What is the best way to generate Back Links?

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I've done a good job of optimizing my site for keywords, but my SEO efforts are lacking in generating back links to the site.

What is the best way to generate the back links I need:
  • Directory submission
  • Article Marketing
  • Blog Commenting
  • Other
Please don't say "all of these." I, like everyone else, has time constraints and I am looking for the most effecient, effective ways to do this. I don't mind doing the work, but want to make sure I am doing the right things, the right way.

Thanks for any direction you have.

Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author waterburn
    I know you don't want to hear "all of these", but... the truth is a variety of backlinks is the best. Google might raise a flag if it sees a high amount of one kind of links, but not much else for backlinks. The more natural looking the links are, the better. And, that means, directories, articles, blog comments, social bookmarking, Facebook, Twitter, etc... I would say skip the free link directories out there. They have very little value to be honest. Better to use only a few quality directories.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alina Thompson
      Blog Commenting is best if your aiming at a Low competition Long Tail Keyword site.

      Many of my sites are on PAGE 1 due to 100 word Comments every week in Relevant Blogs.

      Submitting 1 Article a week to EZINEARTICLES, GOARTICLE, ARTICLEBASE, ARTICLEDASHBOARD can work wonders for your site. Noneed to change the article and post different versions in each directory. Don't get confused by Duplicate content- The absolute Myth
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      • Profile picture of the author TampaDave
        Thank you to all of you that replied with ideas!

        What do you think about Alina's comment that duplicate content does not matter and I could submit the same article to multiple sites?

        I do have high quality, on topic articles I've written, but they are time consuming to get the quality I want, however if I could submit to multiple sites without worrying about duplicate content, that would be great, but don't want to waste my time submitting to multiple sites if it is not worth it.

        Dave
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      • Profile picture of the author oxenam
        Don't get confused by Duplicate content- The absolute Myth
        That is true. You only have to copy an article in Google to see that duplicated content is excepted. Only not on the same site probably.
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    • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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      Originally Posted by waterburn View Post

      I know you don't want to hear "all of these", but... the truth is a variety of backlinks is the best. Google might raise a flag if it sees a high amount of one kind of links, but not much else for backlinks. The more natural looking the links are, the better. And, that means, directories, articles, blog comments, social bookmarking, Facebook, Twitter, etc... I would say skip the free link directories out there. They have very little value to be honest. Better to use only a few quality directories.
      I can't agree with you, cause i am already having success with article marketing,social bookmarking,blog commenting, and as far as I know this things works gr8...
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  • Profile picture of the author presidentleaf
    The best way is to have a product or service so amazing that people will write articles, make blog post and comments on it.

    Anyways I found that article marketing helped me a lot in the beginning, posting to big article sites like ezine, associate content, infobarrel etc. I thought goarticle was nice because it was instant.

    You can also make web 2.0 sites like wordpress and tumblr that point to your site. You can give your backlinks a little more juice by submitting them to social marking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Helphrey
    Dave,

    Use link bait on your own site so that people will link to you.

    Link bait can be anything that provides your visitors something of value. This might be a free report, software, video, etc. It could even be something that is funny or interesting. You might have to put some time, money and/or effort into creating something unique and useful, but it will be a great investment.

    If someone truly likes what you have to offer on your site, chances are that you are going to get people to link to you instead of you having to work your butt off to pick up links yourself.

    Otherwise, the best and most powerful back links are anchor links you get from relevant high PR sites. If you can get an anchor link with your main keywords on the front page of a related high PR website, that 1 link would be worth far more than blog comment links, article links, or any other type of painstaking tedious back linking process most Imers go through.

    How do you get these links? Just ask!

    You'd be surprised at how many people will in fact link to your website, so long as it is relevant and the webmaster thinks that his/her visitors will benefit from it.

    You can also ask them to write content to be included on their website with a link back to yours.

    Be creative and do something everyday to benefit your business and you will go far
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  • Profile picture of the author Happy_Balance
    IMHO, back-link mania has infested WF.
    • Why can't you act (and create content) like a human being who enjoys the Internet?
    Anything else is a form of Spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author powerspike
      Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

      IMHO, back-link mania has infested WF.
      • Why can't you act (and create content) like a human being who enjoys the Internet?
      Anything else is a form of Spam.
      Because it has been proven beyond any doubt, that without backlinks you are not going to get rankings in the SERP's.

      There are lots of other ways to get traffic, however ranking in the SERP's is one of the primary focus's of internet marketers.

