How To Build Quality Links With Online Free Content

Everyone who is even slightly familiar with the world of SEO knows that link building is one of the most important aspects of search engine optimization. It’s those relevant inbound links pointing to your site that help your site achieve higher rankings in the major search engines and drive targeted traffic to your website. As the search engines get smarter in every update, the safest way to build quality links is to earn links with free, interesting and useful content. Here’s how you can go about it.

SEO

Image source: SmartPhotoStock

Quote Bloggers in Your Blog Posts

A good way to use free content for link building purposes is to quote other bloggers in your blog posts. But instead of just taking their words and making them your own or putting some quotation marks around their content, add the quote to your post with quotation marks and then provide them with an inbound link for their blog. Just be sure that the blog doesn’t have any content usage restrictions in place and keep your quote short to prevent duplicate content issues that would harm both your organic search rankings and theirs.

Create Infographics

If you’ve been wondering why there are so many infograhics on the web these days, here’s why: Infographics offer a powerful way to get free content because they encourage social sharing and entice bloggers and site owners to embed them onto their sites. If you don’t know how to create an infographic, there are tons of free tools out there today which teach newbies with no design skills how to go about it. Once you have your infographic created, you must be sure to include a custom embed code that anyone can use to put your infographic on their site. Of course the code has to have a link back to your website. To avoid building all your links around one keyword phrase, every now and then change the anchor text so it includes another one of your keyword phrases.

Build Relationships

By far, the most popular way to build links is to build relationships online. Yes, that’s right, get to know people. For example, if your business is about offering computer training classes online, find a few leaders in the online learning industry as every industry has its leaders. If you can get on their radar screen and offer them something of value, you should be able to obtain a link from them. When you find these leaders, don’t just shoot them an email and ask for a link or the opportunity to guest post because there’s a 99 percent chance they’ll ignore you. Instead, visit their blog daily and try to be one of the first to comment on new posts. You can also follow them on social media to engage with them.

As you engage with these leaders consistently, you’ll become familiar to them wherein you could later ask for a link or a guest blogging opportunity. It’s all about being subtle and polite so don’t think this is a method that’s going to work overnight because it won’t. But, if you are successful in gaining even one very valuable link from an industry leader, your website will get a big boost in the SERPs wherein you should see a significant rise in traffic.

About Author: Nick Cowan is an experienced online marketer. He blogs about SEO and content marketing.

One Response

  1. whitney mennell September 30, 2013
Games Security
Best Web Designing Tools
Best Web Designing Tools You Can’t Live Without
Email Marketing Software
How to Choose Your Email Marketing Software for Your Business?
Live Chat
4 Reasons Why Live Chat is the Ideal Solution for Customer Support
External Giveaway Freebie TechnoGiants Giveaway
Focusky Pro
Giveaway #41: Focusky Pro 3-months Plan Subscription
MacXDVD
Freebie: MacXDVD Gives Away 10K Free Copies of MacX Video Converter
Flipbook
Giveaway #40: FlipHTML5 Flipbook 3-months Platinum Plan Subscription
Android iPhone
App Builder
7 Excellent Mobile App Builders for Personal and Professional Apps
Android Device
How to Keep Your Data Safe and Secure On Your Android Device?
Android Phones
Exciting Features of Android Phones you Probably Didn’t Know
Adsense
Guest Posting
6 Tips to Maximise Your SEO Efforts with Guest Posting
On-Page SEO
5 Ways Content Editors can kill your On-page SEO
On Page Optimization
Understand the effectiveness and important of On Page Optimization
MAC Software
Best VPN Service
How to Choose the Best VPN Service for Torrenting?
Technology Integration
5 Ways Technology Integration Will Help You Get More Business
Accessories
5 Must Have Portable Accessories in 2017
Blogging Social Media
Blog
5 Effective Ways To Save Time While Writing Blog Posts
Facebook Marketing
6 Tips for Using Video Marketing on Facebook
Time Management
8 Time Management Strategies for Fellow Bloggers
Content Writing
Infographic: 7 Reasons Why Content Is Still King in 2017
Email Marketing
Infographic: The Giant Email Marketing Statistics Guide
Ecommerce
Infographic: How to Create Your Ecommerce Store With Magento
Ways to Backup iPhone
Infographic: Ways to Backup iPhone – Avoid iPhone Data Loss