Thursday, March 12, 2015

5 Creative Link Building Methods



Link building in this case means creating backlinks to your website. You can have regular backlinks that may help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and you can have no-follow backlinks that get you direct traffic but do not affect your website SEO (in any good or bad way). Here are five ways you can get a lot of backlinking done in a short space of time.

A chain with an oustanding golden link - rendered in 3d

A chain with an oustanding golden link - rendered in 3d

1 – Social media saturation marketing

This means posting lots of content about one fact or story onto all the social media networks at one time. It is easier to do with a social media scheduling tool so that you can literally have them all posted at the same time.

Doing this may give you a sudden boost of publicity, and that may be all you need to get a few backlinks here and there. There are plenty of people who monitor the social media networks so that they can get a hand in whatever is going on that may interest a lot of people. A little ripple such as your social media saturation marketing trick may help them latch on to you–and backlinks will follow.

Do not forget that the publicity on its own merit may encourage more people to try out your website or your blog, and therefore may increase the number of natural backlinks to your website.

2 – Go on a backlinking bender

This means doing all those little SEO backlinking tricks that you have learnt online and doing a lot of it. You can spend a weekend just working on backlinks and creating them. You can spend all of your time creating lots of backlinks the old fashioned way. This way it means that even if a few backlinks are lost you will still be up on the entire endeavor.

3 – Pay a backlinking/SEO firm to do it for you

There are SEO companies and backlinking companies out there that are quite happy to let you pay them for backlinks. All you have to be careful of is if they are using black hat SEO. If they are using black hat SEO then stay away from them at all costs. If they are using legitimate and Google approved methods then it will save you a lot of time and trouble by allowing someone else to do all the hard work.

Be wary of positive reviews online because they are often written by the SEO companies themselves. Keep an eye on the negative reviews as they are often the real ones. If you can find a company that uses legitimate means in order to create backlinks, then make sure they are also trying to target your consumer and that they are gaining strong backlinks that are relevant and that last a long time. These will be worth the money you pay. If you find a good company then hold on to it.

4 – Nobble, bully and bribe your friends and family

It is hardly creative in the true sense of the word, but it certainly works. You can bully and nag your friends and family into adding backlinks to their blogs and websites and social media profiles. You can bully people you hardly known, and you can pay people you know if you wish. All of this is to get them to backlink to your website, and to get them to spread the word about your website on their social media profiles. If you can get them to do this then other people may become interested in your website and may start linking to you of their own accord.

5 – Hire a bunch of writers and start posting on blogs and article sites

This is easy enough if you can find a few good writers. Have them write article after article about subjects that are going to attract your target audience. Once you have a nice stockpile of them you can start adding them to article websites and installing a link back to your website. You can also start posting them as guest posts on other people’s blogs and get backlinks that way.

This is a tried and tested method, and all you are doing is being a little more industrious about it. You are hiring writers so that you do not have to write yourself. You can even hire a publicist on the cheap and have him or her publish the articles online for you. You just have to be careful because the publicist may take down the articles at a later date.