      Without Content backlinks aren't that useful either.. try putting a few against a blank page!

      Quality Content and Quality links will get you anywhere you need to go...
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      • Profile picture of the author Happy_Balance
        Thank you for your answer:
        Originally Posted by powerspike View Post

        ...
        Quality Content and Quality links will get you anywhere you need to go...
        Quality Content = Good Idea!
        Quality links = *Other people* link to you because you produced Quality Content :p

        I know the 'blah, blah, blah' about serps, and that's what is ruining the Internet.
        • (No Offense) You SEO / Back-link people all act like a frickin' heard of sheep!

        $$$$
        Here please allow me to prove my point:
        Social Today Feels Like Search A Decade Ago: Lots Of Noise And Lots Of Spam

        ...But at some point soon, one of the Internet giants, or some new startup we've never heard of, is going to fix this mess for us.
        • Early in the article they mention how older search engines (ie. Alta Vista) had way too much Spam. Google (now a mutli-Billion Dollar company) took over by offering a better product.
        • Fast-forward to today: there is a huge opportunity for "some new startup we've never heard of" to improve today's Spam filled, back-link jungle.

        People who succeed and really enjoy life have the courage to be different.
        All you sheep (no offense intended) are playing around with SEO and back-links, just like everybody else.

        • There are Billion Dollar opportunities crying out to you...
        • (ie.) Who has heard of the Semantic Web?
        • There are more Billion Dollar opportunities crying out to you...
        • Who is thinking of ways to eliminate garbage content, as opposed to auto-creating 86,000 PR6-8 profile links?
        • ...or how about we submit more duplicate content to article directories?
        I don't mind feeling and acting like "your crazy Uncle" for a while but it gets kinda' lonely.

        Am I 'getting through' or making sense to anyone?
        Please tell me the truth.


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        • Profile picture of the author Rexibit
          You've already made up your mind, but I still can't resist correcting all these fallacies in your post because other people reading your post need this said.

          Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

          Quality Content = Good Idea!
          Quality links = *Other people* link to you because you produced Quality Content :p
          Business is a numbers game, offline and online. Content is content and a link is a link. Nothing more, nothing less.

          Are all ways of generating business created equal? No. If they were, where would be the fun in that?

          Will your well-written content be seen without traffic and generate you traffic? Nope. Sure, you can spend money getting that traffic until enough people see your site and start getting the word out, but you're missing out on all that lovely passive traffic from ranking well in the search engines.

          I don't know about you, but I like the luxury of going away from my computer knowing I'm still getting people to visit my websites without worrying about someone abusing my spend limit in PPC.

          Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

          I know the 'blah, blah, blah' about serps, and that's what is ruining the Internet.
          Is that's what's ruining the Internet? Really? Or is it people who know enough to be dangerous and not really caring about the footprint they leave behind because it's easy to get a few thousand links with their program so they fail to take some time and plan out their strategy enough to customize how they target sites to get links from?

          Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

          • (No Offense) You SEO / Back-link people all act like a frickin' heard of sheep!
          I could say the same about people who refuse to accept that there are effective ways to build automated backlinks responsibly and that benefit everyone (take a gander through my posts in other threads and you'll find quite a few that'd change your mind).

          Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

          $$$$
          Here please allow me to prove my point:
          Social Today Feels Like Search A Decade Ago: Lots Of Noise And Lots Of Spam

          • Early in the article they mention how older search engines (ie. Alta Vista) had way too much Spam. Google (now a mutli-Billion Dollar company) took over by offering a better product.
          • Fast-forward to today: there is a huge opportunity for "some new startup we’ve never heard of" to improve today's Spam filled, back-link jungle.
          I'm not really seeing your point. We live in an age that puts the global economy at everyone's fingertips. There's way too much for one person to do by themselves, not even a small business has enough resources to do business in it without automation.

          Computer programs helping us perform our tasks is a necessity in today's world - nothing will change that. Yes, the human element has to be there, but there will always be a growing need to automate.

          I'll explain this further while I address your other points.

          Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

          People who succeed and really enjoy life have the courage to be different.
          All you sheep (no offense intended) are playing around with SEO and back-links, just like everybody else.
          Like anything, it's how you use it that makes the difference. Anything can be abused and misused, but that doesn't mean it's not a necessity.

          Progression is the product of competition and innovation. That's not going to happen if the only people who are able to get business are those who have the deepest pockets and can afford the highest number of people to spread the word in the niche they're in.

