If you are an Internet marketer, you know how hard it is to generate traffic to your web sites in order to get people to check out what you are selling. Some Internet marketers still use pay per click programs in order to get people to see their offers, although this can be very pricy. You don’t need to use pay per click in order to get people who are interested to look at your offers. This can be accomplished by building backlinks to your money page. There are many online marketers today that use backlink building as part of their everyday marketing strategies because they have realized how powerful this type of marketing can be.
For those of you who are Internet marketing newbies, let me explain what a backlink is. A backlink is a link that points from one site to another website. So in your case, you will need to build backlinks on other sites that point back to your website or money page. Search engines count your backlinks as a kind of vote for your site, and when you are using keyword targeted backlinks, they count even more. For instance, if you have a web site that sells web designs, the more keyword targeted links you have pointing to your site from other websites, with the keyword phrase “web designs” as the link text, the higher your site will rank for that specific keyword.
Now that you see how important backlinks are, you should know how to get started building them. There are a number of ways for building backlinks, and in this article we are going to discuss a number of the most effective backlink building methods.
Some of you may already know this but submitting your website to directories is one way you can build backlinks. A site directory is precisely what it sounds like: it is a directory that lists web sites. This is really a rather simple method to use as all you do is submit your web site URL, a title and in most cases a short description of your site. When you pick a title for your website, bear in mind that the title you pick will be the actual link that leads to your site. Most directories review submissions so it can take several days or even weeks to get listed, but once you are listed, you have a backlink. There are thousands of directories online that you can submit your website to for free.
Article marketing is another way that online marketers begin building these types of links to their web sites. The process is rather simple but can be a little time consuming. All you need to do is create an article about your web site and submit your article to article directories. A few article directories will allow you to include a link within the article body while others will only let you add links in the resource box at the end of the articles. The time consuming part is when you need to rewrite the articles prior to submitting to article directories to bring down duplicate content penalties. And by doing this, the links in the articles that you publish will have higher value to the search engines.
In any case, there are a lot of other ways to build backlinks for your web site, but these methods should get you going. If you find these strategies overly time consuming, there is software available to make things go faster. You will want to make sure you are paying for quality software. Some of the software packages can help speed things up, others will be a waste of your time and money.