Effective Ways To Build Backlinks…

Any website owner would love to have their site ranked high on search engines. One important step that should be taken to gain a high ranking is to develop backlinks. A backlink is basically a link, on another site, that points to your site. Besides improve your page ranking, backlinks can increase the traffic your site receives.

Submit Your Site To Directories

The first step to generating quality backlinks is to submit your site to directories. Submitting your site to directories takes time and resources but the benefits are high. You will develop reciprocal links, one way links, that search engines will love. You will receive traffic from these driectories which is always good. Another benefit is that submitting your site to directories is free unless you submit to paid directories.

When submitting your site, make sure you look for the highly ranked directories. Also make sure you submit your site to directories that are related to your site.

Social Bookmarking Sites

Next, I would use social bookmarking sites, such as Digg.com, Del.icio.us, and furl.net, to generate backlinks. You can really build up some good backlinks by simply submitting content to these sites. Not to mention, this will bring a lot of traffic to your site.

Link Exchange

Some people believe that link exchanging is useless and that people should just build reciprocal links to your site, but I still believe that link exchange has some benefits. Link exchanging allows your site to appear on other sites, bringing in traffic to your site. It will also give you another link that search engines will use in determining your page rank.

When you participate in link exchanges, look for other sites that are similar to yours. Be careful not to partake in too many exchanges, it may hurt your site rather than help.

Blogs and Forums

Use blogs and forums to your advantage. Use forums and blogs to get your site name out there. Also make sure to include you url in your forum signature and in blog comments.

Good Content

Good content is the key to any site and you should concentrate most of your resources on this. If you have good content on your site, it is more likely that other sites will link to your site and reference it. Here are a few tips to writing good content.

While making content make sure you concentrate on a few things.

1. Visitors tend to scan pages, so use headings, subheadings, and bulleted lists
2. Keep your content focussed. There should be only one topic per page.
3. Make sure your content is well researched and accurate. Nothing is worse than misleading information
4. Make sure you have current content on your site
5. Have someone, who is fluent in english, check over your content for spelling and grammar errors

Quick Summary

To increase backlinks you should concentrate on directory submissions, submitting to social bookmarking sites, partipating in link exchanges, use blogs and forums to your advantage, and build good content. If you work on all these and perfect them, you shouldn’t have any problems

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~ by Ravi Shanker on March 12, 2008.

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