Pure Gold – What’s Your Favorite Link Building Secret?
March 5, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Yesterday I talked about why you should and should not buy links. Buying links is a viable SEO strategy (although risky), but there may be alternatives that are effective and free.
Stoney deGeyter of Pole Position Marketing just released a Link Building Secrets guide with some of the juiciest linking tips from 11 of the top experts. I read about link building strategies all the time and I must say that these are PURE GOLD. I’ve never seen anyone writing so openly about their “secrets” before. This just goes to show how far ahead of the curve these guys really are. Here’s a recap of the tips provided by the experts. Be sure to vote for your favorite!
Cloak links so that MSN and Yahoo see different links than Google.
How to determine the true value of a link – using crawl rate, indexing rate, and update rate.
Factor in clicks and click-through rates when attaining links. Could Google be using this information to determine relevancy?
Attain links by being a sponsor to charities related to your niche.
Peter van der Graaf
When building links to commercials sites or sites that are difficult to garner links for, create linkable sites and then redirect them under the radar. This tip and example are awesome.
List of general link building strategies. Nothing new here.
Replace informational content that ranks with commercial content. Put the informational content onto another site and repeat. This is an alternative to 301 redirecting a site after gaining links.
Connect with blogs that show up on many Top Commentator widgets.
Turn your image hotlinks into clean backlinks.
Peter da Vanzo
Embrace controversy and create articles that will stir up debate in forums, blogs, and social media sites.
Utilize Google Alerts to notify you of high quality link targets in your industry.
Which of the above secrets is your favorite? I think mine would be Peter van der Graaf’s tip on effective and stealthy 301 redirection. He also gives a great example that you don’t want to miss out on.
Read the full tips here: Link Building Secrets
Vote for your favorite link building secret below.