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SEO Optimization – Generating Incoming Links

SEO Optimization – Generating Incoming Links


Your site’s ranking in the search engines is worthless without a healthy amount of incoming links. You literally need hundreds if not thousands of lunks for long-term traffic success. Also, the more incoming links from related sites, the higher your Google PR (PageRank). Everyone on the Internet wants to “be your friend” when you have a High PR, which leads to joint ventures, better branding, and other benefits.

Throughout this report you’re going to learn simple and powerful ways to generate incoming links. Getting other sites to link to yours should be your top priority in your traffic strategy. If you were to take just one thing from this program, W’d say focus on link building.

Again, especially if you;re new to being a webmaster, remember that more incoming links equals higher confidence search engines have in your site (more search engine traffic).

Each link you get is like a vote for your site. The more links you get the higher you rank. But not all links are created equal. A link to you from a site that has a rank is worth far more than many links from very low ranked sites.

Link Text Matters
The actual text used in the anchor tag to link to your site is very important. Google looks at the text found in links as well as how many links you get.

Ideally you want your keyword phrase in your link’s text when someone links to your site.
<a href=”http://www.my-site.com”>keyword phrase</a>

Reciprocal Links

One thing to keep in mind is the difference between one-way links and reciprocal links. Reciprocal links are where two sites link to each other usually for the purpose of boosting each other ranking. Google has caught on to this and doesn’t vallue these kinds of links as much as a simple one-way links.

While reciprocal links aren’t as valuable, they are easy to get and can be used in moderation to increase your rank in the search engines, especially when you’re first starting out.

A good place to find other people interested in reciprocal links is:

Just make sure that the people you partner with have PR greater than 0 and are related to your site’s topic. Also visit the site and make sure it’s something you want to link to.

Links from Testimonials

Chances are that someone is trying to sell something in your niche and would love a testimonial from you. In return they’ll give a sample (or sometimes complete) version of the product. THey will also frequently give a link back to your site at the bottom of your testimonial.

This link can be the source of a lot of traffic to your site if the sales letter your testimonial appears on gets a lot of traffic.

One thing to remember is that the first testimonials are usually read more often and the link at the end will be clicked on more often than testimonials found at the very bottom.

If you would like to give a testimonial for our website (and get a free link) contact us via email office [a] thehostbay .com.

Leave us a comment with your information. We routinely copy testimonials from the comments and add them to our sales latter. We will link to your site as long as the site isn’t adult, gambling, tobacco, or alcohol related.

Links from Blogs

Making comments on high traffic blogs related to your niche can be a great way to get traffic to your site. When you leave a comment on a blog post your usually supply your web address and name in addition to your comment.

-Make only relevant and worthwhile comments. Crappy comments get removed and may get your IP banned. If on the other hand you appear to be an expert and leave a comment that is wildly insightful people will likely click on your name and visit your site.
-When choosing the name you wish to have associated with your comment, choose wisely. Use good and relevant keywords that will entire people to click on your link.
– Comments appear on a blog post in the order they were submitted. So the first comment is at the top of that stack and is read most often. Its link will be clicked on more often. So it pays to be the first commenter. many blogs offer a way to you to be sent an email wheneverĀ  a new blog post appears, making it easier to be the first commenter.

Links from Education Sites

Getting link from .edu sites can help your ranking. The easiest way to get backlinks from them is by posting comments on blogs hosted on .edu sites.

Sounds great and all but how do we find such a site?
We search for the following on Google”

site:.edu inurl:blog dogs “post a comment” -“comments closed” -“you must be logged in”
This may seem kind of scary so We going to break it down for you piece by piece.

site:.edu = We are only looking for domain ending in .edu

inurl:blog – We can greatly narrow our search results by adding this which only includes the word blog in the web address.

dogs – We only want blogs about dogs. Start with keywords that are general.

“post a comment” – we want pages that have the text “post a comment” as they are the most likely to allow comments.

-“comments closed” – This tells Google to exclude sites with the text “comments closed”.

-“you must be logged in” – This tells Google to exclude sites with the text “you must be logged in”

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