17 Ultimate Link Building Strategies for the Beginners

Are you seeking effective link building strategies for getting more search engine traffic for your or your client’s website? Then you are in the right place. This article contains 17 different link building strategies for both beginners and advanced link builders.

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Day by day number of websites are increasing as people are more willing to introduce their business with the whole world via online platform. For maintaining this large amount of websites lots of internet marketers and search engine optimizers are working restlessly. Basically search engine optimizers need different link building strategies for getting better search engine result. It’s not a problem whether you are new or pro, this article will help you by providing numerous tactics of  link building.

 

1. Profile Backlinks: Profile backlinks are most powerful as most of them are from renowned sources such as facebook, twitter, behance, pinterest, digitalpoint, bizsugar etc. Most of us run for social networking sites for building profile backlinks. But there are handsome amount of reputed websites which offer us to create a profile as well as to add our website or blog site’s link.

 

2. Directory Submission: Directory submission is one of the easiest link building strategies to get high PR backlinks for free. Although most of the high PR directories demand money for instant listing, there are lots of directories that will list your URL within some days. Some high PR directory submission sites are:

Dmoz.org (PR 7)

Sitepromotiondirectory.com (PR 7)

Abc-directory.com (PR 7)

Envirolink.org (PR 7)

Hotvsnot.com (PR 6)

Technorati.com (PR 7)

Blogtoplist.com (PR 6)

Dizila.com (PR 6)

Alistsites.com (PR 7)

Highrankdirectory.com (PR 7)

 

3. Social Bookmarking: Social bookmarking sites are another easiest way to get backlinks for every page of your blog or website. Just you need to sign up and submit your pages. Best social bookmarking sites drive both backlink values and traffic to your desired URL. Some best social bookmarking sites are:

Stumbleupon.com (PR 8)

Delicious.com (PR 8)

Reddit.com (PR 8)

Digg.com (PR 7)

Folkd.com (PR 6)

Scoop.it (PR 7)

Diigo.com (PR 7)

 

4. Article Submission: Article submission is a little bit tough for beginners but amazingly helpful for driving targeted traffic as well as improving search engine ranking. This is one of the best link building strategies for fast and better result. Moreover, this is a great way to get do follow backlinks for your site. Some recommended article submission sites are:

Thefreelibrary.com (PR 7)

Ehow.com (PR 6)

Ezinearticles.com (PR 6)

Gather.com (PR 6)

Magportal.com (PR 6)

Usalistingdirectory.com (PR 6)

Articlesbase.com (PR 5)

Articlecity.com (PR 5)

 

5. Forum posting: Getting backlinks from reputed forums needs proper technique. Most of the newbies fail to get backlinks from forum as they are in hurry. Getting backlinks from low reputed forums is easy but not much effective. So, you need to go for high PR and popular forums. In the beginning you need to be helpful towards others. Never post any link without valid reason. Besides, you need to be an active forum member. It’s better to use signature enabled forums for effective result. You can start with below forums:

Digitalpoint.com (PR 6)

Warriorforum.com (PR 4)

Websitebabble.com (PR 4)

Daniweb.com (PR 5)

v7n.com (PR 4)

 

6. Web 2.0 Backlinks: Web 2.0 sites are only way that will allow you to create thousands of backlinks (both do follow and no follow as you desire) in short time. This is the master way which is used by almost all the expert for better link building process. Some effective Web 2.0 sites are:

Blogger.com (PR 9)

WordPress.com (PR 9)

Hubpages.com (PR 6)

Livejournal.com (PR 8)

Wix.com (PR 8)

Tumblr.com (PR 8)

Weebly.com (PR 8)

Webs.com (PR 7)

 

7. Video Submission: Video submission works as big boost up in link building road map. Mainly Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and Metacafe are the legends in video marketing field. In case of link building strategy it’s not necessary to make high quality video as it is not possible for the newbies. You can make a simple video that has some value and something to learn. After uploading the video be careful about video title, description and tags for better ranking.

 

8. Blog Commenting: This is my favorite link building strategy as it needs less effort but gives much better result than I expect. You will get 3 benefits by blog commenting which are getting backlinks from reputed and high PR blogs, getting targeted traffic and building relationship with other expert bloggers around the world. Therefore, I suggest you to make a list of blogs that is related to your site and do regular visit and comment on them. See blog list to make comment for high quality backlinks.

