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Link Building Guide

Update March 27, 2009:

This article was written by me almost 3 years ago in june 2006. It needs to be updated to correctly reflect the current search engines guide lines and new methods for link building.

/ Jim Westergren


Introduction

I have been providing many thousands of links to my SEO clients and I have myself established a number of PR6 sites and almost won the biggest SEO contest ever with the means of huge link power.

The purpose of this article is to help you in your link building using 5 steps.

  1. Study and understand the guidelines for a natural simulation.
  2. Study and understand your link profile.
  3. Study and understand the effective ways to get links.
  4. Work out your own link building program.
  5. Get the links!

This article is based on my opinion and what I believe. (use at your own risk).

Guidelines for a Natural Simulation

The majority of your backlinks you acquire should:

Have a varied anchor text

Target your keywords but make very sure to vary the anchor a lot. Even a few “click here” is good to get.

Come from related pages

This is probably the most important, especially for english web sites. It is commonly believed that links from related pages carries more “weight” (not PR).

Come from different locations on the linking pages.

Don’t have all the backlinks from footers or any other specific place. Have them on the top of the page, inside the body text, navigation, footer etc.

Placed with a gradual natural increase

Don’t place hundreds or thousands of links to a new site the first days … I have tested that and gotten the site banned in Google. You need to gradually place the links and the quantity all relates to how much links the site is usually getting. So if a site usually gets 10 new links per week then don’t place 100 suddenly one day.

Placed from pages with a varied PR value

In my opinion not more than 15-20% of your backlinks to a site should be from PR 5+ pages.

Come from good neighbourhood

Don’t have a majority of your backlinks from adult, pharmacy, and poker/casino sites. Such sites are known to spam and I am pretty sure Google frowns upon them.

Come from different C-class IPs

Google sees this. Have your links coming from total different sites.

Come from both old trusted as well as new sites

It is also good to mix this up.

Come from reciprocal linking

Reciprocal links are still good but don’t have them as a majority of your backlinks. 3-way-linking is a good alternative but don’t use any patter.

Point to internal pages as well as your home page

Never underestimate backlinks pointing to your internal pages. As you have your internal pages SEO’d as well, get backlinks to these as well with varied anchor. It is been speculating that the value of these has increased during the BigDaddy update.

Come from non-directories

A selected few directories such as ODP and Yahoo carries trust in Google from the editorial vote. However, many directories does not give that and I even suspect that having a majority of your backlinks from 200 free general directories even can do harm to your link profile. They can still be good but should just be something extra to the links you already have.

Not be temporary

The age of your backlinks is important. It has even been speculated that this is a factor of the Google Sandbox filter. Strive to get permanent links. When renting links, rent for as long as possible.

Not have paid linking footprints around them

Words such as sponsors, advertisement and the like are spotted by Google and are devalued. If the majority of your backlinks come from such links it could maybe even do you harm.

Not come from pages that links to bad neighbourhood

You should not place your links on pages that are in bad neighbourhood, but you should also not place them on sites that themself link to these kind of sites. Google uses advanced relation and co-citation systems in their algo.

Come from pages with the same language

Seem to be obvious but is very important to show up properly in the Google country specific searches. It seems to be from my recent observations that this is the most important factor in determining the language of the site for Google (other factors is IP, Domain name TLD and actual written language of the site).

Your Link Profile

Study the above Guidelines for a Natural Simulation and write down the points your site is in danger for to get a potential unnatural flag warning from search engines. Those are the points that you should not continue with.

Effective ways to get links

Link Baiting

This is the single most important method. It has mainly to do with good content that gets links the natural way. To keep things simple in this guide I have decided that everything that makes people link to you because of the content on the page/site falls under this category of link baiting. You need to read this post I wrote on link baiting.
Comments: Pure white hat, recommended but sadly not very effective if not something real major.

Directory submissions/Link Building using directories

There are specialized SEOs and Link Builders that are doing directory submissions. There are 4 kinds of directories here: pay-for-inclusion, reciprocal required, free and niche directories. And there are of course specialists in each one of these. There are almost one thousand free SEO friendly general directories, a list of these and a submission service can be seen here. As for placement in reciprocal directories there are both brokers and non-brokers.
Comments: Cheap way to get many low quality links. Can take months before effect is seen. Deep links usually not possible. New edit and comment on this: since BigDaddy Google has been smashing and deindexed internal pages on a lot of directories, but the indexed pages still show a PR value even though they are deindexed. Keep this in mind and run a site: command or type the URL of the internal page in Google to see if the directory/page has been hit.

