What linkbuilding strategy has been the most successful for "you"?

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I'm aware of all the different link building techniques (profile links, forum posting, blog commenting, etc.). I'm just wondering which link building strategy have you seen the most results from?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marko Vel
    That's really difficult to say, because when you using links from over everything is a little difficult to follow from where your visits comes and what helps for your position on google.
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  • Article marketing and social bookmarking (digg, delicious, reddit) provides better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
    Originally Posted by thebarksmeow View Post

    I'm aware of all the different link building techniques (profile links, forum posting, blog commenting, etc.). I'm just wondering which link building strategy have you seen the most results from?

    I have noticed basically zero added benefit long term to social bookmarking my main site. I find social boomkarking is great for getting google to index a page, but doesn't really provide the power to rank well. I find having a few articles help, but I don't see any benefit from large numbers of articile backlinks.

    For my main sites where I have >1000 backlinks to, my breakdown of backlinks might look like:

    620 profile backlinks
    200 forum signatures
    150 blog comments
    25 web 2.0 sites like wordpress, vox, livejournal, etc.
    5 article backlinks


    That has worked very well.
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    • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
      Article Marketing, blog posting are all good at times.

      Social Bookmarketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author thebarksmeow
      Originally Posted by Tom Goodwin View Post

      I have noticed basically zero added benefit long term to social bookmarking my main site. I find social boomkarking is great for getting google to index a page, but doesn't really provide the power to rank well. I find having a few articles help, but I don't see any benefit from large numbers of articile backlinks.

      For my main sites where I have >1000 backlinks to, my breakdown of backlinks might look like:

      620 profile backlinks
      200 forum signatures
      150 blog comments
      25 web 2.0 sites like wordpress, vox, livejournal, etc.
      5 article backlinks


      That has worked very well.
      Nice breakdown. I find that profile backlinks have worked a lot for me as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
        Originally Posted by thebarksmeow View Post

        Nice breakdown. I find that profile backlinks have worked a lot for me as well.
        I forgot to add millionrss.com :rolleyes:
        Who knows for sure how much it helps, but for diversity, that is my rss feed

        millionrss feeds consistently show up for me as backlinks whereas the other rss feed aggregators/directories do not.
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        • Profile picture of the author sjedwardz
          Tom - I found that as well. I very seldom see any backlinks from the other RSS aggregators. I have RSS bot so it doesn't take any longer to put it on all of them as just on million but if you are doing it manually you could just use rssmillion and many feedage.
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        • Profile picture of the author sjedwardz
          Tom - I found that as well. I very seldom see any backlinks from the other RSS aggregators. I have RSS bot so it doesn't take any longer to put it on all of them as just on million but if you are doing it manually you could just use rssmillion and many feedage.
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        • Profile picture of the author digidoodles
          Originally Posted by Tom Goodwin View Post

          I forgot to add millionrss.com :rolleyes:
          Who knows for sure how much it helps, but for diversity, that is my rss feed

          millionrss feeds consistently show up for me as backlinks whereas the other rss feed aggregators/directories do not.
          Millionrss is giving this when you click on an rss feed.. what's up?

          "...feed details have been temporarily disabled...Do you have a suggestion on how we can continue our project and still respect the copyright of people's feeds?"


          (I mean, not that you have any special insider track.. but I thought you might have some inkling

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          • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
            Originally Posted by digidoodles View Post

            Millionrss is giving this when you click on an rss feed.. what's up?

            "...feed details have been temporarily disabled...Do you have a suggestion on how we can continue our project and still respect the copyright of people's feeds?"


            (I mean, not that you have any special insider track.. but I thought you might have some inkling


            Warmly,


            Brandi
            When I click through to my millionrss feeds when I did a backlink search with SEO Spyglass, the feed opened up fine and everything looked normal to me??!?:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    My backlinking portfolio and strategy is very similar to Tom Goodwins. Except I don't use forum signatures or write articles.

    I can't give a clear answer to 'which is the best' since I'm using all of those techniques and resources at the same time so I can't pin down which have the most impact. I do believe in diversity.

    I also agree with Tom's assessment of social bookmarking. Aside from a plug-in that auto-bookmarks my posts to delicious I don't even bother with social bookmarking anymore. I do ping everything though.

    blog commenting... these seem to be picked up the fastest I think have the greatest impact on your site if you're trying to build up your PR. They also give you the ability to get backlinks on pages that have PR themselves which could mean they are higher value backlinks.

    profiles... fast and easy and do work.

    web 2.0 like wordpress... allows you to create more legitimate backlinks (if there is such a thing) , well, you're creating you're own sites to use as backlinks for your money sites instead of dropping your links on somebody elses. In the long run I think these are the best type of backlinks but they are also the most time consuming to create.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
      Originally Posted by jasonmorgan View Post


      blog commenting... these seem to be picked up the fastest I think have the greatest impact on your site if you're trying to build up your PR. They also give you the ability to get backlinks on pages that have PR themselves which could mean they are higher value backlinks.
      I find that as well. It is hard to really pin down how much something works since I use several things at once. But, the sites where I have quite a few comments on high PR pages (not domain), seem to definitely get a boost in terms of pagerank. I can't say whether it really has helped a lot in the SERPs, but, if I was really serious about getting some good pagerank to my site I would definitely make sure to get some good do-follow blog backlinks.

