When do you Start Building Backlinks?

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I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Montgomery
    Immediately in my opinion.

    I know a lot of people are afraid of the "sandbox" - if it does exist I've never been affected by it.

    And if for some reason it does exist I've never seen good proof that it was caused by building backlinks to quickly.

    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Ryan
      You can start building backlinks right away, there is no need to wait. Just try to remain consistent in you link building efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author banggates
    Whenever. but U don't should make a lot backlinks. A regular.

    the first day about 10 links.
    the second about 12 links.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesW
    Start right now and remember to build backlinks to your individual blog posts as well as your home page.

    To be on the safe side you should also make sure that you don't hit your blog with thousands of backlinks in a short space of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    There's no better time to start than now. Immediately, you start updating the blog, you have started building backlinks. Immediately you start writing articles and sending them to article directories, you have started building backlinks.

    Immediately you start commenting on other blogs, you have started building backlinks. Immediately you start posting on forums, you have started building backlinks.

    There's no specific time to start.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      The simple answer is:

      Start building backlinks as soon as you have something worth linking to.
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  • Profile picture of the author seosuperstar2014
    None of the backlinks which will build today can get index today, it takes 1-2 weeks depends on your seo expert. Start immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    As soon as you can. I start seo and backlinks as soon as I have finished my actual site.
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  • Profile picture of the author gchagasteam
    Great question... I need to know that too. I will follow everyone answers
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  • Profile picture of the author Renee Dashner
    Here is a question to piggy back on this. Is posting your blog on article directories/social bookmarking sites the best way to create backlinks?

    Renee
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  • Profile picture of the author mattjay
    as an experiment i put up a simple services blog and two days later started book marking and article marekting as well as some profile links. the site ranked near the top for every keyword i targeted within 3 weeks. and it was brand new. i never experienced the "sandbox" with my efforts. one keyword that had the domain in it ranked #1 for the term with 10 mil competition. it still sits there today after almost 3/4 of a year.

    honestly i'm no seo expert at all. i've just tried what others said have worked. and all the info i learned i learned here. so take a look around for some backlinking advice there's plenty of it
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  • Profile picture of the author yasser
    do it now.this is the best time. Do not forget to bring some traffic before linking. this is how google looks to websites
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    I would suggest you ping your site first before building a whole lot of links to your pages. This is how I do it for my sites and client's sites as well:

    1. Ping using scrapebox - Right after your site is done
    2. Build backlinks using article directories and blog networks
    3. Press Release (depending on the niche)

    If you dont have the tools, there are free alternatives of course. But once you do make some sizable income, be sure to invest in these tools. They save at the very least 60% of my time. (Not even mentioning outsourcing. )

    Just remember to build links consistently.

    Hope this helps,

    -Yan Kirby
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  • Profile picture of the author leegs
    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
    I would suggest that you can build your backlinks once you have some posts on your site. You can build it slowly for each month. It would be better if you can build deep links among your pages. This is a powerful strategy if you intend to build a long term business.

    Hope it helps...

    Raymond
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  • Profile picture of the author ReyRey
    There's no time like the present to start. Submit articles to article directories and link back to your blog as well as to your blog posts.

    I would also rewrite your blog posts and submit those as articles to article directories too.

    Have you pinged your blog posts?

    What I do is after I write my post I go to pingler and ping my blog post url
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  • Profile picture of the author jesus72knight
    Start as early as possible but in the "believable" way. Building massive links in the first days will just mean penalization. Take time. Build it slow and gradually increase your pace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanokano
    I always start building backlinks immediatelly and I haven't encountered any problems. Just try not to start with huge amounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author robp234
    I start building links to my new sites right away and I have never had any problems from it. In my experience as long as you are providing good content and offer things that people actually want you have nothing to fear. I have heard many theories on the correct speed to build links. Personally the minute that I complete a site with quality original content I promote the heck out of it. I senuke it, submit to article directories, submit videos, and so on and so forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tymarkinc
    You are about a month late. You should be building back links immediately. It will get your site indexed faster.

    Then you should be building both authoratative and reputation links(anchor text appropriate).
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  • Profile picture of the author Highdefinition
    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
    No, you don't have to wait. You can start backlinking as soon as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    One more to add to the list..Build NOW.