Link Exchange, 2 and 3 ways

The good old way. I link to you and you link to me. This is more useful if you have 30 or more sites as you can get and provide relevant links. Rule of thumb: you contact people, not the opposite. There are also Reciprocal Link Programs but I don’t recommend that.
Comments: Don’t overdue it …

High PR-subscriptions (Grey Hat?)

You can rent PR 5-9 text links at various places for various prices. Cheap places I had some very good success with: here, here and here.
Comments: Don’t get too many high PR links too fast, get relevant if possible.

Link-Vault

I am myself getting 200 permanent links a day from this program to 40 URLs, all with varied anchor. The links you get from this program are mostly footer links and other low quality links but the program is extremely powerful. Do not, I repeat, do not display Link-Vault ads on your most valuable web sites – that is a red flag, especially since BigDaddy.
Comments: Only negative is that the links are mostly footer and the relevancy is not that good, other than that it is great.

DP Coop Ads (Grey Hat)

This program gives you a lot of rotating temporary backlinks from mostly footers of sites. I have been using this program successfully to boost SERP ranks in Google, especially at the V7N SEO contest. This program is extremely powerful as well as dangerous and can have your site banned or harmed if you are not careful. My rule of thumb: maximum 5K weight on a single ad. At one moment I had 120K weight and I was getting many many thousands of links to more than 40 ads that I had.
Comments: Remember that these are all footer, irrelevant, temporary and with fast growth.

Linking from your own web sites

This is an excellent way if you have many relevant pages in the same niche.
Comments: Don’t interlink all, keep sites on different C-class IPs and avoid patterns.

Pay bloggers

You can post on the business section of webmaster forums stating that you will pay to get the blogger to blog about and link to your site. Example.
Comment: Good to get the word out. The blog post will over time be buried down in the blog structure.

Article submission

Write an article with links in the article and/or in the resource section to your site. Or pay somone to write these for you. Use specialist (example) to have these submitted to article directories such as this one.
Comment: Long term strategy, takes time to see effects. Can be good for traffic.

Search the SERPS and make offers. (Jim Boykins speciality)

Yahoo and MSN both gives some extremely valuable information in regards to backlinks. Both of the engines tend to list the site with the most link power first in a backlink query.

Study and understand the following queries:

Use both of the above examples in this technique and send off a nice e-mail on your link offer to the ones you choose.
Comment: Expensive …

Make directories and make the link submitter reciprocal to a site of your choice.

I use this on 2 general directories of mine. My directories are free but the link submitter gets his link featured if he reciprocal with my other site. I get about 10 links per week using this.
Comments: Irrelevant, certain percantage come from bad neighbourhood and not always from same language.

Write testimonials and reviews

Write and send a testimonial to your web host, web designer, web developer and SEO. They probably publish it at their site and if you are lucky they link to you as well. Send a review to your favorite sites and have your name and link at the bottom of it.
Comments: Time consuming …

Links under articles

This is a new method I developed myself, here. In the future I think more will start to use this as well. It enables to link builder to exactly specify which articles, the anchor and the URL of each link. Good for deep pages.
Comments: All same IP. Permanent.

There are more ways but the ones above are the ones that I deem effective,

My Recommendation

Use a mix of all the above ways to get links but follow what you wrote down when you studied your link profile.

Good luck!
Let me know if you had use of it.

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  • http://www.isulongseophil.com isulong seoph

    Thank you for that very informative SEO tips.
    SEOBook is good one too..

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  • http://www.seoreign.com eli

    Thanks for the great insights of link building. Nice Article. Im your no1 fan now!

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  • http://www.linkcabin.com Praveen

    very nice Jim :)

  • http://www.0fx.info Marko

    Yes very handy manual. Will use those tactucs in future sure. Thank you for your time to write this.

