SEO tips: How to get links without asking for links

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in SEO |

Some people dread having to directly ask for links. While link building is a crucial part of any SEO strategy, it can be a mammoth task when you get to the nuts of bolts of making a list of authority websites and contacting each one to suggest a link sharing opportunity.   Even if you are regularly producing great content that you want people to link to, it’s not uncommon to dislike the outreach process involved with getting links (and it’s even less common to have a high success rate, too). Luckily, there are ways to earn links without having to directly say: “Hey, will you please link to this?”   One way to avoid directly having to ask for a link is to find a relevant piece of content on the web, locate the author, and tell that that you have something that they will probably use. This tactic works very well with journalists or bloggers who write about a specific topic. Instead of asking them for a link, you can show them that a piece of content that you have created will be valuable for them, their readers or people like them.   Another tactic is known as the ‘let me help you with that tactic’. If you are aware of industry sites, writers or journalists who regularly publish content on a specific topic, offer to help them achieve their goal. You can frame your request along the lines of being a reader as well as a thought leader on the topic, and you would like to help them achieve their goals by producing content that they can link to.   Need help with your SEO or content marketing strategy? Then http://www.wsioms.co.za/contact-us contact WSI OMS...

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Blogging is a powerful linking strategy

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in Blogging |

Having a optimized business blog can be a powerful tool to enhance your normal website. Blog marketing is part of the cutting edge of Internet marketing and Search Engine Optimization strategies. Business blogging is important for public relations, marketing, social media marketing and adding fresh new content. This steady supply of content is one reason blogs gets rated so highly in the major search engines. Once again I’m talking about Google here.  Who isn’t? Having a blog added and linked to a company website or just as a stand alone blog website is a very effective way to increase link popularity. By blogging (creating postings and topics) at least 3 times a week on your blog will boos the overall link popularity of your website. This is as long as the content posted is fresh, interesting, informative and unique. Link Popularity The core to this link popularity strategy includes the placing of links in your blog posting by using targeted keywords and phrases and then linking those to the most relevant page on your website. This doesn’t mean that the blog should be hosted on a dedicated domain by itself.  You can also add your blog to a subdomain (http://blog.wsioms.co.za) and this will help the overall rankings of your domain. The interesting result of a blog is a very fast boost in link popularity and an increase in overall website rankings. For all this to work, it takes dedication by posting interesting information written in a conversational writing style and commenting regularly on your blog comments. It is the great content that causes blog postings to be picked up by the search engines and to be distributed to other websites (aggregators) via RSS (real simple syndication). It is the embedded links in your blog postings that can boost link popularity. Leave a comment below if you require more information regarding internet marketing, blogging or to increase your link...

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