Very careful backlink building

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Those of you extremely cautious about being penalized by Google,

How do you build backlinks?

I'm trying to rank my site extremely carefully within the arts subject, and I fail to find ways of how to do so without spamming.

It's easy when your niche is motivation, SEO or any of those popular subjects, because you can do a lot of guest posts, etc. But when the subject is something people don't really talk much, guest posts are pretty much out of the question.

Where does one get a CLEAN and RELEVANT, high quality backlink? It's a headscratcher for me.

I will never use software, and not going to outsource this too, as I don't trust anything but the manual building.
#backlink #building #careful
  • Profile picture of the author Thego12
    I think you just need focus on creating a great contents for your site, that's will be make a natural backlinks and driving a lots of traffic to your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author rjames
      Originally Posted by Thego12 View Post

      I think you just need focus on creating a great contents for your site, that's will be make a natural backlinks and driving a lots of traffic to your site.
      This is the Google terms of service way, but for anyone who has been in the IM game for any length of time at all, they know this is a pipe dream and will never ever happen in the vast majority of cases. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but by a huge margin great content alone doesnt get the job done...
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  • Profile picture of the author TLondon
    I do have great content, but people need to see it before they can spread the word.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
      If you're trying to build any sort of "authority" site, produce great content for easy to rank for keywords. I use KeywordResearcher. Rank tons of these easy keywords with onsite links to your main page. It shouldn't take much to rank these easy keywords.

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      • Profile picture of the author TLondon
        Originally Posted by Carl Brown View Post

        If you're trying to build any sort of "authority" site, produce great content for easy to rank for keywords. I use KeywordResearcher. Rank tons of these easy keywords with onsite links to your main page. It shouldn't take much to rank these easy keywords.

        I am building an authority site, and I'm looking to make a so-called 'hub'. I have great and unique content that is loved by current visitors, as well as by Google, except that I believe I need more authority websites linking to my place.

        There is some competition that I need to beat. They have very poor SEO, but they have a lot of links pointing to them. If I could get at least some quality links related to my niche, I believe I can overtake them.

        So no tips on how to build links in my case?

        As for Keyword Research, I use Market Samurai and I think I've done a decent job already. All that is left now are the high authority websites.

        Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
          If you want safe link building, the only safe links are the ones that come naturally. By ranking extremely easy keywords on your internal pages, your main page will begin to gain authority for the more difficult and harder to rank keywords.

          If you like taking risks, you can always buy links.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLondon
    No way I'm buying links!

    Anyway, I see that you're saying the only way to safely promote the website is to just continue posting without any 'marketing', and WAIT.
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    • Profile picture of the author rjames
      Originally Posted by TLondon View Post

      No way I'm buying links!

      Anyway, I see that you're saying the only way to safely promote the website is to just continue posting without any 'marketing', and WAIT.
      please dont take this the wrong way, but you can either build links (buy them, build a private blog network, etc) and rank the thing, or you can continue to bang your head against the wall hoping something good happens and firing out good content...

      If you do it right, you can control your own link destiny safely...

      I realize I will likely never convince a white hat SEO that creating links is safe (nor do I care to)...I just want to clear this up for anyone on the fence wondering if building/buying links is safe...and yes, it can be, but you have to know what you are doing...
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  • Profile picture of the author tofrar
    Originally Posted by TLondon View Post

    Those of you extremely cautious about being penalized by Google,

    How do you build backlinks?

    I'm trying to rank my site extremely carefully within the arts subject, and I fail to find ways of how to do so without spamming.

    It's easy when your niche is motivation, SEO or any of those popular subjects, because you can do a lot of guest posts, etc. But when the subject is something people don't really talk much, guest posts are pretty much out of the question.

    Where does one get a CLEAN and RELEVANT, high quality backlink? It's a headscratcher for me.

    I will never use software, and not going to outsource this too, as I don't trust anything but the manual building.
    I dont know your niche but is it possible for you to make e-book on these subject ?
    Maybe Sell it and get affilate to spread the word ?
    Or Kindle and add it to amazon with links inside of course to your website
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    Wan´t to Guest post on clean authority Travel blog and get tweet with your link for Only 5 USD ?
    http://www.fiverr.com/belive/guest-p...weet-your-link

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    • Profile picture of the author TLondon
      I already have a sort-of eBook/handbook (50 pages) that I give away for subscribers.

      Writing a full-on eBook is something I'm thinking about, but this will happen later on. I don't want to outsource it as I want to write it myself, but I currently don't have enough time for full 150 pages.

      Thanks for the tip though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    I like to depend on natural backlinks where other bloggers link to my pages. And, the best way to make that happen is by offering a free tool that can't be easily installed on another site. Most webmasters or bloggers don't want to go through the trouble of taking the tool for their own site so they will simply link to that page and provide a rich description. That gives the blogger new content while giving me a backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLondon
    Lokahi, what kind of a tool are we talking about here? Is it only applicable to website focused on the subject of Internet Marketing and such?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremiah2911
      You mentioned that your Website is in the art niche. Why not create an infographic about artists in your genre? Well researched infographics often attract quality links.
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      • Profile picture of the author TLondon
        Originally Posted by Jeremiah2911 View Post

        You mentioned that your Website is in the art niche. Why not create an infographic about artists in your genre? Well researched infographics often attract quality links.
        Thanks for the tip! I was actually kicking around a few ideas for the infographic and have some good ones, I just haven't gotten yet to learn on how those things are actually made.

        Going to do this as soon as possible probably. Any advice on infographics are very much welcome!
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeremiah2911
          Originally Posted by TLondon View Post

          Thanks for the tip! I was actually kicking around a few ideas for the infographic and have some good ones, I just haven't gotten yet to learn on how those things are actually made.

          Going to do this as soon as possible probably. Any advice on infographics are very much welcome!
          You're welcome, here's an excellent introduction to promoting your infographic once you've had it designed.

          Here's a list of 100 infographic directories where you can potentially get it listed.

          When listed in some of these directories you often get social shares, repins etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Dcacar
    find the best directories in your niche and submit to those sites. Content is the key
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOtraveler
    Originally Posted by TLondon View Post

    It's easy when your niche is motivation, SEO or any of those popular subjects, because you can do a lot of guest posts, etc. But when the subject is something people don't really talk much, guest posts are pretty much out of the question.
    It's really hard to guide without knowing you niche, but I think there's place for guest blogging in any niche. Check out guest blogging boards and I'm sure you'll find something. Also, if you can write about SEO and you don't mind mentioning the site you promote, you can do I post about how you SEO your site, linking to it. I think it's natural, and you'll get some great links.
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  • Profile picture of the author sackboy127
    If you can't find niche relevant sites to link from, then build them yourself! It can either be a small network of micro-sites to support your money site, or if you're short on money, build them on Web 2.0 sites.

    You can then be more liberal when linking back to your first Tier, as these sites will protect you from the possible side effects of these links, but still pass on the link juice. And in case any of the link types you used linking back to your micro sites gets penalised, you can just remove the links to your money site, and get away without any kind of penalty.
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