Beginner’s Guide To Link Building
Google’s Penguin has affected some of the sites to such an extent that many of the webmasters are looking forward to start the whole thing all over again from the basics. Many people are interested in finding out if there is a formula to bring them back to their earlier position quickly. Website owners are trying to clean the mess up as soon as possible. All these things have given birth to a new, but very important question which is about the possibility of having a template for starting things all over again.
Such a possibility does exist! In order to start working with that, you have to update yourself with the information that Google provides you about how your site is viewed. You must use Google’s Webmaster Tools and Analytics which will make things go great for you. These tools provided by Google will provide you two most important pieces of information to help you building the link. This information is about your visitors and their respective locations. Now to delve a little deeper, you first have to gather information regarding what types of link people normally go after. After you have successfully obtained this information, you can devise a simple plan to help you with the link building techniques. The various links are as follows.
Directory links: initially, directory links used to be very important, but gradually they lost their appeal. There are, however a few high quality directories to which you can submit your link.
Blog roll links: when you are starting out, this type of link can confuse you greatly. However, as you get more experience, you will be able to find some useful blog roll sites. Make sure that you link a site which has good blog roll link; otherwise it is not worth it.
Site wide links: these are the links that you can see on every page of a site in the form of a sidebar link, footer link or blog roll link. However, a major drawback is that even if you have your link on a particular site with a hundred pages, Google considers it as one, not hundred. Moreover, they also make a link profile look very messy.
Comment links: these links have been misused to a great extent. So, it is not advisable to use them unless you really need to use the comments for a good reason.
Social media profile links: these links are of a great help as they provide backlinks to your site through social networking sites, such as, Facebook and twitter.
Editorial links: these links can greatly help you in two ways. The first of them is an impressive content which will prompt others to quote your site. The second way is through social networking; your connection might mention you in their posts.
Guest post links: these are the links through which other people make contributions to the content present on your site. This is really helpful as it can improve your content. Resource links: these links do exactly what their name implies: providing a link to resources.
“May I have a link” links: for these links you have to ask people to post your link on their sites. As a result, the links are not exclusively yours.
Legitimate business links: these links are present on business related sites.. Going after these links is beneficial as business sites are visited very frequently all around the globe.
Local links: These links may be helpful. Even if you have problems with changing the listing, there is no harm in going after them.
Apart from these links there are many more, such as Reciprocal links, Infographic links, Widget links, Image links, Text links etc. knowing about these links will help you to build your own links in a better way. So, if you have started from a scratch, make a plan and divide it in first, second and third steps. Follow some of the simple steps like, creating a profile at a social site, sending contents to bloggers and webmasters, making guest postings etc. All these activities will help in building your links. You can outsmart your competitors if you can do this work properly and efficiently, despite starting from scratch.
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