          If that were the case, then every small business would fail since they couldn't automate their redundant tasks or compete with the already established brands in the search engines.

          Banks aren't lending money - I know, my local community has businesses closing right and left because bigger banks are not renewing the loans that were placed when they bought the smaller banks out. So startups and small businesses can't take out more loans to hire more people to spread the word online, let alone keep generating their same income without automation.

          Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

          • There are Billion Dollar opportunities crying out to you...
          • (ie.) Who has heard of the Semantic Web?
          • There are more Billion Dollar opportunities crying out to you...
          • Who is thinking of ways to eliminate garbage content, as opposed to auto-creating 86,000 PR6-8 profile links?
          • ...or how about we submit more duplicate content to article directories?
          I've heard of the semantic web. It's one of those things that's nice in theory but will never fully happen. But again - if it ever stood a icecube's chance in Hell of succeeding it'd require automation to get everything labeled with appropriate meta data (because you can be sure that you and I aren't going to be typing all those tags for everything day-in and day-out).

          So, how're those billion dollar ideas going to kick up enough dust to take off without the word being spread? I have a few, but there's no way it's going to get the venture capital funding if all their money is going to be spent hiring people to manually go out and tell people about it.

          Nearly every VC wants only a small part of their budget to be spent on advertising until the project shows promise. So... we're back to automation to help get the word out.

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          Anyway, you get the picture.

          People don't have to abuse backlinking tools. It's just easier to screw up and abuse a method if they distance themselves from the "legwork".

          I think you'd be surprised at how much of my content you're reading every day on sites around the net without realizing it's automated and find it quite informative and helpful. Just think about that.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerspike
    happy i don't disagree with what you are saying at all. However to compete you need links, and cost of time is a factor in that as well. You can either try and generate 3rd party links the "right way", or make them yourself.

    The reason people do article marketing, blog comment posts, etc is because they work, and the amount of time spent Vs getting guest posts etc or people talking about your site and getting links that right.

    At the end of the day, internet marketing is a business, and people are going to do it the most cost effective way they can.
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    • Profile picture of the author Happy_Balance
      Hey powerspike,
      Hope you're having fun tonight

      Originally Posted by powerspike View Post

      happy i don't disagree...
      ...
      The reason people do article marketing, blog comment posts, etc is because they work...
      They work?
      How many future Billionaires are focusing on those activities?

      Powerspike, you seem to sell the stuff I'm "crying out" against, perhaps someday you will truly, deeply understand the great opportunities I'm talking about, in my previous post.


      Be Original:
      Granted, there is not room for many Billionaires, how about the "One Red Paperclip" guy, he had an original idea and turned it into a free house w/ no mortgage.
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      • Profile picture of the author powerspike
        Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

        Hey powerspike,
        They work?
        How many future Billionaires are focusing on those activities?
        How many Billionaire internet marketers can you list?

        Internet marketing isn't going to be making billions anytime soon, However internet marketing is about making money, and link building is a means to an end in that reguards. Alot of people on these forums are attempting to make money from adclicks and and affiliate sales, not selling their own products. There is a difference.


        Powerspike, you seem to sell the stuff I'm "crying out" against, perhaps someday you will truly, deeply understand the great opportunities I'm talking about, in my previous post.
        Early in the article they mention how older search engines (ie. Alta Vista) had way too much Spam. Google (now a mutli-Billion Dollar company) took over by offering a better product.
        I do understand, these are people with their own products selling them to the people who need them. I truly do understand where you are coming from, that's why i have my own products, because in the end it WILL make me more money, however there is the law of supply and demand, making products that nobody will buy is not smart.

        Perhaps you don't understand, some people just want to make enough money to live off, not be insanely wealthy, and with the methods they have chosen to do that, backlinks, and other various methods helps them achieve that.

        A real world business, No matter how good your service is, or how good your products are, unless you let people know about them, nobody is going to be around to talk about them or even recommend them. In the end - backlinks are a form of advertising for websites. If you have good content, once you have gotten enough visitors then you might start getting referrals.

        Be Original:
        Granted, there is not room for many Billionaires, how about the "One Red Paperclip" guy, he had an original idea and turned it into a free house w/ no mortgage.[/QUOTE]
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    The best way is to build a site people love. Most of the other ways are fleeting, and you'll be stuck building links to insanity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I think article marketing and blog commenting would be the top 2 in my opinion of the 3 you mentioned. Article marketing would be my favorite method but do write good quality articles so they will get syndicated and provide you with even more backlinks.

