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Posted by Daisy on 10 June 2011 - 01:48 AM
The only way to dilute it is to add more content to the page - add another 300 words to the home page.
Posted by RealEcon on 09 June 2011 - 07:00 AM
Posted by cma01 on 19 July 2011 - 09:56 PM
I haven't read the offer on the WF, but it sounds to me like Matt needs to be grounded from the customer service emails. Some people just don't have the personality or temperament for it.
As for the rest of it . . . come on . . . $99 may be a chunk but it's not *that* much money. I would expect a little more savvy from people on this site. If you're already building backlinks, you know what it takes and you should have an idea of how this service fits into your overall strategy.
Did they prequalify the orders they accepted? How could they guarantee that otherwise. If they are saying that they will keep submitting to their network until you get to page 1 . . that's a pretty awesome deal.
But I agree with Trish and "page 1" doesn't get me that excited until I'm in the top three.
As for the rest of the drama . . .
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Posted by ryanjm on 09 July 2011 - 06:28 PM
It seems as though Giggle has a very light trigger finger with regard to the number of anchor-texted links you send to a particular page. Once you hit a 'tipping point' then it's like a site-wide and/or page penalty is applied.
The interesting thing is the difference between page and site penalty. I have several sites that retain great rankings for all of their keywords except perhaps 1 or 2 that I'm trying to boost with anchor-texted links from quality in-context article links. Those pages seem to be getting blasted to no-man's land and bounce around in a long dance that none have come out of yet.
Another is the site-wide penalty that I've seen get applied a few times now. Sometimes the site will come back, but then as soon as I start building links to it again it disappears with an obvious site-wide penalty. I've tried to vary anchor text but perhaps it's just 'any' link that is triggering this, or perhaps I was really close to the ratio that's triggering this and just went over it again.
Lastly, I notice that Bing is getting an erection lately over homepage backlinks and ALN'ish backlinks. Lots of top rankings popping up over there lately...for all the good it does with their pitiful traffic numbers.
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Posted by adamwestrop on 02 July 2010 - 11:07 AM
So this is a pretty big testimonial to the use of forum profile links. They do work, and there's no "slap" that exists, like has been speculated in other threads.
This gives me pretty good confidence to just keep pounding away at these forum profile links!
Oh yes, they work very well. Quantity with a quality mix also works very well.... Keep pounding.... God that sounds dirty.
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Posted by spaxton1 on 21 April 2011 - 06:37 AM
I read through the thread he referenced. It is a WSO for a blog commenting product that has a very interesting twist.
The WSO author has apparently found a bunch of high PR pages on Tumblr that allow commenting. In order to disperse 'link juice' the author has devised a strategy:
Thanks for the heads up. I've checked out the WSO and see the general idea. The only real issue I have is that you usually can't use exact KWs, at least those were my initial thoughts. But even with hyphens or scrunched together keywords, I think it still has plenty of value.
I love new innovative ideas. I'll have to give it a test too to see what comes of it. Really, the links you get from the tool offered in the WSO are not too different from blog comments. I don't think the Tumblr "I like links" will ever be a big part of link building, but it could be beneficial. I can't say much more without testing it.
One on the WSO tool above and second one on the tool you were or working on which was mentioned in one of the threads above i.e writing/rewriting tool you have been working on
I think you might be referring to a project John and I are actively working on. No Joke, John and I have probably 15 different projects in the hopper. We have a big launch coming soon for a brand new High PR Article Network. Similar to ALN, Build My Rank, etc but with more features and higher PR sites. It will be geared more towards a "Co-op" style in which members will add their domains to the network in order to gain access. Within the new "Article Backlink Co-op" we have played around with some ideas to help with spinning/ rewriting articles automatically. But, have found that tools like "The Best Spinner" are nearly perfect for spinning, so why waste time/ money reinventing the wheel. So, instead we are investing our efforts into the article posting/ management part of the program.
Most of our focus is being placed into our new Article Backlink Co-op. I'm sure we'll place a classified ad to announce the new launch. Already, we have higher PR sites than any other network currently available. (PR6's & PR5's etc)
how is your tool checking for nofollow?
