Best Link Building Methods For 2013

Affordable Link Building ServicesDeveloping the link popularity of your website is still an extremely important part of the SEO process and will help to improve your search engine ranking results. It is therefore important to understand the best link building methods that will work in 2013.

The old style link building methods, such as Directory and Forum listings are no longer effective as a result of the various changes to Google’s search algorithmn over the last 18 months or so.

The way that links were traditionally created, typically using keyword rich anchor text, is also no longer an effective link building method.

Google have forced a major change on the methods that now must be used, in order to build links to your site that have real ranking value and it is now more important than ever to create a link profile that appears to look as natural as possible.

Developing robust Social Media profiles now plays an important part in the link popularity contest and if you are not seen by Google to be engaging with Social Media sites on a regular basis, your site is likely to suffer in the search engine ranking results.

To understand more about the best link building methods for 2013, I would recommend that you review the following articles and videos:

 

 7 Link Building Techniques that might still work in 2013

Jun 7, 2013 … 7 Link Building Techniques that might still work in 2013 …. One of the best shortcuts to establish yourself as an authority in your niche is to start …

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Quality Link Building Techniques for 2013 – Clear Sky SEO | Clear

Quality Link Building Techniques for 2013. Over the last year, search The best way to get quality links is to create quality content. You want to produce 

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3 Ethical SEO Link Building Methods  

 

Blow Your Competitions Away With SEO Link Building Techniques

Jun 19, 2013 … Finding the best search engine optimization methods? Start building quality backlinks back to your websites and blogs using SEO link building …

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The Complete Guide To Penalization-Proof Link Building in 2013

May 28, 2013 … We don’t know which link building method that is now safe now, might be … Engines aim to implement eventually “May the best content win”.

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HIGH QUALITY LINK BUILDING TECHNIQUES FOR QUALITY TRAFFIC AND INCREASED WEBSITE RANKINGS 

 

Link Building with the Experts – 2013 Edition – Sugarrae

Once again I’ve gathered some of the best minds on link building to have an in depth discussion on the state of link building in 2013. I’ve been doing this series since 2007 – you can check out the past editions below: 

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As I have stated previously, link building is still very important and influences your position in the search engine ranking results. The old link building methods no longer work and you need to follow the advice outlined in the various articles and videos above, to be successful in 2013.

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Backlink Booster Review

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One of the challenges of developing backlinks to your website is the time it takes for Google and the other search engines to index the page displaying your link.

Securing links on article directories and Web 2.0 properties are popular link building methods. However, although the home page of many of these sites may enjoy a high page rank score, the internal pages are likely to have a zero page rank rating.

When an article containing your links is published on one of these websites, a brand new page is created which then needs to be indexed by Google, in order for your link to be found. These types of websites will typically contain thousands of individual pages and your link will be buried deep within the site. The challenge therefore is how to encourage Google to find and index your new link page, as quickly as possible.

Build Links To Your Links

One solution, offered by a number of companies, is to automatically build links to your link pages in order to get them noticed by Google and indexed faster. Although the theory makes sense, I have been disappointed with the actual results produced by these Specialist Link Building Services. I first started using this type of software to boost my links over a year ago, using LinxBoss. After about 6 months I could see no evidence that this service had helped to get any of my backlinks indexed faster. Based on a recommendation I therefore switched to Backlink Booster.

Having used this service for over 6 months I was once again disappointed in the results and decided to invest some time in reviewing all of my links in order to quantify the number that had actually be indexed by Google.

The following figures are based on analysing a total of 200 links that were placed into the Backlink Booster system between January and May, this year. All of these backlinks were embedded into articles that were published on a range of Web 2.0 sites. At the time of submission, each article was subsequently checked that it had been published and verified, prior to being placed into the link building system.

Review Date: 23/07/2012

Therefore at the time of my review (23/07/12) the oldest links had remained in the system for a total of 7 months and the youngest links had been in the system for 2 months. During this period the software automatically built links to my article pages on a monthly basis. The software also provided reports detailing the number of links that had been built, although it is not possible to obtain any information on the actual URL’s containing the links.

Having analysed each of the 200 links, I was surprised to find that only 32 (16%) had actually been indexed by Google. This is a disappointing result and I wonder how many of these links would have been found and indexed naturally, without any help from Backlink Booster.

Given the claims made by Backlink Booster on their website, I would have expected the results to be much higher and certainly well over 50%. Clearly based on this result I do not believe that this service offers value for money. I can no longer justify their monthly fee and have now cancelled my membership.

I would be very interested to receive comments from users of Backlink Booster or any other similar service.

