My Link Building Strategy - Google Love It!

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I am into SEO for last 2 years and seen lot of up and downs as far as SERP is concerned. I had noticed some pattern and figure out why some websites ranks good compare to some websites that even have authority backlinks.

I would like to share my experience with you guys,

Following are some pointers, which can help you to build links effectively.

1) Analyze your top 3 competitors for a particular keyword phrase. Get an average backlink count of top 3 websites, what ever the backlink count is that many links you have to build in next four months for that particular site or page.( This doesn't apply for highly competitive keyword phrases like "Weight Loss", "Web hosting", "Credit Repair" etc. you have to give a longer period of time for these)

2) At first start slow, use unique and informative articles to submit to top 5 articles directories.

3) Then do some 15 - 20 bookmarks in a month. Remember less is more when it comes to google.

4) Find some high traffic blogs and do some blog commenting, don't hesitate to comment on nofollow blogs. These links do have weight for ranking as far as my experience is concerned. This is a bit controversial statement, but if you think rationally, when it comes to natural looking links it's very much possible that you might have 10%-20% links, which come from nofollow page.

5) Then use Web.2.0. Sites like squidoo, wetpaint, hubpages etc. here you have to build in-content links. You can use the re-written version of your articles, which are submitted to article directories.

6) Then use Social Networking sites, leave a link at your profile page.
7) After creating Web2.0 Sites and Social Networking profile pages build couple links to these pages, it might be anything from social bookmaking to answer sites.

8) At this point you will find some traffic is coming to your site from google. Once you find some visitors are coming in from google, then start using niche specific forums and answer sites with useful posts.

9) Scale this campaign bigger as per your link building goal.
10) Start slowly for first month, increase speed in second and third month and for fourth month onward build slow but quality links.

For on keyword phrase I had successfully outranked 1,740,000 competitive pages and grabbed a solid 2 position in google with this link building technique. (Result for my best link building campaign so far)


Note: Do serious keyword research first before starting a link building campaign else it will waste your efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    Good advice Robert.

    I have also notice that Google give priority to pages with lots of outgoing links. This shows authority and willingness to share links. Also IM'ers tend not to provide outgoing links in case it sends people away from a sales page - Google know that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sven Schoene
    Thanks for the strategy, Robert! I've saved that little file for my next campaign.


    The thing is that I'm probably way too lazy to do this kind of stuff and just end up paying for traffic viá AdWords. If I somehow get off my ass then this is the thing I'm going to do, so thanks for the detailed plan.


    You know, I sometimes have the feeling that building traffic like that is an awful waste of time. I know that it works but just using PPC and then forget about the whole traffic-issue is a lot more appealing to me since I then can go back to content creation, copywriting, nurturing my list, etc.. On the other hand, I've seen pictures where people have been eye-tracked while using Google. The conclusion: There simply is no better place than the top 10 search results in Google. The sponsored links get clicked on by just a fraction.


    Hmm, I'm still undecided about this... Anybody else on here who feels like their time is too valuable to play this whole SEO game?
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    • Profile picture of the author robert25
      Originally Posted by Sven Schoene View Post

      Thanks for the strategy, Robert! I've saved that little file for my next campaign.


      The thing is that I'm probably way too lazy to do this kind of stuff and just end up paying for traffic viá AdWords. If I somehow get off my ass then this is the thing I'm going to do, so thanks for the detailed plan.


      You know, I sometimes have the feeling that building traffic like that is an awful waste of time. I know that it works but just using PPC and then forget about the whole traffic-issue is a lot more appealing to me since I then can go back to content creation, copywriting, nurturing my list, etc.. On the other hand, I've seen pictures where people have been eye-tracked while using Google. The conclusion: There simply is no better place than the top 10 search results in Google. The sponsored links get clicked on by just a fraction.


      Hmm, I'm still undecided about this... Anybody else on here who feels like their time is too valuable to play this whole SEO game?