If you use SEO Spyglass, it will tell you if the page is No-follow or not. You will need to "Analyze" the links when the software prompts you. Then scroll down the list and check the box next to: Page Info. That will gather all the info you need to see if its No-follow or not. Don't forget to check off the PR box too. Those are the only 2 boxes you need to check. Everything else is interesting, but not too valuable and will slow down the process a ton.
Reading through this thread, I still see the same old questions - how do I do this, please teach us etc.
Folks, you're WAY OVER-ANAYLYZING how to find these high PR blog pages for commenting on.
If you've ever purchased a backlinks package for blog comments, that is ALL you need to get the ball rolling.
Granted, it is laborious, and very tedious, but the alternative is to have your money site at the mercy of forum blasts which really do not add value to your SERP ranking.
All you need to do, is copy a couple of URLs on these blog posts, and reverse engineer them - with the aim of picking up high PR blog comment backlinks.
Right now I've just completed a week's blast to 4 of my pages with PR5 blog posts only.
These posts are all MANUAL, well thought out, and STICK!
One of my sites now has
3 x PR6 backlinks
28 x PR5 backlinks
56 x PR 4 backlinks...
and the story goes on and on.
It's been hell, to say the least, but I'm not stopping now... this is the difference between and internet lifestyle and driving to a 9 to 5.
I swore ages ago I would NEVER return to a 9 to 5...
Granted, I don't spend my days monkeying around as I used to, because the workload has increased and there are more sites to backlink.
But when the money starts pouring in, there's NO comparison whatsoever.
Also, avoid posting your backlinks on blog sites with more than 500 comments.
Let's face it, 500 comments is overkill, and I personally don't want my sites to be associated with all the scum you're likely to find on such pages.
Tools to use:
Scrapebox to seek out the backlinks of the URLs you may have harvested.
SEO Elite / Spyglass (they do more or less what scrapebox does).
The reason I use SEO Elite, is because I don't have to export the resulting backlinks with high PR etc.
All I have to do is to click on each high PR URL, and it opens in my default browser.
If the site is of a foreign language, I use Google translate to translate the page, then write a comment in the same language (translated via google translator) and I post the content back on the blog.
It's been working like a charm.
Earlier today I came across 3 x PR7 blogs, these are heavily moderated blogs, so don't get any ideas about asking me for the links.
All my comments have been deleted... but I see lots of backlinks associated with posts on these pages, and this means I need to read the entire blogs some more, and write better posts.
Challenging, I admit, but a PR7 backlink? now that's pure gold!
Practice is what will get you these backlinks.
Who cares who's reverse engineering your site?
You do the same, but be picky of the PR sites you want to comment on.
There are billions of pages out there, you can NEVER finish them all.
Also have a spreadsheet where you paste the URLs of the blogs you've commented on.
My spreadsheet is divided into the PR of each site I post my comments on.
I'm really trying to avoid PR4s and below, not really my cup of tea..
PR5 and above is what I'm aiming for, and Lor' forgive those who attempt to reverse engineer my sites in the hope of overtaking my sites.
Reverse engineering for the sake of copying backlinks is fine, not competing my sites against theirs, I guess.
Bottom line... spend about 2 hours each day doing this, posting comments to about 5 PR5 plus blogs and, before you know it, you too will have over 100 PR5 backlinks in about 3 months.
PS: Don't hold your breath, but when and if I do get some time, I'll make a video on how to do this.
When this video comes out, you'll be kicking yourselves on how easy harvesting High PR blog pages really is.
Thanks Rainmak3r, I appreciate your thorough addition to the thread. He's right, harvesting blogs really isn't complicated-- just time consuming.
Great write up. You get a rep point from me.
Haha, I forgot this forum used those... I just gave you a rep point for reminding me. Plus, I've notice you frequently provide value throughout the forum too. Thanks!
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Posted by Nipsta on 05 February 2011 - 10:48 AM
Plus she does a lot better job than me on building the sites
Get a site done by her you won't be dissapointed, but not too many as I'm gonna want some more!
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Posted by yurckk on 29 December 2010 - 12:40 AM
Just noticed that Godaddy is offering $1.49 for a domain name. Use this code to purchase: NEWYEAR11
Grab it fast, I don't think it'll stay long as just like previous offers.
