Three quick tips for effective link building

Links – both incoming and outgoing – are extremely important to improve and sustain your search engine rankings over time. It is vital that you as a site owner focus on amassing as many quality links as you possibly can through ethical and fair means. If you ask me, I shall attribute the success of a link building program to mainly utilizing your assets; harnessing your USPs; getting your site noticed in the Web world and building a mutually beneficial, domain specific relationship.

If you can attain these objectives successfully, it is well possible to enhance your link building conversions. Now, let us consider a few vital tips that can be handy towards ensuring quality links.

1. Review the existing content and earlier link building efforts

  • Going through the existing content on your site or even reviewing earlier attempts at link bait can help take appropriate decisions. In that sense, it’s a very worthwhile exercise.
  • For example, sometimes an amazing piece of content may be lying there idle. Created during one of the previous promotions, it can be brought back into play again with just a little bit of tweaking or smart reworking.This will not only save costs but also deliver the desired result.

2. Use Similar Sites Feature on offer from Google

  • When you are conducting research to find websites in Google that are of interest to you, you are likely to come across some that perfectly match the kind of sites you want.
  • When you notice such sites, make use of the Similar feature available on Google to locate more such resources along the same lines. This is bound to unearth a vast list of additional avenues to fetch links from, which may not be originally there in the search you carried.
  • To take the exercise a step further, tweak the search to incorporate different key terms. Make it a point to keep things as relevant to your domain as possible.

3. Get a bit more innovative with competitor resear

  • There are certain tools currently available, which are so designed as to help in local search and find places to seek citations from. Beyond that, if you happen to notice certain very active competitors when it comes to seeking citations and links from popular business listing sites, monitor them closely.
  • This can well prove to be quite handy. You can cut down on the energy, time and efforts by employing multiple competitor phone numbers simultaneously.  This trick may not always work, but I suggest that you give it a try. It sure is worth a go and very actionable.