Successful Link Building Strategies

Posted on Jan 2, 2009 in SEO
In this blog post I would like talk about about the methods on successful Link Building, on finding relevant – and potential LinkPartners. There are of course many ways to build links, for example Link Baiting and the use of Social Media, which you can read more about it here.
UPDATE: We just updated our blog with 2 Custom Search for finding either Dofollow Forums or DoFollow Blogs. Let us know what you think.
Link Building is one of the most effective way to promote your website. With some well placed links from high authority sites you could generate tons of visitors. Having other websites link to you does mean that they liked your content and thus fits in their ”theme”. linking_togetherThis way of thinking is also applied to Search Engine Spiders/Crawlers – and that’s why having alot of quality backlinks and thus scoring higher in PageRank algorithms means that you rank higher in Search Engines. Effective Link Building Strategies:1.  Do-Follow Blog CommentsOne of the best ways, and also the least time consuming, is commenting on Do-Follow blogs. To get started: Head over to either Backlinkmagic.com or courtneytuttle.com and type in the Keywords your blog concentrates on. You will get a list of blogs where commenting is Do-Follow, keep in mind that not every page is Do-Follow. Also do not try to make fast comments, like you are jumping from blog to blog trying to get as many backlinks as possible, because giving a more in-depth comment will get accepted by the Author rather than be seen as spam. Wouldn’t you like it if someone skips your content just to place a backlink to his own blog?2.  Do-Follow ForumsThis is not a way to make backlinks fast to your site, because most forums won’t allow you to post links to site below a certain amount of posts. There is a list at Backlinkmagic which you can find here that shows all the high authority forums. SitePoint and DigitalPoint are some of those. Leaving a link here and there at most forums will not only generate traffic but also helps with the amount of backlinks. Giving you a higher PageRank.3.  Link BaitingThis is a topic that’s been around for a while but I don’t think a lot of people know what it is, or how to use it to their advantage. I think the name “Link Baiting” could be considered a black hat technique which is why most people wouldn’t consider it as a legitimate tactic.fishing_baitHowever link baiting is merely link building with a twist: Rather than hunting out links, you are bringing the links to you through unique and popular site content.So how does Link Baiting work?Link Baiting is just like fishing. You publish a new page on a topic and set it free on the web. Hopefully others pick up on the content as fresh and interesting and link to it. The article is the bait, and the link is the catch.A properly created page can capture huge links on its own with little to no effort from you.Problem is… most topics are already covered.