I just grabbed a .NET domain name
P.s: Eligible 1 domain for 1 account as I tried to make 2nd purchase which didn't work anymore.
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Posted by jibran_pcc on 20 November 2010 - 05:59 PM
Thank you again.
Here's my review:
Google indexed check of blog comment: 91 found - 9 not found
Pagerank of blog comment: PR6 - 1, PR5 - 40, PR4 - 36, PR3 - 2, PR1 - 3, PR0 - 3, PR N/A - 16
Google indexed check of root domain: 19 found
Pagerank for root domain: PR8 - 1, PR7 - 3, PR6 - 14, PR5 - 1
Duplicate Domains: 81
Amount of extra links, in case some don't meet the advertised requirements: 0
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Posted by Ron on 14 September 2010 - 07:29 AM
Here's what I do now to get those same backlinks, cutting out all the crap, and getting what I need in minutes:
1) Run the website url thru SEO Spyglass with all default settings
2) When done, say "No" to pop-up asking to update project backlinks now
3) Right click on Headings Bar of the report, and remove the following (move these report headers into left box):
- Domain Age, Alexa Rank, Yahoo Dir Listing, DMOZ Listing, Domain PR, Domain IP, Domain, Link Value, Total Links, External Links, Title (these things are a waste of CPU for finding high PR blogs)
4) Highlight entire report - all lines - right click - Backlink Factors options pops up
5) Uncheck everything except bottom one for Google Page Rank, and run it
6) Sort report by pagerank, highlight everything above a PR5+, or whatever level you really care about
7) Right click again - Update Backlink Factors pops up - this time un-click everything except "Page Info" in middle of list
8) When done, click on "Links Back" heading on toolbar twice to sort. All "do follow" links are at the top of report in PR order.
I saw threads on this forum where people's CPU's are burning rubber - that's because you are wasting time running a detailed report on hundereds or thousands of links that are total crap to begin with. So you sort on a PR basis first.
Just as bad, you are fetching report data on categories that are truly not needed if all you really want is to get some uber high PR5-PR7 blogs to post to.
I hope this helps!
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Posted by baggs on 23 November 2011 - 10:28 PM
I informed Jimy about this and he completed the last package that was missing and filled in the missing links.
Posted by Initial Effort on 19 September 2011 - 02:45 PM
After reading through the recent paranoia I can still confirm that I am making money with Adsense. So I wanted to put together a list of things you can do to prevent a "penalty".
1. Get Privacy on all of your domains. This is really easy and is a no-brainer for almost every website you own.
2. Don't use Google Analytics unless you absolutely have to...ie site flipping. Otherwise just don't do it. Use getclicky or piwik instead. I prefer getclicky since piwik leaves a very obvious footprint. You might even want to have multiple getclicky accounts.
3. Don't use Google Webmater Tools, really who cares about this. There are two reasons why you might want to use it if you are an SEO person. The first reason is to get your site indexed correctly as www. or non-www. and in the correct country search engine. The second reason is to check for a penalty and you should only add it if you think your website is suffering from a penalty.
5. Then a lot of it comes down to onpage SEO. Do you really need 3 ad blocks? The answer is probably no. Do you also need that other non-Google Adsense banner on your website? As a rule of thumb I try to stick to 1 ad block per 1000 words of text. So if I have a 500 word article I will put 1 ad block above the fold. If I have a 1500 word article I will put 1 ad above the fold and 1 below the fold. Don't go crazy putting 3 ad blocks above the fold. I have found it incredibly difficult to rank sites with 3 ad blocks above the fold plus the text link ads. ie. I find CTR Theme nearly impossible to rank with.
6. Use SEO Hosting and spread your websites across multiple accounts or have multiple hosting plans with different companies.
7. Don't have all of your websites at the same domain registrar. I am guilty of this, but I hold them in different accounts at the registrar and have dummy information loaded into each account.
8. Don't interlink your websites. You want to minimize your footprint.
9. Don't use the same link profile for every website.
10. Use unique, original content on your website.
11. Be ready for your manual review when you hit $100 per day. Someone from Google will show up in your website's analytics.
12. Get more than 1 Adsense account - have a 2nd company, bank account and check and do work from another IP. ***Disclaimer*** Google probably doesn't like this, but it can be a worthwhile risk to protect your income.