Have you had a similar experience or have you found that the service has worked for you?

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Link Popularity Specialist

Contextual link building is a highly effective link building strategy and research shows that Google values these type of links more highly, as they appear far more natural than a web page containing nothing more than a simple list of one way links. The reason contextual link building is so powerful is because the links are placed inside the relevant body text area of a web page rather than appearing out of context, as separate standalone one way links.

Contextual link building is more difficult than building traditional one way links, but can be achieved by writing blog comments and producing keyword rich articles, that include a couple of embedded links within the content. These articles should then be submitted to the various social media websites rather than specialist article directories, who do not allow embedded links within the main content.

The main reasons why contextual link building is more powerful than standalone One Way Links, are as follows:

  • Contextual links are placed within the body text and are surrounded by other content
  • Contextual links look more natural to Google and the other main search engines, such as Yahoo and Bing
  • Contextual links carry more weight than traditional standalone one way links.
  • Contextual links do not get removed over time and are considered a more permanent type of one way link.
  • Contextual links will help to improve the number of visitors to your website

By developing a contextual link building strategy you will find that the overall link popularity of your website will improve dramatically along with your search engine ranking results.

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Getonfast SEO Link Building

I recently came across a recent blog post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog, which outlines a number of different link building methods that should be followed in order to secure high quality back links to your website.

According to Google there appears to be some confusion, especially among less experienced webmasters, on understanding the most effective link building methods.

The official Google viewpoint on how to build quality back links to your website, is explained as follows:

“If your site is rather new and still unknown, a good marketing technique is to get involved in the community around your topic. Interact and contribute on forums and blogs. Just keep in mind to contribute in a positive way, rather than spamming or soliciting for your site. Just building a reputation can drive people to your site. And they will keep on visiting it and linking to it. If you offer long-lasting, unique and compelling content — something that lets your expertise shine — people will want to recommend it to others. Great content can serve this purpose as much as providing useful tools.”

“A promising way to create value for your target group and earn great links is to think of issues or problems your users might encounter. Visitors are likely to appreciate your site and link to it if you publish a short tutorial or a video providing a solution, or a practical tool. Survey or original research results can serve the same purpose, if they turn out to be useful for the target audience. Both methods grow your credibility in the community and increase visibility. This can help you gain lasting, merit-based links and loyal followers who generate direct traffic and “spread the word.” Offering a number of solutions for different problems could evolve into a blog which can continuously affect the site’s reputation in a positive way.”

“It’s important to clarify that any legitimate link building strategy is a long-term effort. There are those who advocate for short-lived, often spammy methods, but these are not advisable if you care for your site’s reputation. Buying PageRank-passing links or randomly exchanging links  are the worst ways of attempting to gather links and they’re likely to have no positive impact on your site’s performance over time. If your site’s visibility in the Google index is important to you it’s best to avoid them.”

“Finally, consider making linking to your site easier for less tech savvy users. Similar to the way we do it on YouTube, offering bookmarking services for social sites like Twitter or Facebook can help spread the word about the great content on your site and draw users’ attention.”

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Sometimes it is necessary to delete a page from your website either permanently of temporarily. When this happens it is important that you provide specific instructions to the search engines, in order to protect your Page Rank and back link profile. If you do not follow the correct procedure for this, then you will lose all of the ranking collateral and link popularity for the deleted page.

You can protect the Page Rank and Link Popularity of a specific web page by implementing a Meta Redirect. However, it is important to ensure that you set up the correct type of redirect to ensure that this does not have a negative impact on your rankings and prevent out of date web pages from passing on their full ranking and link popularity value.

There are three primary types of redirect:

301 Redirect

This type of redirect informs the search engines that your web page has been permanently redirected to a new URL. This is commonly used when redesigning websites and when web pages have been permanently deleted. The key benefit for this type of redirect is that it transfers all of the historical ranking authority including Page Rank and back links to your new URL. 301 redirects are considered to be the most SEO friendly.

302 Redirect

This type of redirect informs the search engines that your web page has been temporarily suspended. It is commonly used when it is necessary to make major changes that requires a web page to be suspended for a period of time. 302 redirects do not transfer Page Rank, link popularity, or any other SEO value to alternative URL’s.

Meta Refresh Javascript Redirect

A Javascript redirect involves placing a snippet of Javascript code in the header of your website which redirects users to a new page after a specified number of seconds. Search engines do not like this form of redirect as it can be subject to abuse.

The actual code that is used to create these redirects will depend on your website/server configuration. It is therefore recommended that you seek further advice from your web designer on how to do this.

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