and easy to do, so you want to keep at it. Set a goal for the number of links you want as a way to stay motivated through the process.

Depending on the sites you ask and your approach, your results will vary. But a general rule of thumb is to set your linking goal at four-to-six times higher than the number of links you actually want to receive. You need to set your goal higher because most sites will not want to trade links, for various reasons.

2.
Make sure your site is worth a link. This means your site must offer something of value to entice other sites to link to yours.

If all your site does is sell products or services, you need to get busy creating some additional linkable content. Examples of linkable content include how-to articles, product reviews, tools, tips and so on. Creating content can be tough, but if you don't have some on your site already, you've got to do it. Adding linkable content not only will encourage others to link to your site, but it will improve the overall quality of your site for your visitors.

Make it easy on yourself by writing about something you know that relates to your site. This column is a perfect example. It teaches without trying to sell something. The best part of creating linkable content is that if you do it well enough, you will find that people will link to your site without you even asking, and that's the easiest way to build links.

You're not a writer? You can always add free tools or free downloads. Also, consider creating a links page prior to requesting a link trade with a site. You can usually expect a better reception from a potential link partner if they can see where you will place the link to their site.

3.
Determine the type of sites you want to trade links with. This takes some thought. You need to figure out all of the different types of sites that could potentially trade links with you. Focus on sites that are related to your target market.

Here's a good example:

I worked on a site that sold sunglasses, so I approached sites that sold swimsuits and tanning lotions, but not sunglasses. Once we accumulated links from those sites, we then developed a section of our site on eye protection and asked for links from all of the sites we could find that addressed eye protection. In the end, we significantly increased the number of links to our site from other sites in our target market. Plus, we added about 10 additional pages of content to our site that our visitors enjoyed and we continue to link to. This helps significantly in search-engine placements.

4.
Get equipped to evaluate your link partners. To make the most of your efforts, you don't want to spend too much time going after links from sites that the search engines don't think are valuable. While it isn't perfect, the Google Toolbar can help you decide which sites are quality link partners and which aren't. The toolbar integrates with your Web browser. It helps you by displaying the "page rank" of each site you visit. Put simply, page rank is a rough indicator of what Google thinks of a site. You can rest assured that if Google thinks it is a good site, it probably is. The higher a page ranks the better. One strategy is to try to link up with sites that have pages ranked as high as or higher than your own.

5.
Locate quality link partners. There are many ways to find link partners, but the easiest way to find quality link partners quickly is to start at Open Directory and Yahoo!. Open Directory and Yahoo! are good places to start for three reasons:

These directories are both so difficult to get listed in that each potential link partner you find there is likely to be of a higher quality than those you would find elsewhere.

Yahoo! and Open Directory greatly boost a site's link popularity when they list a site. Your site will receive a little bit of that boost each time someone from one of those directories links to you.

The links you build don't help your link popularity in the search engines unless the engines know about the link. The search engines crawl the sites listed in Yahoo! and Open Directory on a regular basis, so by starting your linking campaign here you can be sure the search engines will find you new links quickly.

To find partners, simply start searching for terms that are related to the types of link partners you decided are best (step No. 3 above). While surfing your potential partner's Web site, keep your eye on their page rank (step No. 4).

6.
Organize your findings. Again, there are many ways to do this, but it's always a good idea to keep it simple. Use a spreadsheet to keep track of the following:

• Full name of site owner or Webmaster.

• E-mail address of the site owner or Webmaster.

• Home page URL of link partner.

• URL of the page where you think your link belongs and why you think it belongs there.

• Page rank of the page where you think your link belongs.

• Something unique that you liked about the site.

• Date of initial link request.


For many sites, much of this information will not be available, but you should try to find as much of it as you can.

7.
Prepare for contact. Now that you have a list of potential link partners, go through the list and send a custom e-mail to each one requesting that you trade links. Do not send a generic e-mail requesting a link; it will not get a response. Your link request should mention the following, most of which comes from your spreadsheet (step No. 4):

• Something you liked about their site; compliments go a long way.

• Why you think your link belongs on their site.

• The URL to exactly where you think your link fits on their site.

• The URL of where you'll be placing their link on your site.

• How you would like them to link to you. Provide a sample link and description. The easier you make it, the more likely they will post it.


8.
Check for links. When building links, you are dealing with real people, so it can take some time. You may need to wait a month or longer before checking to see if anyone has linked to your site from your new partner. Usually it is best to do this step by hand, but you can use a link popularity tool if you have a lot to check.

9.
Follow up with the cream of the crop. Once a month has passed, follow up with each site that hasn't linked to you yet. Save time and only follow up with the cream of the crop — those in your spreadsheet with the highest page ranks.

10.
Set a schedule. You will find it easier to keep building links if you put yourself on some sort of link-building schedule. Consider doing a certain small amount (30 to 60 minutes) of link building each day. It will help prevent burnout, which is inevitable if you try to do your entire campaign in a couple of days.