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Posted by YasirYar on 26 August 2011 - 07:29 AM
Towards that end, here are 90 ways in which you can build links to your website(s) and make them rank higher. Yes, some methods are "weird" and "unconventional" but that is why we put them here, so you think about link building more creatively.
Here it goes:
1. Directory submissions:
There are many directories out there which are free and where you can just submit your website and get a link back over a period of time. Now, directory submission links are not the best ones so you have to be cautious when using them especially when you have a new website, but this is still a viable link source.
Here is a list of some top free and paid directories:
Top Directories with free web site submission
2. Article submissions:
Another common way to get links although I do think that with the recent Google algorithmic changes, these links are now less valuable. But then again, you can post your articles to multiple directories and get a link back. This works out well in terms of pre-selling to your prospective customers before getting them to visit your website.
Here is a list of top article directories:
List Of Top 50 Article Directories By Traffic, PageRank
However, submitting individual articles to these directories will usually take a long time so you might as well get Article Marketing Robot or a similar software.
3. RSS submission:
Another good strategy to get more links to your webpage is to submit an RSS to RSS directories. If you have an HTML page, you can still create an RSS feed here: Feedage.com - Convert HTML 2 RSS
Once the RSS is created, you can submit it to many of the top RSS directories here:
List of Top 25 RSS Feed Directories to Boost Site Traffic and Search Engine Rankings | PRAV TALKS
If you want to automate the process (and I am sure you would want to if you have a lot of URLs) you can get RSS Submit here: ksoft- RSS Submit - Software to Easily Submit Your RSS Feeds
4. Homepage Backlinks:
Homepage links are very powerful and will definitely help you with the rankings. Because these links are comparatively more difficult to get, they provide a lot more link juice. There are many High PR homepage backlink subscriptions out there in the Warrior Forum and Backlinks Forum.
However, depending on your website, a good trick could be to negotiate a one-time payment with the homepage link seller in order to save money down the road.
5. Forum profiles:
Contrary to popular belief, these profiles still do help considerably with rankings. Most people are just used to creating a profile and leaving a link, which is what reduces link effectiveness. A better idea would be to create accounts on forums, wait 3 days then go back and place unique relevant content (200-500 words if possible) and leave your links INSIDE the content if there is an option.
Once that is done, you should ping the links, create RSS out of them (as mentioned above) and submit them to various RSS directories.
Software such as SENuke X and Sick Submitter are very good at creating these types of links.
6. Social bookmarking:
Social bookmarking sites have very high traffic and high PR and are mostly used to quickly index links. However, you should always make it a point to bookmark ANY URLs which have unique content as this helps a lot with the rankings.
For example, say your website has around 100 backlinks, all which have unique content. You should always do the extra work by getting them all bookmarked either through SENukeX or a similar software.
Here is a list of the top social bookmarking sites out there:
Social Bookmarking list, Top 50 sites Page Rank & Traffic Data
Iif you have SENukeX or Bookmarking Demon, you can nearly automate this process as these programs already have a decent inventory of websites.
7. Private blog networks:
This one is huge, at least in our testing. Blog networks link Build My Rank and LinkVana provide more link juice since they have a higher content quality (pronounced: less duplicate content) and you can include an in-content link with these services.
Be sure to try these out since they are cheap and if you can write the posts yourself, you can easily afford the membership.
8. Content Syndication: We always forget about the simple things. Syndication is always important in order to get "free" links. A good idea is to hook up your blog's RSS to ping.fm which will send out your updates to around 20-30 other high PR services.
Yes the links which come in will contain duplicate content, but hey, as long as those links are free we should not complain.
You can also use Hoot Suite (HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard for Teams using Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) to achieve the same results.
The only catch is that you will have to write consistent blog posts in order to reap benefits from this method.
9. Blog posts:
Which brings me to blog posts. Just install a WordPress blog on your website, tweak the tags etc and start cranking those posts out. Yes this is a long-term strategy but once you get going, you will see a considerable amount of traffic.
Once you install the blog, you should also install some free plugins in order to make your job easier. Here is a list of plugins you should have:
-All in One SEO
-SEO Smart Links
-Google XML Sitemaps
-Automated SEO Links (but use this sparingly).
