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Get Low OBL White Hat Permanent Link from Design Gallery Website - Link Building Strategy

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by LATLR, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. LATLR

    LATLR Newbie

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    This strategy will work only if you have a really beautiful custom website design, no purchased theme or poorly designed website. Your website quality will completly change the result of this method, keep that in mind.

    In this tutorial, I take for granted that you have created, or hired someone to create, your custom website and that the website meet those criteria :

    • Awesome design
    • Creative
    • Stand out from others websites
    • Great content
    • Good user experience
    • Create the ?wow? effect
    • Works in every browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera)
    • Responsive
    • Well.. You get it, I?m talking about professional work

    The website you need to use this link building strategy can be hard to create, depending on your skills or on the money you?re ready to invest in your website but you?re going to get strong white hat do follow link who are going to stay for a long time. These links are mostly do follow and have a really low OBL. They can also give your business good exposure and traffic.

    This link building strategy is perfect to give a good authority to your website and is not use to target specific keyword. Your anchor will most of the time be the name of your domain or a generic ?Visit this website?. That?s why this strategy is perfect for website launch as it give your website authority before you even started a SEO campaign on a specific keyword.

    We?re gonna use design gallery, which can be paid or free depending on your budget, to get those greats backlinks. To be shown on those gallery, your website need to be manually accepted, here?s why you need to have a great website with a high quality and creative design.

    I?m gonna use two example in this post, which are Awwwards and TheFWA. These two website are authority in the niche of design gallery. TheFWA is really harder to get a direct link from, but as you?re going to see later, we can use it to get others link easily.

    Here?s the PA/DA for the home page of these two websites :

    imgur.com/nTIFWoU

    And now where?s the PA/DA from a random inner page :

    imgur.com/52CkiAD

    To have your website shown on Awwwards or TheFWA you need to pay. The price you need to pay is really small if you compare it with the cost or time you need to create a high quality website.

    You have the possibility to get a link from those two websites but what?s really interesting is the possibility you have to buy distribution from them. Here?s what they offer :

    Awwards

    • 40$ USD for the normal submission - You are sure to get one link
    • 75$ USD for the normal submission AND they send your website to their network (35 websites)

    TheFWA

    • 60$ USD for the normal submission - You?ll probably won?t get a direct link, unless you get nominated Site Of The Day, which is hard.
    • 120$ USD for the normal submission AND they send your website to their network (28 websites)

    It?s important to understand that you won?t necessarily be published on all of the websites in their network but they will submit your website and if it high quality you?ll get publish. Remember it is all about quality.

    To be honest, if I had only one choice to do between theses two websites I would go with Awwwards : better network, you?re sure to have at least one link and it?s cheaper. However,if you have the money and an awesome website, go with both because you could get a lot of awesome natural link from the exposure TheFWA gives you. I choose Awwwards and TheFWA to give you an idea but there?s a lot more sites like them, you can do your research.

    You can also submit your website to most of the websites of their network but some of them are paid submissions. Have a look at the PA/DA of the Awwwards network :

    imgur.com/nl45VuP

    As you can see a link from those websites could be really great. They are are only a few of all the design gallery you could submit your awesome website to. You can find a lot more of them, paid or not. Here?s the PA/DA of 5 others I found :

    imgur.com/xU2k7Pg

    CSS Mania cost 10$ to submit, CSS Design Awards 14$ and the rest are free design gallery. Another time, I got to remind you that the quality of your website is the most important factor to get published in those gallery.

    What do I do next?
    When your website is publish on some design gallery, you?ll also receive natural link from other design blog who are going to talk about your high quality website. Take this as a little bonus!

    Twist : Top 10 and Best Of
    You have a great website, it most have cost you money or at least it took you a lot of time to make it, better get everything you can from the awesome design you?ve made. Here is a great twist to this method :

    Find something special on your website : is it responsive, is the design flat, etc. We will take this example, your website got some really cool parallax effect. Google something like ?Top 10 Parallax Websites? or ?Best Parallax Websites? and note all the URLs you see that could possibly publish your website in their post. After that, reach to them manually (email, twitter, etc.) to ask them if they would like to show your parallax website in their blog post with the others they?ve already shown. A good trick is to find one of the website they shown that have changed or is now a broken link and tell them if they could replace the broken website with your website, there is almost one like that in every Top 10 you?ll see.

    Here?s an example of the kind of page I found in a quick 5 minutes research :

    imgur.com/V4YxFYM

    Again, when you are publish in one of those Top 10 and Best Of, you are going to get natural link from other blog who publish those kind of post. Consider this as a little ?bonus?.

    As you can see, this link building strategy can be hard and costly if you don?t have the coding and design skills needed but it can give your website a solid foundation of great white hat permanent link to boost your domain authority. It all depend on the quality of the website you are creating.

    BHW has helped me a lot in the past few years, I hope this is helping some of you.


    Bonus :
    Create a cool case study and published it on your Behance account. Put a link to your website in your account profil page to get a good do-follow link. Here?s a random profil page PA/DA from Behance

    imgur.com/BySr1Km
     
  2. LATLR

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    Is anybody having difficult understanding this link building strategy, I would understand because I know I am not the best english writer as it is not my native language.. or is it just that it didn't interest nobody?
     
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    Interesting strategy, but expensive in two ways. Getting the link is expensive, satisfying the requirements for eligibility (custom web design) is even more expensive. However, it's worth it if you are building an authority or real business site and have a sizable budget.
     
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  4. LATLR

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    Couldn't agree more!

    If you prefer not to invest money into submission, here's a list of mostly free CSS Gallery that you could easily post to : thecssgallerylist. You can google it, I can't post link for the moment!
     
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    Good detailed article
    As you said, it will only work for a very high-quality websites if you are a web designer or studio.
     
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