Amit Ray 23Jul2004 17:12

Re: 10 ways for getting links to ur site
 
good one ... :cool:

Amit Ray. :)

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shabbir 23Jul2004 17:29

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Cool one - Vishal Sharma

Keep things like this coming.

But I would like to add something
Some softwares for building link campaigns like
- Arelis
which can be downloaded from download.com.com

Regarding point 4 It says about google toolbar which is a good option for Windows user but I would suggest www.prlookup.com for Mac and Unix users.

Thanks
Shabbir Bhimani.

libervisco 22Aug2004 07:38

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Great article. I am saving it for reference. :)

And here is the link to the google PageRank display extension for Mozilla Firefox users. It displays a pagerank of the site you're visiting at the bottom right corner of your browser with the green indicator.

Daniel :)

ooen 3Sep2004 13:06

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Article submission. Is it also a way to acquire links?

shabbir 3Sep2004 13:45

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Quote:

Article submission. Is it also a way to acquire links?
Its one of the best way to acquire links but also the person who is reading is interested in the content and may also think of visiting the site and join it as well. So its one backlink + Customer where as some are just backlinks and some are backlinks + visitors.

Thanks
Shabbir Bhimani

libervisco 3Sep2004 22:45

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I can't agree more that articles bring in links and visitors as well as many potential new members.

I submited an article about some time ago and it got me 800 visits in one day, tripled the average per day visits, brough almost 10 new members and i also saw some recommendations over the web for libervis.

I'll definitely continue with that. Luckily, i know what to write and have alot of ideas. :D

To everyone that can write, this is a siggestion and the best recommendation. ;)

Daniel

Aneurysm 17Sep2004 05:07

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If you want to see who is linking to your site you can use the "link" command in a google search. If you enter: Link:http://www.yourdomain.com into the google search, it will return listing of sites that have a link to yourdomain.com. I know that most of us know this trick already but for those of us that don't, now we do. :cool:

shabbir 1Apr2006 17:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Aneurysm
If you want to see who is linking to your site you can use the "link" command in a google search. If you enter: Link:http://www.yourdomain.com into the google search, it will return listing of sites that have a link to yourdomain.com. I know that most of us know this trick already but for those of us that don't, now we do. :cool:

That does not return all the links but Google shows a random sample of the links.

pauzims 21Jun2006 23:51

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How about this site http://www.linkmetro.com where you can find others who would like to trade links with you.

shabbir 22Jun2006 10:24

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But the links in the ad network like linkmetro can always be dangerous from the SEO point of view. As an example digitalpoint has an ad network and as google has detected it, have removed the url and everything related to adnetwork even from the index.

gamehunter101 4Jul2006 01:36

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great article i recommed to not put ur site on blogger.com i had my site there and in no time my forums were full of spammers form there

sterling45 13Aug2006 22:17

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Another way to get quality links is to submit your tutorials to high ranked tutorial directories (like good-tutorials.com). But this is only for a specific niche :)

lewis1 23May2007 14:26

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HI

Our program directory is for certified programs only.We screen each advertiser, make certain that they're actually paying their affiliates, and trying to promote their program with the most ethical methods of affiliate marketing applied.

shabbir 23May2007 14:32

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lewis1, confine links to signature

Asiadeep 16Jun2007 02:17

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I personally think that doing any link exchange still should be done manually. Automation makes it too easy and even the most careful SEO will become careless and link to a banned or low quality site and kill all his efforts.

Take the time to do it manually and you will reap the benefits late on.

shabbir 16Jun2007 09:04

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Link exchange is the best way to start off for the new sites to get the ball rolling but it should be done cautiously and manually to sites which you think could be your potential competitors.

veerasundark 9Jul2007 17:46

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Really good information for starters like me. :)

:)

rollings 13Sep2007 14:50

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Nice Article, Explained it very well.
Thanks

Avena 14Nov2007 11:55

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Hi,
Its a informative article.These ten ways of link exchanging will be really useful for those who are engaged in link exchange process.Thanks for sharing with us!

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thatsashok 2Jun2008 18:35

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thanks vishal sharma.

shabbir 3Jun2008 10:55

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There are couple of things.

1. Your Signature is not as per the signature guidelines and so its made blank.
2. You had too many links in the posts and so they were in the moderation. I have approved one and deleted all others.

Andrewlyn 24Oct2008 15:58

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Instead of Link: website, give Links: website..... It will show all the links to your website.

rob123 3Nov2008 16:55

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hi,

These are fantastic. I shall follow it for my site
Thanks for sharing. keep it up.


Thanks

Jenniferlinn 26Dec2008 16:16

Re: 10 ways for getting links to ur site
 
Thanks for the post. well here are some more things to consider.

20 things you can do to get people to link to your website:


1. When you visit a web site you've enjoyed a lot, write a review for the site. Write about the benefits you gain from the web site. Tell them they can publish it on their web site if they link to your web site.

2. Market your web site as a free web book. Design your web site with a title page, table of contents, chapters, etc. Just allow other people to give away the web book by linking to your web site.