  • http://directory.sootle.com/directory-weblog/ Darren McLaughlin

    I like the concept of “Guidelines for a Natural Simulation”. If you go one step further you reach the true Zen aspect of SEO. That’s when you just let it happen naturally.

  • http://www.isulongseophil.com/ gio

    “Zen aspect of SEO” Wow! I feel like starting a yoga class..:)

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Thanks for feedback.

    I like the concept of “Guidelines for a Natural Simulation”. If you go one step further you reach the true Zen aspect of SEO. That’s when you just let it happen naturally.

    Hehe. Well, web sites often needs a push in the right direction :) (if you are not a major player already).

  • http://www.nichewatch.com Mong

    Well done Jim W :)
    Great as usual.

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  • http://www.fasturl.it/ matteo

    Great guide

  • http://www.marcuswestberg.com/ Marcus Westberg

    Nice article Jim!
    I must say this is one of your better articles I think!
    Short and informative but not to forget that all info is also really valuable for those who doesn´t know yet…
    Keep up the good work! / Maccan!

  • http://www.abhishektripathi.com Abhishek

    Nice article Jim!
    I must say this is one of your better articles I think!
    Short and informative but not to forget that all info is also really valuable for those who doesn´t know yet…
    Keep up the good work! / Maccan!

    Exactly my words, as usual a great read Jim!
    Abhishek

  • Quasi

    Your recomendation to use Link Vault is dangerous. Participation in any automated link exchange programs should be considered black hat and subject penalization.

  • http://www.abhishektripathi.com Abhishek

    Your recomendation to use Link Vault is dangerous. Participation in any automated link exchange programs should be considered black hat and subject penalization.

    Hey Quasi,
    I guess Jim already states this,

    Do not, I repeat, do not display Link-Vault ads on your most valuable web sites – that is a red flag, especially since BigDaddy.

    Clears it all up actually ? Doesn’t it ?
    Abhishek

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  • http://www.LinksDealing.com dave

    I suggest you try also Links Dealing at http://www.LinksDealing.com, LinksDealing is an automated system that enables you to promote URLs by almost instantly receiving many text links (no spam) pointing to your promoted URLs. The text links are placed on quality sites, most of which are related to the same subject category as your promoted URLs, and these text links to your promoted URLs stay on those sites for a long time

  • http://www.treatseo.in/ Bhavin

    Nice Post Jim Westergren.

  • http://www.seobuzzbox.com Aaron Pratt

    I am trying to refrain from link simulation and use the Zen Method, for those who have “clients” you have no choice but to link build, in my situation I am willing to wait for years.

    Content build.

  • http://www.businessblogwire.com Easton Ellsworth

    Thanks for these extremely geeky tips, Jim. I knew a few of the basic principles but you’ve filled my head with a lot of new ideas about more advanced techniques.

  • http://www.spencerhoyt.com Spencer Hoyt

    Some of the best advice I have seen in a while!
    Thanks Jim

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  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Thanks a lot for the feedback!

    I just made a new revision on the entry under directory submission/Link Building using directories:

    New edit and comment on this: since BigDaddy Google has been smashing and deindexed internal pages on a lot of directories, but the indexed pages still show a PR value even though they are deindexed. Keep this in mind and run a site: command or type the URL of the internal page in Google to see if the directory/page has been hit.

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  • http://www.britecorp.co.uk/ Brian Turner

    That’s a good overall round-up – I think the two things that really need emphasising with link building, present here, is to vary your link strategies and anchor text.

  • http://www.ciaalarms.co.uk Antony Christie

    HELP!

    We have NEVER paid for in inbound link (IBL, in-link, back-link) to our website or ‘swapped’ a link (we have NO reciprocal links – it’s company policy – we made some mistakes off-line with affiliates) or sold a link.

    We have links from:

    • Google (through posting a video)
    • A .gov site (Hampshire County Council – http://www3.hants.gov.uk)
    • DMOZ (Open Directory Project)
    • British Telecom’s RedCare site (www.redcare.bt.com)
    • NSI (The National Security Inspectorate – http://www.nsi.org.uk)
    • NHW (The Neighbourhood Watch – http://www.eastleighnwa.org.uk)
    • Buy With Confidence (www.buywithconfidence.info)

    And 30 or so more; however,

    Despite appearing at the number 1 position in the Google SERP’s for months, we only had a PageRank of 2/10 and therefore felt I should work on improving that.