If you are not sure how to install Wordpress, just google "Wordpress installation help".
10. Write free ebooks and submit them:
A lesser known method to get additional traffic is to write 10-15 page ebooks and submit them to ebook directories. Most ebook directories are free for ebook uploaders. You can also include links to your website or your splash page(s) in the ebook for additional conversions.
Just search for "Top ebook directories" and you will get around 10-20 ebook sites where you can upload your report and wait for the leads to come in.
11. Web 2.0 sites:
These sites are very important as far as rankings and link juice is concerned, although some of them happen to be NoFollow, which is not a big issue.
The benefit you get from these sites are that they can all contain unique content and if you are clever enough, you can add a link to your splash page in there as well.
However, the important point to note is that, once you build up unique content on these sites and point them to your site, you should heavily backlink the web 2.0 sites for additional link juice.
Here is a list of web 2.0 sites:
List of Best Web 2.0 Sites for Building Link Wheel | Online Seo Course Internet Marketing Strategies.
12. Manual blog comments:
These comments are quite effective in terms of rankings and traffic IF you post a valuable relevant comment. Doing so is simple. Just search for "your niche" + blog in Google and comment on the top blogs you find. Most of them will make your links live soon.
Just make sure that you use non-commercial anchor text and it will increase the chances of your link getting accepted.
This technique also makes your backlink profile look more natural and since you are rotating anchor text, it reduces the chances that a Google algorithm change will hugely lower your website's rankings.
13. Automated blog comments:
Most people already know about this technique but in my opinion use it the wrong way. These kinds of blog comments are of extremely low quality and although you can place thousands of links this way, most of them will either not be counted or will not be indexed. However it is always a good idea to use these kinds of links to point to web 2.0 hubs etc which are sure to not get penalized.
Never direct these links directly to your money site.
There are many services out there which provide you auto blog comments. Just search on Backlinks Forum for them.
14. Press Releases:
There are two types of press releases. Paid and free. We normally do free press releases just to get backlinks but doing paid releases will definitely get you more exposure (although it might not be as beneficial for SEO).
The idea behind sending out press releases is to sound formal and non-promotional and by having a very catchy headline.
Most PR sites will allow you to link to your money site. Another good thing is that press releases, if they are interesting, will get syndicated to other sites, which adds to the number of links pointing back to your site.
Here is a list of free press release sites:
» Big List of Free Press Release Distribution Sites / Social Realist
You can get a PR written and submitted to many sites for a very cheap price by hiring someone at a freelance site or getting someone from online marketing forums.
If you want a paid press release, PRWeb is a good option. You will need to proof read the release as there is editorial control on PRWeb.
15. Twitter and Synnd:
Google is now incorporating more "evidence" of social proof in their algorithm. For this reason, it is generally a good idea to send out a Tweet every other day with your URL in there in order to get your money site noticed.
Another good service which automates "social proof" is Synnd.
Depending on what your website is on and how interesting your content is, Synnd can really make a difference in terms of the number of links and visitors you get to your website.
16. Guest Posts:
This is always a win-win for blog owners and for those promoting their sites. The blog owners get free content for their sites and you get backlinks, often on blogs with very high PR rankings.
This site is kind of like Digg, but you are expected to provide some bit of original content for the blurbs you post here. Just consider it as another source of quality links.
18. Answer Sites
Yahoo! Answers, Answerbag, Askville and more all offer you the chance to build backlinks. Now, while they may be no follow links, the reality is that these can still be useful as referrals from people actually reading your answers.
19. Facebook Pages
While this may be covered by the Web 2.0 list and or Social Networking ideas above, it’ still worth listing separately, just as Twitter is listed separately. The reality is that Facebook is huge and if you don’t have a Facebook page with links back to your home page, you’re missing out. Get 25 fans on your Facebook page and you can even add a custom URL.
20. Other Facebook Pages
Not only should you have your own Facebook page, but you should also have links to your site on other Facebook pages. Owners generally don’t mind if you put in a link back to your own site if you include some insightful comments on the page.
Add a link in your LinkedIn profile to your website. Not only does this just make good sense since people on LinkedIn are trying to find people who could make good business contacts, but it also helps because it gives you a free backlink.
