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What is the most efficient form of linkbuilding?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by jcpeden, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. jcpeden

    jcpeden Newbie

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    Hey folks,

    I've read plenty about on and off-site SEO and understand how and why it works. My problem is that I've got a long list of ways in which links can be built but I'm confused by how to monitor the effectiveness of what I'm doing.

    Do you work to a fairly specific strategy for every site you promote or do you create a completely bespoke marketing plan for each project?

    My linkbuilding tends to rely heavily on Ezine Articles, Squidoo and more recently guest posting, blog commenting and even just placing my link in a non-niche forum signature has worked quite well.

    I know loads of ways to build links but its mostly article marketing which takes ages and I've never really been happy with the traffic results - perhaps poor keyword choice or optimisation?

    Basically, I know what to do but not how to do it properly, efficiently and effectively so as to maximise my return-on-effort.

    How do I do it properly?
     
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  2. Kennen

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    Web 2.0 properties, but in the end it all comes down to diversification. Get as many back links from as many sources you can find. Different platforms, different types, and different IPs.
     
  3. jcpeden

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    Thanks, spoke with a guy today who had favoured black hat methods in the past but has since switch to purely white hat.

    His technique now is to get at least 100 links from high authority niche sites and he said it was actually much easier than continually chasing thousands of non-niche links.

    I've had my greatest successes (new site to PR4 in 2 months) through guest posting so that's the route I'm going to stick with for now.
     
  4. malou

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    I don't think you can say the most efficient form of linkbuilding.
    I use SenukeX so it's quite is to build link but you can screw up linkbuilding with this tool very easy. I would say there are good and bad strategies and you have to try yourself to find out which one is good.

    Just make your own strateties based on knowledge you have and try it on different sites. You will see which one is better :)
     
  5. kate12

    kate12 Registered Member

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    Link building will help you not only survive the Penguin update but safely improve your rankings for the long term. The below are benefits of link building:
    1. get more social, leverage your fanbase
    2. link your inner-pages
    3. diversify your anchor texts
    4. focus on quality, not quality
    5. make your content link worthy
    However, you need to build quality content before use this method for improving website.
     
  6. supportnhelp

    supportnhelp Regular Member

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    diversification + check what working now. like there was time when Blog networks dominating. Now sape.

    so use all diversification + that works now. Better read reviews, do networking and ask each other.
     
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    Manually built diverse links.
     
  8. Hinkys

    Hinkys Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well you can keep doing what you're doing for Tier 1 and add in some random popular web 2.0 sites with unique / spun articles. Then take all those links and create Tier 2 / Tier 3 campaings either with a bot (GSA SER is really good for this) or Fiverr gigs. Just keep it all slow and steady, don't just buy 5 random gigs and fire them all at the same time blasting 1000+ links in a single day.

    Naturally this is all worthless if your articles are thin on content and without images or video.

    Just make sure that your site doesn't look spammy and avoid repeating your keywords too many times. (this counts for 1-word keywords as well as long-tail keywords)
     
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    I think web 2.0, blog posts, and social bookmarking are the most effective links as you can build them in mass.
     
  10. Richard1990

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    Thank you guys for sharing your opinions.I think forum posting,web 2.0 and directory submission are the most efficient tastics in link building.
     
  11. SandraElam

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    For me, its best to use combination of techniques - forum postings, blog commenting, social bookmarking...
     
  12. small buddy

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    first of all the plan of developing contextual link is the right choice. Now you should remember that the content must not be promotional and they should be informative to the users. Choose the sites which has good reputation. Ezine , squidoo are also the right choice. press release will also favor your intention. and one important aspect to be noted is, only the related blogs should be chosen for blog commenting. Even though blog commenting is not much preferred today, if it is done properly, better results can be attained.
     
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    john-benjamin Regular Member

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    I think its Link Pyramid which works pretty good these days..

    Cant say whats working after Penguin 2.0
     
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    Multiple tiers. Unique content. Link diversity from high pr sources.
     
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    For me, so far the social bookmarking and blog commenting has done wonders. I have tried article marketing but it used to work few years ago, not anymore!
     
  16. rotwic

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    Web 2.0's should be your primary target with quality content. Spun content isn't a recommended choice. Web 2.0s, especially from high PR sources provide good quality backlinks. But diversity is an important factor. You can mix it up with some .edu links, forum profiles, comments, etc. You can add backlinks to your web 2.0s also, which inturn will add up to your money site.
     
  17. dennica

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    use these as your links sources
    tier 1
    sidebar links and home page links
    guest posting
    forum posting
    blog network
    web 2s

    tier2 and tier3s
    gsa, sb and xrumer

    when you build your own method, make sure to keep track your rankings and backlinks indexation rate so you would know which one is helping you on the serps..
     
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    Just keep eye on Page Rank.
     
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    according to me any form of contextual links will sound better
     
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