Look for different blogs online and you can find hundreds of link building techniques. Oftentimes, you get confuse. You don’t know what exact technique to use and for how long you’ll use the technique to your advantage. The truth about this matter is; there is no perfect technique in link building. Every technique has its own strength and weakness. Some techniques might work. Others can’t. While the rest are not what you need.
In other words, looking for a complete list of link building techniques is possible but it’s still up to you what to choose and why you are using it.
Submitting your site’s URL to various web directories is a submission-based technique. This type of technique can’t guarantee an immediate traffic (especially when it’s done for free) yet, it can still work. It can work effectively once you manually submit your page to popular search engine directories such as Google, Yahoo!, Live Search, Ask. DMOZ is the most popular open directory today. You can submit links for free.
Participating in forum is a powerful way of marketing yourself. A forum is like a public park in real life. When you’re walking along the park, you don’t only breathe the fresh air. You also socialize with the people around you. You smile at them. After a short chat, some of them will be your friends and you give them your contact numbers.
This is a similar setting in online forums. Once you register to the site, you immediately look for friends. You introduce yourself in your profile. You browse for threads and you reply to the ones, which you can relate to.
It’s wrong to expect a lot of attention if you’re a new member. Marketing yourself is about consistency. If you want attention in forum, your regular participation is needed. Communicate with people by replying to their threads, help them solve their problems, share contents, follow them on Twitter or Facebook, comment on their photos and if it’s possible, post your business URL to your signature.
Article marketing, according to Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz, is the scammiest and nastiest medium in search engine optimization due to duplication of the ideas and low quality of the content itself.
Yes, it’s possible for you to write or spin a long article and submit them to various directories – but think about the strategy – is this the right strategy to invite people to read your article?
The answer is no.
Writing a long article, spinning it to ten versions and submitting these versions to directories is a bad practice. You are wasting time and effort. No matter how well-written your article is but it’s not getting enough attention – it’s still useless.
Think big. You are only allowed one backlink in article directories and if you have ten in all, it doesn’t always mean you have ten backlinks each day. Ten people in each directory will not directly click on your link.
To make things right, write an original article. Manually submit it to one article directory with high page authority and once an article is published, it’s the right time to manually circulate the URL on your social media.