      This strategy can be very use full for those who are adword savvy, You know what keywords converts for you and what not.
      Focusing on exact long tail keyword which converts can change the game of ROI.
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    • Profile picture of the author TommyM
      Originally Posted by Sven Schoene View Post

      Hmm, I'm still undecided about this... Anybody else on here who feels like their time is too valuable to play this whole SEO game?
      The main advantage of this "SEO game" is that you play the game only once. It might take 6 months or a year but once your site becomes an authority on the topic, it will rank all the time well without any need to build links any more.

      Just adding an article per week - which can take 5 or 20 minutes - is all the work that's needed. And the site just keeps earning and earning...
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      • Profile picture of the author robert25
        Originally Posted by TommyM View Post

        The main advantage of this "SEO game" is that you play the game only once. It might take 6 months or a year but once your site becomes an authority on the topic, it will rank all the time well without any need to build links any more.

        Just adding an article per week - which can take 5 or 20 minutes - is all the work that's needed. And the site just keeps earning and earning...
        Yes its very true, once you had got the ranking, maintaining the raking is lot easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearlydean
    Great advice Robert.

    I am just working on some keywords at the moment so this will save me some grief hopefully. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Sven Schoene
      Originally Posted by shettman View Post

      I still can't say which is better, Adsense or Adwords
      But by and large, the only thing I can possibly think of is, for the lazy and rich use Adwords......for the less-busy and really-at-it, go for Adsense.
      Thanks for your post
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      Sorry Shettman, I'm not very into all this stuff right now, but as far as I know AdSense is for publishers and AdWords is for advertisers.


      If you want to make some money with your website, register on Google AdSense and slap some ads onto your site.


      If you want to advertise your site then register with Google AdWords and start a campaign (which Google AdSense users will then have on their sites).


      Please correct me, fellow Warriors, if I'm wrong...
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Brite
        Originally Posted by Sven Schoene View Post

        Sorry Shettman, I'm not very into all this stuff right now, but as far as I know AdSense is for publishers and AdWords is for advertisers.


        If you want to make some money with your website, register on Google AdSense and slap some ads onto your site.


        If you want to advertise your site then register with Google AdWords and start a campaign (which Google AdSense users will then have on their sites).


        Please correct me, fellow Warriors, if I'm wrong...
        Yep your completely correct Sven!

        I really have no idea what Shettman is talking about to be honest!

        Tom Brite
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Brite
    Almost sounded like i was writing this strategy myself as it is very similar to what i do.

    Tom Brite
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  • Profile picture of the author Truffle
    thanks for sharing your strategy!

    greetz,
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  • Profile picture of the author shakir
    Nice link building strategy.. Do not find any reason for google dislike it... Slowly and professionally starting on link building/....
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    • Profile picture of the author robert25
      Originally Posted by shakir View Post

      Nice link building strategy.. Do not find any reason for google dislike it... Slowly and professionally starting on link building/....
      I had used this technique for some sandboxed websites and it works like wonder, only thing you need is, a faith in what you are doing and being consistent.
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        2) At first start slow, use unique and informative articles to submit to top 5 articles directories.
        3) Then do some 15 - 20 bookmarks in a month. Remember less is more when it comes to google.
        How slow is slow?

        Why SLOW?

        Why is LESS More?
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        • Profile picture of the author amerigo
          Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

          How slow is slow?

          Why SLOW?

          Why is LESS More?
          I agree. I normally do about 300 or so social bookmarks in the first week that a site goes live.
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        • Profile picture of the author dburk
          Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

          How slow is slow?

          Why SLOW?

          Why is LESS More?
          Hi 4morereferrals,

          Don't you get it? LESS and SLOW is the best advice to give to your competitors.
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          • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
            Originally Posted by dburk View Post

            Hi 4morereferrals,

            Don't you get it? LESS and SLOW is the best advice to give to your competitors.
            Ahhh Im the one who's slow I guess ... hehehe

            crafty one he is eh?
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        • Profile picture of the author Saidar
          Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

          How slow is slow?

          Why SLOW?

