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Old 01-19-2005, 08:44 PM
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7 Powerful Ways to Get One-Way Inbound Links

7 Powerful Ways to Get One-Way Inbound Links


It’s no secret that having links pointing to your website is very good for search engine rankings, and gives more ways for human visitors to find your website. So, how do you get one-way inbound links to your website? Well, there are numerous ways, and I am going to focus on seven of the most effective techniques.


You probably already know about link exchanges as great way for getting links to your website. However, with link exchanges, you have to give a reciprocal link back to the website that is linking to you. In this article I am going to show you how to get links to your website without giving a link back.


Ok, here are seven powerful ways for getting one-way inbound links:


1) Content – Packing your website full of useful content is one of the best ways to get inbound links. When you have a lot of content other webmasters will naturally link to you because your site will be valuable to them and their visitors.


Some examples of good content to add to your website would be; free articles, tools, tips, and resources related to your website theme. You could also have a blog that you update regularly with fresh content.


2) Testimonials – A big trend on the internet right now is adding testimonials to websites. The site owners typically get the testimonials from their site visitors and business customers. In exchange for the testimonial they usually give a link back to your website.


Every time you come across a great website, or have a good experience with a purchase, send a testimonial to the website owner. If they decide to publish your testimonial you will get a link to your website. After a while these links will add up to a significant amount.


3) Online Directories – There are hundreds of online directories that accept website submissions. This is a very good technique for getting one way inbound links. Many of the top directories require you to pay for inclusion or provide a link back to their directory. You can give the link back if you want, or pay if you have the extra money. However, there are also numerous directories that will accept your website without payment or a link back.


All you have to do is find the ones that accept free submissions and you will get your one way inbound links. You can find quite a few directories, and some other great information about submitting to directories at http://www.directory-pages.com/


4) Articles – Writing articles is one of the best techniques for getting one-way inbound links to your website. Many webmasters are looking for more content for their websites and Ezines. You can provide them with that content by writing articles and submitting them to websites, Ezines, and article directories.


In return for your effort you can put a little blurb about yourself and/or your business, with a link to your website, at the end of the article. You will rack up a very high amount of inbound links to your website by utilizing this technique. I have done it many times with a lot of success.


5) Free E-book – You can write an e-book and offer it for free in exchange for a link to your website. You can also put links to your website and other affiliate links in the e-book. Putting the links in the e-book will increase your website traffic and affiliate profits.


You are probably thinking that you can’t write an e-book. Well, yes you can! It doesn’t have to be some killer piece of work that you spend months writing. Instead, you can just make it a collection of your favorite articles, resources, and tools related to your website theme. As long as it is useful to your visitors they will gladly link to you in order to get it.


6) Blogs – There are actually a few ways to get one-way inbound links with blogs. The first way is simply to host a blog on your website and update it frequently. People tend to link to blogs because they provide content that is constantly being updated.


The second way you can get one-way inbound links with your blog is to submit it to blog directories. Just like website directories, there are tons of blog directories on the internet that you can submit to for free. Just do a search on Google for “blog directory” and you will find many of them to submit too.


The third way of getting inbound links with a blog is to host it somewhere other than on your website. Then, provide a link from your blog to your website. After you have done that, you can submit your blog to directories for the extra page rank and added exposure. Use this third technique with as many blogs as you have time to update regularly with quality content.


7) Free Article Directory – Create an article directory on your website and allow your visitors to submit articles to it. Ask for a link back to your website in exchange for the article submission. This will build your inbound links and create free content for your website. I have successfully used this technique for quite a while. You can see one of my article directories at http://www.work-at-home-jobs-iowa.com/article


Alright, there you go, you now have seven very effective techniques for getting one-way inbound links to your website. Get started on them right away and you should see your search engine rankings rise, your website traffic increase, and your profits explode. If you have any questions about any of these linking techniques just let me know, I will be happy to help. You can find my “contact me” link at the bottom of my website.


About the author:

Trent Brownrigg is a successful internet marketer and home business mentor. Visit his website at http://www.work-at-home-jobs-iowa.com and he will personally help you succeed with your own home business. You can subscribe to his “Biz Tips Newsletter” by sending a blank email to: workathomebiz@aweber.com


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Nice article, I don't understand #7 very well... they submit and then they have to link too?
 
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Old 01-23-2005, 05:39 AM
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Yeah Zain, people submit articles to the site, but in order for the article to be shown, they must link to your site.
 
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Nice article, I don't understand #7 very well... they submit and then they have to link too?
Yep. What I do is have a thank you page that my article submission redirects to after they submit an article. On that page it asks for them to add my link to their site.

It is not mandatory but many will do it because they can post as many articles as they want on my site but only have to provide one link back to me.
 
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We do a lot of content distribution, particularly with informational articles like the ones you outlined.

It's true that use of these can create a substantial number of inbound links to your site, if done correctly.

However, I am wary of your article exchange idea for a few reasons. Initially, it seems to allow an outlet for those whose products or slant may be inconsistent with your own to hijack your space. Let's say you sell widgets and your angle is that widgets are a great time-saver. Now, you may end up with other widget peddlers on your site offering articles complete with links back to them. Or, maybe you will be visited by the guy who sells zidgets--the popular alternative to the widget--who just dropped off his article on zidget optimization. Or, maybe some self-imporvement guru will drop his article on why time-saving is a bad idea... The permutations are endless. Many ways to get stung. Your site is your turf, and it all elements of it should be consistent with your direction and message.

Secondly, although inbound links cannot hurt you, outbound links can. The contributing author from whom you just accepted an outbound link may very well be running a link farm that Google hates. He might even be banned from Google. So, if you are going to have an article exchange, I would certainly recommend checking out your contributors and their actual sites carefully and not automate the process.
 
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Thank you, Trend, for sharing your valuable insights!!!
It´s gonna a be a nice help for getting things clear to many people in the forum.





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So, if you are going to have an article exchange, I would certainly recommend checking out your contributors and their actual sites carefully and not automate the process.
Yes, I definitely agree with this. You should ALWAYS check out sites that you link to. You cannot control who links to you so that can't hurt you but you can control who you link to and the SE's know it.
 
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