 

9. Image Submission: It is an easy way to attract people for visiting your site by creating funny and interesting images. It’s not necessary to illustrate all images. You can edit image by yourself and submit to online image stores with your site’s link.Interesting images will definitely increase your site’s backlink as well as traffic. Some popular image submission sites are:

Imgur.com (PR 6)

Flickr.com (PR 7)

Pinterest.com (PR 9)

Photobucket.com (PR 7)

Likes.com (PR 4)

10. Blogging Communities: This step is most important especially for the bloggers. Effective use of blogging communities is the best link building strategy for the bloggers as this process can generate many reputed high PR backlinks which will lead to thousands of qualified traffic. See some top blogging communities here.

 

11. Question andAnswer Sites: New algorithm (Hummingbird) of Google has increased the value of searches that includes how, what, which, where etc words. We usually ask questions to search engines and hope for a perfect answer. Here comes the value of question and answer sites. Because of Hummingbird Q/A sites have become an important part of search engine ranking. Therefore, getting backlinks from Q/A sites will pass lots of value and traffic. Simply go to Q/A site and search for questions that is related to your article or blog. Then, give a helpful answer with your site’s link. Your can also use your article or site’s URL as the source of your answer. You may start with Answers.com or Yahoo Answers.

 

12. Guest Post: This is another effective link building strategy that is a little bit similar to article submission. Find out and make a list of blogs that allows guest post as well as related to your taste. Then write unique articles and send them to admins via contact forum or other communicating methods that’s available.

 

13. Slide Sharing Sites: Some people may find this strategy less important. However, in case of making step by step process or list building this process works best.Basically you need to use presentation software like MS power point and need to make an attractive slide presentation which you can upload in slide sharing sites like slideshare.net for getting backlinks along with high quality traffic. Some slide sharing sites are:

Slideshare.net (PR 8)

Sliderocket.com (PR 7)

Slideboom.com (PR 5)

Authorstream.com (PR 6)

Vcasmo.com (PR 4)

Empressr.com (PR 5)

 

14. PDF Book Submission: Sharing PDF files is a big secret of the pro link builder to create huge amount of backlinks. You can get backlinks in two ways, one is making hyper link in your PDF text and another is giving your site or blog’s URL as source or credit link during submission. You no need to think higher as beginner (if). Just elaborated your existed blog article and submit it as a PDF file by giving an attractive name. You can use MS word to convert your text into PDF file. Look at below list to submit your PDF file or E-Books:

Docstoc.com (PR 7)

Ebookdirectory.com (PR 6)

Getfreeebooks.com (PR 7)

Sharewareebooks.com (PR 3)

Free-ebooks.net (PR 7)

 

15. Infographics Submission: Infographics are seems very interesting to me as a means of sharing information through graphical work. At present time use of infographics is increasing very fast. It has become a great way of sharing content and internet marketing through less effort. You can use image editor such adobe photoshop, paint, GIMP etc for creating infographics. You can submit infographics in below sites:

Graphs.net (PR 5)

Visual.ly (PR 7)

Nerdgraph.com (PR 4)

Coolinfographics.com (PR 6)

Flowingdata.com (PR 7)

 

16. Audio Submission: Considering the present marketing strategy, sharing audio file or podcast is one of the best link building strategies that attracts peoples. This link building technique needs expertise for getting better result. However, you can record simple audio by reciting some important topic that is related to your site and submit along with a link back to your site. Some best audio submission sites are:

Soundcloud.com (PR 8)

Yourlisten.com (PR 5)

Reverbnation.com (PR 6)

Bandcamp.com (PR 7)

8tracks.com (Pr 6)

 

17. Business Listing: This process works best if you make a specific brand/business/blog that has some specialty. Indexing your site in top business lists will give your site international recognition. Some best business listing sites are:

 Yelp.com (PR 7)

Foursquare.com (PR 9)

Yellowbot.com (PR 6)

Startupnation.com (PR 6)

Biznik.com (PR 2)

Whitepages.com (PR 7)

Crunchbase.com (PR 6)

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