    Our site is a promotional site for a security (intruder alarm/CCTV) company.
    There are no security alarms enthusiasts, we do not have any affiliates (Management won’t allow this because few companies work to our standards) and as I have already mentioned we don’t pay for IBL’s (I understand it’s not seen as good Google practise).

    Therefore (as I was sure I’d read somewhere that Matt Cutts had recognized and encouraged writing articles), I wrote and posted some articles, and persistently nagged my boss for him to order our sales staff to write some articles (this was like getting blood out of a stone), I improved those articles and made sure they would really benefit the reader, I had them professionally edited and enhanced, and I’m waiting to post them, however, I haven’t posted them (to my bosses dismay) because, suddenly all of my Google links have disappeared.

    I have used a article distribution service and my link popularity has grown to quickly and that the algorithm believe that I have been buying links or they (isnare/articlemarketer) have posted them on irrelevant sites.

    I’m pretty sure this is the problem,

    Please help what should I do?

    How long b4 Google forgive me?

    Is it likely I get completely dropped (or banned) by Google if I post the remainder of my articles?

  • http://www.seobuzzbox.com/ Aaron Pratt

    Please explain:

    “In my opinion not more than 15-20% of your backlinks to a site should be from PR 5+ pages.”

    ?

  • http://www.adamchristie.co.uk Adam

    Awesome guide. I saw it featured on Jim Boykin’s blog and he was right to mention it. We tell clients to get more links, but you have just opened it up and told them what links they can get and what the effect will be. Superb.

  • http://www.mad4mobilephones.com mad4

    Antony Christie I suggest asking this at forums.digitalpoint.com as well. Google often stops showing links – it doesn’t mean they are not there.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Antony Christie!

    Despite appearing at the number 1 position in the Google SERP’s for months, we only had a PageRank of 2/10 and therefore felt I should work on improving that.

    Well that’s good and you have some nice backlinks. PageRank is nothing you should really worry about, the important thing is the rank and that you get traffic from the search engines.

    because, suddenly all of my Google links have disappeared.

    What do you mean by this? You should not check backlinks with Google as you don’t get accurate data. Use Yahoo or MSN instead.

    I am sorry but I don’t understand the problem :)

    Please explain:

    “In my opinion not more than 15-20% of your backlinks to a site should be from PR 5+ pages.”

    ?

    What I mean by this is that most of the links you get should be from PR 0-5 pages as that is the most natural scenario. To only have PR 5-9 links pointing to your site is a bit suspicious in my opinion.

    Awesome guide. I saw it featured on Jim Boykin’s blog and he was right to mention it. We tell clients to get more links, but you have just opened it up and told them what links they can get and what the effect will be. Superb.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.ciaalarms.co.uk Antony Christie

    Yeah, sorry Jim, I should have mentioned that at the same time as the link: command stopped showing my IBLs I also fell to page 2, 3 and right out of Google for my keywords.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Yeah, sorry Jim, I should have mentioned that at the same time as the link: command stopped showing my IBLs I also fell to page 2, 3 and right out of Google for my keywords.

    Ok, quite a different picture :)

    Well, this is too complex to answer on a blog post. Contact me if you want paid consultancy on this matter. Or try to get help in this or this forum.

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  • http://www.isulongseoph.ph Isulong Seoph

    This article is indeed very helpful, thank you very much

  • http://www.97thfloor.com cbin

    Nice Work Jim as always

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  • http://www.abhishektripathi.com Abhishek

    Jim check your mail !!

  • http://bouwhuis.punt.nl Bouwhuis

    Nice one Jim,

    Looking forward for more reading about this subject.

  • http://seothougts.wordpress.com/ agaton

    Really good text! Now I´m going to start doing all this…

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  • http://www.telandweb.net TelandWeb

    This is a really nice article!.

    I already put it in my bookmarks, interesting guide for our work.

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  • http://portalclick.nm.ru/ business catalog

    Yeah, sorry Jim, I should have mentioned that at the same time as the link: command stopped showing my IBLs I also fell to page 2, 3 and right out of Google for my keywords

  • http://isulong-seo-ph.info/ Jamire

    wonderful guide! im looking forward in reading your other articles.