    Bl's get cached first within googlebot's index. And then after some time it gets released to the main index. As long as you have some good content up, you're good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author tapori2010
    make sure you are building backlinks on quality sites and forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author mathewhogard
    Start back linking when you are posting your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbm411.com
    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
    Backlink building is a very important part of our overall plan. I have found that by doing this on a consistent basis, like 3-5 backlinks a day, over time you have a solid footing in the search engines.

    I have followed this plan on one of my other sites and now have well of 1600 backlinks from hundreds of different domains.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author ktshoppe
    The sooner the better as backlinks is the backbone for page rank and link popularity
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    I start it ASAP, I mean the first thing I do is to threw a backlink at my domain Even if I just have registered it and put only a simple html page with keywords in the h1 tags.
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  • My site just went live today, and I am already on the back-link grind. It's very important in my case because I just had my domain pointed to a New site and lost most of my ranking in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
    Start right now! Remember, no one knows your blog even exists right now, so until you start promoting it, all of your hard work is in vain! Plus, it takes work and time to build quality links and promote your site. A few links isn't going to be enough to see dramatic results.

    The only way that you can hurt your reputation with Google is to get links from link farms, or to build links too quickly. Google wants to see you building quality links at a natural pace. To them, getting 500 links in 1 day can look suspicious, especially for a new site. Just focus on getting the best links you can, the good 'ol fashioned, honest way
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    • Profile picture of the author snobants
      Man, dont wait!

      Start like this and have a fast index. :rolleyes:

      social bookmarking (twitter, facebook, etc..)
      bookmarking (delicious, dig...)
      write some articles and send to directories. (ezine, goarticles)
      forum (signature)
      blog comment (no spam)

      i sugest you use folow and unfolow links.
      dont forget use your anchor text.

      ...tip... if your website its new (less than 1 year) make 5 links day.
      if the domain have more than 2 years, you can explode links and no problem.

      Regards, Stive
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  • Profile picture of the author Hikari08
    Building backlinks іѕ аѕ іmрοrtаnt tο уουr site bесаυѕе іt shows thе search engines thаt уουr site іѕ рοрυƖаr fοr searches.

    If уου link tο sites wіth a higher rank thаn yours, іt аƖѕο helps tο boost уουr ranking аѕ well.

    Yου wουƖԁ need tο link tο sites іn thе same category οr niche аѕ yours, bυt a site thаt gets a fаіr amount οf traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    Build quality back links from some standard sites. Bookmarking is also a good way for fast indexing of pages. Don't make too much links in a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardmoore
    The first step in building backlinks is to find places where you can get back to quality. a valuable aid in this process is reversed Builder tool. When you enter in the search window, the inverse generator tool list of sites where you can send an article to send the message, or simply reverse your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
    In my point of view you can immediately perform you link building process and start promoting your blog right away, don't worry your link building will not harm your site but it will depends on how you implement well regarding this method. hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author 0b1
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    Originally Posted by Virus Chronicler View Post

    I currently have a blog which is about a month old. It has 12 posts. When do I start building backlinks? Do I wait for it to mature more before starting promotion? Will building backlinks now harm the reputation of my site in the eyes of Google?
    Just do what everyone tells you to do, begin immediately. there is no need for it to mature The building of backlinks at any stage will not harm your sites (at least from my experience) but im confident to say it wont.


    Also once you start rising in the search engines due to your backlinking efforts, don't get discouraged when you see your site suddenly drop in the search rankings and don't automatically come to the conclusion that it is being Sandboxed. sometimes this happens and its actually pretty common, there is a term for it and its called the Google Dance.

    -Brandon Sean
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Starting making more posts and then start backlinking right away to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaylomarketing
    It is important to start early. It takes time to build up and it's always good to start with small volumes of back links first. Look for sites with high PR. Most social sites like Reddit, Digg all are good places to share your content and get backlinks to.
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  • Profile picture of the author xiaolong
    You can start building backlinks right away, there is no need to wait. Just try to remain consistent in you link building efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wesley Atkins
    You should start building backlinks daily to the site from when it first has content. However, the links you build to the site in the first couple months of its life is very important so as to avoid the "Aging Filter" Google implements on new sites that some call the "Sandbox".

    Week 1: Try to get your site editorially linked to. This is done by submitting your site to the top handful of directories online. Here are the ones I always submit my sites to as they are the most respected in Google's eyes for their editorial review:

    Dmoz
    Yahoo
    BOTW
    Skaffe
    Gimpsy
    Joe Ant
    Go Guides

    Now this is going to cost you some money upfront, but if this is your main blog that you are using for your business or branding then this is highly recommended to get it off to a good start.

    You should also find and submit your site to some niche directories... these can be a very powerful source of links.

    Week 2: What I like to do after submitting to the directories is submit a Press Release about your website at PrWeb. I recommend you outsource your Press Release to a proficient release writer then submit it at PRWeb for distribution. (Don't forget to add keywords in the release and deep link to your blog and its pages... but to be able to do this, it will cost you $200.)

    In week 2 I also like to Submit an article to the top article directories online. Here are the ones I recommend:

    EzineArticles
    IdeaMarketers
    GoArticles
    WebProNews
    ArticleDashboard
    ArticleCity
    Article Alley
    Amazines
    Articles Factory
    Buzzle

    Avoid mass submissions to 1000's of article sites, this will just get you filtered out of the results with a new site.

    Week 3: In week 3 you should have some good content on your site by now, so what I recommend is that you start finding potential link partners to link to your content. If your content is good, then just tell other bloggers about it. You can also link to other peoples blog posts in your content where it makes sense to do so, then let the power of reciprocation bring links back your way.

    You can also start trading links in your blogroll.. BUT... only do this with high quality sites in your niche and never more that 5-10 sites.

    Week 4: Start creating vidoes that are helpful to your market and use TubeMogul to syndicate them to the top video sites online. Do a unique video and an article once per week from this point onwards and keep submitting to the sites above.

    Start brainstorming some ideas to add exceptionally high quality content on your blog and add social media buttons in full view. For more details on this search google for "Link Baiting" - this can be a very poweful source of links.

    This is a good way to start off your site and from then onwards once your site starts ranking for some long tail terms you can start to pick up the rate of links you build and from a variety of other sources.

    This will ensure you stay out of the sandbox and gain the trust of Google that you are not a link spammer.
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    • Profile picture of the author dshipman
      I wish I had found this thread months ago.
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      • Profile picture of the author chrisen
        Originally Posted by emergemma View Post

        I wish I had found this thread months ago.
        I got lucky and found a similar thread when I first started. I was under the impression that we needed to wait for about a month until I found that thread. Now, I always start off with some social bookmarking to get my sites indexed fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author glennforum
    Considering the fact that you have already began posting, i am assuming you have already made all the necessary pages in your blog site, if so then you should start your link building efforts right away. Just keep in mind quality content and quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaSEO
    Start building backlinks for individual posts Now.Do not rush with a lot of backlinks,Go slow and increase as the amount of content increase.This could be the safest for any blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    lol..reputation is all about building backlinks...you should start it ASAP
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  • Profile picture of the author jacked
    I start my backlinking strategy/schedule as soon as the site has 1 page of content.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    I think you can start building backlinks as soon as, I do not think there is a limitation on when you start, however you should only build as much as what seems naturally for a new site
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    • Profile picture of the author Bai_Mike
      Start building backlinks a few months later after you have built content on the site. You can also start immediately to build backlinks.

      I would recommend building backlinks 1 to 2 weeks into the creation of the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xandu
    I start immediately and I do it with bookmarks and social links. In my opinion it's the most natural first step for a new site. It gets published on social media sites (twitter etc) and people bookmark it. Works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryWheeler
    I'll look at it a little differently. If you are trying to get indexed / build some traffic, start right after the site launches.

    However, look at the niche you are in. If you are going to start soliciting links (email / letters etc), develop your site so it looks legitimate, has the appearance of having a great look/feel for user experience, then start.

    I've got one site I'm developing content for right now and haven't started any backlinks just yet. That's my plan starting next month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justinpage
    In my opinion, you can build backlinks right away, and you can build as much as you can because it will not get indexed simultaneously.
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  • Profile picture of the author warner444
    start today and build links consistently.

    Social Bookmarks
    Article Directories
    Guest Blogging

    are good options
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