What is the best backlinking method for do it yourselfers?

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To put it simply - I hate backlinking. I think the reason I hate it so much is because I am not very good at it. I have some great sites that have really good original content and good on page SEO. But I think I fail miserably at backlinking

I started building sites 2 years ago, using only article marketing as my backlinking method. I would submit to the biggies - EZA, Go, etc. Then, thinking more is better I would submit the same article -sometimes spun, sometimes not, to a gazillion article directories using Magic Article Submitter. Of course (like an idiot ) I had all the anchor text pointing back to my money sites - no backlinking backlinks or anything smart like that.

I have hired a few backlinking services here and there, and a lot of them I am very happy with (Budget Backlinks!). But I haven't been very good about tracking URL's of those backlinks and pinging them, etc.

Well - I am ready to start fresh! I want to start a backlinking plan or system that will help boost my sites and not look spammy. However, I want to be able to implement as much as I can on my own. I am not opposed to outsourcing, but the Panda update - or just the fact that it is summer, has cut my IM income drastically. So, until I can get that built back up I am on my own.

Any ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
    I have two methods of backlinking which I do religiously every day, I write a couple of classified ads and build one simple webpage every day. Now you sound quite desperate so I would suggest aiming to complete 1,000 classified ads and 500 web pages to kick start your business. You will see results in 1-3 months and don't blame Panda
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    • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
      Originally Posted by David Ogden View Post

      I have two methods of backlinking which I do religiously every day, I write a couple of classified ads and build one simple webpage every day. Now you sound quite desperate so I would suggest aiming to complete 1,000 classified ads and 500 web pages to kick start your business. You will see results in 1-3 months and don't blame Panda
      No, I am not desperate - just conservative I am still earning and my sites are beginning to recover their rankings. I actually blame summer more than Panda. However, I am very aware of how much I need to improve my backlinking efforts.

      Could you explain your method a little more? What do you do with the webpage you build each day? Is it on an existing site or for backlinking purposes?
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      • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
        I have the same question about what is a good approach to getting good backlinks for good SERP.

        I have used a link exchange system a bit but it's very time consuming and then I hear both good and bad about some of these methods. Are they "white hat", "black hat" or "grey hat"? Will google actually punish you for too many backlinks if they're obviously part of a link exchange system or placed on questionable sites that are created just for backlinks?

        I see some people on this forum selling backlink systems and users seem to indicate they work but they must (?) be utilizing one of these systems of putting out hundreds or thousands of links to "questionable" sites or pages, no?

        So if anyone can shed light on what works and what doesn't, what can get you sandboxed and what won't (and some say there is no sandbox?), etc., I'd appreciate your insights and tips.

        Like the OP I would like to start doing something regularly that will eventually get me Top Ten ranking on a pretty competitive keyword.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
        Originally Posted by scrapgirl42 View Post

        No, I am not desperate - just conservative I am still earning and my sites are beginning to recover their rankings. I actually blame summer more than Panda. However, I am very aware of how much I need to improve my backlinking efforts.

        Could you explain your method a little more? What do you do with the webpage you build each day? Is it on an existing site or for backlinking purposes?
        I build a new very simple website day on it I talk about my business providing new information here is a link to a typical page which was created in minutes sample web page>.

        I then submit each page to Google. I have reached the stage that I can build a page in a few minutes

        It is white hat technique if you want to build pages of your own contact me privately, I do not want to infringe forum rules
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        • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
          Originally Posted by David Ogden View Post

          I build a new very simple website day on it I talk about my business providing new information here is a link to a typical page which was created in minutes sample web page>.

          I then submit each page to Google. I have reached the stage that I can build a page in a few minutes

          It is white hat technique if you want to build pages of your own contact me privately, I do not want to infringe forum rules

          Do you feel you get traffic off these small sites, or just a good backlink? I am sending a PM - this is intriguing
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      • Profile picture of the author deehibbs
        Hi there , I use a product called Tribe Pro. You join one of the tribes and once a member you will want to build up a following of other members who will agree to share your content if you share theirs. This can be a very powerful technique as most of the syndication can be done on autopilot. There are 2 options the free option means you have to manually go in and syndicate yours and other content, where as the paid option can be set up to work on auto pilot.Its around 39 per month usd. When implemented consistently will give you the vital back links you need to get your content ranked highly on the search engines.All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
      Originally Posted by David Ogden View Post

      I have two methods of backlinking which I do religiously every day, I write a couple of classified ads and build one simple webpage every day. Now you sound quite desperate so I would suggest aiming to complete 1,000 classified ads and 500 web pages to kick start your business. You will see results in 1-3 months and don't blame Panda
      I would also appreciate hearing more.

