11 Powerful Free Link Building Tactics

I am building some new sites and generating traffic with SEO. This is kinda my little experiment. My aim is to build a website with $200 budget, outsource all that I can and make it profitable in 90 days. I have two websites up and running right now. I just completed them. Just got started with some SEO.

You know that when it comes to SEO, there’s only three important steps – One, keyword research. Two, website optimization. Three, link building. I am at number three right now. And I discovered 11 different ways to get powerful links coming back to your website — for free.

Article Marketing

I am sure you know this one, right. You write articles and distribute them to article directories. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of article directories on the Internet. You can submit to them all or at least submit to EzineArticles.com, GoArticles.com and ArticleBase.com.

Link Directories

Well, there are more link directories out there than there are article directories. Getting your website on these article directories sure is an easy way to build backlinks. Some of these directories have high Pagerank, which will help in search engine spider crawls and indexing. Simple searching for “link directories” will give you a lot of options. You may need to prepare some basic info about your site because you are going to need them a lot when you start to submit your website to these directories.

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking sites allow you to share and recommend your favorite sites with others. Who said that the sites has to be other people’s site? You can bookmark your own sites. You can also expect some viral traffic if your site contains really great content that others would appreciate. And because of that, those really good content you have on your blog, make sure you bookmark specifically those pages, not just the main page website. Some social bookmarking sites are like Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, BlinkList, Furl. You can use SocialMarker.com to help you bookmark your website to more social bookmarking sites faster.

Blog Comments

Yep, you can simply go to other people’s blog and leave your comments there. There are many high PR blogs and does not use the nofollow tag. And even if they use nofollow, remember, MSN and Yahoo don’t care about those… You can still rank well and get traffic from Yahoo and MSN even the blog uses nofollow. When I started Googling around, I found some directories that list out blogs and does not use the nofollow tag. That’s a good place to start looking for blogs to comment to. And make sure you make insightful comments and not to just blantantly promote your site.

Submitting Videos

This is simple. Create and upload videos. One video can be submitted to many, many video sites. You know, YouTube, Metacafe, Viddler, etc… And don’t tell me that videos are hard to create. Just use the free photos from SXC.hu, your website screen shot and the free video editing software in your computer – Movie Maker or iMovie. If you have Camtasia, you can use that too. And your video doesn’t have to be long. 1-2 minute is good enough. And the best part, you can link back to your website.

Now, on with some more interesting tactics…

Profile Pages

Not many really know about this. There are many high authority websites that accepts user registrations. And each user will have their own profile page. Another interesting thing is that you can link to your website from your profile page. Just some that I can list out right now… StumbleUpon.com, MyBlogLog.com, Digg.com, YouTube.com… and also VBulletin powered forums.

RSS Directory

Just like Link Directories, there’s also a type of directory where you can submit your RSS feed URL.

Software Directory

This may sound unrelated, but you can always create some kind of software for your site. There’s this thing called PAD file, where it contains info about your software. What you need is a PAD file creator, and then just use a PAD submitter and you are all done. As for the software, you can create application as simple as compiling a 1-page website into an EXE application.

Satellite Blogs

Instead of getting other websites to link to you, why not just build those yourself. One article is all that you need and you can build blogs on Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Webs.com, Weebly.com, and many more…

Social Pages

This is where you create pages on websites like Squidoo and HubPages. The ultimate is where you can get a link from Wikipedia.

Forum Posting

Quite similar to blog comments, but this time you participate in forums. Just like doing blog comments, I recommend that you participate in the conversion and share something of value. And lastly, I recommend that you link only from your signature.


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  2. Chris Lang said:

    I wanted to add that Digg is the only site that is passing link juice well to sites.

    Also getting 4 Diggs by submitting you own content is not a good indicator to Google.

    So, I have always suggested that you find one social bookmarking site and make it your home, mine is Digg.

    Participate highly, at whatever pace you can handle and stick with one site. The days of spamming 60 sites for traffic and links are gone.

    CYA on Digg.

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    Thank you for a great article. I’ve been doing some SEO for our company’s website I must say I like the directory submission, article submission and blog commenting most. With the use of automatic submission tools, directory submission, article submission and blog commenting are made quick and easy. Yes, writing articles requires time and efforts, but it’s possible to hire a writer to create the articles if one is not good at writing.

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    Social bookmarking is a great way to get people to your site. Posting on Digg or Stumbleupon will defintely get you noticed. I’ve also had a lot of success with article marketing, blog commenting and directory submission. I think it pays to keep changing it up and be creative.

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