Some internet marketers have been building links to their websites for years. They have lots of good advice that they share and you’ll benefit from it if you apply the principles.
Why Not To Listen To Most Veteran SEO’s
The problem with new internet marketers taking link building advice from a lot of the seasoned professionals out there is that new marketers aren’t who veterans SEO’s are writing for. They are writing to share their ideas with SEO’s that are as seasoned as they are, and the tips that they offer are often focused on small picture ideas. Beginning markets need to focus on big picture principles.
The information given is usually so over the head of the beginning marketer that if they do successfully apply it they won’t get the results that they are after. New SEO’s need to focus on the most important parts of link building that will get the fastest results in the least amount of time.
Is Your Website Ready?
I’m hoping that since you’re reading this you already have a website with a few pages of good content built. If not then what are you waiting for? You’re wasting your time building links to super small sites with little to no quality content.
After you have your site up and running your first links should come from article marketing. I know it’s not a sexy or trendy topic but article marketing works, even with search engines being more stringent than ever.
Stick to the largest and most popular article marketing network. I recommend Buzzle, Ezinearticle, and goarticles to beginners. After you’ve placed a few articles on each one of those networks you can branch out into others.
Web 2.0 Properties
Once you start to see links trickling to your website from article marketing start using what have been referred to as web 2.0 properties, like Squidoo and Hubpages. They take a little more work than article marketing and you won’t get as many links from them in the long run, but a good Squidoo or Hubpage’s article can get you some good traffic as well as high quality links.
Next I want you to start exploring Yahoo answers. It’s a great resource to get some traffic as well as some link juice. Some of the link might be “no follow” but others that you build will be regular links that will pass along some page rank.
Once you’re mastered these you can move onto other areas like forum posting using signatures, forum profiles, blog commenting, and social bookmarking. If your writing is proficient enough you should also begin to explore guest posting. But these will be secondary. Stick to the basics and build your foundation. Then you can branch out to expand your link building profile.