This is a paid post written on the behalf of www.linkbuilding.org.Link Building could be one of the cleverest pieces of marketing you do â€“ itâ€™s low cost, highly effective at driving traffic and it can have a dramatic effect on your search engine ranking. Links are one of the most popular ways for people to find new sites and so the more quality sites that link to you the better.
Anyway, finding quality sites to target is at the heart of any effective linking strategy. â€˜Quality sitesâ€™ are not the ones that are easiest to get links from but those that will drive most relevant traffic to your site.
To find quality sites, youâ€™ve got to do methodical research before you start â€“ lots of it.
So here are some ways to identify quality sites:
Mine your referrer logs
Check your referrer logs every day (if you donâ€™t know how check with your ISP). Cut and paste that dayâ€™s referring websites into an Excel spreadsheet, then review once a month. Take the sites that refer most traffic and do a backwards link search looking for similar sites that you could also approach.
Find out who links to your competitors
Logic says that if sites link to your competitors, they could also link to you. This is a good start. But donâ€™t stop at just sending â€˜me-tooâ€™ link requests. Look carefully at the sites that link to your competitors. What market sectors do they come from? Are there any surprises? Is there a niche market that you havenâ€™t thought about. Again for every useful site do a backwards link search.
Scan the Blogs
Search engines love blogs because they are full of fresh content and extensive links. Theyâ€™re useful for linking because:
* Blogs are great pointers to useful interesting sites
* When you make a comment, you often get a link back to your site
* You get a feel for the real news of the day.
Now youâ€™ve got the list, go get the links. Or better still, buy the links from www.linkbuilding.org. They have the lowest and most affordable rate around.