Speaking of that, while the world has largely forgotten about MySpace, it’s still around and another great place to put up an additional backlink to your website.
Here’s another one of those overlooked sites which could be worth checking out. You’ll actually make some money by putting content on RedGage, in addition to getting a link. Just don’t expect to get rich by doing it.
25. Slide Shows
Create presentations and put them up on sites like Slideshare. Then, include a link back to your site inside of your slide shows and you’ve got more free backlinks to your website.
We often forget that newspapers and major websites have columnists who often own their own business and or blog. Want to get more links to your site? Contact some newspapers and offer to write a column on your area of expertise. Not only will you get a link back to your site, but you’ll also often get paid for doing the work.
27. Major Blog Networks
The same idea as above with newspapers – you simply look for major blog networks and major blogs and offer to write a column for them. Then, you go ahead and place a link back to your site on the bio that you provide to the newspaper.
28. Newspaper Comment Sections
Almost every newspaper online has comment sections available – why not include a link back to your site when you place a comment on one of those sites? Yes, they’re likely no follow, but even a no follow link is worth something. It’s just not worth as much as a do follow link.
This is harder to do, but the concept is basically the same – pitch an idea for a story to a major magazine. They print your bio and a link back your site inside of their websites which gives you some major link juice.
Got some ideas for cool videos that can be put onto YouTube? Why not create ‘em and leave a link to your site? No, it won’t get indexed, but it will help you to build more traffic which is the ultimate goal of any SEO campaign.
31. YouTube Comments
Speaking of YouTube, try the comments section for another place to put your backlinks and earn a few more visitors to your website.
32. Mini Sites
Create mini sites which have information about specific issues which relate to your site’s area of expertise. For example, if you are running a financial services site, you might create a mini site which talks about how to understand Social Security. The idea is similar, though not completely the same as creating a blog.
Got a membership in a church or synagogue? Maybe you’re a member of the local Rotary Club? If they put out a newsletter, you can often get them to run a story about the site which is owned by a member of the community and provide you with a backlink to your website.
No, you can’t just post a link to your site on Elance because you want to. However, if you can find a relevant subject to write about in the Demand Studios site, you can easily add links there using the sources section of the website.
Bukisa doesn’t let you add links inside the content, but they do allow links in the bio on the website, so why not include some backlinks there as well? The best part? You can even make money by doing so.
36. News Aggregators
Get yourself listed in Google News and you could see tons of traffic coming to your website, plus it will provide you with a high quality backlink to your website. It’s a win-win. And don’t forget about other news sites as well, such as Yahoo! and MSN.
Try and get your content listed on portal sites such as AOL, MSN and Yahoo!. These sites all offer to create custom pages and they pull RSS content from dozens of sources for their readers. Apply to have your site listed as one of the possible sources of content and you’ll get traffic and backlinks galore.
38. Forum Blogs
While forums were mentioned above, many forums also include blogs. Be sure to take advantage of this functionality as well to add in some backlinks to your website.
39. Amazon Reviews
Write a book and you can get links back to your website on Amazon.com reviews of the book that you published. These links are often published as part of the review process or they’ll get published by people writing reviews of your book.
40. Link Exchanges
This is a fairly weak way to get backlinks, however a handful of link exchanges never hurt anyone and can actually be helpful to your SEO efforts.
41. Create a Discussion Group
Another useful source of backlinks is to create a discussion group which includes a topic which your site is about. Just stick backlinks into the group and watch the traffic role on in.
Don’t forget to offer a deal for affiliates. They’ll happily promote your site and products if you give them a piece of the action. This does mean spending money, but it’s only money spent on sales, so it’s worth your while to do so.
43. Google Places
If you have a local site, be sure to create a Google Places profile where you mention your site. This is a great way to add additional backlinks to your site.
Does your site have pictures? If so, create a Flickr account and you can add links to your site on a regular basis.
45. Other Photo Sharing Sites
Speaking of Flickr, another great source of backlinks is other photo sharing sites such as Photo Xpress and StockExchange.
Create and give away useful software tools which include backlinks to your website. These things can also generate sales since you can offer a free “lite” version along with a more advanced “pro” version which is for sale.