          Why is LESS More?
          The problem with building links extremely fast is Google devalues many links (depending on the age of the domain and website). I have seen this with my own eyes so I know this is true. Of course your site won't get penalised but many of the links will get devalued, resulting in a waste of time and effort
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        • Profile picture of the author robert25
          Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

          How slow is slow?

          Why SLOW?

          Why is LESS More?
          I was wondering why some one has not asked me similar thing till now

          How slow is slow?
          When you are planing to achieve ranking in four to five months, only build 5%-7% of links at first month.

          Why SLOW?
          Basically, if you build link fast at the start you will sudden your page will be vansh from the search result.

          Why is LESS More?
          According to my experience, at start less is more. If you build links fast soon you will see your site in sandbox.

          Building natural looking links it the important element of link building.
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          • Profile picture of the author Saidar
            Originally Posted by robert25 View Post

            I was wondering why some one has not asked me similar thing till now

            How slow is slow?
            When you are planing to achieve ranking in four to five months, only build 5%-7% of links at first month.

            Why SLOW?
            Basically, if you build link fast at the start you will sudden your page will be vansh from the search result.

            Why is LESS More?
            According to my experience, at start less is more. If you build links fast soon you will see your site in sandbox.

            Building natural looking links it the important element of link building.
            That happened to me I built a lot of backlinks and suddenly my website disappeared. It has been 10 days now lets hope it comes back
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          • Profile picture of the author dburk
            Originally Posted by robert25 View Post

            I was wondering why some one has not asked me similar thing till now

            How slow is slow?
            When you are planing to achieve ranking in four to five months, only build 5%-7% of links at first month.

            Why SLOW?
            Basically, if you build link fast at the start you will sudden your page will be vansh from the search result.

            Why is LESS More?
            According to my experience, at start less is more. If you build links fast soon you will see your site in sandbox.

            Building natural looking links it the important element of link building.
            Hi robert25,

            Are you sure about this? How do you differentiate the effect of QDF from your link building activities? Wouldn't the QDF factor cause this exact pattern and account for the result you see? How do you isolate and attribute this totally to your link building activities?

            It is my understanding that the only thing that is likely to happen if you build backlinks too fast is that you will attract the attention of the search engine spamdexing teams. If you are using some sort of automated spamming technique this human review is likely to spot this and devalue those links. If all your backlinks are relevant and not spammy you aren't likely to suffer from a human review.

            So if you are using an automated spamdexing tool you will need to go slow to "fly under the radar". However, if you are creating quality backlinks I see no reason why you would want to throttle your efforts.
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            • Profile picture of the author robert25
              Originally Posted by dburk View Post

              Hi robert25,

              It is my understanding that the only thing that is likely to happen if you build backlinks too fast is that you will attract the attention of the search engine spamdexing teams. If you are using some sort of automated spamming technique this human review is likely to spot this and devalue those links. If all your backlinks are relevant and not spammy you aren't likely to suffer from a human review.

              So if you are using an automated spamdexing tool you will need to go slow to "fly under the radar". However, if you are creating quality backlinks I see no reason why you would want to throttle your efforts.
              I don't agree with this at all, there are millions of long tail keywords which is hit by thousands of surfers on daily basis. Its not possible to review every site which builds link fast or suspiciously.

              This is because, google is always ready to introduce new tools and overtaking web entities like urchin, youtube, feedburner the list goes on, the major objective behind this is to collect valuable data of search pattern,site performance and automating the process of detecting suspicious link building activity.
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              • Profile picture of the author MichaelsWeb
                Good info Robert - I learned the hard way so this will help someone who is just starting up
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              • Profile picture of the author dburk
                Originally Posted by robert25 View Post

                I don't agree with this at all, there are millions of long tail keywords which is hit by thousands of surfers on daily basis. Its not possible to review every site which builds link fast or suspiciously.