      Do you mean you add a webpage every day to your existing sites so the content is constantly increasing?

      As for the classified ads...could you please indicate where you place ads, and if there's any particular length or formula you follow?

      Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author esoomllub
      @DavidOgden... classifieds? daily? Would you be willing to share some thoughts on what you are doing and the goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author MrCopy
    This requires a little work, but I search out high ranking .edu and .gov blogs that allow commenting - that have posts in my niche (self defense) and I add comments - making sure they're relevant.

    Once I get a nice list of URLs with my links, I go ove to Icerocket and build an RSS feed with all the URLs. I then ping that RSS once only with something like Pingoat. You can also have feedburner burn the feed, then ping.

    I've also been using socialmonkey to do social posting of links.

    I get pretty good results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cossack
      I agree with Mr Copy about high ranking blogs, but only putting your comments on ones that is relevant or have an opinion on. Spamming with useless comments does not stick in the long term and is detrimental. There is a software WSO at the moment about scraping Google for high on page page rank blogs in the niche that you choose. You can do it manually as well with the right search string.

      You should take a look a Pixelpipe. It is an awesome free service where you can post your videos, audios, pictures and backlinks and some anchor text backlintks. The sites it posts to are all high authority sites and if you post consistently you can build up the authority of the sites. You don't have to post a head spinning 500 word article, you only need to send a simple post. There are others out there, but I think Pixelpipe is way the best at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
      Originally Posted by MrCopy View Post

      This requires a little work, but I search out high ranking .edu and .gov blogs that allow commenting - that have posts in my niche (self defense) and I add comments - making sure they're relevant.

      Once I get a nice list of URLs with my links, I go ove to Icerocket and build an RSS feed with all the URLs. I then ping that RSS once only with something like Pingoat. You can also have feedburner burn the feed, then ping.

      I've also been using socialmonkey to do social posting of links.

      I get pretty good results.
      I have heard good and bad about socialmonkee. One member here said he thought the links from socialmonkee looked "spammy". I guess it doesn't matter how they look as long as they help and don't get you penalized by the googlebot.

      But I was wondering your opinion about socialmonkee, how long you've been using it and if it has definitely helped or not? And are you using the full-member 100/day plan or just 25 per day? If you can give more details about how you're using socialmonkee and what you know about how well it works, I'd appreciate it.

      Tenzo, I for one appreciate the link to a product that you feel is worthwhile. I'll check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
    I generally don't like to respond to a post with just a product recommendation, but in this case I think Shane Melaugh's Backlink Battleplan may be what you're looking for. It's a comprehensive strategy to use free tools and services to build links, with as much automation as possible.

    In a video he did a week ago, he mentioned that he was redoing the system and advised people who hadn't bought yet to wait a little longer, so they wouldn't have any outdated videos(although I think the current videos would be a good start). A few days ago he put up a PDF in the members area detailing the revised plan, and I believe that the new videos should be up within a week or so(I'm guessing). Now may be a good time to look over his offer, get on his list, check out any reviews,etc...

    Hope this helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
    So, how do I search for high ranking sites in my niche to comment on?
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Search by your niche keywords/phrases. This also serves to drive highly convertable traffic almost immediately, as you're waiting for your own sites to rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yogini
      Originally Posted by scrapgirl42 View Post

      So, how do I search for high ranking sites in my niche to comment on?
      You can use a search string in google such as "keyword" "leave a comment" or keyword "powered by wordpress". You can check the pagerank of the pages in seoquake. I also think a mix of articles, press releases, web 2.0 and profiles are all useful for having a variety. Check also the on-site seo as that can be helpful to have the keywords in title, description, h1 tag, bolded once etc plus some interlinking between pages that are relevant on your site.

      Cathy Stucker's free newsletter is a way to find places to do guest blogging. If you find a competitor that does a lot with backlinking, guest posts or blog comments you can also find their backlinks using yahoo site explorer.