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  • http://www.bicolbusinessdirectory.com/isulong-seoph/ isulong seoph

    great

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  • http://www.carmelojosediaz.com isulong seoph

    Thanks for the info’s…its a great help for me right now…:D

  • http://www.travel-rants.com Darren

    Superb Article Jim! Thanks for taking the time to help us all! :)

  • http://www.zedbiz.com ZedBiz – Business Solutions Specialist

    AWESOME GUIDE – this is must have information for anybody serious about long term results on the internet!
    Jack

  • http://www.abhishektripathi.com Abhishek

    Jim Mail!

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  • http://www.bicolbusinessdirectory.com/isulong-seoph/ Isulong seoph

    wat a good article

  • http://www.norcalcars.com Dwayne

    Nice post, give me a few new things to work on. Thanks!

  • http://www.frogengine.com/blog Search Feature

    Good points made. Some people rank without guildlines … naturally. Calling your strategy “simulation” thereof was a good choice of words.

    Mike Dammann

  • http://isulong-seo-ph.info jamire

    definitely a good choice of words. ;)

  • http://powerspiritonline.com Jacob

    Thanks for the great tips, especially for listing Link Vault and Article Hub. I find it very difficult to find new article syndication sites, so thanks for the AH link!

    - Jacob

  • http://www.seobuzzbox.com/ Aaron Pratt

    Damn, are you people over here still talking about “link building”? LOL! ;)

  • http://www.frogengine.com/forum Mike

    yeah how uncreative of us ;)

  • http://www.abhishektripathi.com Abhishek

    Good Morning Aaron!
    I am being spammed by notifications to the core…lol! See the number of “Isulong SEOPH” hehe

  • Aaron Pratt

    Mornin’ dOOd, I think I will blog this and link ya’ thanks, seen many people complain about being .htaccess hacked.

    Gheeesh, I better check that mine aren’t 666 hehehe ;-(

  • http://www.searchfeature.com Mike

    This is turning into a forum thread.

  • Beatdogg

    wos tha difference?

  • http://isulong-seo-ph.info Jamire

    this is fun reading all the replies. ;)

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  • http://directory.sootle.com/directory-weblog/ Darren McLaughlin

    I think it’s safe to say this Link Building Guide changed a lot of people’s lives.

  • http://www.inetzeal.com/ Inetzeal

    Excellent Article i ever read.. i am soon starting Link building service and the article is helpful for me
    Thanks jim

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  • http://www.ecentralmarketing.com eCentral Marketing

    Thanks for the great link building guide. I picked up a few methods i havent tried yet. Thanks.

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  • http://17dangan.cn/ Steve

    A lot of useful information, thanks. I’m not clear on one thing, is using Link-Vault a good idea or a bad one? If it’s so bad for SEO, why does it exist?

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Steve,

    in my opinion Link-Vault is very good for SEO – when used right. My recommendation is to display Link-Vault on low quality sites and give the weight gained to provide links for your high quality sites.

  • http://www.carmelojosediaz.com/isulong-seoph carmelo – isulong seoph

    Nice…i got some strategies which i havent tried yet..ill be utlizing them for the isulong contest…thanks…by the way…the blog was down yesterday..what happened?

  • http://blog.ruelbermudez.com Ruel

    You’ve got a real nice discussion there about link building. Your items under Link Profile is a must for newbies who had just created a new site. It should be considered the next steps after website creation.

    Hey, can i make a poster out of it? ;-)

  • http://www.articles-free.ca Manuel

    Great post, I already use some of your info on my new site and I got it listed fast! http://www.articles-free.ca

    Thanks!

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  • http://zidesigns.com Zaigham

    Thank you so much for detailed article, very helpfull to newbie like me!
    best regards.

  • http://www.squareoneseo.com/link-building.html Link Building

    Excellent information for starters and people who do not know much about link building or SEO.

    Regards.

  • http://www.seohater.com SEOHater

    SEO doesn’t work. This is all propoganda BS. Linkbuilding is a waste of time. Go see Superman Returns.