      Unlike my profile backlinks, I don't ping them or anything as there is no need. The pages are already indexed by google, so I just let google re-crawl them at its own speed.

      Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Austin E Anthony
    Profile link has done it for me and its still doing it. Whenever I launch a site or article, all I do is profile links, no articles, no bookmarking and after 2-4 weeks, I find the site on page 1. Yes, profile backlinks is powerful but be smart and apply some twist.
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    • Profile picture of the author lolawanda
      Originally Posted by young-Money View Post

      Profile link has done it for me and its still doing it. Whenever I launch a site or article, all I do is profile links, no articles, no bookmarking and after 2-4 weeks, I find the site on page 1. Yes, profile backlinks is powerful but be smart and apply some twist.
      Just want to ask if it's okay to have profile links from dofollow forum sites which are not related to my niche but have good PR domain like pr5 above? what do you think? thanks for your help
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      • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
        Originally Posted by lolawanda View Post

        Just want to ask if it's okay to have profile links from dofollow forum sites which are not related to my niche but have good PR domain like pr5 above? what do you think? thanks for your help
        i am occasionally examining very highly ranked sites, and MANY (if not most) of them have links from unrelated sites.

        Some sites in competitive niches have like 20.000 backlinks and rank #1 in Google, needless to say there is no way to get 20.000 "related" backlinks on "how to avoid teeth grinding" or "dog collars for bad dogs".

        Related is always GOOD....but some niches yield only so much (very little) related sites. I am pretty certain that a PR5+ backlink from an unrelated site has value, otherwise the sites i examine wouldnt rank that well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Texjd
    Part of the problem I've seen with social bookmarks is people don't follow through and take advantage of all the features. If you go in and just do a few bookmarks without using the RSS feeds, mix up your bookmarks to your site/articles/other good webpages, and do non sales descriptions you won't get much traction. It takes about an hour to do a good overall job but it can be worth it for the traffic and the links.

    If you can find profile links that are not going to be removed (find your own) do to abuse, and spend 5 minutes doing it right they can be very effective.

    Blog comments in related subject areas are good, same with a few articles. I don't think you have to spin out 100 versions to 100 directories. Just do good articles and submit to the 5 or 6 popular directories.

    Tom's numbers are good due to diversity, although I'm too lazy (or cheap to outsource) that many profile links. It really depends on the competition for the keyword or phrase. I try to do just enough to beat the top three.

    I couldn't care less about authority, if I get a good number fine, if not that's ok too as long as I get the traffic. Most of my biggest traffic sites have a 1 or 2 authority rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Well I could say all of them since I am a little bit more involved in backlinking than most but to be more objective I qould say I have found MOST punch from Profile backlinks that allow in content links (blogging, articles and "about me" or bio sections)
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
      Originally Posted by Texjd View Post

      ...same with a few articles. I don't think you have to spin out 100 versions to 100 directories. Just do good articles and submit to the 5 or 6 popular directories.
      I'm with you on that. I would rather stick to EZA, goarticles, etc. then go for the massive numbers of spun articles, which, at least for me, never ever get picked up in the backlink searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author ztws
    I find that article submission helps, but it's not the end all. Diversity is always good in link building and a lot of good formats have already been mentioned.
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  • Profile picture of the author max922
    In my Opinion Blog Commenting and Forum posting is Most useful and successful strategy for linkbuilding
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    • Profile picture of the author Wakunahum
      I basically get all my backlinks from articles.

      I haven't attempted things like blog commenting or profile links so I'm not sure what's better or worse.
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  • Profile picture of the author abelp
    From my perspective, i think there's no such thing as "best link building strategy".
    I tend to prioritize what should I do after my site goes live.

    Here is what i will do
    - Social Bookmark (digg.com can rank very high by itself)
    - Social Network (link wheel)
    - Submit RSS (social network rss, social bookmark rss, own site .. whatever rss u have)
    - Web 2.0 (not working so well with automated software, mostly get deleted fast)
    - Video
    - Article Directory

    By doing that a few round in weeks, you can get a pretty solid links.
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  • Profile picture of the author 7_8_shortcuts
    Originally Posted by thebarksmeow View Post

    I'm aware of all the different link building techniques (profile links, forum posting, blog commenting, etc.). I'm just wondering which link building strategy have you seen the most results from?
    You will likely see best results if you combine ALL of these, because... this will look most NATURAL to Google and not as if you are trying to trick them. Build only one type of links consistently and you are leaving a nice footprint :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Neenadevi
    I was very successful from forum posting. But I am using mix link building methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author filiks
    i think article marketing and yahoo answer is better
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  • Profile picture of the author NiceBlogger
    I've used a lot of strategies but the most succesful was "blog commenting" using this dofollow list .
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  • Profile picture of the author stumblerum
    Getting a digg front page has usually resulted in between 150-300 natural links each time I have done it. If you know what you're doing, you can even get a large portion of them with good keyword anchor text.
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    • Profile picture of the author snvservices
      According to me social bookmarking, blog commenting and article marketing are the best way to get links as, through these processes you will surely get relevant backlinks.

      Social bookmarking is one of the process which can be done to get the ranking of the keywords also provides high PR backlinks to your site.

      Thanks!
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