Link Building Strategy That Works!
Therefore, I’ll share the backlinking strategy that I employ with all of my blogs including each specific site I use, the cost, in addition to a description of the site or tool.
You might have heard of the terms “positive SEO” and “negative SEO” which are becoming a lot more prevalent with the algorithm changes that Google has recently been implementing to eliminate limited-content blogs, to put it nicely.
The backlinking strategy that I utilize will help to nullify the impact on your blog if you’ve been part of one of the blog networks to recently be shut down.
To clarify, blog networks still hold a place in your backlinking strategy. However they should no longer be relied upon to serve as your only option.
I mainly focus on a number of article directories, press release sites, and established high page rank sites within my niche. Additionally I do have several of my own blogs with domains that I’ve purchased at GoDaddy after finding available high page rank domains on Expired Domains.
I highly suggest that, while it definitely isn’t required, you do this with your blog as you can add a brand spanking new blog for not more than the cost of an annual domain registration fee. This is optional and is the only component with an associated cost.
First, I will generally spin my articles for free by using Content Professor which is the quickest and easiest spinning tool that I’ve found on the market place. I don’t go crazy with spinning tools like some do as I think duplicate content is found all over the web.
When you think about huge news stories that break from AP or Reuters, they don’t spin their content and it sure doesn’t seem to affect them at all. However, it doesn’t take long to create a spun article and be able to submit a different version with every submission.
PRLog. This is a free press release site. I submit just about every single article I write to them for publication. I receive more traffic referrals from PRLog than any other site I use. You are allowed three backlinks per article and I exploit that with every submission. I’ve had several of my posts on PRLog rank #1 in search results after posting with them.
Amazines, EzineArticles, GoArticles, ArticleBlast, and Technorati are the main five article directories in which I submit my articles. Each one of these article directories allow you to include backlinks to your site. I receive the most referral traffic from EzineArticles. However my articles on Amazines receive more views than any other directory.
I also have quite a few other basic WordPress blogs that I’ve created in my own blog group in which I’ve set up RSS feeds so that each time I publish an article on my money sites, a copy is also published on my other sites. While these aren’t high page rank sites by any means, it still creates more pages that contain my URL and keywords which point back to my site.
Lastly I spend time to continually find established, high traffic websites that are in my same market to submit my articles. The only sites I will submit to will be ones where I’m allowed to contribute on my own schedule, not based on their requirements; I must be permitted to have backlinks to my blog; and I don’t want to exchange links.
No offense to anyone else but I’m not looking to build their sites any more than necessary. I am already submitting my content for publication on their site which I feel is a fair exchange. When I search through my backlinks by using Domain-Pop (again for free), I regularly find that the niche sites I submit to contain many more backlinks to my site than compared to the amount of articles I’ve actually submitted to them. Check out our Blog Tools for free, quality blogging tools that I’ve personally used.
Optional Backlinking Strategy Component: As I touched on earlier, blog networks are becoming less and less stable with Google cracking down on many of them. One of the more advanced blog networks that appears to be unaffected by these recent changes is ArticleRanks.
You can either purchase credits to submit articles or add PR1 or higher blogs for ArticleRanks to publish content on in exchange for submission credits. The latter is the option that I choose as it costs about $10 per year for a domain compared to about $360 per year for the amount of submission credits that I would want. I think this makes the most sense, don’t you agree?
I’ve been able to implement this strategy with several successful blogs and had them rank on the first page of Google search results within 6 weeks with my quickest occurring in 8 days! While I’m always fine tuning this strategy, this is my standard protocol with every article that I publish. Thanks for taking the time to read my strategy. I truly hope you find it helpful for your own blogging adventure. If you have another strategy that works for you, I’d love to try it out. Until next time, happy blogging! Visit us for more great blog ideas!
You certainly have to be more careful about any backlinking strategy now that Google has cracked down hard with its Panda and Penguin algorithms. For more about this, and for a good system that complies with these Google rules, you might be interested in my new ebook on Amazon Kindle – How To Succeed In Making Money Online With Google Panda. Don’t worry if you do not have a Kindle – Amazon has a free app that you can download which allows you to read Kindle books on a PC or Mac. Also you can now see a new review of this ebook here – you might find it useful if you are struggling to make money under the new Gooogle rules..
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