  • http://infogine.com/ipodmusicsource GHarold

    Getting traffic to your web site is every webmasters ultimate goal. There are many tactics. Link building is one of them. What you have outlined here is an excellent game plan. It really works. It won’t result in a million new visitors in a day, a week, or a month…but it really works. I have had great results with article submissions and reciprocal links. Great job Jim.

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  • ThatGuy

    Superman Returns was entirely too long. Stay home and link build.

  • http://www.estebanpanzera.com Esteban Panzera

    I already knew this, but I think it is a pretty good guide for noobs

  • http://www.estebanpanzera.com Esteban Panzera

    oh, i accidentally pressed enter :s
    I also wanted to say that it is good for people with a bit of knowledge on seo like me :)

  • Tim Sanders

    You refer to specialist link builders that focus on niche directories. How can you find these people?

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  • http://isulongseoph.nmgresources.ph isulong seoph by isulonggirl

    as what i’ve observed on this Isulong Seoph contest, it looks like link building is tantamount to link spamming. and sad to say, i think i should be applying such dirty trick just to hold onto SERPs… any laying low option is a big no-no. :(

  • http://www.lookprices.com Andrew

    I’ve read your article with a pretty interest. I wonder if you ever had any of you sites banned for using autolinking schemes such as Link-Vault, or DP Coop Ads.

    Any feedback is welcome.

  • http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000A33DUQ?v=glance Innovage

    I would want to come back and discuss a few link building issues with you Jim. Thanks for the primary information provided. Will try out a few things mentioned.

  • http://www.yaq.com Emmet O Riordan

    I disagree with the poster above. LinkBuilding definitely works. However, as of this point in time, it’s a very frustrating process that seems to take years.

    Even with good, hard earned linkbacks, you can often still see the more unscrupulous competition way ahead.

    PR is vital. Keyword and Page optimization too, but that’s much easier. Thank God thank Google relies a little less on PR these days.

    LinkBuilding is hard and I wish there was an easier or a fairer way.

    My 2 cents.

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  • James D.Blake

    Excellent Idea

  • http://www.decent11hosing.com Anthony

    Thank You for the Great link building guide, it’s been really helpful to my Hosting website. Already built 249 backlinks in 2 weeks using your guide.
    Thanks for the SEO master Jim Westergren
    Anthony

  • http://www.ambonieum.com/ ambonieum

    Here’s a decent eBook I found on IBLs – a Must Read!

    http://www.ambonieum.com/Google.pdf

    (Right Click and select “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)

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  • http://www.lazy-internet-marketing.com Justin Bryce

    Hi John,

    I use 2 tools to build links:

    1. Zeus
    2. Linkmachine

    Both are working well for me with Zeus being computer based and LinkMachine being server based. This means that some sites I can work on anywhere but the others I need to work from home.

    Zeus has a really good book they give away around link building but I found the best material I have found is from Brad Callon. I give it away with my free package at http://www.lazy-internet-marketing.com. You can listen to some great marketers like Jeff Paul, Jim Fleck and Mal Emery for free as I stream them on the site and at the same time pick up the ebook from Brad Callon which is great value.

    Regards
    Justin Bryce

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    Thanks again jim for making such a informative article here.
    Iam going to work on the steps you have given to rank in the top for the contest iam working on.
    I was doing a mistake by getting hundreds of links with a few days for my new contest site, but after reading this article i have stopped it so i dont get it banned from google.
    Thanks for alerting me, i will rather try to get links from content pages.
    Amit patel -(amitpatel_3001 ;) )

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    Excellent guide for link building. It’s great to see others willing to offer their insight and knowledge in search engine optimization. A lot of valuable tips and advice; a great resource for webmasters to take advantage of.

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    What do you guys think of SEO elite and keywords elite? are these good software to get? I found out there is a new free ebook made by the owner and creator of both software, I am not sure if I am allowed to give the link here, if someone is interested send me a message or please let me know if I can post the down load link here, it is a free reports.

    Thanks

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    Thanks

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    Good Article, thanks you Jim.

    Now I use this software (IBP: http://www.Axandra.com/go.to/2besuccess ) for building my Links

    Best Regard,
    Dudung

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    It helped me with Yahoo SEO. I hope it will help you as well.

