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Have started a legitimate blog in a highly saturated keyword. HOW DO BACKLINK?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by eeeBs, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. eeeBs

    eeeBs Newbie

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    So me and a friend have started an actual geek news blog about video games, gadgets, comic books etc. This area is saturated as hell, but we enjoy it, even though we aren't sure if our end game is to monetize it or not. But I have been having fun trying to learn SEO with it.

    My main questions is this. Everything I've read states that you want to build backlinks from high teir PR, and Web 2.0 blogs, but in the case we'd be marketing a blog on a bunch of blogs. Does it really not matter to google that their are articles coming in that are blogs blogging about a blog? (my head hurts)

    Already using Web2Rule and getting some traffic and social signals (not to mention our own social signals) and i've been looking at things like GSA SER for expanding my arsenol, or maybe buying a Press Release package. Any advice or tips for building back links for a legit blog would be awesome!
     
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  3. tanyaa

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    To get legitimate backlink you can try both off-page and on-page seo but keep in mind always try to get backlinks from resourceful sites which protect you from spamming.
     
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  4. BadyBoySEO

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    Guest post and guest post, but high quality stuff reach out to a ton of good tech blogs and offer unique high quality blog posts. Not only will you pick up highly relevant and decent quality backlinks but you will also attract readers of blogs in that particular niche.

    In addition I would throw in some manual nofollow and do-follow commenting, again only on highly relevant blogs, again will bring in referral traffic and some backlinks.
     
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  5. eeeBs

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    hvp17 - Looks like I have more reading to do.

    tanyaa - We have stellar on page SEO, as far as a WordPress site goes, we modify all our content to be as SEO compatible, but as far as off-page, would you recommend something specific? Web 2.0 blog comments only for example?

    BabyBoySEO - So essentially we need to work on our own original content, and then offer it to other geek blogs as guest posts, with backlinks to our blog. That makes sense. I've never dealt with nofollow linking and commenting, i'll need to read more on it.

    Sounds like there is no real easy way to do this =P GOOD OLD ELBOW GREASE IT IS.
     
  6. masufasu

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    think about buying a service on this forum, there are a lot of valuables offers
     
  7. eeeBs

    eeeBs Newbie

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    Yeah but which one? Would normal back-linking services be as effective for a blog as they would a product site?
     
  8. mrorzio

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    First Define Legit Blog - I have a lot of Legit Sites (PM me for examples) and I use a lot of "methods" for ranking them.

    You have to wear 2 hats. One is SEO and one is Business (Blog) Owner.

    The SEO hat needs to rank and gain Authority on every page in the blog.

    The Business (Blog) Owner needs stellar content and great interaction with the readers, as well as money or end results.

    SO now the question becomes which hat are you wearing when asking this question.

    SEO Hat - there is plenty on BHW.
    Business Owner Hat - Look at Matthew Woodward and how he grew his blog or others like it.

    I can offer to help with both, I like legit workers that want to perform and just need a - go here and figure this out - not... let me do this for you - approach to business.

    My advice for both hats -- SET A SYSTEM that you do every time you have a new blog post, article, video, tweet, follower,user, or any thing else that would effect your blog. Then automate it as much as possible using a combo of zennoposter, ifttt, buffer, SEO Software, Web 2's, social accounts, evernote, V.A.'s, etc...

    Hope that helps!
     
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  9. MidnightGambler

    MidnightGambler Junior Member

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    I would say that if you are planning to develop this blog for the long term, be careful with how you are going to use your SEO tools, if any. Expend sometime building a list of high PR sites where you can post your links manually. Try to use only quality links to your main blog. Parallel to that, build some buffer sites with a mix of contextual links, naked urls, generic keywords, follow and no follow, linking back to your site. Then you can blast those tier 2 sites with some medium quality links. Try not to spam any of them with you want long term. Long term is just like it says it is, Long term...
     
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  10. eeeBs

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    At this point I've never differentiated between the two, but if I had to answer it, I would be asking all these questions from a SEO Hat POV. But good advice, i'll be talking with my partner about this so we can do a check and balance with it to make sure we are doing things smarter. We have a System in place as far as SEO standards for each post (keyword density, titles, descriptions, meta tags, etc) but since I have never done a blog (or major SEO) I don't have anything to compare it to as far as effectiveness, and if you are offering me a chance to run my numbers by someone, i'd totally take you up on that. You should PM me and we should chat (I'd PM but I am too noob apparently)

    Yes we are definitely looking long term, and that is my main concern, I don't want to do anything high risk. We have recently looked into posting our blog articles to stumble upon, plurk, and diigo, using a WP Plugin to keep us sane, but we've had some great success (by our standards) posting our original content on reddit.

    All in all we started this blog to just open up press passes to conventions like Comic con, E3, etc... but we are having a lot of fun, and we have toyed with the idea of really pushing this into something to monetize down the line for some extra income (even if we are talking a few $100 a month)

    Thank you guys for the replies!
     
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