By Jason Habing on 9 August 2012 @ 4:25 PM.
If you notice in the title, I made sure to include “legitimate” in my description of this post. That is because there are tons of spammy ways to build low quality links to a website, but I don’t want to discuss them. Why? Because they simply don’t work.
However, if you want to discover some solid, fair, and legitimate link building methods, this is the post for you.
There is a good way and a bad way to do this. The bad way would be to make useless comments just for the link. Comments like “good post” and “nice writing style.” These do not add any value to the page you post them on.
However, if you can write thought out and meaningful comments then it is a great way to build links. Some blogs comments are no-followed but some are not. Either way, it is a good way to connect with another audience and build traffic to your website.
Again, there definitely is a bad way to do this. Any automated forum link building service likely won’t be a good choice. However, if you can find relevant forums and take the time to PARTICIPATE, they can be a great way to build links. Simply find threads that are related to your niche and place a relevant link to your blog or website.
DO NOT use directory submission software. Instead, find directories that are high quality (good Page Rank and link profile) and relevant to your niche and submit only to these. For example, maybe there is a New York business directory and you happen to do business in New York. This can be a great place to get a link.
This is my personal favorite link building technique. The deal here is that you write content for another blogger in exchange for two links at the bottom of the post. IN my opinion, this is a win-win situation because the blogger gets free content and you get a couple of links.
However, you must ensure that you write high quality content for the bloggers, or they may never let you write a guest post again. You will be reaching out to their audience so you want to impress anyways. Make sure that your guest posts are some of your most quality work.
This refers to good old-fashioned outreach. Try to brainstorm what types of sites might actually want to link to you. Maybe you have a cool article on finding the perfect job that would be an ideal fit on certain school websites. Figure out the contact info for these schools and request that they link to your content.
If you have created good content in the first place there is a good chance they will link to it. This brings me to my last point”
This is the simplest yet most effective way to link build.
If you create great content, it will earn natural links which are the best kind. Sure, great content will only come with time and effort, but once you master the art you will surely be rewarded.
Considered looking through your niche and finding what is getting the most links naturally and trying to do something similar. I don’t mean copy your competitors but learn from successful people.
If you focus on creating truly remarkable content, the rest will fall into place naturally.
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