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Building Links Is Like Building Bridges

Get Connected, Build Bridges. If you are looking for link love, then it's time to take action to boost your link popularity. Your blog is like your car. You're in the driver's seat and how you get to your destination is up to you to know the direction. In the case of link popularity, you have to work at it to secure top search engine positions.

Why is linking so important? First and foremost, it's the lifeblood of any blog. If you're a newbie with an ambition to hit big time (although I can't guarantee you that!), then building link popularity is a 'bread and butter' chore you just can't ignore. Don't forget Google places great importance on link popularity. Getting websites to link (inbound links) to yours is as important today as yesterday.

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What separates the high-rankers from the low-rankers depends on your own creativity in applying your link-building. It's not about making sure your blog is worth a link, it's about going out and getting them.

Now the trouble with most newbies is that they tend to do too much like wasting hours attempting to optimize their sites with a keyword. Basically, there are just about a few steps you can take to optimize your site. Yes, follow these basic steps first before moving on to more complex tasks.

There are other important aspects of blogging that you need to take care of, but let us stick to link popularity here. Understand that this and the other 'tricks' of SEO and keyword targeting are 'best practices' that will help to boost your site's ranking in the SERPs. We do all these things to get a good flow of traffic juice.

Countless posts on other sites have been harping on this perennial favourite subject with some variations here and there. And yet it's always a good reminder to those who are just getting into the act to start with the basics.

There are too many angles and side issues related to link popularity to cover here in this post. I'm just trying to remind bloggers, especially newbies, that it takes some sweat to get your blog going.

Most bloggers are fully conscious of the need to improve on their link popularity and they are constantly working to reach the next level. However, there are others who may not be aware or lack an understanding of this necessary action to gain popularity. It's either that or they are just not interested, or too lazy to move their butts.

Generally, most bloggers will, sooner or later, come to realize that they have to take action if they sincerely want their blogs to be noticed by building more links. If you're linking to a website, make sure it's a reputable link. Also, the links you are getting should be as relevant to your website content as possible in some way.

Okay, I assume some wise guy will tell you there's an easier way to become popular without the blood, sweat and tears. Don't be tempted by offers that say they have traffic generation machines on steroids that can promote your site to thousands of search engines, directories, link pages and so on  Don't be drawn in hook, line and sinker by these offers, even if they are free. Check them out first.

For a comprehensive read on riding the rough terrain of link popularity, there is a descriptive article on the subject at SiteProNews that will give a greater insight into the how, why and what of link popularity.

If your intention is to make some moolah online, then it's imperative that you take action. But all this does not come easy within a short time. For most webmasters, it takes patience, industriousness and some creativity to achieve that goal.

You are in the driver's seat, so if you fail to accomplish link popularity and top search placement, then it will have been the fault of your inaction to build bridges. - Markk

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48 comments:

Cory said...

I think you have some good advice for novice link-building here. I would also tell novices that creating a link building plan is essential. Just as important is sticking to that plan. It's easy early on(even later on) to become overwhelmed or distracted by tasks that do not add value. Sticking to the plan, but knowing when to adapt the plan is essential.

Markk said...

> Cory: I appreciate your comment. Yes, you're right about having a plan and be focused.

GeologyJoe said...

and most of the time it takes a long time to build a bridge.

Johnny said...

I think you have some good advice for novice link-building here. I would also tell novices that creating a link building plan is essential.

Wii said...

This is great info, just the sort of thing I'm searching for.

Jens said...

This is really a good article about link-building. It's hard work though but really necessary for good search results.

Jiten said...

Hey.. Nice blog. First time I visit here and have great time to read all the post. Thanks for the sharing your knowledge.

Markk said...

> GeologyJoe: Hi! Good to see you back again. You're right, it's a heck of a job building bridges!

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Good advice. I am interesting in link building and am doing this till i found this site. Thanks

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Reginald Reglus said...

Thanks for your post. You are right about link-building being important. This should be part of an overall marketing strategy. You also need to measure the success of each part of the strategy to determine its effectiveness.

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Haha
I am a professor BRIDGE is also a blogger and do this comparison I feel unexpected and interesting. However it is true, we must be patient in developing their own blog

Fleur said...

Hi there, this is great, simple and straightforward information on linking, thanks for writing it. Natural linking is a great way to get ranking results and also to build relationships with other bloggers. I have had some great comments from other bloggers and owners of businesses or organisations who add real value to a conversation and topic as well as their insight. So linking is also a great way to make allies and friends and extend your blogging network, whether professionally and/or personally. I love blogging and this is a key part to blogging, extending your information and work out there for others to comment and feedback their thoughts.

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Thanks for the article- learning what I can, where I can...

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Michael said...

Great advice stick to a plan. Keep posting please.

John said...

this a real education post creating a building plan.

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Yes, I do understand it well. Building backlinks, especially quality backlinks is very tough, as there are very less sources to get quality free backlink. The best way to get good quality backlink is through paid links.

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Thanks for informational post. It is very helpful for seo starters like me. I build-ed many sites and i lack building good links to them. So most of my sites never ranked high.

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This is really a good article about link-building. It's hard work though but really necessary for good search results.

plaket said...

Plaket…

blog layout! How long have you ever been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The full look of your site is great, let alone the content material!…

Markk said...

Plaket: Hi, thanks for coming by. I started this blog in early 2007.

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Bridges serve as your passage way or portal to another island or world. It connects one to others. Link building is indeed very important, since like bridges, it will help us communicate with other sites.

Mia said...

The net is flooded with ads that promise to get you success in a short time. Maybe at the beginning when the competition was scarce, yes you could have reached popularity in a shorter time, but now this is far from being true.

Sohbet said...

I think you have some good advice for novice link-building here. I would also tell novices that creating a link building plan is essential.

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nice article markk .. thanks .. and i think the right road for the bridge is also important ..

many thanks for let posting my comment .. ;)

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I don't think that this is only for a novice but also a knowledgeable stuff for those who have completed a couple of years in Link building and carrying a good experience.

Rosejanne said...

Link Building is a great strategy for SEO, but you need also quality and unique content. Google has been changing the algorithms to protect users from scams. Before in Facebook it so easy to add links. Now Facebook needs security log in before they post your link.

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i first time visit here, nice blog and useful posts,thansk a lot

Mike said...

Thanks for the great post, I have been trying to tell this fact to people that think that just doing meta keywords will get them found in google. I have officially forwarded the url of this article to half a dozen people to read it.

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Ted said...

I am all about earning links one at a time gradually over a long period of time. If you actually provide people something useful, then the traffic you generate with those links is far more likely to earn you even more natural backlinks.

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this is a very simple but effective analogy for link building. Your are essentially building a "bridge" that the search spider can use to get to your site.

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