Why should you ever care about these link building strategies?
Well, if you are looking for readers, you should first focus on getting readers from search engines. Besides your loyal subscribers and fans, only organic visitors read your blog. And it is not so easy to get traffic from search engines. There are millions of other bloggers who are spending as much time as you are, on blogging.
Here, where the link come into the game. When you have a good number of links to your site, you unknowingly trigger Google and other search engines to look at you. When, you get noticed, you GET NOTICED.
So, what are those link building strategies which can give you the SEO benefits?
Unique and rich quality always pay off. When you write unique posts, they go viral obviously; which will get you exposure as well as links. Moreover, Google loves quality content and so do the readers. The chances of getting to the foremost pages with good quality articles are way better than the other. If you see some of my previous articles, I might have linked some content to some other sites with amazing stuff. You see, that’s how you get benefitted.
I should have put the earlier, I guess. Anyways, guest posting can be the best of all these link building strategies. You get traffic, backlinks, SEO, more readers and it also makes you a blogger-celebrity. I know the last one sounds cooler but as we are NOW discussing about the link building strategies, lets stick to the topic. Guest blogging allows you to get backlinks from big blogs with your keyword as the anchor text. You can get quality backlinks through guest posting and you can also get links from some really big blogs (hoping, your post gets published).
I know, you are not new to this. Commenting is another great way to build links to your blog/site. This is an easy way to build links. Make sure that you are writing a genuine comment and not the one to get a link. Read the entire article, there’s nothing wrong in learning something. Those few lines of your comment can make the site manager approve it and can also send readers to your blog. It will also build up your network.
Be Active On Forum Boards
Forums are a great place to get quality backlinks to your blog. Mostly on every forum board, you can see the Signature field where you can put your custom signature. You can utilize this feature to get backlinks from every thread that you post on the forum. This will get you more link juice and a considerable traffic too. You can also post your article’s URL on relevant threads, if it can help the users. You see, I didn’t mean to spam it. Amazingly, the active forum boards on the internet do have a high pagerank and great traffic stats too. So, you can also be benefited with a backlink from a high pagerank-ed page.
Produce a high quality article with a target keyword in mind and submit it to one of any article directories on the web. It is easy to rank through those websites as they already have a super page rank, following and have already established themselves. So, when your article ranks top for a keyword, obviously the readers will also flow to your website. Ensure that you’re using the anchor text while linking to your content and not a “click here” term.
I’m sure, most of you already know them. StumbleUpon, Digg and many more social bookmarking sites allow you to bookmark and share your article through them. Pinterest, another photo bookmarking social site which is widely being used these days, can also help you in this case. Well, being aware of the fact that most of them give a nofollow link, there are still some sites which give a dofollow one. Apart from these, we also have BlogEngage.com which will allow you to share your blog articles on it, get votes and more exposure too.
Site backlinks play a vital role in SEO. Tell me, what link building strategies do you use?