47. PLR Content
Offer PLR content for free and include backlinks inside of the content. This is just a variation of the idea of using article submissions, but it still works really well to allow you to build additional backlinks.
48. Torrent Sites
Believe it or not, BitTorrent isn’t only for trading illegal downloads of movies and music along with kiddie porn. There are legitimate uses for BitTorrent and you can provide all kinds of content on Torrent sites while including backlinks in your descriptions.
49. Meta Search Shopping
Get yourself into a Meta Search service for shopping such as PriceGrabber and you can build additional backlinks for yourself since their information is often indexed by Google.
50. Create a TV Show
This one takes some investment, but if you have the ability to do it, you can build additional backlinks to your website by offering a free TV show which is downloaded from your site or from other video sites. Those with very professional looking work can even apply to have their stuff distributed by Hulu or Crackle.
51. Do Interviews
Professional journalists are always looking for people to interview. Make sure to get your name out there as someone who welcomes calls for interviews and you can build additional backlinks when the journalist’s article comes out.
52. Give Webinars
No, it’s not a true backlink, but this will bring in traffic and often very high quality traffic with people who are seriously motivated to make a purchase. Ultimately, that’s what you’re after, isn’t it?
53. Offer Something for Free
This will get you lots of free backlinks from sites such as SlickDeals.Net and Fatwallet.com. These sites are often frequented by deal seekers though, so be sure to offer something you can afford to give away a lot of (or have a set limit on the number you’ll give away).
54. Sponsor a Theme
Many themes are offered in Wordpress which include a sponsorship message at the bottom of the theme. This is another way to get a diverse list of backlinks to your website.
55. Sponsor a Contest
Contests create buzz around your website and will help to drive additional people to your website. Just be sure to spread the word around about your contest so that it doesn’t become a dud which attracts too little attention.
56. Sponsor a Plugin
Similar to the idea above to sponsor a theme for wordpress, this idea involves paying for the cost of building a Wordpress plugin and then including your links inside of the plugin.
57. Create Embeddable Games
Creating embeddable games is a great way to build backlinks for your website. By doing so, you give webmasters something they want (i.e. games to keep their visitors occupied) while at the same time give yourself backlinks.
58. Create Embeddable Tools
There are a large number of embeddable retirement calculators on the web. The same concept can be applied to other tools which people would use regularly and that webmasters would want to include on their sites.
59. Write an Op Ed
While I mentioned above the idea of writing for a newspaper, you can also write an Op Ed, which is a one-time column for a newspaper. These will generally also include a backlink to your website.
60. Write an App
Create an app for Android or iPhone and watch the business roll on in the door. This is a great way to get backlinks as well on the various marketplaces for the apps.
61. Create a Mobile Site
While this will have much of the same content as your regular site, a mobile site is still considered a separate site by Google and can provide you with lots of quality backlinks.
62. Offer Free Classic Books
A variation on the idea of creating your own ebooks, you can also take classic books which may have some relationship to your niche and which are in the public domain, reformat them and include a link saying that they’re sponsored by you.
63. Offer Free Short Stories
Of course, just like you can take the free classic books approach, you can also take the approach of offering free short stories which include a sponsorship message. If you can’t write such stories, you can generally contract someone to do the work for you.
While the audio obviously won’t give you a backlink, the profile of the podcast, as listed on various sites around the Internet will indeed give you the backlinks you are looking for.
65. Sponsor a Worthy Cause
Non profits are generally happy to include a link back to your site when you sponsor them, either with cash donations or in kind donations (for example, if you run an accounting firm, you could offer free accounting services to a small nonprofit in exchange for agreeing to put a link on their website.)
66. Apply for a Weird Patent
Amazon.com recently earned some free publicity and backlinks by applying for a patent on airbags for a tablet computer. This method can work for you as well if you have a weird idea for a product.
67. Talk to Government Officials
The most prized of backlinks are probably the fabled .gov backlinks. These links can be had for the price of a call to a member of Congress where you offer their constituents some kind of service. Often, that’s all it takes to get a write up on their personal websites.
68. Sell to Foreign Governments
Speaking of government, don’t forget to offer your products to foreign governments. They’ll include information on whom they made purchases from on their official websites. These write ups will include free backlinks for your website.
