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How to get backlinks by giving away a free plugin?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by amigos, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. amigos

    amigos Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm building a plugin for wordpress and joomla and plan to give it away for free.
    In return, is there a way I can get a backlink from each of the sites it gets installed?

    I explored few options and find adding the backlink in <noscript> tag is a way. Does this still work? Do Google and other search engines count the text in noscript as a backlink.
    My plugin adds a decent feature to the websites by inserting js code on their sites.

    Along with this js, I would like to add some code to get a backlink to my website without the knowledge of the plugin user.

    Please suggest a right approach.

    Thanks.
     
  2. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why don't you offer the plugin and ask the users to put your link at their site in return?
     
  3. Jilted

    Jilted BANNED BANNED

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    Well fewer people will use your plugin if you attach your links to yet. At least I will not use it. I always strip done temple and plugin of their backlinks.

    I suggest you contact a couple of internet marketing related blogger (there are tons of them) and offer them the plugin for free in exchange for a small review as well as a backlink to you desired website. Get in the community, a thing like this can bring you a lot of positive attention, rather then hide the backlinks in the plugin's code.
     
  4. Techxan

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    One thing you can do with your plugin is this.

    Ever hear of software directories submission? This is where someone builds a piece of freeware and submits it to software download sites. These sites will link to your site,and they carry huge PR and pass serious link juice.

    When you build software, you build a submission document. This is an industry standard specification sheet for software submissions.

    As the builder of a particular software, you can submit the software to the various download directories. They will approve or disapprove the software. Do not try to bullshit these people, they caught on decades ago to the value of their links and they are vigorous about defending their reputation for quality. Your software must work, and it must be yours.

    PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE NEXT SENTENCE

    You can do this with any software that you have the rights to give away but you must re brand the software so it is yours.

    This means you can create hundreds of backlinks from high PR high authority domains every time you submit a piece of software if you do it right. Fuck it up and you're a spammer and they won't approve anything you submit.

    I do this service for my customers for $350.00 - $1200.00 depending on the directories I post their software to. I even got accepted to CNET so I can add software there. If you do it right, you get a permanent boost to your rankings.

    For instance. say I have a car dealership i am doing this for. I buy giveaway rights to a car loan calculator software, rebrand it for the merchant, and upload it to the download directories. They get a gradual influx of very high PR links that ramps up as the directories approve their software. These links are in the company name and the link is related to car loans (or whatever). These links look very natural, because they are, and they stick like super glue. I mean for years, as long as you update the software details regularly. People who search for your customer will even find the software, and the credibility a consumer gives a software publisher is phenomenal. You must be pretty successful at what to do to distribute your own software free to the public in their eyes. Your client will LOVE you for this.

    It's not simple to do this, and I make a good living out of it, so that is all I am giving you. You techies will figure it out, the rest of you will have to hire one of us, I guess.

    Sorry to make you work for it, but if I gave it to you on a silver platter the half-wits will spam-fuck it up for everybody.

    If you make a plugin for sale, put a lite version on these sites with a buy now button, and in addition to the links, more people will buy your software.
     
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  5. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    And for the record, I see no reason you shouldn't tag your plugin with your link.
     
  6. amigos

    amigos Newbie

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    Thanks poweronics and sldebo

    I'm actually looking for the possibilities of inserting the link within the code (that gets inserted into the blogs after the installation of plugin) and would like to no if the backlink in <noscript> tags get indexed and counted by Google. If not, what are the other ways to achieve this. How do the other guys do it?
     
  7. loverichie

    loverichie Junior Member

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    One of the easiest ways to get backlinks for free is with article marketing ... WPRobot, WPEasyContent and even free plugins like WPGuestBlogger, all do ... content (if you haven't used one of these you should check them out).
     
  8. amigos

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    I'm aware of these backlinking methods and plugins.
    But if I can get a backlink from all those who install my plugins, there would be a whole lot less effort than anyother method.

    I need to know there's a way I can fetch backlinks from javascript (as this code will be inserted in the websites to make my service work)
     
  9. DigitalCity

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    To answer your question, YES you can add a stealthy link in the background of the plugin and if the WP user does not "dis-allow" their plugin folder than google and all SE's will see and follow it.

    Many of the larger mass downloaded plugins all have their backlink hidden in the background and many never know or never care...