Once you’ve figured out how to properly choose profitable keywords and optimize your website by inserting these keywords at several important places inside the web document, the next thing you want to focus your efforts on is to start building links to your website. More links you build back to your website, the better your website will rank on major search engines, especially in Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
SEO – Getting Backlinks to Your Site
While there are many ways to build links back to your website, in this article, however, I’ll show you few strategies you could use to leave your anchor links with your keyword on powerful website that usually get thousands of visits on a regular basis.
1. Bookmarking Your Site
Bookmarking is an important aspect of link building, and usually my favorite method to build back links to my site. To start with, you can visit SocialMarker that will help you add your website – content, images, and other documents – to more than a dozen different social bookmarking services.
To bookmark on these social sites, you’ll require creating an account for each of these social bookmarking services. Although this method might seem a little bit of tedious, once you’ve created account at each of these sites, you’re done. Meaning you don’t have to create another account again unless for other reasons – you want to bookmark few of your other websites under another account name.
2. Submit Your Site’s Details
Once you’ve set up your accounts and submitted your website on them, you’ll have a chance to enter the details of your website – your website title, anchor link, a brief description of your site, and finally your keywords.
For title, don’t forget to use your main keyword in it. Make it human readable and entice people to click through it by choosing enticing headlines. For links again, use the keyword you want to target for. For keyword, use both primary and secondary keywords you want.
Now submit your site as the SocialMarker service will guide you through setting up an account on various social bookmarking sites and suggest any changes or additions necessary.
3. Leave Comments on Blogs
Next, we’ll go back to Google and find few blogs that are relevant to our keywords by entering the keyword followed by the word “blog”. For example, if you’re targeting for “Youth tennis bats”, then you would search for “Youth tennis bats + blog”.
Once search engines list all relevant blogs on its front page, simply visit each blog and leave comments. Before you leave comments, use the search box or click on the ‘relevant posts’ to find the most relevant blog post for your keywords.
Once you’re ready to comment, you’ll see several fields on the comment section of the blog – name, email, and description fields. The name field always gets linked, so it would make sense to include your primary keyword here. Go on and enter website link in the URL, and email on the Email fields as they’re usually required fields.
While commenting, it’s imperative that you leave some valuable information on the blog. Please don’t spam as they’ll not only look bad, but you’ll end up getting your comments turned down anyway. So read the blog post before leaving a useful and interesting comment.
Continue repeating this method to every other website that you come across on the Google search lists.
4. Forum Posting
Another way to build links back to your website is to find forums relevant to your topic. Again just like blog commenting, go to Google and search using the primary keyword with a word “forum”. From the search result page, visit each forum that pops up and find a relevant thread to leave a reply. Don’t just leave reply under irrelevant topics.
Once you’ve found the thread, go ahead and leave a useful reply that will lead people to your website.
Many forums require you to register before you can leave a reply. During registration, most of them also allow you to enter your website link.
Consider these important points while leaving a reply on forums.
- Most forums let you create your own signature. Signature is a place where you enter your keyword as an anchor text and they basically appear at the bottom of your each forum post.
- Several other forums allow you to use hyperlinks on the thread itself. In your comment, use your primary keyword as hyperlink to create backlinks to your website. Remember, you’ll be using this as an anchor text, instead of a raw URL. Another credit for you keyword!
Continue posting replies and thread on other forums from the Google search results. Remember to always post helpful and interesting topics.
Summary of SEO – Getting Links to Your Site
After you’ve chosen profitable keywords and optimized your website, you’ll want to expend your effort on building links back to your site. You can submit your website on social bookmarking services by creating account on each of them, for once. Next, to build more backlinks to your site, you can visit blogs and forums and build anchor links with your primary key to make it more worthy. Finally, you’ll leave insightful and useful comments or threads relevant to the topics on these blogs and forums.