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    Confused about backlinks


    Hi everyone,

    This is my second time posting here and I'm hoping someone can give me some suggestions about backlinks. I have a blog, a twitter account and a facebook account to promote my website and I've heard that these are helpful. I checked several different backlink checkers and they all say that I have zero backlinks on google. I can't understand this as I have seven on yahoo and bing.. Plus, my blog, twitter and facebook accounts do appear on google when I search for them. My website is www bowsbymaude dot com. Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help me understand this

    Thanks, Maude

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    Social networking sites as mentioned, do not give you a 'real' link. The links are nofollowed and although it's a link, you're not getting credit for it via Google.

    The links you're talking about will not make a difference. You need to focus on quality link building.
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    Wow, it seems like google really wants to make it hard for people, or maybe it's to make it hard for spam sites. Either way, it's not easy for an amateur. I would like to get more links but the only way I could think of to do this is to email webmasters who have similar sites to mine and ask them if they want to exchange links. Is this something that people do, or is it considered bad etiquette?

    Thanks, Maude
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    It's not bad etiquette, but it can be a lot of work for a few links. But it is one way. You should go through the stickies in the link category. You might find something helpful there.
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    Originally Posted by joshz
    Social networking sites as mentioned, do not give you a 'real' link. The links are nofollowed and although it's a link, you're not getting credit for it via Google.

    The links you're talking about will not make a difference. You need to focus on quality link building.
    Agreed; social media accounts work for building a follower base, but not necessarily for backlinks, depending on the service in question. Contact other sites in your vertical and try to build links that way; think guest posting, etc.

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    • JivingLive agrees : Correct me if I'm wrong, but using social media like twitter is a good way of getting a link indexed quickly, no?
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    Social networking sites and blog will definitely help you to get traffic but for backlinks you need to put in more efforts. How rigorously are you promoting your blog?
    Here are few tips for promoting your blog, (this will definitely help you earning quality backlinks)
    - Submit to RSS directories
    - Promote them on social networking sites
    - Promote them on forums and communities of related niche
    - Promote them on blog directories
    - Promote your blog by commenting on others’ blogs
    - Link out to other bloggers via emailing and social networking
    - Participate in blog carnivals
    - Start a podcast show
    - Use the link to your blogs in email signatures
    - Create reciprocal links
    - Link building
    - Link baiting
    - Guest blogging
    - Blog commenting
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    I have absolutely contrary situation - a lot of backlinks but absolute zero of traffic and don't know what to do with this

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    Maude as well as checking the stickies as mentioned above, you may find this thread interesting and helpful to finding other ways to earn quality links http://forums.seochat.com/link-popul...es-450572.html remember, any link that's free generally is worth as much as a link that you have to work for!
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    Building Link by contacting webmaster is very very daunting task. As said above it can be extensive hard work for just few links. One way i had been gaining quality link is by contacting my web developer company explaining about my requirement. Basically web developers has huge number of client database and they are close enough with the site owners to get the deal done within a short time. I managed to find at least 15 website owner within same niche. It helped me a lot getting traffic.
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    there are many online backlink checker those are fake, use google webmaster tool to check incoming backlinks to your website

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    Thank you all so much for the great advice. I really do appreciate it and it helped clear things up a whole lot

    Maude
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    Originally Posted by joshz
    Social networking sites as mentioned, do not give you a 'real' link. The links are nofollowed and although it's a link, you're not getting credit for it via Google.

    The links you're talking about will not make a difference. You need to focus on quality link building.
    i have a software to build link automatic on forums. what happen to my site if i use it ? Does Google hate my site and sandbox my site ?
    Ps: some case has a good position on Google result when thay use software.

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    i have a software to build link automatic on forums.
    That's a waste of time and it's spam.

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