Here is an article that was actually requested by Murray a SEOHosting.com reader. He has a wonderful blog that I enjoy reading very much titled Soccer Coaching Guide. Murray is a pretty cool guy and we share a few things in common. He is a soccer dad and I am actually a baseball dad, so it’s pretty cool. At any rate, in a comment found on a previously published article of mine titled, “Can Social Networking and Bookmarking Effect Your SEO?“, Murray asked me if I would write an article that covers a few excellent ways to score some backlinks to your web site or blog. So, in no particular order, here goes.
Digg.com is one of the very few popular social networks that does not use the NOFOLLOW attribute. This is a great way to score a search engine friendly backlink to your web site or blog. It becomes especially powerful if the content submitted into Digg.com becomes popular. If it becomes popular that will increase the chance of other publishers writing about your post on their own blog. This in return creates even more backlinks to your blog.
While it is very unlikely that you will ever get your web site or blog listed here, if you can, that is a huge win on your part. Most all of the categories in the Open Directory Project have a very established PageRank. Scoring a link into a category in DMOZ is huge. Good luck getting in though, I hear that there is a several month backlog.
Sites Listed in DMOZ.org:
If you find a relevant site is listed in DMOZ.org, the chances are that site is doing very well and is very established. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to email or contact the publisher of the established site and invite them to review your own web site or blog and consider sharing a link with their readers. Never ask to do a link exchange and never barter to get your link listed. The goal is to assure the publisher of the established site that by linking to your site, they will be providing a great added service to their readers.
While this is rather expensive, if you can afford to pay $299 dollars for a backlink, getting one in the Yahoo Directory is a very good option. The fee doesn’t guarantee inclusion; however, it does guarantee that your site will be reviewed in 7 days or less. You can also submit your site into Yahoo! for free; however just like with DMOZ.org, there is a long waiting list.
Sites Listed in Dir.Yahoo.Com:
Did you know that Yahoo! has a directory? Just like sites listed in DMOZ.org, if you happen to find sites listed in Dir.Yahoo.com that are relevant to your own, you can always contact the site publisher and suggest that they add your link to their site or write a review about your site.
Guest blogging is the practice of writing and publishing content on someone else’s blog. You can either do this on a volunteer level or find a publisher who is willing to pay you to write content on their blog. If you have proven to the community that you are a skilled writer, can entertain or inform a crowd of people and have a high level of knowledge in a certain topic, chances are that you’ll find it very easy to find people who would love to have your volunteer and or paid writing services. In doing so, you can score a backlink on every post your publish.
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There are many different methods for scoring very powerful backlinks to your web site or blog. If you can think of something else, take credit for your knowledge and share your thoughts by leaving us a comment. SEOHosting.com is a great community for learning more about SEO and that includes allowing you to share your feedback and thoughts. What are some additional ways to score backlinks to your web site or blog?
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