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    thanks a lot jim, your clues are probably a good way of thinking for both an expert and a beginner like me. will keep these in mind when building my sites.

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    Man, this is great.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

    It will help me a lot in my future projects

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    Thanks Jim!

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    OK, dudes. 123 comments of thank you, you’re wonderful and I agree’s later … it’s time for a joke:

    Blonde paint job

    A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do.

    “Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?”
    The blonde said, “How about 50 dollars?” The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man’s wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, “Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?”
    The man replied, “She should. She was standing on the porch.”

    A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.
    “You’re finished already?” he asked. “Yes,” the blonde answered, “and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. “Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. “And by the way,” the blonde added, “that’s not a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.”

    My name is Mike Dammann and I was here :D

    Giving credit for the joke

  • http://www.larrylim.net Larry Lim

    Thanks for the article Jim. Link building has been one of my weakest point and is especially difficult when trying to get links for business websites.

    I have a question – if I own a network of websites which sit on the same dedicated server, naturally I would link all of them up to pass traffic. Will search engines see this as spam?

    Also, what is your best advice to getting links for business websites apart from buying a listing on Yahoo Directory and Business.com? The problem is real companies (especially in Asia) are not really IT-literate and thus, can be bothered with link exchanges.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Hi Mike,

    I had to look up the word Porch but then I got the joke :)

    I have a question – if I own a network of websites which sit on the same dedicated server, naturally I would link all of them up to pass traffic. Will search engines see this as spam?

    It can do if done excessively. My advice is to be on the safe side and place your sites on different c-class IPs.

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    Wow… So much to learn :)

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    “It can do if done excessively. My advice is to be on the safe side and place your sites on different c-class IPs.”

    What do you recommend for this, setting up a hosting account for each account.

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    Thanks for the content rich guide, nice comments too ( just a bit long :)

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    would like to know a small google query
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    THANKS MUCH !!! yout gyuide on web sites promotion by getting links made my day
    Jeff ( http://www.leadinglinksdirectory.com/ )

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    After 1 week, my site ranks #1 on MSN and top 10 on Yahoo for the targetted keyword term. Unfortunately, my site’s no where to be found on Google although it has been indexed.

    What gives?

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  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    SEO Specialist,

    Thank you. More is coming! But it will take some time. Sign up to my RSS and you won’t miss it.

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    Very good article

    with best regards
    Стоматолог

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  • http://www.inetzeal.com/ Manish

    Jim,
    A bit confused,
    Older sites are always trusted? Why you still advice to mixup with newer? I mean it it affect if you’re linked from only older domains?

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Jim,
    A bit confused,
    Older sites are always trusted? Why you still advice to mixup with newer? I mean it it affect if you’re linked from only older domains?

    I meant more to not only get from new sites but also old trusted sites.

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    Even reading it now i was able to find lots if new and valuable information :)

    keep up the good work!

    - Mike

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    Anyway you really provide great tips Jim, thank you very much.

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    good job :)

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    Jim, this is a great resource but would you use this list in the same order of preference for an SEO contest?

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    Ya excellent knowledge thanks

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    Another great article Jim

    I’ll be trying the “Make directories and make the link submitter reciprocal to a site of your choice.” for one of my sites. The key here is a niche directory so you get more relevant back links.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    The key here is a niche directory so you get more relevant back links.

    Very good tip.

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    Cool – great as usual :)

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    Hi Jim,

    Will you be supporting the 2nd Philippine SEO Contest again?

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    Great Information. Just what i was searching for months.

    Thankyou very much and keep up the good work.

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    In other words, try to make your backlinks look as natural as possible, even if you’ve attained them unnaturally;)

    Great tips, BTW.

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    really we did some mistakes but we clear it off atleast by next google updation.

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    Cheers !!!

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    Today is January 23 and I will try to report back in 1 month.

    Thanks!

    Manuel

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    I have used some of your advices and is helping me big time…

    I never knew you can have backlnks fro free !!

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    Commenting on web-hosting and directory submission was unknown to me, I am also exploring into the signature link building gets me about 700 links, a little expensive but working, and I should try get into the directory submission and see how it works. Nice tips by the way. Thanks.

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    I need this to improve my SEO skill.

