Five Link Building Tactics That Work

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Link Building Tips

Link building is one of the best ways to increase your site’s popularity and attain high rankings in the search engines. Links reflect Value and Popularity so the search engines give better search result rankings to sites that have more backlinks.

Here are five link building tactics that work, starting with the easiest and going all the way to the top:

1. Get Organic Traffic By Contributing SEO Guest Posts.

Guest blogging is an easy way to get traffic to your site and reveal your expertise in a certain area. Links attained via guest posts are organic because they are used along with the contributing content and approved by webmasters.

Optimize your guest post for the search engines but never use more than three words in the anchor text, to make it appear natural. Also, make sure you also use your keywords in the title tag and content.

2. Syndicate Your Content.

Syndication is all about making your content available to other sites, like DMOZ, Digg, EzineArticles etc. The great thing about article directories is that their article pages rank very high in the search engines and send a lot of targeted traffic. More link sources include classifieds, e-mail lists, forums, blog comments and social media pages.

3. Build A “101 List”.

We all love lists and 101 lists get bookmarked all the time because people simply can’t resist sharing them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a list of 101 most common mistakes when starting a business, a 101 places you must visit before you die or any other list concerning your industry. Such lists get googled all the time and may become priceless resources with high authority.

4. Organize A Contest.

Hosting a contest makes a great linkbait idea. Just a few hundred dollars worth of prize can result in thousands of dollars worth of traffic, backlinks and a lot of interest in your website. Plus, who doesn’t love getting something valuable for free? People will spread their freebie, share it with others and link back to it. Remember, if you give something valuable to your audience, then people will give back to you.

5. Copy Your Competition.

A sneak peak into the competition is always a good idea. Find out why your competitors are ranking higher in the search engines is crucial and can unveil more valuable link building tactics. Plus, you can find thousands of fantastic link prospects, as sites that link to your competitors are also likely to link to you.

Summary

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Remember that links mean value. With that rule in mind, it will become evident that the best way of building powerful backlinks is through providing great resources and information that is unique and valuable.

Article by Nitin Agarwal

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  • Software Development Company February 14, 2011, 8:28 am

    Good link building tactics. Some are new tactics for me like Build a 101 list and organize contest. I’ll try it.

    • Jasmine February 15, 2011, 8:29 am

      Same here, I find some of the tactics interesting but feasible. Building a 101 list is a great idea. Have you build yours? 🙂

      • Jason Acidre February 16, 2011, 2:09 am

        The concept behind these type of lists is that it’s a very linkable material (link bait), since it draw interest and very much attract bloggers and readers to link to it or share it.

        But another tactic that I’ve been exploring for the past few months that I’ve also found to be effective is linking out to other informative blog posts or basically doing curated posts, given that it gets other bloggers attention and you are also offering valuable resources to your readers. It can naturally build links as the bloggers that you’ve mentioned on your post will voluntary share your content through their own networks.

  • Windows 8 February 14, 2011, 9:16 am

    Contest is a good way to fetch traffic and getting good quality of backlinks from other sites

    • Jasmine February 15, 2011, 8:30 am

      Definitely. I am thinking of holding a contest too on my website. Hopefully many of you will participate! Thanks in advance…

      • Software Development Company February 18, 2011, 8:31 am

        Hi Jasmine,

        Contest is good thing to attract visitors. I will participate.

  • Alex Neill February 14, 2011, 9:33 am

    Excellent tips thanks for sharing them.

    I would also like to throw in the mix…. press releases.

    Free and a link building tactic that 100% works as I have personally tried it and recently compiled a list of 20 free press release sites for those people who want to use them.

    Time consuming, but worth the effort, Alex

    • Nitin @ virtual assistant February 14, 2011, 11:54 am

      Yes press release is definitely a great idea!

      • p90x February 14, 2011, 10:30 pm

        I have been thinking of trying a press release for some time now. I think it is a great way to build traffic and links.

  • Dodge Neon SRT4 February 14, 2011, 9:44 am

    I always like to build backlinks. So, the only best way to build backlinks is guest posting. That is the best way to get traffic and backlinks.

  • semmy @ Make Money Online February 14, 2011, 12:18 pm

    Hi Nitin this is great tips! I think blog commenting also work well as long as we didn’t spamming the blog owner with the junk commenting. It’s work well for me.

  • Mr.Smart February 14, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Yes, copying your competition is a very good idea. It’s a very good start.

  • iphone 5 February 15, 2011, 12:25 am

    i personally feel blog commenting is yet another powerful tool.. only issue is getting blocked by spam filters after some time..

    • semmy @ Make Money Online February 15, 2011, 10:43 am

      Yes but as long as you give a good comment, the blog owner will approve your comment.

  • Sam @ Goa Carnival February 15, 2011, 4:52 am

    Hi Nitin,

    I really like your idea to arrange contest for getting huge traffic and backlinks. This is great way to increase traffic & popularity. Article submission is also the best way for getting quality backlinks.

    • semmy @ Make Money Online February 16, 2011, 8:09 pm

      Yes article submission is also the best way for getting backlinks and also our credibility.

  • Jasmine February 15, 2011, 8:31 am

    You have shared some great tactics to build quality backlinks. I think my favorite is to guest post on good blogs.

    • Liberty Reserve February 15, 2011, 9:48 am

      Yes, i agree with you jasmine, Guest Post is an excellent way to get lots of backlinks. Since, one post can get many backlinks from many different sites.

      • used tires February 16, 2011, 1:40 am

        Yeah it is an awesome way to get backlinks as long as you are able to find the blogs that will support your articles!

        -Jean

  • iPhone 5 February 15, 2011, 9:26 am

    Great tactics, as link building is the main part of SEO and some great tools like Senuke do it all.

  • used tires February 15, 2011, 1:28 pm

    All great tactics when it comes to link building, but also an important thing to remember is that it’s not built over night, and to give it time for the links to get its full value in the search engine.

    -Jean

  • Alex@Jocuri February 15, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Awesome article, Nitin!

    I liked your points until I got to #5. I know this is a great tip, until it happens to you, and you see all your competitors crowding the websites your you have links, also spamming or leaving lots of unrelated comments on blogs you often read, guest posting on the same website and sometimes they even go so far as copying the articles you are using to promote yourself and use them for their own purpose.

    I am not saying that I don’t agree, because it’s a great tip, but I think it should be done with moderation 🙂

  • Fazal Mayar @ Make Money Online February 15, 2011, 7:37 pm

    those tactics are powerful and do work. Thanks for this splendid post. I recently also started to backlink heavily for my blog. 🙂 thanks.

  • PPC Ian February 16, 2011, 2:25 am

    Tip #1 is probably my favorite. Another great one (that’s really similar to tip #1) is participating in guest interviews on popular blogs. When someone interviews you, it will often generate a lot of traffic to your own blog (and quality inbound links too).

  • penhitam February 16, 2011, 6:10 am

    yap. i agree. I love all that tips and i already do that. Not only i get backlink, i also get traffic.

  • private label hcg February 16, 2011, 10:59 pm

    I think that good link building is one of the most important things you can do to make a successful web site

  • seo social media February 18, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Another way to build backlinks that works is to post relative comments on Do follow blogs. Many has testified that doing so can help boost your search rankings.

  • Mass DUI Attorney February 18, 2011, 10:13 pm

    These tips are the basic foundation of a solid linking strategy. On tip #3, I would say that my chief frustration is seeing lists (mostly top 10s or 15s or 20s) that repeat the same links over that I’ve seen on other sites; if everyone’s putting it on their list, it doesn’t seem to create much value to put it on yours. That said, I think your 101 idea will likely stand out more (and of course, requires more thought and work)….I guess provided the first 10 or 15 don’t start out with what everyone else has : ).

  • Liberty Reserve February 18, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Link Building is always a good solution for seo webmasters to rank good place. Your Tip #1 is Perfect.

  • Navya February 21, 2011, 12:41 am

    Hi Nitin,

    You have mentioned the awesome tips!! Guest Blogging and organizing a contest will definitely yield more traffic!!

    Thank You
    Navya .

  • Paul Naybour February 22, 2011, 1:25 pm

    We ran a competitopn on the best ways to have fun in project management we had loads of trafic and good baclinks. We used idea informa and you can see the results at http://blog.parallelprojecttraining.com/parallel-discussion/have-more-fun-with-your-project-management-submit-your-ideas-now/

  • Seo Company India February 24, 2011, 8:55 am

    I am following the #1 point in here 🙂
    It works really!! But the all points are important and work effectively.

  • Jerrick April 27, 2011, 11:56 pm

    i been try a contest and able to get lot of respond . I wish to get another contest that to help my company to write a blog and giving out some prizes. I think that would be cool and help me to market and get lot of link bait.
    Wasn’t that win win situation.

  • affordable link building services india August 13, 2011, 2:10 pm

    I think link building is becoming more difficult and google has decided to disregard alot of them now really sucks actually.

  • diet reviews August 29, 2011, 11:32 am

    Building links is one of the roots of a healthy successful blog. Without links pointing to your blog, search engines can’t really guess what is the value of your content and they will not send any visitors to your nicely crafted articles.

  • weight loss October 1, 2011, 10:35 am

    Great list of tactics.. Moreover, you can do social media marketing. These social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.) play significant roles in link building as these social sites will be used to promote and share content amongst friends and you can even make your customers know more about your product.