Link Building

6 Of the Easiest Ways to Build Links Now

If you’re trying to improve your search engine rankings, then the primary thing you will have to do is start building quality links to your website. Since the late 1990s when Google introduced the idea of inbound links as being the best measure of a site’s value, marketeers have been busy finding new ways to build a base of backlinks for new pages that will start them on the track to solid search engine ranks and more attention to their clients’ websites.

While it takes a long time to really get a foothold on the major search engines for many keywords, there are some techniques that you can employ that will help you build a substantial base of links from which to launch your other search engine marketing efforts. Here are just a few things that you can do to get started right.

1. Link to Other People – This seems counterintuitive, but it’s actually an excellent idea to put links to other, more popular people on your blog and in your own content. For example, many blogs have what are called “trackbacks,” where it automatically gives links in the Comments section to people who have linked to it. The more trackbacks you find yourself in, the more people reading those comment sections will see you. Similarly, people will often link out to or share content that mentions them in some way, so don’t be afraid to write something and Tweet it at the subject of your piece. They might retweet it to their followers.

2. Get Involved in the Community – Most interests these days have an online community of some sort. Certain websites, forums, games, or social media groups that form the hub of interaction for people that share that passion can be a great place for you to start making a name for yourself. Contributing usefully to blog comments, adding unique perspectives, helping others explain things, or just getting your name mentioned can go a long way toward convincing people already involved with whatever it is that you do that they should give you a shot.

3. Syndicate Your Work – There are a lot of places online these days that not only will publish work that has already been published elsewhere, they also take submissions of stuff that may be relevant. This is a perfect opportunity to get links to your stuff out there by posting previews of your work and linking back to the original piece.

4. Re-purpose Content – Just because you’ve already written a text piece on some subject or another doesn’t mean that you can’t also do a slideshow with the same information in it. Nor does it mean that you can’t expand on those ideas in a video that you produce. This is especially true of pieces that you’ve written that are already popular. Reiterating what you already said and that people liked into a new media can get a whole new crowd enjoying it and creating links for you.

5. Guest Blog on Important Websites – This isn’t always easy to do, but regularly contributing content to important blogs and websites in your industry will seriously improve your standing within the community and get you much more attention that you could possibly get on your own or contributing to other small operations. In order to do this you need to work hard to establish your authority, but once you do that you will end up opening yourself to a whole new audience that can then start linking back to your site.

6. Find Somebody to Help You – It’s not always easy to find good, high quality links for your company, especially if you’re just starting out. That’s why it’s sometimes a good idea to get a respectable link building company to help you get that initial start. Often it’s just beginning that is the biggest problem, and if you can pay for that first push, it might make everything else that much easier.

Search engine optimization takes a very long time, but you can start working on it now. The sooner you begin doing the work, the sooner you will start to see results, to get going on building high quality links immediately.

Link Building Survey Result 2013

Do you still provide clients with link building services? If the answer is yes, this survey may be relevant to you. When Google released the Penguin update, many (previously successful) strategies became ineffective. As a result, webmasters and businesses have had to diversify their efforts, and pay attention to content marketing and social media.

Among the challenges of link building, we agree that finding link prospects is the biggest challenge, because most quality sites either implement no follow tags or disallow link promotion. Linking through link wheels, paid links, and link exchanges is extremely high risk, while link submission to directories and forums returns little value. A workable way is guest blogging, but getting blog owners to respond can be hard.

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt are growing problems and some link builders are planning to move away from it altogether.

Infographic source: moz.com

Are Blog Comments Good For SEO?

Today we saw the following question at Business Advise Borum:

“Hi friends, I believe that blog commenting is an important part of off-page SEO. But the problem is, as i am new to SEO, i don’t have very much knowledge of it. I always get confused when commenting on blogs written by SEO experts. I don’t want to only post “thank you” comments, so any ideas on how to post good comments?” by Askpreeti

This question is a reflection of how many webmasters still believe that simply leaving a comment on a blog article, then linking it back to a targeted site is an effective way to improve search rankings.

There was a long discussion, but this was a good reply:

“Correction, blog commenting is not the best off-page SEO technique. It depends on your motive of doing blog commenting. If you are only aiming for links and not interaction, then you are completely wasting your time. Another thing is that, if the blog owner doesn’t want to approve comments whether they have links or not, you can do nothing about it.” by Eurekapsycrille, member from maxwebinc.com

Our view point on blog comments is:

1. No value, when most blog administrators implement no follow tags in their comment sections, and no link juice is passed to improve PR.
2. No value, when a comment is not approved by the administrator.
3. No value, when too many users comment on a particular article, and the link juice is split as the number of comments grow.
4. No value, when search engines index a page from top to bottom, and the comments may be too far down and not indexed at all.
5. No value, when the administrator switches to Facebook or DISQUS comments.

