by orvn
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So I'm fairly new to the SEO game.
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.
[removed link so as not to arouse suspicion of an ulterior motive]
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 (:
#backlink #strategy
  • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
    Now that you have attempted to put a link to product in your question... people will now wonder if that is your way of promoting a product. Not a good idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author orvn
      Originally Posted by Kim Davis View Post

      Now that you have attempted to put a link to product in your question... people will now wonder if that is your way of promoting a product. Not a good idea.
      Just removed it.
      I wouldn't want anyone suspecting me of ulterior motives now. I just posted that as an example, because their promise looked to good to be true.

      Thanks for the heads up.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ehsan_am
        Originally Posted by orvn View Post

        Just removed it.
        I wouldn't want anyone suspecting me of ulterior motives now. I just posted that as an example, because their promise looked to good to be true.

        Thanks for the heads up.

        When it lookes too good to be true it generally is.

        Depending on the level of competition for your keywords I would try article marketing first. Keep in mind that you don't need to write a new article for each submission. Just spin the article to around 30% uniqueness and post it to different web 2.0 properties like Squidoo,Hubpages,... You will only need an original article for Ezinearticle.

        Then I would recommend forum profile backlinking and blog commenting.
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        • Profile picture of the author orvn
          Thanks guys, the advice is much appreciated.
          I can't seem to find a button to "thank" you for your post on the forum, however I know this feature is enabled on this board. Am I overlooking something, or is my post count just too low?
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          • Profile picture of the author Ehsan_am
            Originally Posted by orvn View Post

            Thanks guys, the advice is much appreciated.
            I can't seem to find a button to "thank" you for your post on the forum, however I know this feature is enabled on this board. Am I overlooking something, or is my post count just too low?
            The button is just beside "Quick Reply" button. however I don't know if there is any limitations related to your post count.
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    Anyone...?
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    The content of the site must be created first and well optimized then start link building process in your implementation i think this is called Off Page Optimization theis method will determine your backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author BishopMartin
    Originally Posted by orvn View Post


    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.
    I think this sounds like some great steps, and should be all you need assuming its a low competition keyword. If you do all this, and still don't rank I would suggest making comments on more blogs - specifically ones you know are do-follow. Even if the blogs are not related to your sites subject, a link back will still pass value and help you rank.

    For $20 or so can can get a list of about 100 High PR blog pages that have do-follow comments. From that 100 pick 10 blogs/sites that you actually find interesting and subscribe via your favorite RSS reader. Every time there is a new post check it out, and if its interesting, or you can think of something to add to the conversation, make a reply and include your link.. If your not seeing the progress you want, then pick an additional 10 blogs/sites to read and make twice as many comments..
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  • Profile picture of the author lucy.goibu
    Some of the advice above is also very useful for me. Thank you a lot.
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