3. Offer other web sites free content to post on their web site. Include your link on all of your content. The content should related to your web site because it will be in front of your target audience.

4. Allow other people to publish your e-zine on their web site. Include your web site's ad and link in each issue you publish. This may also help you increase the number of people that subscribe to your e-zine.

5. Give your visitors an instant article directory. Tell your visitors they can instantly add a free article directory to their web site by linking to yours. Just place your ad or banner ad on top of the article directory for your main web site.

6. Start a members only web site. Tell visitors what's in your members only site and what it costs to gain access. Offer them a free membership if, in exchange, they link to your web site.

7. Trade other forms of advertising to people that link to your web site. You could trade e-zine ads, print ads, autoresponder ads, classified ads, ebook ads, etc.

8. Allow other web sites to use your discussion board for their web site visitors. Just have them link directly to the discussion board. Include your web sites ad or banner ad at the top of the discussion board.

9. When you purchase a product and it exceeds your expectations e-mail the business a testimonial. Make sure your statement is detailed. Give them permission to publish it on their web site if they link to your site.

10. Offer your visitors a free sign up to your affiliate program. Pay them commission to sell your products or services. Just give them an affiliate link to track their sales. People will link to your web site to make extra money.

11. Give away web space to people for free. Since you are giving it away for free, request they link to your site by placing your ad or banner to the site.

12. Create your own award site for other web sites. Give the winners a graphic or text link to place on their web site when they win. This will link your web site to theirs and draw more traffic to your web site.

13. Create a directory of web sites on a specific topic. Give people the option of adding the directory to their web site by linking to it. Put your business ad at the top of the directory's home page.

14. Offer a free e-book to your web site visitors. The ebook should be related to your target audience. Allow them to give the e-book to their own web site visitors by linking directly to your web site.

15. Are you an expert on a particular subject? Offer people free consulting via e-mail if, in exchange, they either link to your site. People will consider this a huge value because consulting fees can be very expensive.

16. Exchange content with other web sites. You could trade articles, top ten lists, etc. Both parties could include a resource box at the end of the content.

17. Create an online club or association. Tell your visitors what's included in the membership and what it costs to join. Offer them a free membership if, in exchange, they link to your web site.

18. Allow people to use an online service or utilities from your web site if, in exchange, they link to your web site. The online service could be an e-mail account, search engine submission, web page design, copywriting, proofreading, etc.

19. Join or create a web ring. A web ring is a group of web sites on a similar subject agreeing to link together. To find a web ring to join type keywords "web rings" into your search engine of choice.

20. Allow people to download software at no charge from your web site, if they link to your web site. The software could be freeware, shareware or demos.

There is no doubt that getting quality link partners takes a lot of hard work. Many times the benefits are not obvious for months and months. Don't stop with these 20 ways to get link exchanges. Come up with incentives of your own.

shabbir 26Dec2008 18:13

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I am not a believer of point No 13 as that is Link Exchanges.

robrey471 5Jun2009 09:13

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for yahoo you can use site explorer to check all your links. google though does not show all your backlinks.

yohan 30Jun2009 10:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ooen (Post 382)
Article submission. Is it also a way to acquire links?

Article submissions is just one of the strategies that can help get back links.. Other strategies are directory submissions, forum posting (you can put your link through link signature), blog commenting (anchor text), social bookmarking, classified ads, press releases and link exchange (relevant sites with higher PR value is a great combination).

naimish 30Jun2009 14:51

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Submitting article is worth to try ;)

rv12may 8Jul2009 14:53

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Nice Tips. Thanks for share with us.

David Michael 9Jul2009 12:36

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thanks, anyone can make it simply and catchy?

seopositive 22Jul2009 10:10

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PPC as a Link Building Tool

Pay-Per-Click is also helpful to get back links to your website. Buy relevant traffic with a pay per click campaign. Relevant traffic will get your site more visitors and brand exposure. When people come to your site, regardless of the channel in which they found it, there is a possibility that they will link to you.

chathura 31Oct2009 14:37

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I used some software to make back links to my site. But they didn't worth me. I couldn't make quality back links from them. Also i didn't get good visitors from them.

chathura 3Nov2009 15:42

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interesting. We can also get links from blogs, book marking sites and forums too. These links also valuable.

kickmoko 8Nov2009 17:29

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ooen (Post 382)
Article submission. Is it also a way to acquire links?

And also lots of traffic...try to submit your site to articlesbase.com, ezinearticles.com, articledashboard.com....it helps me a lot for getting traffic and most of articles rank in this article directory..

callyS 16Nov2009 00:45

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There's quite a few ways to do it for free. Articles (ezines), blogging, video marketing (youtube, viddler), social networking... just to name a few.

technica 16Nov2009 15:12

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very nice information provided here. Thanks for sharing information with us all.

shipra123 16Nov2009 17:34

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I really appreciate your knowledge and Liked the information you have shared. There are few things that you have discussed which I was unaware of.

aishaarora 6Jan2011 15:33

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Thanks.........................nice information


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