Some blog comment forms allow users to leave their name, email and website URL. Example on how webmasters take the advantage to build links and spam the blog.

 

List of SEO Site Audit, Value and Traffic Estimator

In year 2011 November, we release the first collection of top 50 list, today we make an update to release second edition.

Existing listing + new listing:

  1. http://www.alexa.com/
  2. http://www.markosweb.com
  3. http://www.webrankstats.com
  4. http://www.pearanalytics.com/
  5. http://www.woorank.com/
  6. http://www.keywordspy.com/
  7. http://domainvalues.com/
  8. http://builtwith.com/
  9. http://www.cubestat.com
  10. http://www.aboutus.org
  11. http://online.htmlvalidator.com/php/onlinevallite.php
  12. http://protect-x.com/info/www.alt.com.my
  13. http://ratite.com//whois/whois.cgi?domain=www.alt.com.my
  14. http://www.sitedossier.com/site/www.alt.com.my
  15. http://www.fybersearch.com/url-breakdown.php?website=www.alt.com.my
  16. http://www.hindi.avadhwebs.com/website/alt.com.my
  17. http://www.semrush.com
  18. http://www.mydnstats.com/
  19. http://www.mywebsiteworth.com
  20. http://www.freewebsitereport.org/
  21. http://www.statshow.com/
  22. http://www.yandalo.com/
  23. http://worthalyzer.com/
  24. http://website.informer.com/
  25. http://www.webworth.info/
  26. http://estimatedworth.net
  27. http://mysitecost.com
  28. http://siteworthchecker.com/
  29. http://www.website-worth.org/
  30. http://www.webestimated.com/
  31. http://www.keywordsmania.com
  32. http://www.websiteoutlook.com
  33. http://websitevaluespy.com/
  34. http://www.hostsuperstore.net/
  35. http://checkpagerank.net
  36. http://www.rankchecker.com
  37. http://www.webstatschecker.com
  38. http://www.websitetrafficrankings.com
  39. http://www.webmirable.com
  40. http://realwebworth.com
  41. http://www.seoworkers.com
  42. http://www.webseoanalytics.com
  43. http://widestat.com
  44. http://bizinformation.com.my
  45. http://stimator.com/
  46. http://www.yourwebsitevalue.com
  47. http://www.sitecost.org/
  48. http://www.hypestat.com/
  49. http://www.statscrop.com/
  50. http://www.neatstat.com/
  51. http://www.websitevalueestimator.com
  52. http://www.websitecalculation.com
  53. http://statsvalue.com/recently
  54. http://www.valueis.com/www.medi-life.com.my
  55. http://www.webstatsdomain.com/
  56. http://www.statswebsites.com
  57. http://www.trendworth.com
  58. http://www.clearwebstats.com
  59. http://www.updowner.com/
  60. http://whois.domaintools.com/
  61. http://www.refertus.info
  62. onthesamehost.com
  63. http://valuethiswebsite.com
  64. linksrank.com
  65. http://domaintoip.com
  66. http://www.who.is/

Drop Sites, due to invalid or inactive:

  1. http://www.quarkbase.com
  2. http://www.estimurl.com/US/www.alt.com.my
  3. http://www.robtex.com/dns/www.alt.com.my
  4. http://www.sitestimator.com
  5. http://www.websitebacklinks.org/
  6. http://www.valuatemysite.com
  7. http://www.websitemarks.com
  8. http://www.webranker.info
  9. http://priceofweb.com
  10. http://www.reactionengine.com
  11. http://www.eyeflow.com
  12. http://www.seomastering.com

Link Bait – Increase Natural Backlinks, Quality Backlinks

Link Bait Infographic

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It is described as any content within a website that is interesting enough to catch people’s attention and encourage viewers of the site to link it with other websites. Link bait content is not limited to text content, it can come in the form of image, an audio or a video clip, application, template, ebook… that people finds interesting to share.

The quantity and quality of backlinks are major metrics used by a search engine ranking algorithm to rank a website. Link bait creation falls under the task of link building, and aims to increase natural and high quality links to a website.

Infographic Source: www.voltierdigital.com