Why are website backlinks to important? Basically they tell Google your website is reputable. The more links you have from reputable and trustworthy sites to your website, the more likely you are to appear in Google search. Well combined with a slew of other things but backlinks do play a very important roll.
Read below for 10 easy peasy ways to get the coveted backlink to your website.
- Forum a Signature Link. Check out how to write a signature links here.
- Create a Hubpage
- Create a Squidoo Lens and write unique content not found elsewhere
- Write a new blog post at least once per week. According to Hubspot, "Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links than those that don't. Creating great content is the key to getting inbound links – there's just no substitute." My blog post on How to add a Pinterest tab to a Facebook page has more backlinks than I thought possible when I wrote it.
- Write and distribute a a well thought out press release. Check out these 20 websites that will distribute your press release for free.
- YouTube is an often overlooked source for backlinks
- Create Podcasts
- Link bait - Write a blog post that spreads like wild fire across the net. A perfect example would be the silly girl who recently blogged only those under 25 should be hired as social media managers. I refuse to link the article cuz she's a nit wit.
- Awards and or newspaper articles - I got nominated for a Shorty Award (I so did not win - but - I gots me a link to my site). Any awards you win or newspaper articles that reference you should link to your website.
- Comment on relevant blogs and forums like this one here :)
READERS: What other recommendations do you have for getting backlinks?
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.
She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.
With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Karen has since given up big ad agency life to go off on her own. She is now Chief Mischief Maker (aka Head Cheese) at Magnet Social Media When not diligently working to help small brands ignite and foster social dialogue, Karen enjoys her time being out on the water. After all her company is located on a tiny palm-tree laden, stop-light free island called Matlacha off Fort Myers, Florida. Population less than 800. No really, it is.
And, if ya every get a chance to speak with Karen, be sure to ask her how she got a Major League Baseball player...to tweet.
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