Triangle linking, rss feeds, directory submissions, make sites for linking, most important GOOD CONTENT! These are some ways to get 1 way links I find the best links come from articles you write being syndicated by just getting a good ping list for your blogging software. If you write useful content there is no telling how many people will link to you asking for nothing in return.
alias420, you're right. Triangle linking, rss feeds, directory submissions, and especially good content is key.
Don't forget horrible content or even controversial content, as well, though.
If the content stirs emotion--in any way--you will most likely get people to link to you. For example, if you create content that's funny then people will link to you and tell their friends "to go see that funny website". Or, if it's controversial content then people will either love it or hate it--but they'll end up linking to it in any case.
Build content that "stirs emotion" from its visitors and you'll get more links than you ever imagined.
One warning on these: I'd engage in trianglular linking only with other webmasters that I already know and trust. I have yet to accept a triangular link from a stranger where the stranger didn't come back a month later and try to get links to other sites, claiming each time that the link they used to reciprocate the original link is a link they just placed to initiate a triangular link exchange for a different site.
>>content that stirs emotion<<
If you go this route, make sure you want the kind of visitors you'll get from it. If you want to get people thinking about issues and you have content that touches people's buttons, you've got the kind of visitor you want. If, like a client of mine, you get a link from a popular blogger who decided that one of my client's products was not cool enough for his tastes, you can end up with thousands of visitors who are not necessarily part of your target audience coming for the express purpose of ridiculing your site. You want to make sure that you stir people's emotions in a way that engages them in your site.
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Yeah you always have to be on the lookout for that kind of stuff but I find using some custom software I've made and other stuff like SEOElite to keep track of my links helps bust any scammers. Putting some time into making my own database driven system for tracking links I've traded for was one of the best investments I've ever made. Really helps me from paying for duplicate work done by link monkeys in India.
Sponsor blogs. There's a million blogs out there that are updated a couple of times a week on whatever topic it is you're selling - and a good percentage of them will give you a link for a few bucks.
For the $300 to get into yahoo, you can probably get 5 or 6 PR4-5 links from blogs at $50 a crack.
Buying links is another road to go down but can get very expensive. I cant say I agree with the prices above. I have paid for many links and usually for a decent link with good PR, Alexa and related content will run you $50 a month so it will actually end up costing much more then the annual Yahoo fee. But I also think the Yahoo fee is a waste of money since they dont even give you hard links anymore and the amount of people that actually use the directory is questionable.
Not sure if you were talking about my post, but I'm not finding people are looking for $50 a month - I'm suggesting $50 a year - or just $50 for some indefinite period of time.
Anyway, I don't have a link handy, but the single best source for how to develop one way inbounds is still a post by chrisnrae in the supporters forum, going back something like 8 months. the post had a ton of suggestions on one way inbounds.
Thanks everyone, you've suggested things which I hadn't thought of before, I'm well on the way now! Thank you for all your help.
Do you still bookmark the url of how to develop one way inbounds from chrisnrae? Could you share to this discussion? Thank you in advance.
Wheel: I too would like to see this treastise by Chrisnrae. Please put us in the right direction :)
|a post by chrisnrae in the supporters forum |
The supporters forum is only accessible to subscribers.
I don't pay for links at all and not for 27 clients either and they average about 300 visitors per week. This was attained by clean code and gathering only quality links.
Good content breeds one way links. If you have THE authortative page for a niche people will link to you.
|Good content breeds one way links. If you have THE authortative page for a niche people will link to you. |
Yep. People link to authority sites, all on their own, with no asking involved. Unique, comprehensive content, in a field that has at least some interest, is what brings links.
If you're one of a million online shoe stores, don't expect to have them flooding in - for commercial searches, you're competing in the world's largest mall, and your shoes are lost in the pile. You have to have something new, like the main site on the net for rocket-propelled boots. The internet is great for the sciences, for inventors, special-interests, obscure sexual habits, and wacko conspiracy people, but if you're selling shoes, the rules of the market-place still apply.
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