If you’ve spent much time creating an internet business, I’m sure you have heard about search engine traffic. It is one of the most beneficial traffic sources available. The viewers are targeted and once you have the rankings, they come on autopilot for a very long time. One way to create a high income online business is focusing on search engine traffic alone.
The question comes down to getting these top rankings in the search engines. A huge factor in determining who gets the rankings for particular keywords is the amount of links and the quality of those links that are pointing to a given site. These links are what we call backlinks. Search engines like Google look at these backlinks almost like votes for your site. The more votes, the better your site appears.
This shouldn’t be anything new to anyone who has spent even a little bit of time building an internet business. Creating a consistent backlinking plan is going to be key for getting those top rankings. The great news for you is there are thousands of places you can get backlinks back to your site.
Take a look at my favorite 10 backlink sources:
1. Article Directories
Article marketing is how I started my internet business. I spent a lot of my early days writing articles and submitting them to the best directories around. I quickly learned two things from this. Article marketing is a great source of traffic from the directory viewers, and article marketing offers good backlinks towards your site. My favorite directories are EZA, GoArticles, Buzzle, iSnare, and HubPages.
2. Video Directories
YouTube has become a major search engine itself. People use YouTube to find information just as they would search through Google. If you start video marketing, you will quickly learn that this is another great source of both traffic and backlinks. A viral video could cause backlinks to be created for you in thousands of places around the web.
3. PDF Directories
Not many people take advantage of this backlink source, but it is another great one. If you are partaking in article marketing already, there is no reason you can’t submit the content to PDF directories. These platforms include places like Scribd and DocStoc. Once again, this is both a traffic source and a backlink source.
Forums have a great way of generating high Page Rank . Getting backlinks from these sources can do wonders for your search engine rankings. This is especially true if you are going after low competition keywords. You can easily add links back to your site from the forum signatures and the forum profile page. Double the benefits from forums by interacting with the readers.
Blog commenting is an easy way to add lots of relevant links back to your site. Doing a quick search in google for “keyword” + blog will return lots and lots of potential backlinks. Interacting with bloggers in a related market opens up the opportunity for joint ventures as well.
6. RSS Feeds
These backlinks aren’t going to pull much weight especially compared to the high page rank forums or blogs. They will add those low power links to your site on a consistent basis though. Every time you submit a blog post, your RSS feed will send out those backlinks. The consistent backlinks from these sources allow your site to appear more natural as well.
7. Social Bookmarks
These backlinks are much like the RSS feed links. They don’t pull much weight, but they help generate lots of backlinks. You can easily send your newly published post to 50 social bookmarking sites like Digg, Delicious, Reddit, etc with the free tool Onlywire or Social Marker.
8. Web 2.0 Sites
These are sites like Squidoo, WetPaint, and Blogger. They allow you to create blogs in any subject you wish. The key to building power Web 2.0 backlinks is by publishing compliment content towards your main website. These can become a very powerful backlink source as well as traffic generator.
9. Website Directories
There are tons and tons of website directories available. The big dog would have to be the DMOZ. Getting your site in this directory will pull a lot of weight for your site getting high rankings. Don’t stop there though. This process is only a one time thing. There is no reason you shouldn’t be submitting your url to all of these directories for quick backlinks.
10. Press Releases
Press releases are killer for backlinks. You can easily get a quality news article ranked right away in Google News which would lead to thousands of backlinks to your site very quickly. Submitting 2 press releases per month to at least 10 directories is ideal for building lots and lots of links fast.
If you really want search engine rankings, you should use a combination of the above backlink sources. It never hurts to have a diversified portfolio. The more backlinks towards your site the better. Don’t forget to mix up the amount of high quality links (high PR sites) and low quality (RSS Feeds) so your site has a natural backlinking look.
Let me know which are your favorite banklink sources
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