Building links to a website that doesn’t have a lot of them can be a difficult task, especially for an individual who has little experience, however even for the novice there are some link building strategies that are amazingly powerful and yet not very difficult.
These methods work well by themselves, most of the time but combined with onsite optimisation and other forms of promotion there effects can be nothing sure of miraculous
The best place to start building links is usually with directories, a lot of people might disagree with that, but only because directories have a bad reputation, because of some low quality of the concept.
Still if a site is submitted into high quality directories and any market specific directories the site applies to, the results should be entirely positive
If social media or community participation is a good fit for a website promotional campaign, that’s another great place to get linking off the ground. That’s another great place to get linking off the ground. Although most traditional media sites apply the no follow attribute for their outbound links, having them posted can bring large amounts of traffic anyway. Blog commenting can work in a very similar way, but some of those even provide worthwhile back links as well. Just make sure to leave your website address when participating on other sites.
Beyond those two simple methods, there are a number of different ways to build. One that especially works well with offsite link building is to create and distribute press releases. The news in the release doesn’t have to be earth shattering, but it helps when it’s at least somewhat interesting to an average web user. After it’s created, it is usually sent to a single distribution channel that will put it out all over the web for a relatively low price.
Ultimately link building is a top and high time consuming endeavour and most people don’t like the process very much. However, as you have seen there are some great and simple ways to get the process rolling, and after doing so it doesn’t seem so difficult, because of the momentum. Keep at it and watch how incredibly the inbound links to your site can be.
We will now look at backlinks and why they are important and how you can identfiy who is linking to you. You may already know having people link to you is an important factor for major search engines. This is because a link is a citation or a form of vote for your website. Simply having lots of people linking to however is not a enough on its own. How many people link to your website and relevant them sites are are important to search engines, this can have a big impact on your sites rankings.
It’s possible to check for backlinks in more then one way. Up until 2 years ago, google was webmasters first choice to get backlink information to see who links to them. For example If we search apple.com we need to type in
This is a well known website, that we would expect to have a lot of links.
This result shows 121000 websites or pages linking to apple.com
Now lets try Yahoo. On Yahoo we must type in linkdomain:www.apple.com
On Yahoo this shows 829,000 links pointing to apple.com. This is 7 times many then showing on google. This shows us on Yahoo detailed information on backlink information.Links are important to good search engine rankings, but its not all about volume, the quality of links matter too.
To find out how many people link to you, you can use google by typing in Link:domain. For a more detailed picture of who links to you, use yahoo and type linkdomain:yourwebaddress