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The most important kinds of links to get?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TextBoss, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. TextBoss

    TextBoss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Now that the social networks have become so dominant in SEO, what kinds of backlinks are still worthwhile to get? Are directory listings still good? What about links from competitors in your niche? What about organizations and forums related to your niche?
     
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    Directory listings are good for variation and local SEO. Try to focus your linkbuilding on contextual backlinks (from blogs, guest posts, niche relevant information websites) and social signals (likes, shares, tweets, retweets, plus, g+ shares). Moreover try some link baiting techniques, it will bring results in the longterm

    Also, for variation, look at low OBL not-spammy blog comments and also social bookmarks (but don't overdo it).

    That's your whitehat strategy. Cheers.
     
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    Well is this question about driving traffic in easy way to your website / blog. I suppose he does in a different way...!
     
  4. UrsuAke

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    Read again, he's asking specifically what types of backlinks are worth getting.
     
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    Directory links are Good for driving traffic. However Software Directory links are good for variation an as well as for ranking.
     
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    There is no doubt that you shall have some social media promotions but regarding links any good contextual links from high pr domain name still worth well like wordpress.com or blogspot.com etc.

    Many of your competitors are ranking well today but not sure their backlink profile will allow them to rank tomorrow so instead i will recommend you create your own good link building strategies and make your website rank high.

    Its somewhere mentioned in google guidelines that signature links with optimized anchor text are against their guidelines. I have read that many times too.
     
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    Niche directories, guest blogging, niche forum posting, video marketing, social media and Social profiles are good for your website.
     
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    Authority sites are the best if you can get them. Sites that rank well in G and are somewhat related to your vertical as G continues to value relevancy. A couple of other things to keep in mind is that your backlink portfolio should look natural. If you have a link velocity that is leaps and bounds above all competing sites for your targeted kws, you are raising your hand high asking for a google smack down.

    Hope this helps and good luck!