However, I'm not new to the Internet, I'm not new to programming and I'm not new to design.
Before jumping right into the fray, I read some online literature from a multiplicity of places, including the FAQ provided in this forum. So I have a somewhat vague idea of the undertaking I am about to deploy (better than no idea, right?).
I have a friend's site I'm optimizing. She's the director of a fairly prominent local theatre school.
Now I've done some pretty accurate keyword research, I've thrown in meta tags and added descriptions for images and whatnot.
I 301 redirected the non-www version of the landing page and I modified the htaccess file to block out bad bots.
I guess the time has come to do consistent link building and generate backlinks to the site. I need you awesome people to tell me if my link-building strategy has merit to it and perhaps how I can improve it, because I have no idea if this is going to work:
1) I've written a Wikipedia article for the school and made it look all nice and pretty (I contribute to Wikipedia on the regular). I provided a bunch of external links to my target site.
2) I'm going to go around local theater forums, create a few accounts and try to post helpful information with a link back to the target site in my forum signature.
3) I'm going to find a few relevant (probably local) blogs and leave a comment on some of their more popular blog posts. The comment will, of course, contain a backlink to the target website.
Okay, so I can't think of anything else, lol. Can anyone suggest specific techniques? PPC and social networking aside, I'm talkin' backlinks.
- I've heard about purchasing "link-building packages" but I'm far too frightened to accidentally spend my money on a bogus product.
- I may be willing to write articles, if it comes down to it. But to be honest, I wouldn't want to waste the time unless it's really worth it. I know how to write quality material and captivate a reader, however creating something of this nature can be time consuming.
- I've seen a few backlink services that look kick-ass.
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ls this a link farm?
Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I hope to excel at the SEO game and perhaps become a regular and contributing member here (: