Why Should I Backlink My Backlinks?

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Hi,

I posted this on my blog but thought it would help others here too

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Should you do any kind of e-commerce on the internet today you will know that the two main criteria for success is content and backlinks. We all know that Google loves content and if they believe your website is full of relevant information, they will reward you with a high ranking for your chosen keywords if you meet criteria number 2.

Which brings me to backlinking. Hands up who hates backlinking? I do, I despise it but I do it because I understand the importance of it and I also know that my website is dead and buried without them. They are what oxygen is to the body.

Now I would guess that the majority of you are already getting backlinks to your money sites. We need that oxygen. We need Google to see how many other websites love us enough to give us a vote of confidence in our site by backlinking to us. I'll be honest here and I am certain this fits most of you guys as well and that is that the majority of your backlinks were the work of your good self.

Only a small amount of mine were actually given to me by visitors to my sites and after consideration, decided to put a backlink on their site to mine. Not that it matters a whole lot whether or not you got them either way. A backlink is and always will be a backlink.

What Type Of Backlinks Do I Need?

The method you use to get the backlinks is also of little or no consequence either, barring BlueFart methods of course, as long as we get a lot of individual webmasters voting for our site, we should occupy the top 3 of the search engines for not only your chosen keyword but for many long tail keywords relating to it as well.

Because of Google's secrecy, we do not know how many backlinks a site has to an accurate number. We can only get a ballpark figure. But when determining how many we need to get to number one we need this number to be as accurate as possible.

Or you could do what I do and not worry about this figure just simply backlink the crap out of it until you reach number one then double that amount to cement it there. Actually, I never stop backlinking my sites. We know that through natural attrition we lose some of the links so these need replacing but we also have to remind Google that we are still popular with other websites.

Okay then. We have our backlinks, now what? Well through my experiences what I have found is that even though we have 800 backlinks out there, we are really not sure how many of them have actually been indexed by Goggle. If big G cannot find them, we do not get credited with that backlink.

I am not sure about you but I have not mastered how to only get backlinks from real high PR websites. All my backlinks range from PR0 to PR9 and everywhere in between and it just could be that the Googlemeister does not visit many of the lower PR sites to locate my link which brings me to the point of what you are reading right now.

Should I Backlink My Backlinks?

Before I get into why you definately should backlink your backlinks let me explain how I came across this and what it has done for my websites.

I am a member of 1Way Links by Jonathan Leger. 1way links allows you to submit articles to the system with each article containing up to three links to sites of your choice. So, with 3 links per article and your monthly allowance of 250 submissions that is 750 links to your site each month.

I did some reserach a while back and discoverd that an article I sent to 150 websites did not correlate with the amount of backlnks I actually had so I started digging around and came up with 2 very simple reasons why this happened.

1. Some of the members of 1way links had cancelled the service meaning I lost those backlinks. The beauty of 1way links is that periodically the team scour the websites in the network and if they find a site has dissappeard, they allocate more links for you so that you get your alloted backlinks. So given time this was not a major issue.

2. Googlehead simply was not crawling some of the sites to give credence to the backlink. 1way links gets new members regularly and with new sites coming into the network it could take some time for them to firstly find them and then idex them.

As I said number one does not concern me as I know that will work itself out over time and I basically have no control over it but I can do something about reason number 2. I decided it was up to me to give the Googster a gentle nudge and remind him of these sites that need visiting, crawling and indexing.

How Do You Backlink Your Backlinks Effectively?

This part is for the uninitiated so if you are experinced, please bear with me. What happpens is the G visits site A to determine it's content etc and finds a link going out to site B. After it has finished it's business with site A it shoots over to site B to see what all the fuss is about.This leads to site B getting crawled, indexed and listed in the serach engine and one backlink being credited with it.

Now for Ghead to find all your links would be time consuming but what if we put all the URL's in one place so that when His Majesy visits that one place, it has access to every other website on the internet that links to you, thus boosting your number of credited backlinks.

Here Is How To Do It

I wont go into specifics about why here but Google loves RSS feeds.

Firstly, get a list of URL's that link back to you. You should have this as part of your backlinking. Or go to https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com
and input your URL. It will return a list of sites that link to you.

Next what we want to do is make a RSS feed that contains all of the URL's that link back to us. This is easy and free to do. Go to Create Your Free Hosted RSS Feed In Seconds
and open a free account. You then create an RSS feed by copy/paste your list of URL's and clicking the button.

This will give you a RSS URL something like hxxp://hostmyrss.com/feed/YOURKEYWORD

Make sure you name it as your main keyword and also keep in mind that you can only add 100 url's. If you have more, simply create another rss

Next, go to RSS feed Directory - Feedage.com
Feedage is the biggest RSS directory at the minute and Google is all over it like fly's on ****. It is free to open an account there and once you have done this you simply your add feed to feedage. Be sure to name this after your main keyword to.

You will end up with the URL to your feed as something like sixpackabs - Feedage - 18351266

Because of the love that BigG has with feedage, (search "RSS feed Directory" into Google), they will crawl your rss feed for sure. Also, other webmatsers looking for content for their sites will use your feed to populate their website giving you more backlinks.

Where To From Here

All you do now is when you publish an article that allows 2 or more links in them, make one link to your money site and the other link to your feedage url which will force Googlypop to visit it, find all your links, and index them, hopefully.

You have just backlinked your backlinks. Please monitor the progress of your work by checking at https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com

HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    Good one. But it seems that you only concentrated on RSS feeds on this method. Why?
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    • Profile picture of the author arttse
      IMO google has the ability to find all your links without the need to guide them by setting up RSS feeds.

      Just because a link hasnt been indexed it doesnt mean google hasnt seen the link...it just means that google doesnt think it warrants to index the link...but google will reward you for the backlink.
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        Originally Posted by arttse View Post

        IMO google has the ability to find all your links without the need to guide them by setting up RSS feeds.

        Just because a link hasnt been indexed it doesnt mean google hasnt seen the link...it just means that google doesnt think it warrants to index the link...but google will reward you for the backlink.
        How do you know?

        Do you see credit for them in WMT's and not in the index?
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  • Profile picture of the author tantris
    Some very useful ideas - thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author lotre
      Thanks for that Craig, very useful stuff, im new so a bit confused.

      Can i just clarify?i list all the sites that link back to me in one or several feeds, and when i publish an article use 1 link in the article to my feed, and one to my website.

      What im wondering is: if ive published my feed with 141 links at the moment, why do i need to include a link to my feed on every article i publish, as when G has crawled it once, the amount of inlinks on there doesnt alter? or do i have to update my rss feed everytime i find new inlinks?


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      • Profile picture of the author scott g
        Good post. That's what I do: Create RSS Feeds that contain links to all of my backlinks (sometimes 100+ link long Feeds), blast the feeds out to Aggregators.

        I also ping and meta index each of my backlinks as well.

        I try to squeeze every drop of juice out of em!
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      • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
        Originally Posted by lotre View Post

        What im wondering is: if ive published my feed with 141 links at the moment, why do i need to include a link to my feed on every article i publish, as when G has crawled it once, the amount of inlinks on there doesnt alter? or do i have to update my rss feed everytime i find new inlinks?
        Because I am in a backlinking group I can spin the article. I list all of my feeds so that each one gets out there a handful of times.
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        • Profile picture of the author wwood
          I have a question: I create a RSS of my indexed backlinks right? Because Yahoo site explorer doesn't tell all the backlinks I have...
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          • Profile picture of the author scott g
            Originally Posted by FamilyFrugal View Post

            Is this all legitimate? For once, something I understand and can do....I'd like to try it!
            But not if it might get me penalized...
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            You will not get pnealized. Do it if you want to or have the time to. I suggest it.

            Originally Posted by wwood View Post

            I have a question: I create a RSS of my indexed backlinks right? Because Yahoo site explorer doesn't tell all the backlinks I have...
            Yes. This can help the Search Engines find your backlinks more quickly, resulting in quicker indexing (re-indexing), resulting in YOU GET CREDIT FOR MORE OF YOUR BACKLINKS FASTER. Make sure you're blasting your feeds to RSS aggregators/directories.

            I posted a thread about how to write your own RSS Feeds - I usually build my Feeds 100+ links deep:
            http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...rectories.html
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            • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
              Originally Posted by scott g View Post

              You will not get pnealized. Do it if you want to or have the time to. I suggest it.



              Yes. This can help the Search Engines find your backlinks more quickly, resulting in quicker indexing (re-indexing), resulting in YOU GET CREDIT FOR MORE OF YOUR BACKLINKS FASTER. Make sure you're blasting your feeds to RSS aggregators/directories.

              I posted a thread about how to write your own RSS Feeds - I usually build my Feeds 100+ links deep:
              http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...rectories.html
              Writing the feed is interesting - automating how to do it and HOSTING the xml content is the real trick to that ... and hosting it on a site that Googlebot frequents is the key.

              How do we do that piece?
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              • Profile picture of the author scott g
                Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

                Writing the feed is interesting - automating how to do it and HOSTING the xml content is the real trick to that ... and hosting it on a site that Googlebot frequents is the key.

                How do we do that piece?
                You can create a directory on any of one of your sites - include the directory addition in yout sitemap.

                HTML Code:
                Example: 
                http://myNINJAforum.com/feeds/sitemap1.xml
                http://myNINJAforum.com/feeds/sitemap2.xml
                http://myNINJAforum.com/feeds/sitemap3.xml
                http://myNINJAforum.com/feeds/sitemap4.xml
                So the bottom of your XML feed would look like this:
                HTML Code:
                <item><title>SEOQuake</title>
                <link>http://www.seoquake.com/</link>
                <guid>http://www.seoquake.com/</guid></item>
                
                <atom:link href="http://myNINJAforum.com/feeds/sitemap1.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" /></channel>
                </rss>
                There are tools out there that will automate this. Some do a good job, some don't. Not a single freebie online HTML2RSS or any of those sites did what I wanted them to do (HTML2RSS feeds aren't even Valid). RSSBot wouldn't do this for me. Ponyfish wouldn't. It was just a hastle - and the very few places I across that sort of did come close, didn't come close... If that makes any sense?!?

                I'm very meticulous and anal when it comes to these types of things... I don't know why. It's time consuming, but it's just copy and paste. I usually make my Feeds about 50 links deep - It's a nice round # not too big not too small
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    If Google can't find the backlinks without the extra work then perhaps the links aren't in that great of a spot to begin with?

    The Google spider can find some amazing things very quickly. If it can't find a link - no matter what type of link - then the spider probably doesn't favour the site, or that part of the site already.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      If Google can't find the backlinks without the extra work then perhaps the links aren't in that great of a spot to begin with?

      The Google spider can find some amazing things very quickly. If it can't find a link - no matter what type of link - then the spider probably doesn't favour the site, or that part of the site already.
      Theres profiles on forums where the root url page has PR of 4-5 and the profiles/iner pages arent indexed or spidered. Does google not favor that domain/site?

      Ive built thousands of web 2.o sites on :

      - tumblr [ PR8 domain ]
      - typepad [ PR 8 domain ]
      - multiply [ PR 7 Domain ]
      - webs.com [ PR 8 domain ]
      - blog.com [ PR 6 ]
      - posterous [ PR 7 ]

      Now ... If I toss up a unique piece of content on any of those sites and just let it sit - the page will get crawled - eventually. If I add more content and links in the content - it may NEVER get cached again - for a LONG time and hence many posts and links wont be indexed for a good long while.

      Does google no longer favor the above web 2's?

      Ive got 3 month old web 2 sites on the above domains that have never been indexed? [ with NO SPAM on them ... ]

      If google doesnt think enough of the page you link is on to index and cache it - why should they give you "credit" for it as a valuable vote for your sites validity for the anchor text? Now I cant prove they dont give credit for the links on pages NOT in the index, but I want to give my links the best chance I think we can know ... that they will and are being counted - and thats by being on pages that google has crawled, indexed and cached.

      And I put it on automatic ... [ well minus some copy n paste of lists of urls/backlinks ]
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  • Profile picture of the author rozzex
    It's very useful to know but i would have to agree. Chances are google are finding the backlinks and are using them to get back to your site. They must not consider decent backlinks as important.
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Extropy
    In our experience, backlinking to build your links is wasteful. You should really use those extra links to power up your feeder sites or your money site. Whether or not the links show up in YSE or the Google index isn't indicative of whether they are counting towards your ranking.

    We believe in the RSS method too and got tired of the links2rss/hostmyrss system that was so manual. That's why we rolled out Linklicious.me - to make it simple to build and drip feed your RSS files. We also found that G won't spider very deeply down your RSS feeds so you can either build links to the RSS file (like you suggest) or ping the individual links (our primary approach).

    If you are using low value links, RSS feeds are the way to go for sure. It groups all of your links together for easy finding. Google will simply not find/crawl all of your weak links. For example we've found a <5% crawl on raw profile links.
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  • Profile picture of the author FamilyFrugal
    Is this all legitimate? For once, something I understand and can do....I'd like to try it!
    But not if it might get me penalized...
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  • Profile picture of the author Roberto L
    Thanks so much,, this is the best one I had even read, I am a new SEOer and for the RSS part I could not get it very well but at least the way to check one site's backlink number via Yahoo is very useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author gtree
    hey i will experiment it soon...
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