The reason why many people shy away from SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is because the process of ranking websites is slow. For certain keywords, it can be painfully slow. Fortunately, there are ways to speed up the linkbuilding process. Keep in mind, however, that the quantity of links will get sites to rank at the top, while it’s the quality of links that will help sites maintain those high rankings. For those looking to build a quick portfolio of links, here are five quick ways to build links for SEO:
1 Post Blog Comments
Finding relevant blogs to comment on is perfect for getting quick backlinks. Make sure to provide valuable content that actually adds to the current discussion on the blog entry. The great thing about these backlinks is they tend to get indexed by the search engines rather quickly compared to other types of links.
The process of course can be sped up by utilizing paid tools or services to conduct mass blog commenting jobs, but be wary of resorting to such tactics. Mass backlinks pointing directly to the site can cause a Google dance in the rankings.
2 Post on High PR Forums
By registering for forums relevant to your site’s niche, you can get two types of backlinks. First of all, you can get a profile backlink from the link you include in your account’s “About Me” or “Biography” section. Then, another backlink can come from your forum signature that shows up at the bottom of every forum post you make.
That’s why, similar to blog commenting, be sure to have legitimate input and posts in these forums so you won’t come off as a spammer just trying to get their link out there.
3 Submit to Article Directories
There are many article directories easily accessible such as Ezinearticles, so by writing your own informational articles or outsourcing to someone else, you can add a backlink pointing to your site at the end of the article or anywhere else the article directory allows.
Article directories also have the added benefit of authority on the search engines so your articles can also rank high for long tail keywords. This helps generate traffic to the articles which can then turn into visitors to your main site.
4 Create Web 2.0 Properties
Web 2.0 properties are very popular. They’re another quick and easy source for backlinks. For a current list of the best web 2.0 properties to post to, check out targethut.com. While it might be quicker to simply make an account at these sites and only include a barely legible spun article, creating better quality web 2.0 properties is more ideal if possible. Add images, videos, and original content to these pages to improve the rate at which your properties stay up. Spammy looking pages and accounts are deleted every day by these sites.
Tools can be utilized to create these much quicker, but try not to leave an easy to track footprint. Always create accounts with different usernames.
Now this way of backlinking can be very effective in generating a lot of backlinks and traffic in a short amount of time, but it’s either a hit or miss. Think of it as an art in itself. Generally, bloggers create a top 10 list, put together an interesting infographic, or a video on a hot recent topic on the internet that has potential for viral activity.
A lot of these kinds of posts get picked up by social bookmarking sites such as Reddit or Stumbleupon, and if they catch enough attention, friends will share this article, creating the viral effect.
Speed Things Up More?
Of course, the list above can be sped up even more through various backlinking tools and SEO outsourcing services. At first, it’s best to try the backlinking manually on your on to see how things work from the ground up. That way, you’ll know how to properly run backlinking software without spammy the hell out of your site, and you’ll know how to instruct your outsourced workers.
Don’t forget that with SEO it’ll take time to see results. Just keep building links and check your movement on the search engine results.