A Very Simple Method to Get Authority Links

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Google is constantly changing the SEO game and we all need to keep up with those changes if we want to make it in IM.


One of the things that we all need for our sites is Authority links from trusted sources. But we all know that this is easier said than done.


But there are a lot of ways to do so as long as we think outside the box.


So, how would you get links from authority figures in your niche?

Before we talk about the right way, lets see the wrong way:


Most of the time, we all make the same kinds of mistake. We contact webmasters and other authority figures and talk about OUR sites, OUR business, etc.


And it all sounds like Me, me, me, me me me me, me, me, me...


I think you get the picture.


And then we get baffled when those webmasters and authorities do not respond.


If we will contact such people with hopes to get backlinks/tweets/Facebook links, etc., we need to make it sound all about THEM.


So, here's what you can do.


Find authority figures in your niche who have a lot of twitter followers, Facebook fans, etc.


First, follow them in every social network they are involved in.


Then, write a good piece about what they do, praising them as much as you can (without sounding like a... you know).


Publish that piece of content on your site with a link to their site.


Then, you can contact them with an e-mail or Facebook message, etc.


Tell them how you admire their work/ideas, that you wrote a piece about them on your site (and give a link).


You can then ask them nicely if they'd like to share it with their followers, fans and even provide a link from their site to that article.


Most people will not be able to resist the temptation of such acknowledgement and praise, believe me.


And in the end, you may end up receiving very high value mentions/links from a trusted source, direct traffic from their fans/followers, etc. and ultimately SEO gains.


Not everyone will give you a link with this method, but I bet that your success rate will be a lot higher than the ''me me me me'' approach.


Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author jfambrini
    Wow great tip. Flattery has worked from time immemorial and works in the Net world as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
    Originally Posted by Berkinb View Post

    Google is constantly changing the SEO game and we all need to keep up with those changes if we want to make it in IM.


    One of the things that we all need for our sites is Authority links from trusted sources. But we all know that this is easier said than done.


    But there are a lot of ways to do so as long as we think outside the box.


    So, how would you get links from authority figures in your niche?

    Before we talk about the right way, lets see the wrong way:


    Most of the time, we all make the same kinds of mistake. We contact webmasters and other authority figures and talk about OUR sites, OUR business, etc.


    And it all sounds like Me, me, me, me me me me, me, me, me...


    I think you get the picture.


    And then we get baffled when those webmasters and authorities do not respond.


    If we will contact such people with hopes to get backlinks/tweets/Facebook links, etc., we need to make it sound all about THEM.


    So, here's what you can do.


    Find authority figures in your niche who have a lot of twitter followers, Facebook fans, etc.


    First, follow them in every social network they are involved in.


    Then, write a good piece about what they do, praising them as much as you can (without sounding like a... you know).


    Publish that piece of content on your site with a link to their site.


    Then, you can contact them with an e-mail or Facebook message, etc.


    Tell them how you admire their work/ideas, that you wrote a piece about them on your site (and give a link).


    You can then ask them nicely if they'd like to share it with their followers, fans and even provide a link from their site to that article.


    Most people will not be able to resist the temptation of such acknowledgement and praise, believe me.


    And in the end, you may end up receiving very high value mentions/links from a trusted source, direct traffic from their fans/followers, etc. and ultimately SEO gains.


    Not everyone will give you a link with this method, but I bet that your success rate will be a lot higher than the ''me me me me'' approach.


    Just my 2 cents
    What you are talking about is basically an old-school form of link-bait.

    It does work but its time consuming and honestly depending on your niche it can be quite difficult. In the IM niche yes this works because internet marketers are usually stuck up jerks who like to be told they are awesome.

    You tell a DOG blogger they are amazing they will say thank you but probably not even know HOW to link back to you.

    Gotta know your audience.

    Good tip tho for certain niches.
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    • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
      Yes, it will take time to do it, but it's no harder than guest posting honestly.