    Forum marketing is another good way and I know you are limited on time - I understand that only too well - but just do as much as you can whenever you can.
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    • Profile picture of the author goin4it
      Happy_Balance .....I have NO IDEA what you are talking about but im going to try and figure it out! Sounds like some good info!
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      • Profile picture of the author Happy_Balance
        Originally Posted by goin4it View Post

        Sounds like some good info!
        Go 4 It!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    Links Exchanges, You can pay or take advantage of free link exchange programs. I would stick to relevant links here though, there really isnt any use to link to a pharma site when your site is about webhosting, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaDermot
    Gaining back links through guest blogger may be a little difficult but it is quality links and you should focus on it as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Torreylee
    Originally Posted by TampaDave View Post

    I've done a good job of optimizing my site for keywords, but my SEO efforts are lacking in generating back links to the site.

    What is the best way to generate the back links I need:
    • Directory submission
    • Article Marketing
    • Blog Commenting
    • Other
    Please don't say "all of these." I, like everyone else, has time constraints and I am looking for the most effecient, effective ways to do this. I don't mind doing the work, but want to make sure I am doing the right things, the right way.

    Thanks for any direction you have.

    Dave
    Is "all of the above" different from "all of these"? Because that's my real world answer, but if forced to choose one, I'd go with blog comments. Grab a scrapebox license for $47 bucks and it will be one of the best purchases you've ever made in this business(if you know how to use it).

    Link-building works, it's that simple. The bottom line is cash, ROI, if others are not into it so be it(be thankful). Build a quality site that pulls natural links AND ALSO build links to it yourself, then bank.

    Soon the incoming money will pay for more links and you will have a full-fledge business on your hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacked
    Social Bookmarking, Video/Article Submissions, Blog Commenting, Forum profiles and Web 2.0 links seem to have the best effects. Especially Web 2.0s, but I always aim to keep my portfolios diverse.
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  • Profile picture of the author jack jastin
    Just you need to do more and more forum posting for getting more and more back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author AndresGomez
      The best way to generate backlinks are

      Social Bookmarking
      Article Submission
      Link wheel technique
      Link exchange
      Guest Blogging
      Submitting in Social networks like squidoo, hubpages, jimdo
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
    Article marketing and blog commenting. And in addition, social bookmarking is also one of the best ways to get backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
      Original content will win out everytime on the subject of backlinks. You can pick any one of the subjects that you listed and that will work. Diversity in creating any type of presence on the internet is best but it does take time.

      As you can see you have a plethora of answers and any one of them will work. Take whatever suggestion you feel comfortable with and then go with it. For me, article marketing always has and always will be the sure way to solid foundational backlinks that will give your website the PR ranking that it deserves.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Lately I have been focusing on blog commenting not only for getting backlinks
    but also contributing to the community and establishing my presence in the niche.

    I don't hunt for any specific blog types like dofollow-nofollow, high PR-low PR;
    though blogs with commentluv and top commentator features are worth
    posting comments a lot more.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Directory submission is the best way to generate the back link but another way is that social network, This is also generate back link. You can use both way.
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    Social Bookmarking
    Article Submission
    Forums post
    blog comments
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  • Profile picture of the author RatRaceWatch
    Hey Dzo, or anyone that knows, whats the best way to find do follow blogs or recognizing them? And for blog commenting, whats the proper way to get a good backlink, do you post your website in the comment?

    Thanks
    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author jesmin65
    The best way of generating back link in your site is submission always done in the do follow high pr ranking sites whatever you do directory ,social bookmarking, article posting etc.... .
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  • Profile picture of the author figgity
    Ha ha. "All of the above" is the correct answer, even though you don't like it. If you are too busy to do everything yourself, you should hire someone to do it if you can. Don't stretch yourself thin.
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  • Profile picture of the author kairo
    Originally Posted by TampaDave View Post

    I've done a good job of optimizing my site for keywords, but my SEO efforts are lacking in generating back links to the site.

    What is the best way to generate the back links I need:
    • Directory submission
    • Article Marketing
    • Blog Commenting
    • Other
    Please don't say "all of these." I, like everyone else, has time constraints and I am looking for the most effecient, effective ways to do this. I don't mind doing the work, but want to make sure I am doing the right things, the right way.

    Thanks for any direction you have.

    Dave

    Just add social bookmarking on your list. This make great to your link building. Do a Quality and Quantity posting methods.
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    posting comments with signatures work very well for me.
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