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2 days a week on Link Development
How best to spend the time?

 12:28 pm on Nov 11, 2008 (gmt 0)


I'm thinking about hiring a part-timer to spend two days a week on links. It's a decent site with a PageRank 4 (previously 5).

Although I'm not sure how I think he should spend the time Press Releases, Blog Writing, Article Submissions, Directory Submissions, Cold calling etc.

How would you spend two days a week acquiring links?




 1:59 pm on Nov 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

In order, probably:
- directory submissions (with time spent on determining good quality directories).
- press releases and article submissions
- blog writing (though that seems pretty broad)
- write out a list of 50 search terms. Examine the backlinks of the top 50 sites for each of those 50 terms to find places you can get easy links from.
- investigate blogs in your niche. Then follow their blogrolls 2 or three deep to find a network of related blogs. See if any will give you links.
- on those same blogs, check their backlinks for some easy places to get links.
- do searches on bookmark sites for your search terms to find lists of sites that people find interesting. Approach them. And again, check the backlinks of those sites.

That's some low hanging fruit that should allow you to start getting relevant links.


 2:01 pm on Nov 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

How would you spend two days a week acquiring links?

Building something that is worthy of a link.

After the above has been completed, I'd then use Social Media and other "networking" opportunities to get the word out. The links will then come naturally.


 8:32 am on Nov 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Be careful of submitting to directories as Google has really hammered them late and finding "quality" directories is getting harder and harder to find.


 12:41 am on Nov 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Anyone out there have any experience with Link Assistant? I am currently playing with their 'trial version', haven't decided whether to use it.

Any feedback is very much appreciated.

Thank you much,



 11:28 am on Nov 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree with PageOneResults on this.

1st Day - Research and create as exhaustive content as possible and make it vivid with images and rich media/ multimedia content.

2nd Day - Identify all the key authority websites on the topic and send the content to them for a review. Also help to spread the word out through various Social Media channels.

Will work wonders.


 4:52 pm on Nov 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have tried blog comments and directories submission, I found it cost me so much time to do, as for article marketing, there are tools eable you to do it automaticly.

The top social media sites are also helpful.

If you only market one website, then try all methods to building links. If you market many websites, try those save your time.


 6:39 pm on Nov 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

> Anyone out there have any experience with Link Assistant? I > am currently playing with their 'trial version', haven't
> decided whether to use it.

I sometimes use it.
You should use it as a tool to do researches.

It's an useful tool: you can monitor competitors and easily find good place where to ask for links. It's a little bit slow but give you an idea about the link popularity of your competitors: the quality of links etc.

There is a limit: the software shows you only 1.000 links and doesn't give you the possibility to filter results.


 8:27 pm on Nov 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you already have a bunch of very quality links (which I assume you do since you are a PR4/5 site), I think the best use of his time would be getting him to use a site like DP and finding QUALITY sites to link from.

If you have a very good list of quality links already, getting a few key PR5+ links from unrelated sites will definitely not hurt, and help a lot in rankings. The hard part here is filtering through the junk (recently expired domains, copied content, splogs (spam blogs), etc.). Use www.Archive.org to find out if the domain was expired recently, and what it looked like in the past.

Heck, you don't even really have to hire anyone to do this, you can do it yourself. Don't base your link building efforts on something like this, but used in moderation, it's a HUGE step forward to kicking up a stalled link building project.

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:04 pm (utc) on Nov. 23, 2008]
[edit reason] Removed links to SEO tool website. [/edit]


 9:29 am on Nov 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

I better go to the forums and trade links. It is much easier and more effective.


 1:05 pm on Nov 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree Ed. Link building is more about being the best at what service or product you offer than trying to build the links yourself.


 12:20 am on Nov 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

"Building something that is worthy of a link."



 4:04 pm on Nov 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Anyone use software like SEO *lite? I never use it and I wonder if it could improve the link building proccess or not.

Most people are lazy to exchange link, or submit to directories site by site. Even we focus on article marketing, we may take one hour to submit one article to 10 or 20 of high ranking sites.

So I believe there is some tool can fasten the proccess, or nobody can manage and promote 100 or 200 adsense sites and get constant traffic.

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