Blogs are a haven for natural links. Unlike the poor saps who have to build links to a sales pages or ecommerce site, we can churn out quality content that people will want to link to.
While quality content makes for the backbone of any well-linked blog, there’s lot more that goes into building a solid link profile. Building links isn’t rocket science and you don’t need to know every trick in the book.
Here are 3 techniques that are especially easy for bloggers to utilize in their link building endeavors.
1) Forum Blog Post
I’m sure you’ve heard of using forums to build links before. This usually involves using one of two techniques.
1. Creating profiles on forums for the single website link on the profile page
2. Posting in the forum or using your signature for links.
However, there is a less-discussed method for building even better links in forums. Many forums using VBulletin such as the Warrior Forum allow you to add blog posts under your username.
These blog posts are great because you can write an optimized post on a high traffic, high PR forum. You can use any anchor text you want and the links are dofollow. It’s a great opportunity to share a few tips or a short 300 word post.
You could use the blog posts to create “SEO content”, but it can be better utilized. You have the option to display a link under your avatar in every post you make leading to your blog posts. If you comment regularly on a popular forum this can be a great way to drive traffic back to your blog.
Also, every thread you comment on will now link to your blog posts which can in turn link back to your site with any anchor text. Meanwhile, you can still use your signature for whatever you would like.
2) RSS Submission
All you need is a feed URL to start building links with RSS submission. The process simply involves inputting a few site details usually including tags, your homepage URL, feed URL, a description, and category.
My personal top 5 sites for RSS submission are:
- RSS Mountain - PageRank 6
- Feedage - PageRank 6
- RSS Network - PageRank 6
- Feedagg - PageRank 4
- RSS Motron - PageRank 4
Most of these sites require a login which is probably why they haven’t been spammed off the web yet. There are also many RSS directories that don’t require a login.
I have a more complete RSS directory list you can use if you want to make more submissions.
3) Blog Directories
RSS submission is simple and blog directory submission is no harder. All you need to do is submit your URL and a few key details about your blog. Once again, it only takes a decent list of directories to get started, which I have once again for you right here:
- Technorati – PageRank 8
- Globe of Blogs – PageRank 7
- Blog Catalog – PageRank 6
- Bloggernity – PageRank 6
- Blog Flux – PageRank 6
Technorati is the largest and most popular blog directory, so make sure if you just choose one to use, make it Technorati.
Google has started deindexing low quality web directories, but quality blog directories like these have remained largely untouched by the updates.