Great community. Great ideas.
Welcome to SEOChat, a community dedicated to helping beginners and professionals alike in improving their Search Engine Optimization knowledge. Sign up today to gain access to the combined insight of tens of thousands of members.
Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:48 PM
Confused about backlinks
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
Jan 4th, 2013, 08:23 AM
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.
Jan 5th, 2013, 09:49 PM
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?
Last edited by bowsbymaude; Jan 5th, 2013 at 09:50 PM.
Jan 5th, 2013, 10:46 PM
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.
Jan 7th, 2013, 05:19 PM
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.
Originally Posted by joshz
Jan 8th, 2013, 01:25 AM
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
Jan 8th, 2013, 02:46 AM
I have absolutely contrary situation - a lot of backlinks but absolute zero of traffic and don't know what to do with this
Jan 8th, 2013, 02:59 AM
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!
Jan 8th, 2013, 03:33 AM
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.
Jan 8th, 2013, 09:07 AM
there are many online backlink checker those are fake, use google webmaster tool to check incoming backlinks to your website
Jan 8th, 2013, 11:18 PM
Thank you all so much for the great advice. I really do appreciate it and it helped clear things up a whole lot
Jan 9th, 2013, 02:26 AM
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 ?
Originally Posted by joshz
Ps: some case has a good position on Google result when thay use software.
Last edited by dzine; Jan 9th, 2013 at 02:36 AM.
Reason: URLs not needed
Jan 9th, 2013, 02:29 AM
That's a waste of time and it's spam.
i have a software to build link automatic on forums.
By MarkAEL in forum Google Optimization
Last Post: Nov 14th, 2011, 06:12 AM
By terrybarnes in forum Google Optimization
Last Post: Sep 5th, 2007, 10:40 AM
By jmb_info in forum Google Optimization
Last Post: Jan 24th, 2007, 06:25 PM