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    • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
      Originally Posted by scrapgirl42 View Post

      So, how do I search for high ranking sites in my niche to comment on?
      In my humble opinion commenting as a way of building back links does not work, at one time a so called guru working at Wordtracker was giving out that kind of advice. You are better advised to build some blogs for yourself and update them on a daily basis.

      You need to work for your money, write good content on a regular basis, updating blogs and website and occasional submission to Press Release systems when you have something important to announce
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    • Profile picture of the author RandySeet
      In my early Post reply, I have mentioned using open site explorer to check backlinks and you can also go through the results of blogs with High PR links. Reason why I think it's so effective is because these are links that help your competitor's site rank high for a specify keyword.

      Another method is to download SEO quake. After you have installed it on your computer go to google.com and click on the "Advance Search" located at the top right hand.

      In the all these words field type in "Your Niche Keywords" +discuss or +comment and click Advanced Search on the bottom right hand corner.

      This will give you a list of blog's comment results and click on the PR icons to sort PR in order.

      Ya, you may want to use commentluv function from comment kahuna. It simply helps you to find high PR blog to comment on.


      Hope it help.

      Yours Sincerely,
      Randy Seet.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    When doing SEO you will need a diverse stream of backlinks, so there isn't really one method for anyone doing SEO.

    You will need to look to mix your backlink profile up. I personally use Web 2.0s, Article Directories, Doc Sharing Sites, and guest posting for backlinks (this forms my first tier then I just blast links from blog networks, mass article submission and blog comments to my 1st tier).

    Then, I also spend a great deal of time searching for high PR backlinks as they are probably the most powerful SERP booster you can find.
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    • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
      Originally Posted by Eleva8 View Post

      When doing SEO you will need a diverse stream of backlinks, so there isn't really one method for anyone doing SEO.

      You will need to look to mix your backlink profile up. I personally use Web 2.0s, Article Directories, Doc Sharing Sites, and guest posting for backlinks (this forms my first tier then I just blast links from blog networks, mass article submission and blog comments to my 1st tier).

      Then, I also spend a great deal of time searching for high PR backlinks as they are probably the most powerful SERP booster you can find.
      I really wish some of you would be more specific as to your methods, that would be helpful. For example, how exactly how do you get high PR backlinks? And which doc sharing sites (I'm not even sure what that means), etc.

      I guess what I am saying is, it would help if you'd be a little more "newbie friendly" in this thread for those of us who are coming here to learn...
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      • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
        Originally Posted by seosoldier View Post

        I really wish some of you would be more specific as to your methods, that would be helpful. For example, how exactly how do you get high PR backlinks? And which doc sharing sites (I'm not even sure what that means), etc.

        I guess what I am saying is, it would help if you'd be a little more "newbie friendly" in this thread for those of us who are coming here to learn...
        No warrior is going to give you a step-by-step detailed plan on how to do SEO - unless they are selling the information. What you will get however is tidbits of powerful information that should form the basis of continued research.

        All I know about SEO has come from experience and research. But I believe in freely giving, so if you need questions answered that are not getting answered - feel free to shoot me a PM. That goes to the OP as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author RandySeet
          It seems you are concern of the panda update where causes your ranking to drop. For the panda update it's just what Google does every now and then to change the algorithm to ensure their search engine result is relevant and benefit the user only maybe bigger field.

          If you are worry about spam backlink linking to your site please don't because if that indeed hurt your ranking then everyone of us is vulnerable to it.

          You can request for a list of all the backlinks done by outsourcing company and mass or daily submission using software.

          Simply keep on building backlinks from diverse of resources. Have you use open site explorer? You may check your competitor backlinks count and it also shows where the links are coming from, with PR, anchor links. Ya, the free account provide up to 20 backlinks information. It seem this site provide more relevant backlinks information.

          Hope it help.

          Yours Sincerely
          Randy Seet
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        • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
          Originally Posted by Eleva8 View Post

          No warrior is going to give you a step-by-step detailed plan on how to do SEO - unless they are selling the information. What you will get however is tidbits of powerful information that should form the basis of continued research.

