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Rank a local software development business in Germany

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by Nakamura51, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Nakamura51

    Nakamura51 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I'm running a 1-Man-Business as a software developer in Germany and I want to get a better ranking (at least in the local area over here).

    What I have done so far:

    - On Page SEO
    - TLD domain with company name in it
    - Domain is over one year old
    - Keyword research done and assigned to every page
    - 19 unique high quality german articles
    - Activated Yoast SEO plugin and configured
    - Pre-written articles that will be released every two weeks
    - Connected with social media accounts
    - Social media accounts getting updated every two weeks as well
    - Optimized for mobile devices (responsive design)

    And now comes the problem:

    I have NO backlinks to my website. How can I get some high quality backlinks? REMEMBER: I'm from Germany, so maybe not every method is working over here. Can someone help me out and give me some tips?

    Thank you in advance.

    Best Regards
     
  2. duca

    duca Registered Member

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    You can:

    • Buy listing in business directories
    • Ask local online and offline magazines to guest write on them in return for back link or small ad space. I did this and it works.
    • Post on relevant forums
    • Post on relevant blogs
    • Update social accounts more often
    • Recently i had some success with info graphics, so try that too
     
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  3. Galleta

    Galleta Regular Member

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    You use wordpress for a software development business?

    Anyway, if you get customers with websites they could list you as "partner" etc.
    Also I second this:
     
  4. Nakamura51

    Nakamura51 Junior Member

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    Yes, I'm a web developer and my website theme is 100% selfmade. I also create a lot of custom themes for my customers. Thanks for your answers so far. Are partner backlinks still valuable these days?
     
  5. Dratus

    Dratus Newbie

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    +1 Duca for the local magazine idea. Thanks!
     
  6. superpink

    superpink Registered Member

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    Hi , Let me know i maybe able to help you if you got a budget :)