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Looking for a way to build high quality backlinks



7:33 pm on Oct 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I would like to build links for a relatively new tutorial website. We have good quality content video tutorials on mainstream software.

My idea to build high quality links was to offer people that have good quality tech sites a selection of our video tutorials to embed in exchange for a good context link.

Has anybody tried this and if so what is the best way to find contacts?


5:32 pm on Oct 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I guess you can simply Google for related keywords, find the websites on top..check for their authority (Google PR,Alexa, etc. for rough idea) and if you find them good, use the contact us page to ask them for a partnership.

I wonder if there is an alternative route..


6:46 pm on Oct 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hmm, I have tried the first 2 pages of google, but not much luck there somehow. People sometimes don't even reply. Frustrating as we are actually looking to give high quality stuff for free.

Any good marketplaces that anyone is aware of?


10:45 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Pm webmaster in forums, not just seo forums, but forums that your niche is in... you'll find a few people with websites.

look for bloggers, do a google blgo search on the topic.

they would love for you to do a unique post :)


11:09 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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>>>Pm webmaster in forums

This could cause your posting rights to be turned off if the webmaster objects to your using their PM system for commercial reasons, or if someone complains of receiving a commercial solicitation. This is not an ideal way to approach link building on a community. The reason is because it is an abuse of the Private Messaging system. PM systems are provided to encourage members to forge community bonds with each other. Exploiting PM systems for commercial interests violates the spirit of their intended use.

There's a discussion about more sophisticated ways to approach communities in the library. Anyone wishing to understand creative ways of approaching online communities should take a look at it.


7:04 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes I agree that randomly pm-ing in a forum would be considered bad practice. If you build a report by being an active forum member and then bring it up I guess it could be acceptable.

I have approached a few blogs offering them the free posts, but so far only a few have responded. I have had some more luck over the last few weeks however.:)

Thanks for the advice.


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