          All I know about SEO has come from experience and research. But I believe in freely giving, so if you need questions answered that are not getting answered - feel free to shoot me a PM. That goes to the OP as well.
          Thanks for the reply and offer of help.
          I know what you are saying about how no one wants to spoon feed everything to us newbies. I was just commenting that on the other hand, being a little more forthcoming with specific info would be helpful. And we have indeed received some very good tips here. If there is any "problem" with this site - which is for the most part awesome! - it is that too many people just come here to sell programs and books to newbies.
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          • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
            Originally Posted by seosoldier View Post

            Thanks for the reply and offer of help.
            I know what you are saying about how no one wants to spoon feed everything to anyone. I was just commenting that on the other hand, being a little more forthcoming with specific info instead of assuming one knows everything, would be helpful. And we have indeed received some very good tips here.
            No problem!

            No one is assuming anything! I certainly do not make assumptions when I reply to a thread. You see: a couple years back when I read a thread on a forum and the terms that were used made no sense to me, I simply used the hub of information that is at my fingertips (Google) to learn about those terms.

            Many times, all I had to do was use the search function right here on the WF to find the answers I was looking for. And I assure you I still come across more advanced SEO techniques that are completely foreign to me, but I follow the same process and search the forum or Google to acquaint myself with these terms and to acquire new knowledge.

            Then I implement what I learn to test its effectiveness. You might have received fantastic tips here, but the real juicy SEO methods are unearthed when an individual tests and is willing to explore. You wouldn't find those methods anywhere on this forum because people keep it to themselves.

            But you will find pieces of the puzzle! Putting those pieces together is up to you, and those who take the initiative to do that are the ones who learn quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    I've used PRWeb before. If you have something note-worthy, their backlinks are pretty good. Can get picked up by a bunch of sites, reposted, and the anchor text sticks with all of them so while it's 1 press release, the anchor text may be republished hundreds if not thousands of times. Just an idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
    You can use Blog DoFollow Diver to look for blogs based on keywords. I use chrome as my browser, and use the SEOquake plugin to check PR and inlinks for URLs.

    You can use Bulk PageRank Checker: Check pagerank of many websites at once to check the PR of various sites. The way I use this is by searching the KW I want to rank for, and using SEOquake and yahoo site explorer to check the backlinks of my competition. I pop the list of links into Bulk PageRank Checker: Check pagerank of many websites at once to both gauge how strong my competition is, and to get a list of sites that I may be able to get a backlink from. I can use that to duplicate the link strategy of the top results, and then add my own links to beat them.

    Best regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author chumpschimps
    Originally Posted by seosoldier View Post

    I really wish some of you would be more specific as to your methods, that would be helpful. For example, how exactly how do you get high PR backlinks? And which doc sharing sites (I'm not even sure what that means), etc.

    I guess what I am saying is, it would help if you'd be a little more "newbie friendly" in this thread for those of us who are coming here to learn...
    You can also pick up some great tips by reading through the SEO specific section.

    The replies you've got so far have given you some good tips. If you're looking for step-by-step help on a topic so wide as backlinking, you're probably not going to find anyone willing/able to do that on a forum like this.

    For one, there's simply too much info and it's a constantly changing subject.

    Secondly, as you're finding out, backlinking can be hard work and many people will be reluctant to divulge all their secrets and strategies for others to copy.

    A better approach in the forum might be to Google some of the things that have been mentioned so far if they're new to you and then start asking specific questions. BUT, show you're willing to give information and share something in return, rather than wanting a whole a-z, step by step guide.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Vikus
    I think Blog posting and forum posting is much of the same thing, you visit a blog/forum read a post that interests you and write a comment linking back to your site for more information. Be warned never spam, web owners will never approve it, the more value you can add to the discussion or post the better the chances of your comment being accepted and you getting a valued backlink to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoguru1
    if you want to make the biggest movements in the search rankings then you need to focus on the following. There are a bit more expensive options

    1. high pr home page backlinks
    2. high pr blog comments
    3. blogroll & footer links
    4. high pr blog niche posts

    if you want cheaper options then you can use the following, but I would doubt you will hit top 5 or better with just these alone

    1. profile links
    2. article directories
    3. social bookmarks
    4. web 2.0 backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    People always say they're good at on site SEO or they have good on site SEO, but their sites get no traffic, so there is no way of telling if that is true. On site SEO is not that hard... h1/2 tags, title, desc, bold, underline, alt text, good linkage and SE navigation, good content, etc.
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