                This is because, google is always ready to introduce new tools and overtaking web entities like urchin, youtube, feedburner the list goes on, the major objective behind this is to collect valuable data of search pattern,site performance and automating the process of detecting suspicious link building activity.
                Hi robert25,

                Yes, they do use tools that detect suspicious link building activity, I agree with that. I'm just saying they do have a large spamdexing team that reviews those sites that reach extremely high levels. Some of their training material has leaked onto the internet in the past and you can see in their filings that they in fact do employ many people for this job.

                It's only when your spamdexing activity reaches a very high level that your are likely to trigger a human review. It most often occurs when someone uses automated tools because it's so easy to get carried away with the power of such tools.

                What else do all those human reviewers do in the spamdexing team if they are not reviewing suspicious link building activity? A human reviewer does not need to view every site, all they need is a tool that displays a random sampling and they can scan those results in seconds and make a decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimaroc
    I learn every day from this forum
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  • Profile picture of the author nossie
    Im using tactics like this on my websites all the time.. Yes they are working

    Im automating this with senuke, thelinkjuicer and a few other tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amenda Jessera
    Hey Robert, that is really great. Let us follow your way too
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    • Profile picture of the author johnpaulgrant
      Great strategy and very nice of you to share it with the community. Good to see how others operate. Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author r4cardnintendods
    Good one robert i also do the same hmmm but no follow links are little bit confusing how to find the domains are with no follow they didnt show some times in their source code
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  • Profile picture of the author Barb Thornback
    Thanks for sharing all that information.
    A lot of work, but obviously worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author indigo
    4) Find some high traffic blogs and do some blog commenting, don't hesitate to comment on nofollow blogs. These links do have weight for ranking as far as my experience is concerned. This is a bit controversial statement, but if you think rationally, when it comes to natural looking links it's very much possible that you might have 10%-20% links, which come from nofollow page.
    Good point! I also think this is right.
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  • Profile picture of the author domaintrader85
    Nice info...Simply kept entire SEO meal at one place
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcat1967
    I agree. I normally do about 300 or so social bookmarks in the first week that a site goes live.
    Your kidding? And you consider that slow? That's way to fast man.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenie0109
    ppc webspy will help you when it comes to analyzing your competitor
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  • Profile picture of the author shooting_star
    thanks for the input
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  • Profile picture of the author seotrigger
    Hi I have gone through your posting its nice posting about website seo it can more benefited for the website seo.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I follow a very similar strategy.. and it's been working so far
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  • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyTutor
    Thanks for sharing the great information with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author william99
    very nice tuts,.. almost got something new everyday from this forum....
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  • Profile picture of the author adrian_morris
    Hi Robert!!

    Your advice is great. I've been doing that strategy, too. It helps a lot on my website SEO. So far, it works on me..
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  • Profile picture of the author metafever
    Great tips mate!
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    • Profile picture of the author dqman
      My first site is more of a hobby site than a big money maker. I let the links in to it build on their own.

      My second site, which I'm just starting, is an income-generator, so I'll be following your suggestions for link-building.

      Thanks for the tips.
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      • Profile picture of the author rohit_tripathi60
        thanks for sharing your experience with us, nice tips
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Steel
    solid information ... thanx for it -

    js
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  • Profile picture of the author iblbuilder
    Interesting info. I would love to know from the chap who did 300 social bookmarks in week one - what did you bookmark - pages on your site, articles about your site. combinations etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author robert25
      Originally Posted by iblbuilder View Post

      Interesting info. I would love to know from the chap who did 300 social bookmarks in week one - what did you bookmark - pages on your site, articles about your site. combinations etc?
      Do not ever try to submit your site to 300 social bookmarking sites. This will will work against your desire, try to submit olny 5 - 10 top social bookmarking sites.

      You can submit it as a combination all, your main domain, pages, articles, videos etc.

      The only thing you must consider while link building is, it must look natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevendennis
    good post and thanks for sharing.......
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  • Profile picture of the author haikuangel
    Wow Guys! Thank you for these great tips! Ive been integrating this strategies with the SEO for my website and I'd have to say kudos because theyve increased my searchability potential substantially. Id have to say that integrating ppc webspy is a great tool to use to have a comparative analysis with other sites that offer same services.
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