      The Dog blogger example you give can be extended to guest blogging and other such methods as some people in those niches will not understand why you'd want to post an article on their site in the first place

      However, that doesn't diminish the value of guest posting or getting any kind of mentions from such sources.

      And the benefits are not limited/tied to links either. Someone with a lot of followers tweeting or liking your post will mean a lot in today's SEO.

      I see a lot of people talking about the "presence" of alternative methods of link building, but rarely I come across real ideas to back those claims.

      This isn't an end-all-be-all kind of method (and there are no such methods anyway), just an example of things people can do to drive authority links.

      You can easily expand the idea, find different ways that will work for any niche


      Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

      What you are talking about is basically an old-school form of link-bait.

      It does work but its time consuming and honestly depending on your niche it can be quite difficult. In the IM niche yes this works because internet marketers are usually stuck up jerks who like to be told they are awesome.

      You tell a DOG blogger they are amazing they will say thank you but probably not even know HOW to link back to you.

      Gotta know your audience.

      Good tip tho for certain niches.
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      • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
        Originally Posted by Berkinb View Post

        Yes, it will take time to do it, but it's no harder than guest posting honestly.

        The Dog blogger example you give can be extended to guest blogging and other such methods as some people in those niches will not understand why you'd want to post an article on their site in the first place

        However, that doesn't diminish the value of guest posting or getting any kind of mentions from such sources.

        And the benefits are not limited/tied to links either. Someone with a lot of followers tweeting or liking your post will mean a lot in today's SEO.

        I see a lot of people talking about the "presence" of alternative methods of link building, but rarely I come across real ideas to back those claims.

        This isn't an end-all-be-all kind of method (and there are no such methods anyway), just an example of things people can do to drive authority links.

        You can easily expand the idea, find different ways that will work for any niche
        True, although I think its a mistake to say there isn't an end-all-be-all method. I improve rankings on every site I touch so to me that means I am doing something right. Its what all successful seo marketers do (we are the end-all-be-all) because we do not stop trying to figure out the secrete sauce.
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        • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
          It's not that the methods do not work. There are no end-all-be-all methods because what we do is subject to constant change. I wouldn't call something that we need to change and adapt frequently a permanent "secret sauce"

          Yes, there are methods that I use to rank my own sites too (like small PR networks of my own, Web2.0 mini nets), but those methods are not for everyone and are vulnerable to changes as Google do stuff.

          But stuff like mentions/links from known/reputable people, etc. are evergreen methods that will do a lot of good and no harm and should be incorporated into SEO efforts whenever possible.

          Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

          True, although I think its a mistake to say there isn't an end-all-be-all method. I improve rankings on every site I touch so to me that means I am doing something right. Its what all successful seo marketers do (we are the end-all-be-all) because we do not stop trying to figure out the secrete sauce.
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          • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
            Originally Posted by Berkinb View Post

            It's not that the methods do not work. There are no end-all-be-all methods because what we do is subject to constant change. I wouldn't call something that we need to change and adapt frequently a permanent "secret sauce"

            Yes, there are methods that I use to rank my own sites too (like small PR networks of my own, Web2.0 mini nets), but those methods are not for everyone and are vulnerable to changes as Google do stuff.

            But stuff like mentions/links from known/reputable people, etc. are evergreen methods that will do a lot of good and no harm and should be incorporated into SEO efforts whenever possible.
            Eventually they will do harm, its just a matter of time.

            Then again Google will not stay all organic either when they are ready to just take over the world... Man I have a jaded view.

            Haha anyways, best of luck to the op I hope you improve your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevinhq
      Now you mentioned it.
      "Me" approach vs "You" approach.
      The basic principles of marketing seems closely related with SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Well i think its another for link baiting. Flattering is also a good way to get authority links but you should know that its not all webmasters that will agree to sharing your site with links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
      Originally Posted by chiwawa View Post

      Well i think its another for link baiting. Flattering is also a good way to get authority links but you should know that its not all webmasters that will agree to sharing your site with links.
      Of course not everyone will agree to give a link to/mention your site, but the ones that do will be worth gold in terms of ranking, authority and direct traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Keep in mind If you get a link from an authority in the same niche, it really isn't about SEO, it's about direct traffic (site-A > site-B).

