If you do not yet have a link building blog, then now is the time to start one. What you need is a strategy that will consistently have links coming into your blog. Internal links and incoming links are both very important to having your site rank as high as possible in the search engines. Due to how important it is, it’s something that is worth investing money and time into.
There is more than one way to get links back to your blog. We will take a look at some of the ones you should be doing as soon as possible.
Most blogs have a blogroll (a listing of links that go to, usually, related blogs). A common method for building backlinks is to swap links with another site’s blogroll. This is meant to be a fair trade, so be sure each of your links are displayed in an equally prominent way. However, not all blogrolls are the same. Some bloggers will be very selective about which sites they link to, while others will post as many links as they can in the hopes of getting links back themselves.
This difference in the quality of blogrolls can make your link building blog trickier to maintain. For starters, you need to be sure that the sites you’re requesting a link on are being choosey. This can take some time. However, you also need to check the blogroll of any sites that are asking to be added to your list of links. This takes more time, but you are going for higher quality links over sheer volume.
No matter what the pros and cons are of using this link building strategy, it can be a good way to build up a lot of relevant backlinks quickly. On top of that, you will become part of a larger network of sites that are all linking to one another.
As long as we’re on the subject of blogs, another way to get backlinks is to be guest blogger. A lot of blog owners are happy to get a fresh perspective on the topic they cover. You can also return the favor and offer the other person a chance to be a guest blogger on your site. Not only will you get extra links back to your site, but you will also increase your status as an expert on the topic, which will add to your credibility in the eyes of your visitors.
Joining and contributing to forums is another good way of getting other sites to link to you. Just add your blog’s URL (website address) as your forum signature. Be careful to read all of the rules regarding signatures before posting yours. For example, you may have to be a member for so many months, or have a certain number of posts before you can display your signature.
Whatever methods you decide to use, the key is to start link building for your blog right away. The sooner you start doing it, the sooner you will start to see positive results.