    Thank you so much,

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    Great stuff. Thanks.

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    Regards
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    Just read through the entire article and found really useful info here besides the general stuff most others talk about. Your ideas of HIGH PR Subscriptions and Testimonial & Reviews have been very well explained. Thanks for that.

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    This is probably the best link campaign plan that I have come across. Thank you for sharing your secrets with us.
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    This is I think a really good summary of all you need to know about back-linking building, thanks very much for sharing

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    i just wonder if this guide is good for bing and yahoo as well since i see many not that great sites there with a really bad link profile

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  • meryl

    thank you for this great info for a newbee on field..I learn a lot

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    nice stuff. just need to be patient to create back links.

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  • marichar

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    AWESOME Article! Thanks a lot. In my opinion the point “Have a varied anchor text” is getting most important.

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    Jim,

    Great list of link building tips and tools. Very helpful stuff!

    -Sean

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    Great Post! I am personally not a fan anymore of the heavy general directory submissions. It’s all about obtaining gradual high quality links from theme-related websites.

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    Great article, but what about non english sites?

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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the great article and tips on helping with our SEO.

    Good job :)

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    Wonderful strategies – where can people find PR8-10 links at without paying?

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    I have been working in the SEO field for some time and these are some very good linking tips. If anyone wants to do well online they should follow this list to the word. Good job!

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    I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know about our site Truelike.com – we provide a “Like Button for Twitter”, giving publishers a Tweet button that provides follow links. If you have a minute, I’d love to discuss it with you and get any feedback.

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    Great summary of linkbuilding techniques Jim,

    I would add geographically targeted backlink sources as an important part of building a strong link profile, getting a large percentage of backlinks from your targeted locality / localities will help a lot :-) would you agree?

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    great tips and resource to get good result, specially introducing DP.
    Thanks buddy.

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    Great note, it is a little old but work great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cool – great usual

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    Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Thanks a lot!

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    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

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    Amazing blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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    Very helpful even today in 2011, thanks for the King Content!
    My Question: Is link building still important now?

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    Link Vault is not popular last time… handy exchange is better! :)

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    I think the single best method is to create the most useful content possible, do some basic SEO work to get your site notice (but put far more into creating content) and sit back and wait. Links will come naturally in time, and the site will rise in ranking as it ages and matures.

    Of course, the obvious problem is most cannot wait that long. You did list some good techniques.

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    Hi, Jim
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    Thanks Jim, this has been genuinely very useful to me!

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    Thanks for share.I enjoyed reading article a lot. It seems that everyone does have their own opinion here, and things are certainly changing as the search engines evolve and morph and make their algorithms even more complex.

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    This is super..thanks for this post.. i got about 50 backlinks due to this post..
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  • http://www.webmarketinggroup.co.uk Ed – SEO LinkBuilder

    @ Antony Christie – It looks like you have some solid and trusted links going in – I can only imagine that there aren’t that many keyword rich links or many deep links pointing towards your domain.
    Were you ranking No.1 throughout the whole Google focus on brand intiative? When is the exact date that you flopped? And how is your content – the Panda is still stomping! Why not focus on some natural looking keyword rich links and brush up the onsite optimisation? And whilst you’re at it implement schema!

    Anyhoo – a couple of good takeaways from this post – I’m going to check out the swedish seoforums and Blogglista!

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    We have NEVER paid for in inbound link (IBL, in-link, back-link) to our website or ‘swapped’ a link (we have NO reciprocal links – it’s company policy – we made some mistakes off-line with affiliates) or sold a link.

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    Great article on backlinking. Well done as usual.

  • mosarof

    this guide is so useful to me thanks Jim W

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    Back link!!!
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    I have read your post but still have a question. kindly as you advice 10 links per week are much better than have 100 links a week. So kindly my question is that if I do blog commenting and I comment on different blogs. How to find my blog comment is approved by that blog owner. I mean as I am commenting on your post if you approve my comment How can I know about it. Kindly I ask you this question only as I really feel you have a strong grip on SEO and all the tips that you mention in this article will really help me. So, please guide me How can I find my blog comments are approved or not?

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    My appreciation, Jim — I’ve learned a lot by reading your articles on links!

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