    A lot of hobby sites would probably add the link, assumes you have a legit site/blog in the same niche & not just pimping an affiliate link on a squeeze page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
      That's exactly my point Yukon.

      Such links are easier to obtain than most people think and will do wonders in terms of popularity, authority and traffic within any niche.

      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Keep in mind If you get a link from an authority in the same niche, it really isn't about SEO, it's about direct traffic (site-A > site-B).

      A lot of hobby sites would probably add the link, assumes you have a legit site/blog in the same niche & not just pimping an affiliate link on a squeeze page.
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      • Profile picture of the author CYCLONE
        Good stuff man thanks a lot!! Cheers!!
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  • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
    I usually say something along the lines of, "to our mutual benefit".

    The blog owner knows that you are trying to score links and people don't just deliver content out of the goodness of their heart (most of the time). You have to answer this question as though you were in their shoes, "What's in it for me?"

    I don't find it necessary to butter them up with praise or anything of this sort unless it's really genuine which 95% of the time it just sounds like @## kissing. For example, if I want to submit a guest post ALWAYS have an article title ready (notice I didn't necessarily say article) and ALWAYS make it relevant to their blog.

    "I am a XXXX writer and I would like to contribute some quality content to your blog in exchange for a citation link. I have "XXXX article" which I have written and would like you to review for publication. Please let me know if you are interested. "

    This gets a much better response (please don't copy and paste this use your own words) then.. and yes I've seen it.

    "Fellow blogger, I offer you specal opportunity for unique guest post. Limited time contents submission only $5 to you" <----- Please don't do this.
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      Originally Posted by twilightofidols View Post

      I usually say something along the lines of, "to our mutual benefit".

      The blog owner knows that you are trying to score links and people don't just deliver content out of the goodness of their heart (most of the time). You have to answer this question as though you were in their shoes, "What's in it for me?"

      I don't find it necessary to butter them up with praise or anything of this sort unless it's really genuine which 95% of the time it just sounds like @## kissing. For example, if I want to submit a guest post ALWAYS have an article title ready (notice I didn't necessarily say article) and ALWAYS make it relevant to their blog.

      "I am a XXXX writer and I would like to contribute some quality content to your blog in exchange for a citation link. I have "XXXX article" which I have written and would like you to review for publication. Please let me know if you are interested. "

      This gets a much better response (please don't copy and paste this use your own words) then.. and yes I've seen it.

      "Fellow blogger, I offer you specal opportunity for unique guest post. Limited time contents submission only $5 to you" <----- Please don't do this.

      I'm sure your way would work, I also think OPs way works.

      Example, look at this forum.

      If you (anyone) creates a forum comment praising another forum member, the forum member that's being praised will usually hit the Thanks button If they find the comment.

      Granted nobody likes a brown nose, laying it on thick could get a negative reaction.
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      • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I'm sure your way would work, I also think OPs way works.

        Example, look at this forum.

        If you (anyone) creates a forum comment praising another forum member, the forum member that's being praised will usually hit the Thanks button If they find the comment.

        Granted nobody likes a brown nose, laying it on thick could get a negative reaction.
        True. Plus if you can score some home page links, or honorable mentions without having to actually invest in writing a guest post, or purchasing the link it's definitely worthwhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author chukcha
    Nice copy paste man.
    I've seen this in one of the WSO's that landed lately on my table.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoravi
    Very nice tips, i really impressed with your view of point to get authority back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    Great tip. It's all about knowing what makes people tick. Most people are all about themselves. If you show them a way to show off and it helps you at the same time...then you have a winning formula.

    This is exactly what this strategy does....Thanks!
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