Link building has more recently become one of the most talked about methods for optimizing your website’s search rankings on Google and other popular search engines. It can have powerful results and may be more simple than you might think. With SEO being more important than ever, creating and executing a powerful link building strategy can have immense positive long term effects. This article will cover the top link building strategies that can help your company increase its domain authority and move its SERP rankings up to the top.
1. Content, Content, Content.
Everything comes down to content. Good content generates good results and bad content generates bad results. The first step is simple, in order to get other websites to link to your content, you need to start with writing good content that resonates with your readers. Understanding your core audience is a must so that your content can be reflective of what your audience is looking for, thus generating more buzz. You should also strive to have content that is written informally, well structured, and with SEO keywords in mind.
2. Social Media
You are providing good content, but people need to see it. Social media is a perfect way to reach new audiences, and get loads of backlinks in the process. It is imperative to post your content on all of the most popular social media platforms to attain the highest reach possible. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are all good ways to reach a new and specific audience for your content.
3. Private Blog Networks (PBN’s)
Everyone seems to be talking about Private Blog Networks, but what are they? In layman’s terms, PBN’s are high authority domains (usually previously expired) that are used to send high authority links back to your site. This type of strategy can be defined as “grey hat” SEO and so it must be done properly to ensure that you and Google can maintain your everlasting friendship. PBN’s should be used with caution and are typically safe when they don’t exceed over 20% of your overall link portfolio. PBN’s should only be leveraged by an experienced individual to avoid getting de-indexed and rendering your time and money obsolete. Read more about creating and utilizing a PBN here.
4. Reaching out to prospective websites.
This is the old school version of link building, but as they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If you’ve put the time and the effort into creating great content, then people will generally not have an issue sharing it and linking back to your site. The fastest way to do this is through simply reaching out. This can be done through social media platforms, email, phone calls, etc. You should always be sure to reach out in a friendly way, and not to sound like a robot with hyper-automated emails.