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2 best backlinking strategies for loca SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by weepingwillow, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. weepingwillow

    weepingwillow Junior Member

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    Ok So iam thinking hand made, proper text backlinks from blogs is one of the best methods

    and what one other?

    I am not going down the SENuke/Xrumer road.

    For local SEO if you had to pick 2 link building method what would they be? Articles/Press releases (do they help with SEO?)

    Thank you
     
  2. weepingwillow

    weepingwillow Junior Member

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    oh...nothing?
     
  3. seosoldier

    seosoldier Regular Member

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    May be Web 2.0 and links from private blog networks
     
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    sathyavcs Regular Member

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    web2.0, press release, doc sharing will help for sure
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Weepingwillow,

    I would say that for local SEO, a good backlink source is from local (and niche related) blogs and directory websites. For example if there was a local retailer they could get links from local bloggers that write about the products/services they sell as well as from local chambers of commerce or business bureaus. Make sense?

    Here is also a post about local business directories for backlinks you may find useful,

    http://www.tastyplacement.com/6-best-free-local-business-directories-for-backlinks-customers-hits

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  6. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    Listings on Google and Yahoo local are important even if you don't have a real location.
     
  7. goodoleandrew

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    Press releases helped our site.
     
  8. xstumpedx

    xstumpedx Regular Member

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    Any particular ones?
     
  9. Magicbeanz

    Magicbeanz Newbie

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    Well, of course a link profile of only 2 types of links wouldn't look too natural, but to choose two to be my heavy hitters...

    1) high pr contextual for my main keywords
    2) local sites for my brand name and url links - classifieds, local newspaper (try writing a useful article that a small local newspaper would want to publish online), local directories, of course, chamber of commerce, business groups, etc.

    After that i would go with niche forum signature links, blog comments with business name and personal name (same as google author) as anchor text, and then lots of social activity in local and niche sphere.
     
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    allenpaul123 Regular Member

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    Create some videos and audio (mp3) related to your site and publish them to various audio and video publishing sites, put link wherever allowed, it will create backlinks for your site plus chances of getting direct traffic from video itself are also there.

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  11. Magicbeanz

    Magicbeanz Newbie

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    The audio is a great idea... can you suggest some sites that give decent traffic?
     
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    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    Or even easier way, look up where your top competitors have their backlinks from and then try to get your backlinks/company mention to come from those sources as well. Programs like ahrefs, ibacklinkpro, majestic SEO, or even searching for backlinks using Google, Alexa websites will help you to discover your competitor's backlinks, referrals.
     
  13. MatthewMagicMan

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    Citations and placements on high PR niche directories
     
  14. priyanka24

    priyanka24 Newbie

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    Guest blogging and press releases are the best practices.
     
  15. ButterflyCollector

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    Search for blogs, forums, websites, from your local area. See if your local newspaper has a website and see if you can guest post an article about your niche there
     
  16. vaservices

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    Web 2.0, press release. I love social media too such as facebook, twitter, G+ and pinterest.
     
  17. seoconsulting

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    Alright this are my own personal experience am going to share with you that gave me success.
    First you might want to include the region or city your targeting in your html codes (my best practice is in the image "alt")
    This work well for a local seo competition for a keyword you can easily rank on due to low competition locally.
    Next step will be to go to google web master tool and select region and place your local city same with the bing master tool
    so they give you more prfrence when searching locally.
    Finally when doing link building make sure you target High PR sites locally for link and if its a forum make sure it is your local forum
    that has got a good alexa ranking.
    This helped me very well for local seo (make sure the links anchor text are your keywords)
    do this correctly and consistently and make sure you have already optimize your web page content for this, it may take you 6mths to get
    a good ranking globally but your local ranking will move up in no time.
     
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  18. SandraElam

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    For Local search engine optimization, I would suggest promoting your business/website on social media marketing websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+...
     
  19. jhakasseo

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    Another one would be forum posting with related niche. This is best for local seo