Link Building success doesn't come overnight
Many people new to link building will find the process intimidating. If you're afraid of a lack of knowledge and don't want to put important hours into link building, there are several ways to acquire the skills you need for link building success.
Link building is an important aspect of search engine optimization, but for beginners, it can be difficult to get started the right way.
Take a look at the five best ways to link build for beginners:
1. Add Your Website to Web Directories
Directory listings help boost your link popularity. With so many web directories out there it can be hard to know which ones will help you get link juice. The best way to know is to check their Google Page Rank and how many links are listed on the directory. If you have access to a backlink checker such as Majestic you should look at the trust flow, citation flow, and topical trust flow. Topical trust flow is a metric created by Majestic and not Google to determine the topic of the content. If you are a local landscaping business then it would be best to not have a link that has the topical trust flow of “Regional/Europe”. When you are adding your link to a directory site you should always check the topical trust flow and try to find one that most closely matches your site.
2. Buy Press Releases
Press releases are one of the best ways to get your business out known to the world. There are a plethora of press release services that will write the content for you and include your NAP (name, address, and phone number). Some press release services will also allow you to embed your Google Business Profile and a YouTube video. Press releases are best for new local businesses or for larger businesses when they are introducing a new product or service.
3. Post in Forums
If you're a computer geek, chances are you're an avid conversationalist on forums. If you find a forum that is relevant to your industry, you can get your links displayed or your signature included. When you post, you can type a short but compelling post to get people to click on your link. Depending on the quality of the blog you may get a juicy topically relevant backlink.
4. Social Bookmark Page
Some of the best incoming links come from social bookmark sites. Digg, Delicious, Reddit, Stumbleupon, and Del.icio.us are a few of the social bookmark sites that I regularly use. It's best if you include a link to your site in the posts. It's also a good strategy to eventually get listed in the site directories.
5. Guest Post
It's another effective method for getting backlinks and it's another tool that almost anybody can use. In your spare time, pick up sites with the same content as your own and approach the owner requesting a guest post. Most webmasters will allow you to post a link pointing back to your win if you create content for them that will bring their site traffic. It's a win-win for both.
You just finished your list of link-building strategies, so let's take a look at how to use these methods to build your link popularity.
You can use these methods and build links at the same time. You can also build links using these methods and just about anywhere you can. By combining every single method we've talked about, you can build your link popularity. We've talked about off-page optimization and what you can do to rank well in search engines. One thing that every website owner needs to know is that off-page optimization is very important.
Start looking at those websites and checking out their link popularity by using Majestic or other backlink checkers such as Ahrefs or SEMrush.
You can use different tools to get the link popularity numbers. If you're using Firefox or Chrome, you can download and install the SEO Quake add-on. It will give you very valuable information. What you need to look for is your number of links, what different types of links they're using, and where those links are coming from. If you start building a bunch of links from article directories, you're going to be able to get higher search engine rankings. These things will definitely help you. If you apply these techniques, you can get into the top ten rankings in Google or any search engine. These tips will help you get your site ranked well in the search engines.
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