69. Create an Online Mystery Contest
This has been tried by a few people, so far with limited success, but creating a contest where different clues are scattered throughout the web is another way to build backlinks, both through buzz and through the actual content.
70. Create Easter Eggs
Just like a traditional Easter egg hunt, Easter eggs on websites are hidden content on your site which include extra information or features. It’s a variation on the concept above. If you want to make it easy, make the pages indexable (which will create more backlinks). Or, if you’re confident of the amount of traffic you can generate, don’t index the pages and just provide clues. Your fans will post links to your site and your Easter eggs.
71. Write Fan Fiction
Speaking of fans, don’t forget that fan fiction sites include profiles of authors. If you’re a writer trying to build more readership for your blog, one of the best ways to do it is to create fan fiction.
72. Create Comics
A variation on the above, you can create comics which are either viewable online or downloadable and which include a link back to your website.
73. Create Lists
Everyone loves useful lists of things. Create list posts which can be placed all over the web and be sure to include your site prominently in the list as well as in the sponsorship information for the list in order to add backlinks to your profile.
74. Get Images Indexed
Don’t forget to include links inside of your images and to include searchable content. This will get them indexed and create additional links to your site.
75. Get Videos Indexed
Same concept as above, except that videos that you have on your site need to have descriptions and links so that they get indexed also.
76. Get Listed in Who’s Who Lists
These lists of important people in various industries are published by a wide variety of different websites. Just be sure you’re not being asked to pay for a listing. Paying for it means it’s probably not a very prominent Who’s Who.
77. Break a Record
Not only can you get coverage in newspapers for your record breaking feat, you can also get backlinks in the Guinness Book of World Records for doing so. Of course, since records are hard to break, this isn’t for everyone, but if you happen to run say a Falafel stand, you can compete with Israeli and Lebanese chefs, who regularly compete for the largest falafel balls and the largest bowls of hummus.
78. Offer Free Music
Everyone likes free music and if you offer a disc of the stuff, you can earn some good backlinks from doing so. Look on Fiverr for some talented singers willing to record songs for you.
79. Offer Free E-Mail
Free e-mail is another way to get free backlinks to your website. While it’s no longer a novel idea, it’s still a way to build a base of customers who will remember who you are.
80. Use URL Shortners
Not only is it useful to use something like Bit.ly to create short URLs for your website’s content when you post on Twitter, it’s also a great way to add some indexed backlinks to your profile.
81. Free Online Storage Site
If you have plenty of server space available, you can offer free online storage sites like Microsoft’s Office Live Drive and include backlinks on those sites.
82. Comment on Current Events
This is a variation of the above idea for writing for a newspaper (hey, I promised 90 link building ideas, so I’ve got to spread ‘em around a bit). In essence, instead of writing about your subject area, you comment on current events and simply include a link back to your site in the bio.
83. Create an Elance Profile
Even if you don’t want to work at Elance, you can create a profile where you mention the kind of work you do and you provide samples with links back to your own content on the site.
84. Create a Coupon
Coupon sites are always on the lookout for deals. This is a variation of the freebie idea above where you offer a coupon for whatever you sell with a discount off the price for using the coupon.
85. Sponsor a Facebook app
Facebook apps are very popular and if you can create one or have one built which has a useful function, you can easily bring in additional backlinks for your website.
86. Hold a Press Conference
Unlike the press release mentioned above, holding a press conference means calling the press together to present some idea that you have to offer. This allows you to get the press to put out backlinks for your site.
87. Run an Event
Another publicity stunt which can easily bring in additional backlinks is to run an event. This will get people to talk about your site and the fact that you sponsored it.
88. Create a WSO
A Warrior Special Offer is a great way to build up a list. It’s also a good way to create a backlink which could potentially become popular, especially if the product you sell or give away is really worthwhile.
89. Sponsor a Twitter App
Not only will you get the direct backlinks from the Twitter app, but you’ll also be able to get extra backlinks from people who install the app and tell their friends.
90. Write Link Bait
Okay, so it’s a bit redundant, but ultimately, many of these ideas are about link bait, meaning that you create content which will attract links from people. So come up with your own ideas which will bring people in the door.
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