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I have been looking around WW and I have found it extremely useful for SEO and other purposes.
I have been trying to get the linking sorted out for my site and the reciprocal links have been easy to find. I have, of course, been only looking for relevant sites for my linking and I am trying to move onto one way linking as this important for Google. But I have found it very difficult to find one way links, I have had some success with directories but I would also like to syndicate some content that I have on my site. I have emailed relevant sites that are not in competition with my site asking them to syndicate but I have had virtually no success. What is the best way to go about doing this? I really appreciate any help you guys could give me.
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.
[edited by: jeffb at 6:46 pm (utc) on May 31, 2005]
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.
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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